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Carnegie Corporation Names 2019 Carnegie Fellows

Carnegie Corporation Names 2019 Carnegie Fellows

Posted April 24, 2019

Each of the thirty-two scholars in the fifth class of fellows will receive a grant of up to $200,000 to help underwrite the research and writing costs of a project in the social sciences and humanities leading to the publication of a book or study....

Prudential Commits $180 Million in Support of 'Opportunity Youth'

Prudential Commits $180 Million in Support of 'Opportunity Youth'

Posted April 24, 2019

With the goal of creating pathways to financial security for young people between the ages of 15 and 29 who lack access to school, training, or regular jobs, the financial services company will support initiatives and organizations in more than seventy countries....

Biden to Close Foundation

Biden to Close Foundation

Posted April 24, 2019

By taking steps to dismantle the organization, Biden may be hoping to avoid some of the financial and conflict-of-interest questions that dogged Hillary Clinton during her campaign for the presidency in 2016....

UPenn Energy Policy Center Receives $30 Million Gift

UPenn Energy Policy Center Receives $30 Million Gift

Posted April 24, 2019

The gift will fund programming at the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy, which supports faculty research, hosts visiting scholars and public lectures, and awards grants to students in support of hands-on learning opportunities....

Pollock-Krasner Foundation Awards $3.2 Million in Grants

Pollock-Krasner Foundation Awards $3.2 Million in Grants

Posted April 23, 2019

Grants awarded through the 2018-19 funding cycle include support for artists from eighteen states, Puerto Rico, and seventeen countries, as well as emergency relief grants to artists affected by the wildfires in California and recent hurricanes....

Bloomberg Pledges $5.5 Million for Climate Action

Bloomberg Pledges $5.5 Million for Climate Action

Posted April 23, 2019

The commitment will fill a funding shortfall created when the Trump administration — for the second consecutive year — decided not to fully fund commitments made by the previous administration....

Trio of Museums to Receive Collection of Japanese Art Works

Trio of Museums to Receive Collection of Japanese Art Works

Posted April 22, 2019

Comprising a total of five hundred and fifty works, the gift includes paintings and calligraphy with links to East Asian literary traditions as well as ceramics and a curated group of Meiji and contemporary works....

Flinn Foundation Announces 2019 Scholars

Flinn Foundation Announces 2019 Scholars

Posted April 21, 2019

Hailing from nineteen high schools in the Phoenix metro area, this year's cohort will receive scholarships valued at more than $120,000 to attend Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, or the University of Arizona....

Community Foundation Update (04/20/19)

Community Foundation Update (04/20/19)

Posted April 20, 2019

News and staff announcements from community foundations in California, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Michigan, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas....

Willamette Falls Trust Receives Gifts Totaling $7 Million

Willamette Falls Trust Receives Gifts Totaling $7 Million

Posted April 19, 2019

Gifts of $5 million and $2 million from Ballmer Group co-founder Connie Ballmer and the Portland-based Ann and Bill Swindells Charitable Trust will support a project to create public access to the Willamette Falls for the first time in a century....

Muny Receives $10 Million Endowment Gift

Muny Receives $10 Million Endowment Gift

Posted April 18, 2019

The gift in support of the outdoor theater's endowment includes $5 million designated specifically for its ongoing educational efforts and mentorship opportunities for youth interested in careers in musical theater....

Obama Foundation Discloses 2019 First-Quarter Contributions

Obama Foundation Discloses 2019 First-Quarter Contributions

Posted April 18, 2019

Donors who made new contributions of at least $1 million between January 1 and March 31, 2019, include the W.K. Kellogg, Irving Harris, Colleen & Bradley Bell Charitable, and Schlosstein Hartley foundations, Dropbox CEO Andrew Houston, and Malaysian entrepreneur Tony Fernandes....

University of Chicago Receives $9 Million for 'Trauma-Informed' Care

University of Chicago Receives $9 Million for 'Trauma-Informed' Care

Posted April 18, 2019

The gift from the Ellen & Ronald Block Family and Hassenfeld Family foundations will be used to integrate and expand clinical and community services designed to help children and their families recover from the immediate and long-term effects of trauma....