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Study Finds Little Impact From Tech-Enhanced College Advising Effort

Study Finds Little Impact From Tech-Enhanced College Advising Effort

Posted August 7, 2019

Funded by the Gates Foundation and the Helmsley Trust, the Integrated Planning and Advising for Student Success (iPASS) initiative supported the efforts of colleges to integrate education planning tools, counseling and coaching tools, and/or risk-targeting technology into their student advisory services....

Knight Foundation Awards $1.2 Million to Maynard Institute

Knight Foundation Awards $1.2 Million to Maynard Institute

Posted August 7, 2019

Part of a $300 million initiative dedicated to building the future of local news, the funding will enable the Maynard Institute to establish an equity and inclusion transformation program built on its existing diversity training curriculum....

$10 Million Effort for Soil Health, Climate Change Mitigation Launched

$10 Million Effort for Soil Health, Climate Change Mitigation Launched

Posted August 6, 2019

The OpenTEAM (Open Technology Ecosystem for Agricultural Management) is a connected, interoperable platform that allows farmers and farms of any size and in any country to access field-level carbon measurement, digital management records, remote sensing tools, predictive analytics, and input and economic management decision support....

Rockefeller Foundation Awards Opportunity Zone Funding to Atlanta

Rockefeller Foundation Awards Opportunity Zone Funding to Atlanta

Posted August 5, 2019

As the second participant in Rockefeller Foundation's Opportunity Zone Community Capacity Building Initiative, Atlanta will receive $920,000 in grants and supportive services, including a $400,000 grant to establish and fund a chief opportunity zone officer....

Sunderland Foundation Awards $15 Million to UMKC for Renovations

Sunderland Foundation Awards $15 Million to UMKC for Renovations

Posted August 4, 2019

Aimed at improving facilities on both the Volker and Health Sciences UMKC campuses, the gift includes $5 million for renovations to Bloch Heritage Hall and $2 million for equipment upgrades and renovations in the School of Dentistry....

Australian National University Receives $6.87 Million Bequest

Australian National University Receives $6.87 Million Bequest

Posted August 3, 2019

The bequest from Jenny and Bruce Pryor, who both passed away in 2017, will establish the Jenny and Bruce Pryor Research Fellowship at the ANU Centre for Personalised Immunology and support research focused on dermatomyositis....

Community Foundation Update (08/03/19)

Community Foundation Update (08/03/19)

Posted August 3, 2019

News and staff announcements from community foundations in California, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina....

Knight Foundation Awards $6 Million for Technology Policy Research

Knight Foundation Awards $6 Million for Technology Policy Research

Posted August 2, 2019

Part of the foundation's recently announced $50 million commitment to study how technology is transforming U.S. society, the grants include $3 million to the Center for Democracy & Technology, $2 million to the Open Markets Institute – Center for Liberty and Journalism, and $1 million to the R Street Institute....

NonProfit Times Names 2019 'Top 50' Influencers

NonProfit Times Names 2019 'Top 50' Influencers

Posted August 2, 2019

This year's list features fourteen newcomers, including Ana Marie Argilagos of Hispanics in Philanthropy and Lisa Hamilton of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, while three executives are returning to the list after an absence of at least a year....

UC Davis, USAID Launch Effort to Study Rural Poverty Worldwide

UC Davis, USAID Launch Effort to Study Rural Poverty Worldwide

Posted August 2, 2019

Established with up to $30 million over five years from USAID, the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Markets, Risk, and Resilience initiative will study the root causes of poverty and food insecurity, with an emphasis on risks from natural and man-made disasters such as drought, flood, and conflict....

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Names 2019-20 Health Policy Fellows

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Names 2019-20 Health Policy Fellows

Posted August 1, 2019

Selected through a national competition, six mid-career health and behavioral/social science professionals with an interest in health policy at the federal level will spend a year working on an assignment in either a congressional office or the executive branch while participating in health policy leadership development activities....

Study Examines Diversity of New York City-Funded Arts Workforce

Study Examines Diversity of New York City-Funded Arts Workforce

Posted August 1, 2019

A pilot study by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and SMU DataArts found that Latinx, African Americans, and Asian Americans, who account for 29 percent, 22 percent, and 14 percent, respectively, of the city's population, made up only 10 percent, 11 percent, and 6 percent of the arts and cultural workforce....