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ICONIQ Impact Award Launched to Help Refugees

ICONIQ Impact Award Launched to Help Refugees

Posted February 6, 2020

The $12 million global grant competition is the first in a series of competitions emerging from Lever for Change's partnership with ICONIQ Impact, a privately held investment firm....

Gates Foundation Boosts Coronavirus Response by $90 Million

Gates Foundation Boosts Coronavirus Response by $90 Million

Posted February 6, 2020

The commitment, which includes a $10 million pledge announced by the foundation in January, will support efforts to protect at-risk populations in Africa and South Asia and accelerate the development of a vaccine, drugs, and diagnostics....

Fund Launched to Address Housing Crisis in Central Florida

Fund Launched to Address Housing Crisis in Central Florida

Posted February 6, 2020

The Housing Impact Fund of the the Central Florida Regional Housing Trust, a partnership of the Central Florida Foundation and local business leaders, will work to raise and allocate $100 million to address the affordable housing crisis in the Orlando area....

Partnership for the Bay's Future Announces Affordable Housing Grants

Partnership for the Bay's Future Announces Affordable Housing Grants

Posted February 6, 2020

Grants were awarded to municipalities and local nonprofits working to advance innovative housing policies, including providing renters and communities with the right to purchase affordable homes before they are sold to outside investors, ensuring countywide protections for renters, and exploring new approaches to building community wealth....

Children's Hospital Los Angeles Receives $25 Million

Children's Hospital Los Angeles Receives $25 Million

Posted February 5, 2020

The gift from the Margie and Robert E. Petersen Foundation will establish an endowment in support of the hospital's Cancer and Blood Disease Institute, Vision Center, and Inpatient Rehabilitation Services unit....

Walton Foundation Awards $20 Million for Arkansas Delta Heritage Trail

Walton Foundation Awards $20 Million for Arkansas Delta Heritage Trail

Posted February 5, 2020

The one-to-one matching grant will help Arkansas State Parks raise the funds needed to complete an 84.5-mile biking and pedestrian trail and celebrate the legacy of John Harold Johnson, an Arkansas City native who overcame poverty and racial discrimination to build the largest African American-owned and -operated publishing company in the world....

Citadel, Citadel Securities Give $7.5 Million for Coronavirus Response

Citadel, Citadel Securities Give $7.5 Million for Coronavirus Response

Posted February 5, 2020

The funding includes more than $1 million to procure and send critical medical supplies to Hubei Xinhua Hospital in Wuhan, while a portion of the remaining funds will go toward supporting two humanitarian aid organizations working to assist families displaced by the public health crisis....

Returns on Educational Endowments Fell in FY19, Study Finds

Returns on Educational Endowments Fell in FY19, Study Finds

Posted February 4, 2020

An annual study by the National Association of College and University Business Officers and TIAA found that the endowments of nearly eight hundred U.S. colleges and universities returned an average of 5.3 percent in the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2019, net of fees.... 

UCLA Psychology Department Receives $30 Million Gift

UCLA Psychology Department Receives $30 Million Gift

Posted February 4, 2020

The gift from the Anthony and Jeanne Pritzker Family Foundation will support renovations to the renamed Pritzker Hall and establish an endowment in support of ongoing infrastructure needs at the university....

Duke Receives $5 Million for Faculty, Student Research Program

Duke Receives $5 Million for Faculty, Student Research Program

Posted February 2, 2020

The gift from the Mary Alice Fortin Foundation will support the Duke Bass Connections program, which provides opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to work with faculty in research teams to explore issues such as ensuring fair elections and reducing health inequities....

Harvard, Amgen Foundation Launch LabXchange Platform

Harvard, Amgen Foundation Launch LabXchange Platform

Posted February 1, 2020

Funded through a $6.5 million commitment from the Amgen Foundation, the platform provides users with access to personalized instruction, virtual lab experiences, and networking opportunities....

Koret Foundation Awards $10 Million to USC Shoah Foundation

Koret Foundation Awards $10 Million to USC Shoah Foundation

Posted February 1, 2020

In partnership with the Hold On To Your Music Foundation, the USC Shoah Foundation – Institute for Visual History and Education will work to develop and implement a global Holocaust education curriculum for primary and secondary school-age children....

Google.org Awards $3 Million to NAACP for Arts, Science Program

Google.org Awards $3 Million to NAACP for Arts, Science Program

Posted February 1, 2020

The Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological, and Scientific Olympics program provides a platform for African-American high school students to engage in competitions and discover opportunities in STEM fields, the humanities, business, and the arts....

Community Foundation Update (02/01/20)

Community Foundation Update (02/01/20)

Posted February 1, 2020

News and staff announcements from community foundations in California, Kansas, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Vermont, Washington, D.C., Washington, and Wisconsin....

Microsoft Launches $40 Million 'AI for Health' Initiative

Microsoft Launches $40 Million 'AI for Health' Initiative

Posted January 31, 2020

Part of the company's AI for Good initiative, the new program will focus on ensuring that nonprofits, academia, and research organizations have access to the technology, resources, and technical experts they need to implement AI and data science in their work....