News

KIDS COUNT Finds Uneven Progress in Child Well-Being

KIDS COUNT Finds Uneven Progress in Child Well-Being

Posted June 18, 2019

The thirtieth edition of the KIDS COUNT Data Book found that despite improvements in eleven of the sixteen indicators the study uses to measure child well-being, racial/ethnic disparities remained....

Knowledge-Based Industries, Entrepreneurship Drive Economic Success

Knowledge-Based Industries, Entrepreneurship Drive Economic Success

Posted June 17, 2019

Based on performance-based metrics such as average annual earnings, job growth, GDP gains, and the proportion of jobs contributed by young and startup firms, the report measured and ranked 379 metropolitan areas across the United States according to economic performance....

Creative Capital Shifts to Annual Funding Cycle for Artists

Creative Capital Shifts to Annual Funding Cycle for Artists

Posted June 17, 2019

The change in the Creative Capital Awards program — which provides $50,000 in project funding, supplemented by career development services valued at $50,000 — will result in steadier, more consistent support for artists....

Bill and Melinda Gates Launch Lobbying Initiative

Bill and Melinda Gates Launch Lobbying Initiative

Posted June 17, 2019

The Gates Policy Initiative, a 501(c)(4) organization independent of the Gates Foundation, will focus on global health, global development, efforts to move people from poverty to employment, and educational outcomes for African-American, Latinx, and rural students....

Belk Foundation Announces New Strategic Focus

Belk Foundation Announces New Strategic Focus

Posted June 16, 2019

The foundation will support efforts to expand the pool of effective teachers through enhanced partnerships between teacher preparation providers and school districts and will advocate for innovative staffing models that enable already effective teachers to reach more students directly....

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Announces Rare Diseases Project

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Announces Rare Diseases Project

Posted June 16, 2019

With guidance from patient communities, experts, and advocacy organizations, the Rare As One Project will support the efforts of patient-led organizations to launch collaborative research networks for their specific rare disease area....

Majority of Nonprofit Staff Satisfied in Their Jobs, Survey Finds

Majority of Nonprofit Staff Satisfied in Their Jobs, Survey Finds

Posted June 16, 2019

A survey by online fundraising software provider Classy found that 84 percent of respondents said they were satisfied in their current roles, while a similar share believed they were aligned with leadership on a vision for the organization....

Post-Disaster Recovery Commitments Announced at CGI Network Meeting

Post-Disaster Recovery Commitments Announced at CGI Network Meeting

Posted June 15, 2019

Announced at the fourth meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative Action Network on Post-Disaster Recovery, the twenty-nine new commitments to action will support initiatives in the areas of health care, food security, renewable energy, small business development, and sustainable tourism....

Community Foundation Update (06/15/19)

Community Foundation Update (06/15/19)

Posted June 15, 2019

News and staff announcements from community foundations in Michigan, Ohio, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Wisconsin....

$18.7 Million Gift Will Expand Treatment Center for Eating Disorders

$18.7 Million Gift Will Expand Treatment Center for Eating Disorders

Posted June 14, 2019

The gift will establish the Kendrick B. Melrose Leadership and Excellence Endowment Fund and support the growth of Park Nicollet Health Services' Melrose Center, which provides residential care, family-based therapy, and specialized programs for eating disorders....

Bloomberg Calls for Local Action Rooted in the Present

Bloomberg Calls for Local Action Rooted in the Present

Posted June 14, 2019

In his annual letter, Michael R. Bloomberg urges communities, cities, states, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and philanthropy to take action to address climate change, gun violence, the opioid epidemic, and the higher education affordability crisis in America....

John A. Hartford Foundation Awards $4.8 Million for Senior Care

John A. Hartford Foundation Awards $4.8 Million for Senior Care

Posted June 12, 2019

Four grants were awarded for projects designed to support a national strategy for family caregiving, improve serious illness and end-of-life care, and identify ways to measure the impact of the foundation's grantmaking and programs....

Nature Conservancy Announces Interim CEO in Wake of Resignations

Nature Conservancy Announces Interim CEO in Wake of Resignations

Posted June 12, 2019

Following an internal investigation of its workplace culture and the departure or resignation of several senior executives, including CEO Mark Tercek, the environmental organization has appointed board member and former U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell as interim CEO....