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Bezos's $10 billion tops 2020 list of biggest gifts

Bezos's $10 billion tops 2020 list of biggest gifts

January 5, 2021

The ten largest gifts from U.S. philanthropists or their foundations in 2020 also included gifts to Feeding America, the Center for Tech and Civic Life, Tipping Point Community, and the World Resources Institute....

Community Foundation Update (01/02/2021)

Community Foundation Update (01/02/2021)

January 2, 2021

News and staff announcements from community foundations in Arizona, Colorado, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Rhode Island, and Wisconsin....

Inaugural recipients of Impact Fellowships announced

Inaugural recipients of Impact Fellowships announced

January 2, 2021

A joint effort of the Federation for American Scientists, Coding It Forward, and Schmidt Futures, the program matches software engineers, product managers, and designers with a host nonprofit, where they spend time working on a pressing societal problem....

Donor confidence up but uncertainty about 2021 remains, survey finds

Donor confidence up but uncertainty about 2021 remains, survey finds

January 2, 2021

A December survey by Campbell Rinker found that the share of U.S. donors who said they would stop giving or give less to charity in the next twelve months fell to 18 percent, from 34 percent in April, while 67 percent of respondents indicated they planned to maintain or increase their giving in 2021, up from 61 percent in April....

Texas Outcomes-Based Finance Challenge announces first-round winners

Texas Outcomes-Based Finance Challenge announces first-round winners

December 31, 2020

Supported by Lyda Hill Philanthropies and the Cynthia and George Mitchell, Harte Charitable, and Jacob and Terese Hershey foundations and managed by Quantified Ventures in partnership with Land/Water Associates and the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities, the challenge seeks to leverage outcomes-based capital for projects that offer environmental and community benefits....

Templeton Foundation awards $49 million for new projects

Templeton Foundation awards $49 million for new projects

December 30, 2020

The foundation awarded grants in 2020 to thirty-one projects aligned with its general funding areas, including the social and physical sciences, individual freedom and free markets, character development, and voluntary family planning....