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Community Foundation Update (01/26/19)

Community Foundation Update (01/26/19)

Posted January 26, 2019

News and staff announcements from community foundations in California, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Vermont, and Washington, D.C....

United States Artists Announces 2019 Fellows

United States Artists Announces 2019 Fellows

Posted January 25, 2019

Forty-five artists and artist collectives working in disciplines such as architecture and design, craft, dance, film, media, music, theater and performance, traditional arts, visual art, and writing will receive an unrestricted award of $50,000....

Foundations, Corporations Launch $500 Million Bay Area Housing Fund

Foundations, Corporations Launch $500 Million Bay Area Housing Fund

Posted January 25, 2019

With support from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative; the Ford, Hewlett, Packard, San Francisco, and Silicon Valley Community foundations; the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC); Facebook; Genentech; and Kaiser Permanente, the Partnership for the Bay's Future will work to address the region's affordable housing crisis....

Schwab Charitable Reports $2.2 Billion in Grants in 2018

Schwab Charitable Reports $2.2 Billion in Grants in 2018

Posted January 24, 2019

A record amount of gifts made from Schwab Charitable donor-advised accounts in 2018 included more than 487,000 grants to approximately 86,500 charities, representing year-over-year increases of 32 percent and 35 percent, respectively....

Fixel Family Foundation Awards $20 Million for Neurological Institute

Fixel Family Foundation Awards $20 Million for Neurological Institute

Posted January 24, 2019

To be matched by $20 million from the university, the gift will establish the Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases at UF Health and support efforts to advance research, technological innovation, and clinical care for Parkinson's and other neurodegenerative diseases....

Rockefeller, Mastercard Launch $50 Million Data Science Initiative

Rockefeller, Mastercard Launch $50 Million Data Science Initiative

Posted January 23, 2019

Announced at the annual World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland, the Data Science for Social Impact initiative will focus on empowering nonprofit, civic, and government organizations with the data science tools, expertise, and resources they need to address the world's most pressing challenges....

Schultz Foundation Awards $7.5 Million for Veterans' Career Readiness

Schultz Foundation Awards $7.5 Million for Veterans' Career Readiness

Posted January 22, 2019

The grant to the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University will support an expansion of the institute’s Onward to Opportunity program, which provides skills training and certification to service members transitioning to civilian life....

Partnerships, Healthy Food Initiatives Boost Communities, Study Finds

Partnerships, Healthy Food Initiatives Boost Communities, Study Finds

Posted January 22, 2019

According to a report from Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund's Healthy Food & Community Change Initiative successfully leveraged food and food policy tools to strengthen underserved neighborhoods in New York City....

Obama Foundation Discloses Fourth-Quarter Donors

Obama Foundation Discloses Fourth-Quarter Donors

Posted January 21, 2019

Five donors made contributions of at least $1 million between October 1 and December 31 — the Boeing Company, Fidelity Charitable Donor Advised Fund, the Gibbons Scattone Family Foundation, the Lisa & Douglas Goldman Fund, and the Harris Family Foundation....

UVA Receives $120 Million for School of Data Science

UVA Receives $120 Million for School of Data Science

Posted January 21, 2019

The gift from alumnus Jaffray Woodriff’s Quantitative Foundation — the largest in UVA history — will establish a school that offers both doctoral and undergraduate degrees in data science....

REAM, Milken Institute Launch Misophonia Grant Program

REAM, Milken Institute Launch Misophonia Grant Program

Posted January 21, 2019

The program is the first dedicated to misophonia research and the development of new treatments for the little-known condition, in which specific sounds or other sensory stimuli lead to strong physical and emotional responses....