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Duke receives $16 million to increase faculty diversity, inclusion

Duke receives $16 million to increase faculty diversity, inclusion

October 21, 2020

The largest portion of the grant will be directed to the recruitment and retention of faculty from underrepresented groups, while the remaining $5.5 million will be used to create a more inclusive environment for faculty, students, and the broader university community....

Report offers lessons from social-emotional learning initiative

Report offers lessons from social-emotional learning initiative

October 21, 2020

Early lessons learned from a multiyear initiative focused on exploring whether and how children benefit from partnerships between schools and out-of-school-time (OST) programs include the importance of a shared understanding of terminology and a mutual commitment of time....

California Endowment to focus on 'people, power, health'

California Endowment to focus on 'people, power, health'

October 20, 2020

Building on the achievements of and lessons learned from Building Healthy Communities, the foundation's previous ten-year strategy, the new ten-year plan will target funding to communities of color and grassroots leaders....

2020 Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering announced

2020 Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering announced

October 19, 2020

Twenty innovative early-career scientists and engineers in fields such as astrophysics, biomedical engineering, chemistry, computer and informational science, neuroscience, and plant biology will each receive $875,000 over five years to pursue their research....

Miami University receives $20 million from alumnus

Miami University receives $20 million from alumnus

October 18, 2020

The gift from Richard M. McVey ('81) will underwrite construction of a facility for the Emerging Technology in Business and Design department, as well as the departments of statistics and mathematics, the Armstrong Institute for Interactive Media Studies, and the Center for Analytics and Data Science....

Frontiers Group announces 2020 Allen Distinguished Investigators

Frontiers Group announces 2020 Allen Distinguished Investigators

October 18, 2020

The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group, a division of the Allen Institute, awarded $1.5 million each over five years in support of five projects, including three new investigations focused on discoveries about the nucleus and two projects that are continuations of the 2019 awards....

Walther Cancer Foundation commits $11 million to expand research

Walther Cancer Foundation commits $11 million to expand research

October 17, 2020

The commitment will establish the Walther Cancer Foundation Bioinformatics Fund in support of bioinformatics personnel, technology, and tools at Purdue's center for Cancer Research and the IU Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center....

Community Foundation Update (10/17/20)

Community Foundation Update (10/17/20)

October 17, 2020

News and staff announcements from community foundations in California, Idaho, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Vermont, Washington....

USAA commits $50 million to advance racial equity for military families

USAA commits $50 million to advance racial equity for military families

October 16, 2020

With the aim of helping close gaps in education and job training, employment, and income for communities of color and low-income military communities, the commitment will support efforts to advance racial equality and support the financial security of the military community....

Surdna Foundation commits $36 million for racial justice

Surdna Foundation commits $36 million for racial justice

October 16, 2020

The commitment over three years is in addition to the foundation's annual grantmaking of $41.5 million and will help existing grantee partners meet the critical needs of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities....

Africa CDC announces $100 million Pathogen Genomics Initiative

Africa CDC announces $100 million Pathogen Genomics Initiative

October 15, 2020

With support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and others, the public-private partnership will build a disease surveillance and laboratory network based on pathogen genomic sequencing....

Diversity of foundation staff, leadership lags, study finds

Diversity of foundation staff, leadership lags, study finds

October 15, 2020

The Council on Foundations' 2020 Grantmaker Salary and Benefits Report found that the diversity of foundation staff in terms of race, age, and disability has changed little over the last five years, especially at the leadership level, and that women continue to be underrepresented and paid less than men in leadership positions....