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Fund Launched to Catalyze Impact Investments in Developing Countries

Fund Launched to Catalyze Impact Investments in Developing Countries

Posted February 19, 2019

The Agri-Business Capital (ABC) Fund will focus on generating private-sector investment in small and midsize enterprises, farmers' organizations, and smallholder farmers' groups, which have had limited access to finance because traditional institutions view them as too risky....

Jewish Youth Group Awarded $25 Million for Women's Empowerment Program

Jewish Youth Group Awarded $25 Million for Women's Empowerment Program

Posted February 18, 2019

The gift from Ted and Harriette Perlman will launch the Anita M. Perlman Women's Leadership Initiative, which will work to mobilize young BBYO alumnae to assume leadership positions in the organization and create new leadership development opportunities....

Brown University Receives $5 Million Gift for Anthropology Museum

Brown University Receives $5 Million Gift for Anthropology Museum

Posted February 17, 2019

The gift from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will support a detailed inventory of the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology's holdings and the initial steps involved in moving the collection closer to the university's campus in Providence....

University of Georgia Law School Receives $3 Million for Scholarships

University of Georgia Law School Receives $3 Million for Scholarships

Posted February 17, 2019

The gift from alumna Kathelen V. Amos ('82) and the Daniel P. Amos Family Foundation will fund partial-tuition scholarships as well as a professional development stipend for law school students who are the first in their families to graduate from college....

Aetna Announces Winners of Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge

Aetna Announces Winners of Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge

Posted February 17, 2019

The Mecklenburg County Health Department in North Carolina and the Coalition United to Reach Equity (CURE) in Bridgeport, Connecticut, were recognized for their efforts to make measurable, scalable progress on a local public health issue....

Community Foundation Update (02/16/19)

Community Foundation Update (02/16/19)

Posted February 16, 2019

News and staff announcements from community foundations in California, Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont, Wisconsin....

Skoll Foundation Names Donald Gips as New Chief Executive

Skoll Foundation Names Donald Gips as New Chief Executive

Posted February 13, 2019

With a career that spans public service, business, politics, finance, and technology, the former ambassador to South Africa brings decades of experience that will be useful in sustaining and elevating the foundation's efforts to support and advance social entrepreneurship globally....