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2020 Atlantic Fellows for Racial Equity announced

2020 Atlantic Fellows for Racial Equity announced

August 4, 2020

Twenty community leaders working to end anti-Black racism in the United States and South Africa will receive space to reflect and engage with new thinking, access to a transnational network of leaders in the racial equity field, coaching, and up to $20,000 in support of their efforts....

Howard Hughes Medical Institute announces 2020 Gilliam Fellows

Howard Hughes Medical Institute announces 2020 Gilliam Fellows

August 1, 2020

Established in 2004 to honor the late James H. Gilliam, Jr., the program will provide forty-five doctoral students and their advisers with an award of $50,000 a year for up to three years to advance diversity and inclusion in the sciences....

Community Foundation Update (08/01/20)

Community Foundation Update (08/01/20)

August 1, 2020

News and staff announcements from community foundations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Indiana, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, and Ohio....

Xavier University of Louisiana receives $20 million gift

Xavier University of Louisiana receives $20 million gift

July 31, 2020

The largest gift in Xavier's 95-year-history will enable the university to expand scholarships, endow new faculty positions, and make much-needed investments in sustaining its mission as the nation’s only Catholic and historically black university....

Donors looking to maintain 2020 giving, survey finds

Donors looking to maintain 2020 giving, survey finds

July 31, 2020

Conducted in cooperation with some of the nation's largest faith-based nonprofit organizations, the report from DickersonBakker found that 85 percent of donors expect to maintain or increase their charitable giving between now and year-end....

NonProfit Times names 2020 'Top 50' influencers

NonProfit Times names 2020 'Top 50' influencers

July 31, 2020

This year's list features twelve newcomers, including Alicia Garza of Black Lives Matter and Rajiv Shah of the Rockefeller Foundation, while seven executives are returning to the list after an absence of at least a year....

Edward Jones commits $25 million to Alzheimer's Association

Edward Jones commits $25 million to Alzheimer's Association

July 30, 2020

The grant, which builds on a five-year, $25 million partnership launched in 2016, will fund efforts to enhance care and support programs, provide educational materials to the financial services firm's clients and associates, and advance critical research....

Greater Milwaukee Foundation launches $30 million impact effort

Greater Milwaukee Foundation launches $30 million impact effort

July 30, 2020

In addition to $620,000 in grants it has already provided to help sustain local small businesses during the pandemic, the community foundation pledged $15 million of its own resources and will work to raise an additional $15 million in support of racial equity and inclusion initiatives in the region....

NYC COVID-19 response fund awarded more than $110 million

NYC COVID-19 response fund awarded more than $110 million

July 29, 2020

Launched in March, the fund was administered by the New York Community Trust, which managed more than $73 million in grant funding, with the Nonprofit Finance Fund issuing and managing another $37 million in no-interest loans....