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V Foundation for Cancer Research Awarded $25 Million in 2018

V Foundation for Cancer Research Awarded $25 Million in 2018

Posted February 2, 2019

Awards announced by the foundation include twenty-eight V Scholar grants, two-year awards of $200,000 each designed to help young scientists establish their research careers and give them a leg up in competing for additional funding from other sources....

Community Foundation Update (02/02/19)

Community Foundation Update (02/02/19)

Posted February 2, 2019

News and staff announcements from community foundations in California, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania....

Museum Staff, Leadership Becoming More Diverse, Survey Finds

Museum Staff, Leadership Becoming More Diverse, Survey Finds

Posted January 30, 2019

Commissioned by the Mellon Foundation, the survey found that, in 2018, 28 percent of all museum staff were people of color, up from 24 percent in 2015, while 62 percent of leadership positions were held by women, up from 57 percent....

2019 Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity Announced

2019 Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity Announced

Posted January 30, 2019

The yearlong non-residential fellowship program equips early- to mid-career health-sector professionals with the knowledge, skills, and strategies they need to reduce national and global health disparities....

Details of Lawsuit Against Sackler Family to Be Released

Details of Lawsuit Against Sackler Family to Be Released

Posted January 30, 2019

A Superior Court judge in Massachusetts has ruled that an unredacted amended complaint accusing eight family members and nine Purdue Pharma associates of profiting from the addictive nature of opioids by aggressively marketing OxyContin be released by February 1....

Women- and Minority-Owned Asset Managers Underrepresented

Women- and Minority-Owned Asset Managers Underrepresented

Posted January 29, 2019

A report from the Knight Foundation and Bella Private Markets found that women- and minority-owned asset management firms manage only a fraction of the assets under management industry-wide, despite performing as well as or better than non-diverse firms....

Laura and John Arnold Foundation to Restructure as LLC

Laura and John Arnold Foundation to Restructure as LLC

Posted January 29, 2019

In order "to create change that lasts," the Houston-based foundation has announced an organizational restructuring that will transform it into a limited-liability company known as Arnold Ventures....

Mayors See Housing Costs, Lack of Living-Wage Jobs Limiting Mobility

Mayors See Housing Costs, Lack of Living-Wage Jobs Limiting Mobility

Posted January 28, 2019

The 2018 Menino Survey of Mayors from the Boston University Initiative on Cities found that 32 percent of respondents cited a lack of living-wage jobs while 27 percent cited housing costs as the biggest obstacles to social mobility in their cities....

$50 Million Criminal Justice Reform Initiative Launched

$50 Million Criminal Justice Reform Initiative Launched

Posted January 28, 2019

Co-chaired by rap artist Meek Mill and Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin — with support from Jay-Z, Robert Kraft, Daniel S. Loeb, Michael Novogratz, Robert Frederick Smith, and Clara Wu Tsai — the Reform Alliance will work to change parole and probation laws....

Wilson Foundation Awards $4.5 Million to Support NY Startups

Wilson Foundation Awards $4.5 Million to Support NY Startups

Posted January 28, 2019

The gift to Launch NY, a Buffalo-based nonprofit that assists startup companies in the twenty-seven westernmost counties of New York State, will be used to scale its financing activities, including a seed fund that since 2016 has invested more than $1.6 million in thirty-five startups....