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Activists Protest Potential Sale of .Org Registry

Activists Protest Potential Sale of .Org Registry

Posted January 23, 2020

Ethos Capital, a recently formed private equity firm, has offered $1.1 billion to purchase the Public Interest Registry, which, if the deal goes through, would put it in a position to raise prices on dot-orgs' registrations without restriction....

Packard Foundation Names Nancy Lindborg as President and CEO

Packard Foundation Names Nancy Lindborg as President and CEO

Posted January 22, 2020

A recognized leader in the areas of democracy, civil society, peacebuilding, and humanitarian response, Lindborg currently serves as president and CEO of the United States Institute of Peace and previously held senior executive positions at Mercy Corps and USAID....

Templeton, Moore Foundations Award Black Hole Initiative $7.2 Million

Templeton, Moore Foundations Award Black Hole Initiative $7.2 Million

Posted January 21, 2020

With each foundation providing $3.6 million over three years, the funding will support the operations of the Black Hole Initiative at Harvard and help build on the recent successes of the Event Horizon Telescope collaboration, which in 2019 released the first-ever image of a black hole....

Interest in 'Giving While Living' Growing, Survey Finds

Interest in 'Giving While Living' Growing, Survey Finds

Posted January 21, 2020

A report from Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors and Campden Wealth found that 32 percent of global respondents in a survey of wealthy families have adopted a time-limited approach to their philanthropy....

Benioff Ocean Initiative, Coca-Cola Foundation Launch Partnership

Benioff Ocean Initiative, Coca-Cola Foundation Launch Partnership

Posted January 20, 2020

The foundation and the Benioff Ocean Initiative at UC Santa Barbara will award grants totaling $11 million over three years in support of programs in Asia, Africa, and the Americas focused on cleaning up major rivers and creating data-informed communication campaigns....

Charles and Lenke N. Tarr Fund Awards $5.4 Million

Charles and Lenke N. Tarr Fund Awards $5.4 Million

Posted January 19, 2020

Charles Tarr, who died twenty years ago, established a fund at the Nevada Community Foundation that, in a final distribution before sunsetting, provided support to seventeen nonprofits, including ten in southern Nevada....

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Gates Foundation Awards $1 Million for Greater Equity in Education R&D

Posted January 19, 2020

The grant to the University of Pittsburgh and Remake Learning will support a network of educators of color and learning scientists representing school districts, institutions of higher education, museums, education research organizations, and ed tech providers....

Community Foundation Update (01/18/20)

Community Foundation Update (01/18/20)

Posted January 18, 2020

News and staff announcements from community foundations in Alabama, California, Colorado, Iowa, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Jersey, Nevada, and New Mexico....