Philanthropy news

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute receives $50 million gift

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute receives $50 million gift

May 13, 2021

The gift from board member Judith B. Hale, her son, Robert T. Hale, Jr., and his wife, Karen Hale, will support the Hale Family Center for Pancreatic Cancer Research, with a focus on early detection and prevention, and precision medicine and biology....

Study urges private nonprofit colleges to focus on student retention

Study urges private nonprofit colleges to focus on student retention

May 12, 2021

According to a report from Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors and the TIAA Institute, private nonprofit schools that are smaller, less competitive, tuition-dependent, and/or have relatively small endowments are consistently identified as financially vulnerable, but they could strengthen their financial position by redirecting resources from student recruitment to retention....

$50 million funder collaborative launched for care infrastructure

$50 million funder collaborative launched for care infrastructure

May 12, 2021

Housed at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, the Care for All with Respect and Equity (CARE) Fund will support a broad-based movement for care that includes paid leave, child care and early education, long-term services and supports for older adults and people with disabilities, and high-quality jobs for all care workers....

Open Society Foundations to refocus on global human rights

Open Society Foundations to refocus on global human rights

May 11, 2021

The Chronicle of Philanthropy reports that OSF plans to dedicate an additional $75 million to its network of foundations and programs in a hundred and twenty countries, while consolidating grantmaking programs in its global headquarters and cutting two hundred jobs....

Joyce Foundation launches five-year, $250 million grantmaking strategy

Joyce Foundation launches five-year, $250 million grantmaking strategy

May 10, 2021

The strategy doubles down on the foundation's efforts to advance racial equity and economic mobility and will include new investments in criminal justice reform, efforts to address COVID’s impact on public education, and protecting the region’s groundwater from pollution....

Report finds shift in giving trends, definition of philanthropy

Report finds shift in giving trends, definition of philanthropy

May 9, 2021

According to surveys conducted by Fidelity Charitable of more than four thousand individuals who gave at least $1,000 in the previous year, donors are embracing new approaches to giving and reconsidering what constitutes being philanthropic....

Windgate awards more than $7.5 million to University of Arkansas

Windgate awards more than $7.5 million to University of Arkansas

May 8, 2021

The funding includes $4 million for need-based scholarships; $394,000 for academic program development and expansions; $240,000 in support of developing an artist-in-residence program; $120,000 in support of paid internships; and more than $2.8 million for the Windgate Art and Design Building Facility Endowment....

Hilton Foundation awards $2 million to UCLA medical school

Hilton Foundation awards $2 million to UCLA medical school

May 8, 2021

To be administered by the department of neurology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Research Support Fund will support efforts to develop treatments optimized to individual patient's neurodegenerative disability....

Community Foundation Update (05/08/2021)

Community Foundation Update (05/08/2021)

May 8, 2021

News and staff announcements from community foundations in Alaska, Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin....

Google commits $10 million to AAPI nonprofits

Google commits $10 million to AAPI nonprofits

May 7, 2021

The commitments include more than $3 million in grants from Google.org to nearly forty organizations working to ensure the safety of and equity for the Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community....