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Microsoft Leads 2019 Ranking of 'Just' Companies

Microsoft Leads 2019 Ranking of 'Just' Companies

Posted November 13, 2019

The third annual ranking by the JUST Capital Foundation and Forbes ranked Microsoft first overall on issues that matter most to the American public, followed by NVIDIA, Apple, Intel, Salesforce.com, and Alphabet....

Moody Foundation Awards $100 Million to Southern Methodist University

Moody Foundation Awards $100 Million to Southern Methodist University

Posted November 13, 2019

The Moody School of Graduate and Advanced Studies will house the post-graduate degree programs of the Dedman College of Sciences and Humanities, the Simmons School of Education and Human Development, the Lyle School of Engineering, and the Meadows School of the Arts....

JPMorgan Chase Awards $2.3 Million for Veteran Job Training

JPMorgan Chase Awards $2.3 Million for Veteran Job Training

Posted November 12, 2019

As part of the financial service giant's five-year, $350 million commitment to meet the growing demand for skilled workers, the investment includes support for veterans training in San Jose, California; Jersey City, New Jersey; and Dallas, Texas....

California Couple Pledges $45 Million to Preserve Banning Ranch

California Couple Pledges $45 Million to Preserve Banning Ranch

Posted November 11, 2019

Environmentalists Frank and Joann Randall have pledged $45 million in stock to the Trust for Public Land, in addition to the $5 million they've previously committed, to help buy Banning Ranch, a four-hundred-acre parcel of wetland and coastal bluffs where the Santa Ana River meets the Pacific Ocean....

Penn Receives $125 Million for Law School

Penn Receives $125 Million for Law School

Posted November 11, 2019

The gift from the W.P. Carey Foundation will enable the newly renamed law school to attract the most talented students, increase financial assistance for students from historically underrepresented populations, expand its pro bono programs, and recruit leading scholars....

Community Foundation Update (11/09/19)

Community Foundation Update (11/09/19)

Posted November 9, 2019

News and staff announcements from community foundations in Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas....

Kresge Foundation Launches Community Justice Initiative

Kresge Foundation Launches Community Justice Initiative

Posted November 9, 2019

A joint effort of the foundation's Arts & Culture and Human Services programs and the Boys and Men of Color Working Group, the Culture of Justice initiative supports organizations working to use the arts to spark innovative approaches to community justice....

UW-Milwaukee Receives $10 Million for Freshwater Research Vessel

UW-Milwaukee Receives $10 Million for Freshwater Research Vessel

Posted November 9, 2019

The largest gift in the school's history will cover half the $20 million cost of the Maggi Sue, which, when completed, will replace the Neeskay, a converted Korean War-era ship that currently is the only research vessel at work year-round on the Great Lakes....

Frontiers Group Announces 2019 Allen Distinguished Investigators

Frontiers Group Announces 2019 Allen Distinguished Investigators

Posted November 8, 2019

Five investigators will each receive $1.5 million over three years in support of stem cell research that is less likely to receive support from traditional funding sources but has the potential to significantly advance our understanding of human biology....

Lilly Endowment Awards $1.9 Million to The Conversation US

Lilly Endowment Awards $1.9 Million to The Conversation US

Posted November 8, 2019

A grant of $1.26 million over three years will provide continued support for a senior editor on the site's religion and ethics desk as well as an editorial position focused on philanthropy and the nonprofit sector....

Trump Ordered to Pay $2 Million to Charities

Trump Ordered to Pay $2 Million to Charities

Posted November 8, 2019

A New York County Supreme Court judge has ordered President Trump to pay $2 million in damages to a number of nonprofit organizations as part of a settlement involving his now-dissolved foundation....