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TD Bank Awards $7.5 Million in TD Ready Challenge Grants

TD Bank Awards $7.5 Million in TD Ready Challenge Grants

Posted December 14, 2019

Ten organizations — four in the U.S. and six in Canada — will receive $750,000 each in support of programs and interventions aimed at reducing the onset, development, and severity of chronic disease and illness in underserved communities....

Boeing Awards More Than $48 Million in Grants

Boeing Awards More Than $48 Million in Grants

Posted December 14, 2019

With the latest awards, the aerospace giant is on track to surpass $230 million in corporate giving in 2019 — an amount that includes charitable gifts, company contributions, and employee giving and matches totaling almost $40 million....

Community Foundation Update (12/14/19)

Community Foundation Update (12/14/19)

Posted December 14, 2019

News and staff announcements from community foundations in California, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Vermont....

Funders Launch Donor Collaborative to Scale Impact Investing

Funders Launch Donor Collaborative to Scale Impact Investing

Posted December 11, 2019

With $12.5 million in initial funding, the Tipping Point Fund will support the creation and development of critical infrastructure needed to ensure the integrity and continued growth of the impact investing market....

Human Rights Advocate Natan Sharansky Awarded 2020 Genesis Prize

Human Rights Advocate Natan Sharansky Awarded 2020 Genesis Prize

Posted December 11, 2019

As a leader of the Soviet dissident movement in the 1970s, Sharansky was incarcerated for nine years as a prisoner of conscience before being released in 1986 and moving to Israel, where he has continued to fight for freedom, democracy, and human rights....

LEGO Foundation Awards $100 Million to Launch Play Initiative

LEGO Foundation Awards $100 Million to Launch Play Initiative

Posted December 11, 2019

Led by the International Rescue Committee, the PlayMatters initiative will provide early learning solutions for pre-primary and primary school-age children affected by humanitarian crises in three East African countries....

Fund to Preserve Affordable Communities to Award $28 Million

Fund to Preserve Affordable Communities to Award $28 Million

Posted December 10, 2019

The Low Income Investment Fund, the National Affordable Housing Trust, Calvert Impact Capital, and Mercy Loan Fund will provide $28 million in loans to help nonprofit developers acquire and preserve affordable housing projects for low-income families....

Lilly Endowment Announces $108 Million Higher Education Initiative

Lilly Endowment Announces $108 Million Higher Education Initiative

Posted December 10, 2019

Charting the Future for Indiana's Colleges and Universities will address key challenges faced by colleges and universities in the state, including a decline in enrollments, competition from job-training programs and the expansion of online learning opportunities, and changes in federal funding policies....

Liberty Science Center Receives $15 Million for New Campus

Liberty Science Center Receives $15 Million for New Campus

Posted December 9, 2019

A $10 million gift from former U.S. representative and New Jersey state senator Frank J. Guarini and a $5 million match from LSC board co-chair David Barry will support a planned regional campus for science and tech startups....

Emory University Receives $30 Million for Goizueta Business School

Emory University Receives $30 Million for Goizueta Business School

Posted December 9, 2019

The largest gift in the hundred-year history of the business school will support the creation of a virtual classroom, the use of holograms to facilitate "pop-up" campuses at remote locations, and further investments in programming focused on the social responsibility and impact of business on communities....