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Atlanta Launches $100 Million Effort to Expand Piedmont Park

Atlanta Launches $100 Million Effort to Expand Piedmont Park

Posted January 6, 2018

The city has agreed to spend $20 million for land acquisition, and a committee has been formed to raise an additional $80 million in philanthropic and private funds to acquire the remaining property and fund the park's design and construction....

Community Foundation Update (01/06/18)

Community Foundation Update (01/06/18)

Posted January 6, 2018

News and staff announcements from community foundations in Connecticut, Florida, Maryland, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania....

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Awards $3 Million to Synspira

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Awards $3 Million to Synspira

Posted January 5, 2018

The privately held company will use the funds to advance clinical development of an inhaled glycopolymer-based therapeutics candidate, SNSP113, for use in treating pulmonary complications of cystic fibrosis....

U.S. Bank Pledges $150 Million to Charity

U.S. Bank Pledges $150 Million to Charity

Posted January 4, 2018

In response to tax legislation passed by Congress in December, the bank will contribute $150 million to the U.S. Bank Foundation, give $1,000 bonuses to employees, and make other public-facing investments....

Gates Foundation Awards $8.7 Million to Study Hunger

Gates Foundation Awards $8.7 Million to Study Hunger

Posted January 4, 2018

The grant will fund research led by the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences on improving feed for livestock and preventing chronic gut inflammation among children in Burkina Faso and Ethiopia....

Status of Huguette Clark's Santa Barbara Estate Unclear

Status of Huguette Clark's Santa Barbara Estate Unclear

Posted January 4, 2018

Although court filings suggest that management of the mansion has been transferred to the Bellosguardo Foundation, final confirmation of the transfer or plans for converting it into a space for art have not been shared with the public....

Top Ten Gifts in 2017 Topped $10 Billion

Top Ten Gifts in 2017 Topped $10 Billion

Posted January 3, 2018

According to the Chronicle of Philanthropy's list of the largest gifts of the year, the $4.6 billion in Microsoft stock from Bill Gates represented nearly half the total of the ten largest gifts made in 2017....

ProPublica Finds Disparities in Hospital Care for Black Mothers

ProPublica Finds Disparities in Hospital Care for Black Mothers

Posted January 1, 2018

An analysis by ProPublica finds that the quality of care at hospitals where a disproportionate number of African-American women give birth is an important factor in black women being more likely to suffer serious complications during childbirth than white women....