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Google Commits $50 Million for Global COVID-19 Response

Google Commits $50 Million for Global COVID-19 Response

Posted March 17, 2020

The funds from Google.org will support the efforts of governments, multilateral organizations, and relief organizations to respond to the virus, with a focus on health and science initiatives, access to educational resources, and small business support....

Central Indiana COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund Launched

Central Indiana COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund Launched

Posted March 17, 2020

Launched with $15 million from the Lilly Endowment and $500,000 each from the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation, Eli Lilly and Company Foundation, and United Way of Central Indiana, the fund will support Indianapolis-area human service organizations serving those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic....

Candid Launches Coronavirus Webpage

Candid Launches Coronavirus Webpage

Posted March 16, 2020

The pop-up webpage includes real-time information about the global philanthropic response to the novel coronavirus pandemic....

McDonnell Foundation Announces $15 Million in New Grants

McDonnell Foundation Announces $15 Million in New Grants

Posted March 15, 2020

The foundation's 21st Century Science Initiative provides support for multidisciplinary research focused on improving understanding of how teachers learn to communicate in the classroom and the JSMF Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards....

Minderoo Foundation Launches Effort to Provide Temporary Housing

Minderoo Foundation Launches Effort to Provide Temporary Housing

Posted March 14, 2020

Split equally between the Minderoo Fire Fund and the New South Wales government, the AU$5 million ($3.25 million) in funding will support delivery and installation of up to a hundred recovery pods for Australians who lost their homes to the devastating bushfires that torched the country earlier this year....

Community Foundation Update (03/14/20)

Community Foundation Update (03/14/20)

Posted March 14, 2020

News and staff announcements from community foundations in Alaska, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Louisiana, Michigan, and Ohio....

MacArthur Awards $2.9 Million to Advance Social Equity via the Arts

MacArthur Awards $2.9 Million to Advance Social Equity via the Arts

Posted March 13, 2020

Through the foundation's new Culture, Equity, and the Arts grantmaking portfolio, multiyear general support grants were awarded to ten nonprofits in support of efforts to address racial segregation and inequities in access to artistic and cultural experiences for historically underrepresented groups in Chicago....

CZI-Led COVID-19 Task Force to Boost Testing, Diagnostic Capacity

CZI-Led COVID-19 Task Force to Boost Testing, Diagnostic Capacity

Posted March 12, 2020

The task force, which includes teams from CZI, the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, the University of California, San Francisco, and Stanford University, aims to quadruple the region's testing and diagnostics capacity by funding the acquisition of two state-of-the-art FDA-approved clinical diagnostic machines....

SPARK Receives $5 Million For Houston School Park Program

SPARK Receives $5 Million For Houston School Park Program

Posted March 11, 2020

Commitments of $2.5 million each from the Houston Endowment and Kinder Foundation will support efforts to build and improve parks at thirty Houston-area schools and address the "park desert" phenomenon across the greater Houston area....