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Report calls for climate funding with an equity and justice lens

Report calls for climate funding with an equity and justice lens

January 27, 2021

The report from the ClimateWorks Foundation highlights opportunities for intersectional funding in support of efforts to build climate change resilience, advance environmental and economic equity, and improve the lives of people around the globe....

 Citi Impact Fund announces second round of investments

Citi Impact Fund announces second round of investments

January 27, 2021

Launched in 2020, the $200 million fund makes equity investments in companies working to deliver solutions in the areas of workforce development, financial capability, physical and social infrastructure, sustainability, and access to capital and economic opportunity....

American Heart Association to raise $230 million for health equity

American Heart Association to raise $230 million for health equity

January 26, 2021

Commitments announced by the organization include $100 million for new scientific research programs and grants focused on evidence-based solutions to health inequities, and $100 million in support of hyper-local community-led solutions designed to eliminate barriers to health equity....

COVID-19 exacerbating global inequality, report finds

COVID-19 exacerbating global inequality, report finds

January 26, 2021

According to the report from Oxfam International, 87 percent of surveyed economists expect the pandemic to result in an "increase" or a "major increase" in income inequality in their country, while 56 percent said it would "likely" or "very likely" lead to an increase in gender inequality....

Arcus Foundation awards grants for social justice, conservation

Arcus Foundation awards grants for social justice, conservation

January 24, 2021

The foundation awarded grants through its Social Justice Program in support of LGBTQ leadership, movements, networks, and coalitions that are creating safer, more inclusive societies, and grants through its Great Apes & Gibbons Program in support of efforts to protect forest habitats....

North Carolina A&T receives $5.5 million from Corning

North Carolina A&T receives $5.5 million from Corning

January 23, 2021

The gift will support student scholarships, efforts to help students become classroom teachers, and initiatives designed to boost the number of graduates in fields critical to the nation's economic future....

Community Foundation Update (01/23/2021)

Community Foundation Update (01/23/2021)

January 23, 2021

News and staff announcements from community foundations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Rhode Island....

Open Society Foundations undergoing organizational 'rethink'

Open Society Foundations undergoing organizational 'rethink'

January 21, 2021

According to an internal memo obtained by Inside Philanthropy, the New York City-based foundation has suspended new initiatives in its thematic, advocacy, and geographic program areas and has allocated 25 percent of each program's pre-COVID budget for wrapping up work already scheduled to end this year or supporting work already under way....