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Rice Family Foundation receives $10 million gift in stocks

Rice Family Foundation receives $10 million gift in stocks

January 19, 2021

The gift of Utz shares by the third and fourth generations of the company’s founding family follows a gift of $10 million in September 2020 and will enable the foundation to increase its annual grantmaking for residents of Hanover and central Pennsylvania....

Rockefeller Foundation invests $30 million in COVID test procurement

Rockefeller Foundation invests $30 million in COVID test procurement

January 19, 2021

Made through RF Catalytic Capital, the foundation's public charity subsidiary, the investment will enable Thermo Fisher Scientific to procure and stock COVID-19 tests for distribution to the twenty-three states participating in the State and Territory Alliance for Testing, followed by other public and private buyers....

HonorHealth receives $21.5 million for neuroscience research

HonorHealth receives $21.5 million for neuroscience research

January 18, 2021

The gift from businessman and philanthropist Robert Bové will support the scheduled opening of the Bob Bové Neuroscience Institute at HonorHealth in May and efforts to drive innovation at the HonorHealth Research and Innovation Institute....

ECMC Foundation launches collaboration to support transfer students

ECMC Foundation launches collaboration to support transfer students

January 17, 2021

With the goal of supporting shared learning around the challenges community college students face in transferring their credits to a four-year program, the Catalyzing Transfer Initiative awarded grants totaling nearly $4.5 million to five nonprofits....

Kirby Foundation announces $13.8 million in 2020 grants

Kirby Foundation announces $13.8 million in 2020 grants

January 16, 2021

The funding includes grants for COVID-19 relief and to nonprofit organizations working in the areas of arts and humanities, education, the environment, health and medicine, human services, public policy, and religion....

Community Foundation Update (01/16/2021)

Community Foundation Update (01/16/2021)

January 16, 2021

News and staff announcements from community foundations in Alabama, Arizona, California, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Vermont....

IDB, PepsiCo Foundation extend partnership in Latin America

IDB, PepsiCo Foundation extend partnership in Latin America

January 16, 2021

PepsiCo and its foundation have committed $6 million over five years in support of projects aimed at generating solutions in the areas of water access, inclusive recycling, sustainable agriculture, and economic recovery....

Virginia Tech announces $10 million gift from alumni couple

Virginia Tech announces $10 million gift from alumni couple

January 15, 2021

The commitment includes $7.4 million in support of the newly renamed Sanghani Center for Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics and a previously announced $1.5 million gift to help address food insecurity among students....

Global Fund awarded $8.54 billion in grants in 2020

Global Fund awarded $8.54 billion in grants in 2020

January 15, 2021

Of the $12.71 billion available for grant allocations in its current three-year funding cycle (2020-22), the fund approved $9.2 billion for 2020 and by the end of December had finalized all but $660 million of the total....

Mellon Foundation awards $72 million for 'Just Futures' projects

Mellon Foundation awards $72 million for 'Just Futures' projects

January 14, 2021

Grants of up to $5 million over three years were awarded to sixteen teams of humanities scholars who are studying periods of crisis and disruption for lessons that contribute to deeper public understanding of the nation's racist past and remedies that lead to a more socially just future....

Apple announces racial equity, justice initiatives

Apple announces racial equity, justice initiatives

January 14, 2021

Part of a $100 million initiative announced by the tech giant in June 2020, the commitments include $25 million to establish a learning hub for HBCUs; scholarship, fellowship and grant programs in engineering; investments totaling $35 million in efforts to provide capital to minority-owned businesses; and a new Apple Development Academy in Detroit....

Elon Musk gives $5 million to Khan Academy

Elon Musk gives $5 million to Khan Academy

January 13, 2021

In a video thanking the SpaceX and Tesla Motors co-founder and his foundation, Khan Academy founder Salman Khan said the gift will enable the organization to "accelerate all sorts of content" for its hundred and twenty million users around the world....

2021 Charles Bronfman Prize awarded to Jessica Beckerman, Ari Johnson

2021 Charles Bronfman Prize awarded to Jessica Beckerman, Ari Johnson

January 13, 2021

The $100,000 prize was awarded to the co-founders of Muso, which provides community-based health care in Mali and Côte d'Ivoire through a Proactive Care model that deploys health workers who administer door-to-door home visits and doorstep care and provide quick and free access to public clinics....