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McKnight Foundation Awards $20.4 Million in Q1 Grants

McKnight Foundation Awards $20.4 Million in Q1 Grants

Posted April 4, 2020

Grants awarded include $300,000 over three years to the Uganda-based National Agricultural Research Organisation, which works to develop and promote technologies with the potential to transform agriculture in developing countries....

Community Foundation Update (04/04/20)

Community Foundation Update (04/04/20)

Posted April 4, 2020

News and staff announcements from community foundations in Alabama, California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington, D.C....

Elevate Prize Foundation Launches $5 Million Prize Competition

Elevate Prize Foundation Launches $5 Million Prize Competition

Posted April 3, 2020

Guided by the UN's Sustainable Development Goals and in partnership with MIT Solve, the competition will award up to $5 million annually to ten "global heroes" who are working to address an urgent problem, including emerging pandemics and health security threats such as COVID-19....

PepsiCo Commits $45 Million for COVID-19 Response Efforts

PepsiCo Commits $45 Million for COVID-19 Response Efforts

Posted April 3, 2020

The initiative will support the purchase of personal protective equipment for healthcare workers, expanded testing and screening, and the distribution of  more than fifty million meals to at-risk populations and communities globally....

#GivingTuesdayNow 'Day of Giving and Unity' Set for May 5

#GivingTuesdayNow 'Day of Giving and Unity' Set for May 5

Posted April 2, 2020

The event will be focused on mobilizing a global network of leaders, private-sector and philanthropic partners, and generous individuals to take action on behalf of first responders and frontline workers, including nonprofits and community-based organizations....

Mother Cabrini Foundation Commits $50 Million for COVID-19 Response

Mother Cabrini Foundation Commits $50 Million for COVID-19 Response

Posted April 2, 2020

The foundation will award grants to community-based emergency response funds, healthcare providers, Catholic Charities affiliates serving all faiths, and other organizations working to assist those most impacted by the spread of the virus, including the elderly and individuals with preexisting medical conditions....

Corporate Funders Step Up Support for COVID-19 Relief Efforts

Corporate Funders Step Up Support for COVID-19 Relief Efforts

Posted April 2, 2020

U.S. companies and corporate foundations that have announced commitments in support of efforts to address the impacts of the public health emergency include Bank of America, Cognizant Philanthropies, the Caterpillar Foundation, Augusta National Golf Club, and the Exelon Foundation....

Giving Fell Slightly in 2019, 2020 Outlook Uncertain, Report Finds

Giving Fell Slightly in 2019, 2020 Outlook Uncertain, Report Finds

Posted April 1, 2020

The Association of Fundraising Professionals' Fundraising Effectiveness Project found that charitable giving was down 1.4 percent on a year-over-year basis, with declines in the total number of donors and the numbers of new donors, new donors from 2018 who gave again in 2019, and repeat retained donors....

Facebook Commits $100 Million for Local Journalism

Facebook Commits $100 Million for Local Journalism

Posted March 31, 2020

The commitment includes $25 million in emergency grant funding through the Facebook Journalism Project and $75 million in additional marketing spend focused on moving money to news organizations around the world....

Google Commits More Than $800 Million for COVID-19 Response

Google Commits More Than $800 Million for COVID-19 Response

Posted March 30, 2020

The commitment includes $250 million in Google ad grants to the World Health Organization, $340 million in ad credits for small and midsize businesses (SMBs), and a $200 million investment fund aimed at helping SMBs access capital....

Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund Awards $3.5 Million

Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund Awards $3.5 Million

Posted March 29, 2020

An initial round of grants was awarded to nonprofit organizations with the capacity to deploy emergency services to a large number of residents, including those providing emergency food and supplies, mortgage and utility assistance, and direct financial assistance to individuals who have lost their jobs as a result of the virus....