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Moore College of Art Receives $5 Million Gift From Alumna

Moore College of Art Receives $5 Million Gift From Alumna

Posted July 31, 2019

The single largest gift in the college's history will fund scholarships for deserving women artists as part of the college's Visionary Woman Honors Program, which provides financial support and sustained mentorship to talented, motivated, and future-focused students....

Gates Foundation Awards $13 Million for Oral Contraceptive

Gates Foundation Awards $13 Million for Oral Contraceptive

Posted July 31, 2019

The grant to Lyndra Therapeutics will support the development of a once-monthly oral combination therapy that would provide women in low- and middle-income countries with a discreet, non-invasive option in support of their family planning....

MIT Receives $7.9 Million for 'Russian Doll' Nanoparticle Technology

MIT Receives $7.9 Million for 'Russian Doll' Nanoparticle Technology

Posted July 30, 2019

Led by professor Paula Hammond, who developed a nanoparticle technology that shows promise in treating glioblastoma, the most aggressive form of brain tumor, a team of researchers will work with European scientists to determine potential treatment therapies....

Pelotonia Awards $100 Million to Ohio State for Cancer Institute

Pelotonia Awards $100 Million to Ohio State for Cancer Institute

Posted July 29, 2019

The five-year pledge from Pelotonia, an Ohio-based nonprofit that raises money for cancer research through bicycling events, will establish an institute focused on immuno-oncology, an area of research focused on how the body's immune system can be used to fight cancer....

Gund Foundation Awards $7 Million to NE Ohio Nonprofits

Gund Foundation Awards $7 Million to NE Ohio Nonprofits

Posted July 28, 2019

Grants announced by the Cleveland-based foundation include $1.1 million in continuing support for recently opened high schools in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District and $195,000 to In Our Backyards in support of projects that improve local quality of life and the environment....

Stanford Receives $5 Million to Detect Internet Abuse in Real Time

Stanford Receives $5 Million to Detect Internet Abuse in Real Time

Posted July 28, 2019

The gift from Craig Newmark Philanthropies will help launch the Internet Observatory, a cross-disciplinary initiative within the Stanford Cyber Policy Center focused on addressing the spread of disinformation, cybersecurity breaches, and terrorist propaganda....

Florida Couple Pledges $26 Million to Two Universities

Florida Couple Pledges $26 Million to Two Universities

Posted July 27, 2019

The commitments from Gary Bryant and his wife, Barbara, will establish endowments at the University of Memphis and the University of Central Florida in support of male and female student athletes....

Community Foundation Update (07/27/19)

Community Foundation Update (07/27/19)

Posted July 27, 2019

News and staff announcements from community foundations in California, Connecticut, Nebraska, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, D.C., and Wisconsin....

Google Invests $50 Million in Housing Trust Silicon Valley TECH Fund

Google Invests $50 Million in Housing Trust Silicon Valley TECH Fund

Posted July 26, 2019

Part of a $1 billion commitment by the tech giant in support of affordable housing in the region, the investment will support efforts to provide developers of affordable housing with the flexible financing needed to compete for sites on the open market....

Women's Fund and Foundation Donors Give More, Study Finds

Women's Fund and Foundation Donors Give More, Study Finds

Posted July 25, 2019

A report from the Women's Philanthropy Institute at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy found that high-net-worth donors to women's funds and foundations gave more — and gave to more organizations — on average than did high-net-worth donors with donor-advised funds....

Foundation Funding Concentrated in a Few States, Report Finds

Foundation Funding Concentrated in a Few States, Report Finds

Posted July 25, 2019

An analysis of foundation grants facilitated through management software company Fluxx's platform in 2018 found that recipient organizations in New York, California, and Washington, D.C., received nearly 45 percent of the grant dollars awarded nationally....