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Family Pledges $14 Million for Brevard Zoo Aquarium Project

Family Pledges $14 Million for Brevard Zoo Aquarium Project

Posted August 21, 2019

The gift from a family that has chosen to remain anonymous is in addition to an eight-year, $10 million commitment from Brevard County in support of the project, which would be developed on a fourteen-acre site at Port Canaveral....

Strada Education Awards $2.3 Million to Upskill Adult Learners

Strada Education Awards $2.3 Million to Upskill Adult Learners

Posted August 21, 2019

Awarded to the Educate for Opportunity project, the funding will support teams in Minnesota, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, and Wyoming working to align postsecondary institutions in those states with local workforce needs....

USF Receives $10 Million From Taneja Family Foundation

USF Receives $10 Million From Taneja Family Foundation

Posted August 20, 2019

The naming gift from Jugal and Manju Taneja will help fund the move of the USF Health Taneja College of Pharmacy to the new USF Health Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute facility currently under construction in downtown Tampa....

2019 Hilton Humanitarian Prize Awarded to METAdrasi

2019 Hilton Humanitarian Prize Awarded to METAdrasi

Posted August 20, 2019

Founded in Athens, Greece, in 2009 to address critical gaps in the reception and integration of migrants, refugees, and unaccompanied children, METAdrasi has provided more than 1.4 million interpreting sessions and helped support more than twelve thousand unaccompanied migrant children....

Report Calls for Addressing Role of Policing in Mass Incarceration

Report Calls for Addressing Role of Policing in Mass Incarceration

Posted August 20, 2019

A report from the Vera Institute of Justice and the MacArthur Foundation's Safety and Justice Challenge calls for shifting policing practices, which have become "an expressway to jail," away from an overreliance on punitive enforcement for low-level offenses....

Foundation Investment Returns Fell Significantly in 2018, Study Finds

Foundation Investment Returns Fell Significantly in 2018, Study Finds

Posted August 19, 2019

According to the 2018 Council on Foundations – Commonfund Study of Investment of Endowments for Private and Community Foundations, private foundations reported an average return of -3.5 percent for 2018, down from 15 percent in 2017, while community foundations reported an average return of -5.3 percent, down from 15.1 percent....

Community Foundation Update (08/17/19)

Community Foundation Update (08/17/19)

Posted August 17, 2019

News and staff announcements from community foundations in California, Connecticut, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Massachusetts, Nebraska, and Ohio.... 

Nonprofits Struggle to Demonstrate Impact, Survey Finds

Nonprofits Struggle to Demonstrate Impact, Survey Finds

Posted August 16, 2019

A survey conducted by Oracle NetSuite found that while 76 percent of nonprofit executives said outcomes measurement was a priority in 2019, most say their organizations are unable to effectively measure and demonstrate the impact of their work....

Wilson Foundation Awards $3 Million for Buffalo Parks Initiatives

Wilson Foundation Awards $3 Million for Buffalo Parks Initiatives

Posted August 16, 2019

To be allocated over three years, the gift includes $1.5 million for capital plan projects, $900,000 for park operations, and $600,000 for capacity-building initiatives, a fundraising feasibility study, a facilities and revenue-generation study, and a business modeling study....

Bloch Family Foundation Awards $21 Million to UMKC

Bloch Family Foundation Awards $21 Million to UMKC

Posted August 16, 2019

The gift from the Marion and Henry Bloch Family Foundation will support programming, an expansion of Bloch Heritage Hall, and efforts to boost student retention and graduation rates at the Henry W. Bloch School of Management....

Ithaca College Receives $30 Million Endowment Gift

Ithaca College Receives $30 Million Endowment Gift

Posted August 15, 2019

Funded by gifts from the estates of Roy H. and Dorothy D. Park and the Park Foundation, the endowment will support the Park Scholar Program, which awards scholarships to incoming students who aspire to become conscientious communications professionals....

Gender Equity in Chicago Improving but Disparities Persist

Gender Equity in Chicago Improving but Disparities Persist

Posted August 15, 2019

A report from the Chicago Foundation for Women found that while rates of labor force participation, higher education attainment, corporate leadership, and political representation for women improved in 2017, disparities for women of color remained....

Houston Texans Co-Founder Awards $5 Million to Pro-Vision Inc.

Houston Texans Co-Founder Awards $5 Million to Pro-Vision Inc.

Posted August 15, 2019

Awarded through the Robert and Janice McNair Foundation, the gift will be used to build housing for low-income community members and support construction of an on-site track facility and football field to be named after the McNairs....