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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....

Bloomberg Philanthropies launches COVID-19 Global Mayors Challenge

Bloomberg Philanthropies launches COVID-19 Global Mayors Challenge

January 12, 2021

Through the 2021 Global Mayors Challenge, grants of $1 million will be awarded to fifteen cities in support of innovative proposals that address a significant challenge in one of four areas — economic recovery and inclusive growth, health and well-being, climate and the environment, and good governance and equality....

Report highlights NYC foundation's effective COVID-19 response

Report highlights NYC foundation's effective COVID-19 response

January 12, 2021

The report from the New York Community Trust highlights the grantmaking of the NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund, which was launched by multiple foundations in March 2020 in support of small and midsize arts and human services nonprofits....

Johns Hopkins Medicine receives $15 million from trustee

Johns Hopkins Medicine receives $15 million from trustee

January 11, 2021

The gift to the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery will establish the David M. Rubenstein Precision Medicine Center of Excellence and support basic research focused on the development of therapeutic approaches to the preservation and restoration of hearing....

Community Foundation Update (01/09/2021)

Community Foundation Update (01/09/2021)

January 9, 2021

News and staff announcements from community foundations in Alaska, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin....

New Hampshire Charitable Foundation awards $4.1 million in grants

New Hampshire Charitable Foundation awards $4.1 million in grants

January 9, 2021

General operating support grants were awarded to eighty-eight nonprofits through the foundation's Community Grants Program in the areas of health and well-being, civic engagement, education, economic development, environmental protection, and arts and culture....

Mark Foundation awards $8 million for collaborative research

Mark Foundation awards $8 million for collaborative research

January 8, 2021

Inaugural grants awarded by the Endeavor Award program will support research projects focused on preventing and overcoming metastasis, decoding the whole-body response to cancer, and understanding the molecular mechanisms of tumor plasticity and progression....