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Packer, Crown Resorts Give $4 Million for Australian Bushfire Relief

Packer, Crown Resorts Give $4 Million for Australian Bushfire Relief

Posted January 7, 2020

The commitment of AU$2.5 million from the Crown Resorts Foundation and AU$1.5 million from the Packer Family Foundation will support volunteer fire agencies, relief services, and wildlife charities in New South Wales, Victoria, and Western Australia....

Center for Disaster Philanthropy Awarded $10.9 Million in 2019

Center for Disaster Philanthropy Awarded $10.9 Million in 2019

Posted January 7, 2020

With funding from foundations, corporations, and individuals, the organization provided targeted, localized grants in response to several major natural disasters, including the Camp Fire in California, Hurricane Dorian, and Cyclone Idai....

Metropolitan Museum to Receive Rare Early Photographs

Metropolitan Museum to Receive Rare Early Photographs

Posted January 7, 2020

The promised gift from trustee Philip Maritz and his wife, Jennifer, includes daguerreotypes, salted paper prints, ambrotypes, tintypes, albumen silver prints, cyanotypes, platinum prints, and gelatin silver prints from the collection of Drew Knowlton and William L. Schaeffer....

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Expands Charity Care

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Expands Charity Care

Posted January 6, 2020

Cedars-Sinai broadened eligibility for free and discounted care to those earning up to 400 percent and 600 percent of the federal poverty level, the most generous policy among the ten largest nonprofit hospitals in California....

Charities Blame Changes in Tax Law for 'Giving Gap'

Charities Blame Changes in Tax Law for 'Giving Gap'

Posted January 5, 2020

Despite fairly strong economic growth over the last three years, giving by individuals in the aggregate is down since 2017, when the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act doubled the standard deduction, disincentivizing many people from itemizing their returns....

Catawba College Receives $3 Million for Scholarships

Catawba College Receives $3 Million for Scholarships

Posted January 4, 2020

The gift from Fred and Alice Stanback will fund scholarships for students who enroll in the fall of 2020 and plan to major in the humanities, a field related to the environment and sustainability, or education....

Community Foundation Update (01/04/20)

Community Foundation Update (01/04/20)

Posted January 4, 2020

News and staff announcements from community foundations in California, Florida, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Vermont, and Washington, D.C....

University of Idaho Awarded $1 Million From Albertson Foundation

University of Idaho Awarded $1 Million From Albertson Foundation

Posted January 4, 2020

The funds will advance construction of the Idaho Center for Plant and Soil Health, which, when completed, will feature modern labs and equipment supporting research in agronomy, entomology, nematology, plant pathology, and pomology....

Minneapolis Foundation Establishes Hotel Fire Recovery Fund

Minneapolis Foundation Establishes Hotel Fire Recovery Fund

Posted January 4, 2020

The Minnesota Helps – Drake Hotel Fire Recovery Fund has been established in response to a fire at the Francis Drake Hotel on Christmas Day that left more than two hundred of the city's most vulnerable residents without shelter....

Parsons Foundation Commits $3 Million to Hope for Haiti

Parsons Foundation Commits $3 Million to Hope for Haiti

Posted January 3, 2020

Awarded ahead of the tenth anniversary of the earthquake that devastated parts of Haiti, the grant will support mobile clinics, outreach efforts in rural communities, and other initiatives in the country's south....

Fordham University Receives $1 Million for CSR Hub

Fordham University Receives $1 Million for CSR Hub

Posted January 3, 2020

The gift from PVH Corp. will establish an academic hub in the university's Gabelli School of Business dedicated to advancing the study of corporate responsibility and sustainability....

UJA, Jewish Community Relations Council Launch Security Initiative

UJA, Jewish Community Relations Council Launch Security Initiative

Posted January 2, 2020

In the wake of several attacks on Jewish communities in the New York metro area, Mitchell D. Silber has been named executive director of the Community Security Initiative, a $4 million effort to improve security at Jewish institutions in and around the city....

Fifth Third Bank Awarded $6.17 Million in Grants in 2019

Fifth Third Bank Awarded $6.17 Million in Grants in 2019

Posted January 2, 2020

Awarded through eight foundations for which the bank serves as a trustee or agent, the grants include nearly $3.2 million through the Jacob G. Schmidlapp Trusts, $1.75 million through the Charlotte R. Schmidlapp Fund, and $70,000 through the Stillson Foundation....

Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation Awards $1.9 Million in Grants

Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation Awards $1.9 Million in Grants

Posted January 1, 2020

Spurred in part by a 50/50 raffle program at Dodger Stadium that raised more than $3.8 million, the foundation awarded grants to more than a hundred organizations working in the areas of education, health and wellness, and sports and recreation....