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Schmidt Science Fellows Names Inaugural Cohort

Schmidt Science Fellows Names Inaugural Cohort

Posted April 25, 2018

Established by philanthropists Eric and Wendy Schmidt, the postdoctoral fellowship program is aimed at providing the next generation of leaders and innovators in science with the tools and opportunities needed to drive world-changing advances....

NFWF Awards $26.5 Million to Restore Coastal Texas Dunes

NFWF Awards $26.5 Million to Restore Coastal Texas Dunes

Posted April 25, 2018

Aimed at restoring some seventeen miles of the beach dune ridge system within the McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge, the grant will leverage more than $25 million in Natural Resource Damages and RESTORE Act funds for a total conservation investment of over $50 million....

Goldman Prize Honors Seven Environmental Leaders

Goldman Prize Honors Seven Environmental Leaders

Posted April 24, 2018

Launched in 1989, the annual prize honors emerging leaders from the world's inhabited continental regions who are working to protect the environment and their communities....

Bloomberg Commits $4.5 Million to Climate Change Efforts

Bloomberg Commits $4.5 Million to Climate Change Efforts

Posted April 24, 2018

The funding will provide the secretariat with 60 percent of its anticipated U.S. budget for 2018, meeting the shortfall in what was allocated to the agency by Congress in the recently enacted omnibus spending bill for fiscal year 2018 and the secretariat's anticipated budget....

SVCF Official Resigns Amid Harassment Allegations

SVCF Official Resigns Amid Harassment Allegations

Posted April 23, 2018

Mari Ellen Loijens, who oversaw fundraising at the foundation, had been accused of "emotionally abusive and sexually inappropriate behavior" and of creating a toxic workplace in which employees were berated, scapegoated, and emotionally abused....

UC Denver Receives $12 Million Pledge

UC Denver Receives $12 Million Pledge

Posted April 23, 2018

The gift to the university's College of Architecture and Planning includes $4 million for scholarships, $4 million for international programs, and $4 million for experiential learning initiatives....

Public Radio Station KEXP Receives $10 Million Bequest

Public Radio Station KEXP Receives $10 Million Bequest

Posted April 22, 2018

The gift from a donor identified only as Suzanne will be used to fund emerging priorities, accelerate the station’s digital content strategy, and foster experimentation in the station’s programming....

Amherst College Receives $100 Million From Anonymous Alumnus

Amherst College Receives $100 Million From Anonymous Alumnus

Posted April 21, 2018

The gift will match "significant" contributions to the school's recently announced comprehensive fundraising campaign, which will provide resources for increasing the size of the faculty as well as academic development initiatives, with an emphasis on STEM fields....

Community Foundation Update (04/21/18)

Community Foundation Update (04/21/18)

Posted April 21, 2018

News and staff announcements from community foundations in California, Colorado, Georgia, Hawai'i, Indiana, Ohio, Rhode Island, Washington, Wisconsin....

Public Health Emergency Preparedness Improving, Study Finds

Public Health Emergency Preparedness Improving, Study Finds

Posted April 20, 2018

According to a report compiled by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the nation's readiness for managing health emergencies improved significantly over the past five years, though deep regional differences remain....

Wealth Transfer to Reach Nearly $9 Trillion by 2027, Study Finds

Wealth Transfer to Reach Nearly $9 Trillion by 2027, Study Finds

Posted April 19, 2018

The report from the Chronicle of Philanthropy, LOCUS Impact Investing, and the Center for Rural Entrepreneurship found that if just 5 percent of projected inheritances was captured by philanthropy, it could add up to $22 billion a year in grantmaking....