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Flinn Foundation Announces 2019 Scholars

Flinn Foundation Announces 2019 Scholars

Posted April 21, 2019

Hailing from nineteen high schools in the Phoenix metro area, this year's cohort will receive scholarships valued at more than $120,000 to attend Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, or the University of Arizona....

Community Foundation Update (04/20/19)

Community Foundation Update (04/20/19)

Posted April 20, 2019

News and staff announcements from community foundations in California, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Michigan, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas....

Willamette Falls Trust Receives Gifts Totaling $7 Million

Willamette Falls Trust Receives Gifts Totaling $7 Million

Posted April 19, 2019

Gifts of $5 million and $2 million from Ballmer Group co-founder Connie Ballmer and the Portland-based Ann and Bill Swindells Charitable Trust will support a project to create public access to the Willamette Falls for the first time in a century....

Muny Receives $10 Million Endowment Gift

Muny Receives $10 Million Endowment Gift

Posted April 18, 2019

The gift in support of the outdoor theater's endowment includes $5 million designated specifically for its ongoing educational efforts and mentorship opportunities for youth interested in careers in musical theater....

Obama Foundation Discloses 2019 First-Quarter Contributions

Obama Foundation Discloses 2019 First-Quarter Contributions

Posted April 18, 2019

Donors who made new contributions of at least $1 million between January 1 and March 31, 2019, include the W.K. Kellogg, Irving Harris, Colleen & Bradley Bell Charitable, and Schlosstein Hartley foundations, Dropbox CEO Andrew Houston, and Malaysian entrepreneur Tony Fernandes....

University of Chicago Receives $9 Million for 'Trauma-Informed' Care

University of Chicago Receives $9 Million for 'Trauma-Informed' Care

Posted April 18, 2019

The gift from the Ellen & Ronald Block Family and Hassenfeld Family foundations will be used to integrate and expand clinical and community services designed to help children and their families recover from the immediate and long-term effects of trauma....

Nearly $790 Million Pledged for Notre-Dame Reconstruction

Nearly $790 Million Pledged for Notre-Dame Reconstruction

Posted April 17, 2019

Pledges toward the restoration of the 800-year-old cathedral have poured in from individual and corporate donors, including a number of French luxury and cosmetics companies and the families that own them....

2019 Class of Gates Cambridge Scholars Announced

2019 Class of Gates Cambridge Scholars Announced

Posted April 16, 2019

The ninety scholars in this year's cohort will pursue graduate studies at the University of Cambridge in areas of study ranging from human trafficking and cybersecurity to the genetics of TB resistance….

Transparency in Crowdfunding Increases Donations, Study Finds

Transparency in Crowdfunding Increases Donations, Study Finds

Posted April 16, 2019

A report from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University found that each additional work-related word in an update increased donations on average by $65.27 a month, while being tagged as a "certified charity" raised funds by $22.02 a month....

CZI Awards $6.9 Million to Boost STEM Diversity

CZI Awards $6.9 Million to Boost STEM Diversity

Posted April 16, 2019

Grants to UC San Diego and UC Berkeley will expand the successful Meyerhoff Scholars Program at the University of Maryland Baltimore County and help diversify the STEM field, particularly in Silicon Valley....

Indiana University School of Art Receives $20 Million

Indiana University School of Art Receives $20 Million

Posted April 15, 2019

The gift from alumni Sidney and Lois Eskenazi will support two new funds, including a scholarship for students interested in painting, and name the Sidney and Lois Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design....