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CLF, Dorsey commit $15 million for COVID-19 relief, mental health

CLF, Dorsey commit $15 million for COVID-19 relief, mental health

June 23, 2020

Grants from Rihanna's Clara Lionel Foundation  and Square CEO Jack Dorsey’s #startsmall initiative will support efforts to address mental health issues, food insecurity, income loss, and basic needs, with a focus on Chicago and Newark, New Jersey....

PepsiCo pledges $437.5 million for racial equality initiatives

PepsiCo pledges $437.5 million for racial equality initiatives

June 22, 2020

The commitments over five years include $25 million to fund scholarships and support community colleges, $6.5 million in community impact grants aimed at addressing systemic issues, $5 million to launch a Community Leader Fellowship program for Black nonprofit CEOs, $50 million to strengthen local Black-owned businesses, and an additional $350 million in spending with Black-owned suppliers....

UNLV receives $6 million commitment for neurological research center

UNLV receives $6 million commitment for neurological research center

June 21, 2020

The gift from Joy Chambers-Grundy will support efforts to advance research on how a healthy brain functions, track the successes and failures of Alzheimer's disease clinical trials around the world, and improve trials and accelerate drug development and treatments for diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's....

Community Foundation Update (06/20/20)

Community Foundation Update (06/20/20)

June 20, 2020

News and staff announcements from community foundations in California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina....

Google commits $175 million to racial equity initiatives

Google commits $175 million to racial equity initiatives

June 19, 2020

The commitments include $50 million in financing and grants for African-American-owned small businesses; $100 million for Black-led capital firms, startups, and support organizations; $15 million for job skills training; and $10 million for education initiatives....

Nonprofit leaders of color continue to face structural bias

Nonprofit leaders of color continue to face structural bias

June 19, 2020

A report from the Building Movement Project finds that despite the growing attention paid to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), entrenched disparities driven by white privilege continue to dominate the nonprofit sector....

Rockefeller Foundation launches effort to promote inclusion, growth

Rockefeller Foundation launches effort to promote inclusion, growth

June 17, 2020

The foundation is committing an initial $10 million to government, business, faith-based, and nonprofit partners in ten cities across the country in support of efforts to protect workers from displacement and to eliminate barriers to their ability to access capital and credit….