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Getty Museum Receives 'Significant' Endowment Gift

Getty Museum Receives 'Significant' Endowment Gift

Posted January 15, 2020

The gift from board member Maria Hummer-Tuttle and her husband, former ambassador Robert Tuttle, will establish a permanent endowment fund for the museum and name its directorship....

Ascend Fund Launched to Advance Women's Equal Political Representation

Ascend Fund Launched to Advance Women's Equal Political Representation

Posted January 15, 2020

With seed funding from Melinda Gates's Pivotal Ventures, the fund will support nonpartisan nonprofits working to prepare women to run for, and win, office at the local, state, and national levels and break down other barriers to women's elected leadership....

Lewis Prize for Music Announces Inaugural Music Education Grants

Lewis Prize for Music Announces Inaugural Music Education Grants

Posted January 15, 2020

The grantmaker has awarded grants totaling $2 million in support of musical leaders and arts organizations focused on building community, fostering engaged citizens, and supporting the holistic growth of young people through musical learning, performance, and creation opportunities....

Infants, Teens More Likely to Reenter Foster Care, Study Finds

Infants, Teens More Likely to Reenter Foster Care, Study Finds

Posted January 14, 2020

A report from the Center for State Child Welfare Data found that the younger the age at which a child exits the system, the higher the reentry rate, with the risk of reentry increasing when former foster children — regardless of their age at exit — become teenagers....

Dana-Farber Receives $16.5 Million for Multiple Myeloma Research

Dana-Farber Receives $16.5 Million for Multiple Myeloma Research

Posted January 14, 2020

The Riney Family Multiple Myeloma Initiative will support efforts in three areas — identifying and targeting genomic and epigenomic abnormalities, developing novel therapeutics to target both tumor cells and the host immune microenvironment, and creating infrastructure for big data management and open access....

Heinz Endowments Launches $10 Million Early Childhood Initiative

Heinz Endowments Launches $10 Million Early Childhood Initiative

Posted January 13, 2020

With the goal of ensuring that all children in the Pittsburgh region are school-ready when they reach kindergarten age, the three-year initiative will support efforts to provide holistic early childhood care, education, and support for families....

Hearst Foundations Award Grants Totaling $2 Million

Hearst Foundations Award Grants Totaling $2 Million

Posted January 12, 2020

The William Randolph Hearst Foundation and Hearst Foundation, Inc. awarded grants to California nonprofits working in the areas of arts and culture, education, health, and human services....

Community Foundation Update (01/11/20)

Community Foundation Update (01/11/20)

Posted January 11, 2020

News and staff announcements from community foundations in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, and North Carolina....

Gates Foundation Initiative Focused on Student-Centered Transformation

Gates Foundation Initiative Focused on Student-Centered Transformation

Posted January 10, 2020

Through the foundation's Intermediaries for Scale initiative, thirteen grantees will work with colleges and universities to support student-centered transformation, with a focus on low-income and first-generation students, students of color, and working adults....

Minderoo Foundation Pledges $48 Million for Bushfire Relief

Minderoo Foundation Pledges $48 Million for Bushfire Relief

Posted January 9, 2020

The commitment from Andrew and Nicola Forrest includes $6.86 million to mobilize volunteers, $6.86 million to seed a fund that will provide direct assistance to affected communities, and $34.3 million for the development of a long-term disaster resilience blueprint for the country....