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UMSL Receives $1.3 Million for Jazz Institute

UMSL Receives $1.3 Million for Jazz Institute

Posted July 25, 2018

The gift from the Steward Family Foundation will be used to enhance the university's ability to recruit and cultivate students interested in jazz, including those from underrepresented minority communities in St. Louis and beyond....

Flamboyan Arts Fund for Puerto Rico Launched

Flamboyan Arts Fund for Puerto Rico Launched

Posted July 24, 2018

Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, his family, and producer Jeffrey Seller, in partnership with the Flamboyan Foundation, created the fund with the goal of ensuring that rebuilding efforts on the island include support for its vibrant arts and cultural scene....

Special Olympics Receives $8.8 Million From Lions Clubs

Special Olympics Receives $8.8 Million From Lions Clubs

Posted July 23, 2018

The commitment will support a program that provides key services in the areas of vision care, health education, inclusive sports, leadership development, and youth activation as part of the two organizations' ongoing efforts to support inclusive communities globally....

2018 Soros Justice Fellows Announced

2018 Soros Justice Fellows Announced

Posted July 21, 2018

Sixteen fellows in ten states will receive a total of $1.4 million in support of their efforts to advance reform and spur debate on a range of issues facing the U.S. criminal justice system....

Community Foundation Update (07/21/18)

Community Foundation Update (07/21/18)

Posted July 21, 2018

News and staff announcements from community foundations in Alabama, Alaska, California, Delaware, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Rhode Island, Washington, D.C., and Wisconsin....

Youth Advocate Programs Announces $20 Million Ballmer Group Gift

Youth Advocate Programs Announces $20 Million Ballmer Group Gift

Posted July 20, 2018

With the grant, the organization will continue to implement a new strategy designed to strengthen its efforts to reduce institutional placement, improve economic mobility, eliminate racial disparities, and advance social justice for more youth and families....

Banks Invest $6.5 Million in Minority-Owned Businesses in Chicago

Banks Invest $6.5 Million in Minority-Owned Businesses in Chicago

Posted July 20, 2018

Building on the success of the Entrepreneurs of Color Fund in Detroit, investments of $4 million from JPMorgan Chase and $2.5 million from Fifth Third Bank will provide minority entrepreneurs in Chicago with critical access to capital, education, and other resources....