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Waltons Transfer Shares Worth $48 Billion to Family Trust

Waltons Transfer Shares Worth $48 Billion to Family Trust

Posted March 10, 2020

According to regulatory filings, Walton Enterprises LLC, the Walton family's main investment entity, transferred 415 million shares, or about 15 percent of Walmart's outstanding shares, to the Walton Family Holdings Trust, which typically sells the shares to fund charitable contributions....

Seattle-Area Public-Private COVID-19 Response Fund Launched

Seattle-Area Public-Private COVID-19 Response Fund Launched

Posted March 10, 2020

To be administered by the Seattle Foundation and launched with $2.5 million in commitments, the fund will award one-time operating grants to local organizations working with communities disproportionately impacted by the outbreak and its economic consequences....

UNC Receives $15 Million for Student-Athlete Success

UNC Receives $15 Million for Student-Athlete Success

Posted March 9, 2020

The gift from alumnus Jim Koman and his wife, Jennifer, in honor of Koman's late father will establish the Bill Koman Game Plan for Success, a comprehensive development program designed to prepare football players for life after graduation....

Dutch Postcode Lottery Awards $19.1 Million for Conservation in Africa

Dutch Postcode Lottery Awards $19.1 Million for Conservation in Africa

Posted March 9, 2020

The grant will support the combined efforts of African Parks, the World Wide Fund for Nature, and the Peace Parks Foundation to address the ecological and socioeconomic development of the Kavango Zambezi area, a cross-border ecosystem the size of France that is home to approximately half of Africa's savannah elephants and almost 20 percent of its lions....

Smithsonian Receives $12 Million for Education Programs

Smithsonian Receives $12 Million for Education Programs

Posted March 9, 2020

The gift includes support for education programs at the National Museum of Natural History, the National Air and Space Museum, the National Museum of the American Indian, and the National Museum of American History....

NFWF Awards Nearly $1.1 Million for Southeast Aquatics Fund

NFWF Awards Nearly $1.1 Million for Southeast Aquatics Fund

Posted March 7, 2020

Awarded through NFWF's Southeast Aquatics Fund, the grants will support six projects designed to improve stream habitat and restore thirty acres of wetland and riparian habitat in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and Texas....

USC Gould School of Law Receives $2 Million Gift

USC Gould School of Law Receives $2 Million Gift

Posted March 7, 2020

The gift from Barbara Bice will support the work of the Public Interest Law Foundation, which organizes pro bono clinics for vulnerable and marginalized populations and funds summer internships for students pursuing a career in public interest law....

Community Foundation Update (03/07/20)

Community Foundation Update (03/07/20)

Posted March 7, 2020

News and staff announcements from community foundations in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Indiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, and Rhode Island....

Colby College Receives $16 Million From Rothschilds

Colby College Receives $16 Million From Rothschilds

Posted March 6, 2020

The gift includes $5 million to bolster the Rothschild Family Endowed Financial Aid Fund, $5 million for the 75,000-square-foot Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts, and $5 million in support of the college's new athletics and recreation center, which is scheduled to open later this year....

Nearly $4 Million in Grants Awarded for Alzheimer's Drug Research

Nearly $4 Million in Grants Awarded for Alzheimer's Drug Research

Posted March 6, 2020

Eight grants were awarded in support of drug discovery efforts focused on removing or mitigating the effects of abnormal tau, a toxic brain protein that is a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease, frontotemporal dementia, and other tauopathies....

Cal State Fullerton Receives $10 Million for STEM Research

Cal State Fullerton Receives $10 Million for STEM Research

Posted March 5, 2020

The planned bequest of fifteen postwar European sports cars valued at $10 million from the collection of Nicholas and Lee Begovich includes $7 million in support of faculty and student gravitational-wave research at the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics....

World Bank Pledges $12 Billion for Coronavirus Response

World Bank Pledges $12 Billion for Coronavirus Response

Posted March 5, 2020

The  financing includes $2.7 billion from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, $1.3 billion from the International Development Association, and $6 billion from the International Finance Corporation....

Mother Cabrini Health Foundation Awards $150 Million in Grants

Mother Cabrini Health Foundation Awards $150 Million in Grants

Posted March 5, 2020

The inaugural round of grants awarded by the foundation will support more than five hundred activities, programs, and initiatives focused on improving the health and quality of life for low-income and underserved communities in New York State....

Slaight Family Foundation Commits $11.2 Million for Women, Girls

Slaight Family Foundation Commits $11.2 Million for Women, Girls

Posted March 5, 2020

Through the Global Initiative for Women and Girls, the foundation will award grants of C$1 million to fifteen organizations working to advance human rights and opportunities for women and girls in impoverished, fragile, or conflict-affected areas....

Weston Foundation Awards $12.5 Million for Ultrasound Technology

Weston Foundation Awards $12.5 Million for Ultrasound Technology

Posted March 4, 2020

The grant will support the development of a device that harnesses focused ultrasound technology to open the blood-brain barrier, a tightly packed network of vessels that protects the brain from toxins and prevents potentially helpful agents....

UC Berkeley Receives $50 Million for College of Natural Resources

UC Berkeley Receives $50 Million for College of Natural Resources

Posted March 4, 2020

The gift from Gordon Rausser, former dean of the College of Natural Resources, will help establish an unrestricted endowment to address needs across the renamed Rausser College of Natural Resources and create an endowed chair in the Department of Agriculture and Resource Economics....