News

Donor-Advised Funds Being Used to 'Warehouse' Wealth, Report Argues

Donor-Advised Funds Being Used to 'Warehouse' Wealth, Report Argues

Posted August 1, 2018

Donor-advised funds are claiming a larger share of charitable dollars at the expense of U.S. charities, with the share of individual giving directed to DAFs nearly doubling in recent years, from 4.4 percent in 2012 to 8.3 percent in 2016, a report from the Institute for Policy Studies finds....

2018 Soros Equality Fellows Announced

2018 Soros Equality Fellows Announced

Posted July 31, 2018

A second cohort of twelve fellows will receive stipends of $100,000 over eighteen months in support of their efforts to advance racial justice....

SNF Awards $29.3 Million to Hellenic Fire Service

SNF Awards $29.3 Million to Hellenic Fire Service

Posted July 31, 2018

In the wake of the recent catastrophic fires in Greece, the grant will cover the maintenance and procurement of equipment for the national fire service, as well as emergency response and prevention training programs....

University of Minnesota Receives $10 Million Gift

University of Minnesota Receives $10 Million Gift

Posted July 30, 2018

The gift from the Carlson Family Foundation will support efforts to enhance the global reach of the Carlson School of Management, which was named in recognition of a 1986 gift of $25 million from patriarch Curt Carlson....

Prosperity Now Expands Nonprofits of Color Program

Prosperity Now Expands Nonprofits of Color Program

Posted July 30, 2018

With a $3 million commitment from JPMorgan Chase & Co., Prosperity Now will expand an initiative focused on strengthening the asset-building capacity and long-term resilience of nonprofit organizations led by people of color....

Hurricane Evacuees in Connecticut Lack Basic Necessities, Study Finds

Hurricane Evacuees in Connecticut Lack Basic Necessities, Study Finds

Posted July 28, 2018

About thirteen thousand residents of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands who arrived in Connecticut following hurricanes Maria and Irma are struggling to meet their basic needs, according to a survey commissioned by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving....

Community Foundation Update (07/28/18)

Community Foundation Update (07/28/18)

Posted July 28, 2018

News and staff announcements from community foundations in Arkansas, California, Georgia, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Washington, and Wisconsin....

HHMI Announces 2018 Cohort of Gilliam Fellows

HHMI Announces 2018 Cohort of Gilliam Fellows

Posted July 27, 2018

Established in 2004 to honor the late James H. Gilliam, Jr., a charter trustee of HHMI, the fellowships provide each of the forty-five doctoral student-advisor pairs with $50,000 annually for up to three years....