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Visa Foundation commits $4.8 million for minority-led small businesses

Visa Foundation commits $4.8 million for minority-led small businesses

December 27, 2020

The commitments include $3 million to Black Ambition, a new racial equity and entrepreneurship initiative launched by Pharrell Williams; $1.5 million to LISC to help boost small business resiliency for women entrepreneurs of color; and $300,000 to VC Include, which provides education and training to venture capital funds led by Black, Latinx, Indigenous, people of color, and women....

Community Foundation Update (12/26/2020)

Community Foundation Update (12/26/2020)

December 26, 2020

News and staff announcements from community foundations in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, and the U.S. Virgin Islands....

LLS announces collaborative grants totaling $17 million

LLS announces collaborative grants totaling $17 million

December 25, 2020

Funded in collaboration with several foundations, biotechnology companies, and other organizations, grants were awarded in support of blood cancer research at cancer centers and research institutes in the United States and Australia....

Cal Wellness awards $10.7 million for health equity, racial justice

Cal Wellness awards $10.7 million for health equity, racial justice

December 24, 2020

The grants will support organizations working to address barriers to health and wellness in historically marginalized communities, Black leaders and Black-led solutions, and policy advocacy organizations working to advance the movement for health equity and racial justice in California....

CZI commits $7 million for racial equity, youth well-being

CZI commits $7 million for racial equity, youth well-being

December 24, 2020

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative awarded grants to five organizations in support of efforts to advance racial equity, strengthen tribal identity, and improve mental wellness for youth in marginalized communities impacted by COVID-19....

Gilead Sciences launches $10 million racial equity effort

Gilead Sciences launches $10 million racial equity effort

December 23, 2020

The biopharmaceutical company's Racial Equity Community Impact Fund will provide $10 million in grants over three years to twenty organizations working to advance community advocacy and mobilization, educational innovations, and social innovations....

Open Society Foundations announces 2020 Soros Justice Fellows

Open Society Foundations announces 2020 Soros Justice Fellows

December 22, 2020

Nineteen fellows — a mix of artists, advocates, organizers, and researchers dedicated to advancing criminal justice reforms in the United States — from eight states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico will receive stipends of between $57,500 and $127,500 for full-time projects lasting twelve to eighteen months....

Morehouse, CommonSpirit launch $100 million initiative

Morehouse, CommonSpirit launch $100 million initiative

December 22, 2020

Morehouse School of Medicine and CommonSpirit have announced a $21 million commitment over two years to seed a ten-year, $100 million initiative aimed at recruiting and training more Black physicians....

Giving Pledge announces new signatories

Giving Pledge announces new signatories

December 22, 2020

New signatories include Ron and Gayle Conway, Yan Huo and Xue Fang, José Ferreira Neves, Chad Richison, and Jeff and Marieke Rothschild....

Cornell University receives gift from alumna to create College of CIS

Cornell University receives gift from alumna to create College of CIS

December 21, 2020

The nine-figure gift from alumna and former Noyce Foundation board chair Ann S. Bowers ('59) will support construction of a new building for the Faculty of Computing and Information Science and provide significant endowment support for CIS faculty and students....