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Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Receives $5 Million Gift

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Receives $5 Million Gift

Posted March 31, 2019

The gift from retailer Kohl's will help launch a multiyear effort designed to expand access to mental health services for children and boost awareness of the impact a child's mental health on his or her well-being....

Community Foundation Update (03/30/19)

Community Foundation Update (03/30/19)

Posted March 30, 2019

News and staff announcements from community foundations in Alabama, California, Connecticut, Indiana, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Vermont, and Virginia....

Kessler Foundation Awarded $2.5 Million in Grants in 2018

Kessler Foundation Awarded $2.5 Million in Grants in 2018

Posted March 30, 2019

Through its signature grants program, the foundation awarded more than $1.3 million to launch four initiatives aimed at creating or expanding job training and employment opportunities for people with disabilities....

Universities of Cambridge, Heidelberg Launch Digitization Project

Universities of Cambridge, Heidelberg Launch Digitization Project

Posted March 30, 2019

Funded by the Polonsky Foundation, the two-year, £1.6 million project aims to digitize more than eight hundred medieval and early modern Greek manuscripts, including classical texts as well as important treatises on religion, mathematics, history, drama, and philosophy….

New York Sues Sackler Family, Purdue Pharma, Alleging Fraud

New York Sues Sackler Family, Purdue Pharma, Alleging Fraud

Posted March 29, 2019

In the suit, New York attorney general Letitia James alleges that Purdue and other manufacturers and drug distributors engaged in deceptive marketing practices that downplayed the dangers of OxyContin, an addictive painkiller....

Templeton Foundation Awards $5.34 Million to Examine Free Will

Templeton Foundation Awards $5.34 Million to Examine Free Will

Posted March 28, 2019

The grant to Chapman University, and an additional $1.7 million from the Fetzer Institute, will support a team of neuroscientists and philosophers working to determine whether it can be scientifically proven that actions are guided by conscious intention....

Lilly Endowment Awards $9 Million for Fossil Excavation Project

Lilly Endowment Awards $9 Million for Fossil Excavation Project

Posted March 28, 2019

The grant to the Children's Museum of Indianapolis will support a paleontological excavation project in northern Wyoming's Morrison Formation, where to date more than six tons of Jurassic-era specimens have been collected from the site....

NFWF Announces $4.1 Million for Delaware Watershed Conservation

NFWF Announces $4.1 Million for Delaware Watershed Conservation

Posted March 27, 2019

Twenty-five projects in Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania will support native fish and plant species as well as resident wildlife while improving economic vitality and quality of life for local communities in the Delaware River watershed....

Sackler Trust Suspends New Charitable Donations in UK

Sackler Trust Suspends New Charitable Donations in UK

Posted March 26, 2019

The London-based philanthropy funded by the family that owns Purdue Pharma, the maker of opioid-based pain medication OxyContin, is temporarily suspending its giving in the UK while rejecting claims the family fortune is linked to the opioid crisis....

JKCF Announces 2019 Recipients of Cooke College Scholars

JKCF Announces 2019 Recipients of Cooke College Scholars

Posted March 26, 2019

More than a hundred high-achieving high school seniors with financial need will receive up to $40,000 a year for four years as well as extensive educational advising support, access to a network of alumni, and internship and study abroad opportunities....

Arapahoe Community College Receives $10 Million Challenge Gift

Arapahoe Community College Receives $10 Million Challenge Gift

Posted March 25, 2019

The gift, the largest ever in support of the thirteen-institution Colorado Community College System, will support ACC's new Sturm Collaboration Campus and programming that links K-12 education, college, and the local workforce....