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PepsiCo awards $5.4 million for clean water access in Latin America

PepsiCo awards $5.4 million for clean water access in Latin America

March 27, 2021

PepsiCo will invest $3 million over three years in Agua Para el Planeta, a program it operates in collaboration with the Nature Conservancy in Latin America, while the PepsiCo Foundation will invest $2.4 million in support of new drinking water access programs in the region....

UT's Dell Medical School receives $2 million for homelessness services

UT's Dell Medical School receives $2 million for homelessness services

March 27, 2021

The gift from John Paul and Eloise DeJoria will establish an endowed chair focused on improving health services for people who are experiencing homelessness, including best practices for providing integrated health care, mental health services, and social resources....

Community Foundation Update (03/27/2021)

Community Foundation Update (03/27/2021)

March 27, 2021

News and staff announcements from community foundations in Alaska, California, Kansas, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island....

Comcast commits $1 billion over ten years to close digital divide

Comcast commits $1 billion over ten years to close digital divide

March 26, 2021

The ten-year commitment includes support for Comcast's Lift Zone initiative, which is working to establish WiFi-connected safe spaces in more than a thousand community centers nationwide, new donations of laptops and computers; grants for nonprofits working to create opportunities for low-income Americans; and continued investment in Internet Essentials....

Broad Institute awarded $300 million for data and life sciences center

Broad Institute awarded $300 million for data and life sciences center

March 26, 2021

Commitments of $150 million each from Schmidt Futures and the Eli & Edythe Broad Foundation will launch the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Center, an initiative of the Broad Institute aimed at catalyzing a new scientific discipline at the intersection of biology and machine learning....

Gates Foundation awards $1.5 million in education grants

Gates Foundation awards $1.5 million in education grants

March 25, 2021

Awarded through Balance the Equation: A Grand Challenge for Algebra 1, the foundation's first ever U.S. education Grand Challenge, the Phase 1 grants will support projects designed to transform Algebra I from a "gatekeeper" into a "gateway" to success....

Greenlining Institute announces new strategic plan

Greenlining Institute announces new strategic plan

March 25, 2021

The three-year plan commits the organization to working "towards a future where communities of color can build wealth, live in healthy places filled with economic opportunity, and are ready to meet the challenges posed by climate change"....

Duke Endowment awards $25 million to Furman University

Duke Endowment awards $25 million to Furman University

March 24, 2021

The grant will support the expansion and enhancement of Furman Advantage, a Duke Endowment-funded program launched in 2016 that provides every student with a personalized four-year pathway to graduation that includes academic advising, mentoring, and career guidance....

Daniels Fund announces 2021 Daniels Scholars

Daniels Fund announces 2021 Daniels Scholars

March 24, 2021

Two hundred and forty high school seniors from Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming will receive up to $25,000 a year in educational expenses to attend an accredited nonprofit college or university in the United States....

Report calls on arts funders to support 'Solidarity Economy'

Report calls on arts funders to support 'Solidarity Economy'

March 24, 2021

A report from Grantmakers in the Arts provides an overview of the “Solidarity Economy,” a community-controlled ecosystem based on five principles — cooperation, intersectional equity, participatory democracy, pluralism, and sustainability — and how grantmakers can help strengthen it by supporting Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) arts workers and culture-bearers....

T. Denny Sanford commits $300 million for rural healthcare access

T. Denny Sanford commits $300 million for rural healthcare access

March 23, 2021

The gift will support efforts to improve access to affordable, high-quality health care in the rural Midwest, including a significant expansion of graduate medical education, an investment in community health and wellness, and a planned virtual hospital....

NFWF awards $1.6 million for projects in southeast Michigan

NFWF awards $1.6 million for projects in southeast Michigan

March 23, 2021

Awarded through the Southeast Michigan Resilience Fund, grants will support efforts to strengthen regional resilience through green infrastructure, preservation of the urban tree canopy, and riverbank and floodplain habitat restoration activities....

GAVI, Global Fund, USAID partner to improve supply chain efficiency

GAVI, Global Fund, USAID partner to improve supply chain efficiency

March 22, 2021

With the goal of improving health outcomes and the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines in lower- and middle-income countries, GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance; the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; and USAID will jointly offer a training program designed to increase supply chain efficiency for medicines and healthcare supplies....

Ford Foundation commits $4.5 million to 'reclaim the border' campaign

Ford Foundation commits $4.5 million to 'reclaim the border' campaign

March 22, 2021

Borealis Philanthropy, the Center for Cultural Power, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, and the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures will regrant funds from the foundation to support immigrants' rights advocates, artists, writers, and nonprofits in preserving stories that reflect the dignity and truth of border communities....

Kresge Foundation announces new focus on health equity

Kresge Foundation announces new focus on health equity

March 22, 2021

To help close the racial wealth gap and achieve health equity for all Americans, the foundation, through its new Community Investment for Health Equity focus area, will more explicitly apply a racial justice lens to community investment, put greater emphasis on community intermediaries who can build effective community investment ecosystems benefiting low-wealth BIPOC communities, and support innovative models of community ownership....

NFWF awards $9 million for Pensacola Bay Living Shoreline Project

NFWF awards $9 million for Pensacola Bay Living Shoreline Project

March 22, 2021

The funds will be used by the Pensacola Bay Living Shoreline Project – White Island Habitat Restoration to construct emergent and submerged offshore breakwaters leading to the eventual creation of forty-five acres of marsh, fifteen acres of beach habitat, and ten acres of suitable habitat for natural recruitment of submerged aquatic vegetation....

Schmidt Futures announces winners of Tools Competition

Schmidt Futures announces winners of Tools Competition

March 21, 2021

Eighteen teams of entrepreneurs, learning scientists, and researchers will receive more than $1.5 million each to fund tools, technologies, platforms, and research that addresses a range of learning issues and goals....