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EU, DiCaprio, GWC commit $40 million to protect biodiversity

EU, DiCaprio, GWC commit $40 million to protect biodiversity

December 29, 2020

The commitment will support two initiatives — Rapid Response for Ecosystems, Species and Communities Undergoing Emergencies (Rapid RESCUE) and an effort to safeguard one of Africa's most biodiverse protected areas, Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo....

Pritzker Foundation awards $10 million for tech workforce diversity

Pritzker Foundation awards $10 million for tech workforce diversity

December 28, 2020

The funding will establish the Pritzker Tech Talent Labs at the Discovery Partners Institute and support efforts to create a high school-to-career pathway program designed to help workers in Illinois secure high-paying tech jobs, with a focus on women, African Americans, and Latinx workers and professionals....

St. David's Foundation awards $31 million for safety net, health care

St. David's Foundation awards $31 million for safety net, health care

December 28, 2020

To help ensure timely access to care and strengthen the central Texas region's healthcare infrastructure, the foundation awarded grants to fifty-six nonprofits, including safety-net clinics and those providing palliative care, home visiting services, and food security....

Visa Foundation commits $4.8 million for minority-led small businesses

Visa Foundation commits $4.8 million for minority-led small businesses

December 27, 2020

The commitments include $3 million to Black Ambition, a new racial equity and entrepreneurship initiative launched by Pharrell Williams; $1.5 million to LISC to help boost small business resiliency for women entrepreneurs of color; and $300,000 to VC Include, which provides education and training to venture capital funds led by Black, Latinx, Indigenous, people of color, and women....

Community Foundation Update (12/26/2020)

Community Foundation Update (12/26/2020)

December 26, 2020

News and staff announcements from community foundations in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, and the U.S. Virgin Islands....

LLS announces collaborative grants totaling $17 million

LLS announces collaborative grants totaling $17 million

December 25, 2020

Funded in collaboration with several foundations, biotechnology companies, and other organizations, grants were awarded in support of blood cancer research at cancer centers and research institutes in the United States and Australia....

Cal Wellness awards $10.7 million for health equity, racial justice

Cal Wellness awards $10.7 million for health equity, racial justice

December 24, 2020

The grants will support organizations working to address barriers to health and wellness in historically marginalized communities, Black leaders and Black-led solutions, and policy advocacy organizations working to advance the movement for health equity and racial justice in California....

CZI commits $7 million for racial equity, youth well-being

CZI commits $7 million for racial equity, youth well-being

December 24, 2020

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative awarded grants to five organizations in support of efforts to advance racial equity, strengthen tribal identity, and improve mental wellness for youth in marginalized communities impacted by COVID-19....

Gilead Sciences launches $10 million racial equity effort

Gilead Sciences launches $10 million racial equity effort

December 23, 2020

The biopharmaceutical company's Racial Equity Community Impact Fund will provide $10 million in grants over three years to twenty organizations working to advance community advocacy and mobilization, educational innovations, and social innovations....