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MetLife Foundation awards $4 million in COVID-19 relief grants

MetLife Foundation awards $4 million in COVID-19 relief grants

November 27, 2020

The total includes grants of $375,000 to Breaking Ground and the YMCA of Greater New York to address the impact of COVID-19 on the homeless in New York City, $1.25 million in support of food banks in communities where MetLife has a significant presence, and $2 million to the Local Initiatives Support Corporation in support of minority- and women-owned businesses....

Meyer Memorial Trust awards $21 million to Oregon nonprofits

Meyer Memorial Trust awards $21 million to Oregon nonprofits

November 26, 2020

The grants were awarded through the trust's Annual Funding Opportunity, which supports investments aimed at addressing racial, health, and economic inequities through local and statewide policy reform and systems change efforts....

WKKF launches racial equity program for corporate sector

WKKF launches racial equity program for corporate sector

November 26, 2020

The Expanding Equity program provides tools, knowledge, and human-centered approaches for transforming corporate workplaces into equitable places of opportunity that attract, develop, retain, and promote diverse talent....

McDonald's commits $100 million to Ronald McDonald House Charities

McDonald's commits $100 million to Ronald McDonald House Charities

November 26, 2020

As part of a five-year, $100 million commitment, the company has launched a social media challenge to help raise awareness and funds for the charity, which provides families with critically ill or injured children undergoing medical care away from home with lodging and other resources....

Citi Foundation awards $15 million to CDFIs for COVID relief

Citi Foundation awards $15 million to CDFIs for COVID relief

November 25, 2020

Thirty community development financial institutions will each receive $500,000 in unrestricted funding to provide small businesses with the resources they need to sustain their operations and support vulnerable households impacted by COVID-19....

Survey finds U.S., European publics underestimate climate crisis

Survey finds U.S., European publics underestimate climate crisis

November 25, 2020

A survey commissioned by the nonpartisan think tank d|part and the Open Society European Policy Institute found that at least a third of respondents in nine countries, including at least half in the Czech Republic (67 percent), Poland (55 percent), and the U.S. (50 percent), believed that "scientists are roughly equally divided on whether climate change is man-made or not"....

Enterprise pledges $120 million to address racial equity, hunger

Enterprise pledges $120 million to address racial equity, hunger

November 25, 2020

The commitment includes support for the launch of Enterprise Holdings ROAD Forward, a five-year, $55 million initiative aimed at increasing respect, opportunity, achievement, and diversity (ROAD) for and among youth and families in communities where the company operates....

Amazon commits $9 million to Arlington-area organizations

Amazon commits $9 million to Arlington-area organizations

November 24, 2020

Awards include $3 million to organizations providing legal assistance with housing-related issues, $1 million to organizations advancing racial equity, $1 million in support of community health facilities, and $500,000 for workforce development programs....

Bank of America announces additional grants to HBCUs, HSIs

Bank of America announces additional grants to HBCUs, HSIs

November 23, 2020

A total of twenty-one historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs), including four previously announced schools, will receive grants of $1 million to develop or enhance programs that address specific skill gaps in their communities and create higher-paying, family-sustaining jobs....

Melmark receives $21 million for services for people with disabilities

Melmark receives $21 million for services for people with disabilities

November 23, 2020

The endowment gift from the family of Anne and Brutus Kenan will help secure the financial sustainability of the not-for-profit multi-service agency for children and adults with autism, intellectual disabilities, brain injuries, and other neurological and genetic diagnoses....

Flint Community Schools receive $1 million for remote learning tech

Flint Community Schools receive $1 million for remote learning tech

November 22, 2020

The grant from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation will enable the district to purchase six hundred iPads, twelve hundred Chromebooks, and fourteen hundred mobile Wi-Fi hot spots and expand access to educational, afterschool, community, and health and wellness resources for students and their families....

Gates Foundation awards $8.4 million for equitable literacy outcomes

Gates Foundation awards $8.4 million for equitable literacy outcomes

November 22, 2020

The five-year grant to Teaching Matters will support the creation of a Network for School Improvement cluster in New York City focused on ensuring that all students finish eighth grade prepared for success in high school and beyond, with a focus on proficiency in literacy....

Morgan Stanley awards $1.3 million for children's mental health

Morgan Stanley awards $1.3 million for children's mental health

November 21, 2020

The funding will support research on children's mental health, with a focus on vulnerable communities that traditionally lack access to care, the efficacy of telehealth treatment, and the impact of COVID-19 and digital technology on the mental health of Latinx youth....