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Frontiers Group Announces 2019 Allen Distinguished Investigators

Frontiers Group Announces 2019 Allen Distinguished Investigators

Posted November 8, 2019

Five investigators will each receive $1.5 million over three years in support of stem cell research that is less likely to receive support from traditional funding sources but has the potential to significantly advance our understanding of human biology....

Lilly Endowment Awards $1.9 Million to The Conversation US

Lilly Endowment Awards $1.9 Million to The Conversation US

Posted November 8, 2019

A grant of $1.26 million over three years will provide continued support for a senior editor on the site's religion and ethics desk as well as an editorial position focused on philanthropy and the nonprofit sector....

Trump Ordered to Pay $2 Million to Charities

Trump Ordered to Pay $2 Million to Charities

Posted November 8, 2019

A New York County Supreme Court judge has ordered President Trump to pay $2 million in damages to a number of nonprofit organizations as part of a settlement involving his now-dissolved foundation....

Revenue of Largest Nonprofits Up Nearly 5 Percent in 2018, Study Finds

Revenue of Largest Nonprofits Up Nearly 5 Percent in 2018, Study Finds

Posted November 7, 2019

Despite sharp declines in stock indexes in December, the largest nonprofits in the country enjoyed solid revenue gains in fiscal year 2018, with aggregate revenue for the hundred largest organizations in the United States rising nearly 5 percent, to more than $84.7 billion....

2017 Costliest Year for Disasters on Record, Study Finds

2017 Costliest Year for Disasters on Record, Study Finds

Posted November 7, 2019

According to an annual report on disaster philanthropy from Candid and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, disaster-related giving totaled $45 billion in 2017, including $504 million from foundations and public charities....

Callen-Lorde Receives $2.5 Million From Keith Haring Foundation

Callen-Lorde Receives $2.5 Million From Keith Haring Foundation

Posted November 7, 2019

The Keith Haring Nurse Practitioner Postgraduate Fellowship in LGBTQ+ Health, the first such fellowship in the nation, is focused on addressing the lack of training for clinicians who work with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer patients....

Emerson Collective Awards Inaugural Class of Dial Fellows

Emerson Collective Awards Inaugural Class of Dial Fellows

Posted November 6, 2019

Named after The Dial, a journal founded in 1840 by Ralph Waldo Emerson and other Transcendentalists, the program is designed to provide remarkable leaders with new tools and resources that can help them tell the stories of their breakthroughs, captivate new audiences, and shape important public conversations....

Wells Fargo Foundation Awards $5.4 Million in Grants

Wells Fargo Foundation Awards $5.4 Million in Grants

Posted November 6, 2019

Nine organizations were awarded grants in support of their efforts to develop and scale approaches to improving financial health through collaboration with healthcare agencies, homeless shelters, and other groups across the public and private sectors....

Open Society Foundations Announces New Executives Fund Recipients

Open Society Foundations Announces New Executives Fund Recipients

Posted November 6, 2019

Established in 2013, the fund awards two-year grants ranging from $25,000 to $250,000 to recently appointed nonprofit executives flexibility with the aim of giving them flexibility to invest in their organization's development as they choose....

Apple Pledges $2.5 Billion for Affordable Housing in California

Apple Pledges $2.5 Billion for Affordable Housing in California

Posted November 5, 2019

In partnership with the state of California and various community-based organizations, the tech giant will support efforts to expand and accelerate new housing production, jump-start longer-term housing projects, and support programs to reduce homelessness in the Bay Area....

Philanthropy Has Role in Protecting Voting Rights, Study Finds

Philanthropy Has Role in Protecting Voting Rights, Study Finds

Posted November 5, 2019

A new report from the Carnegie Corporation of New York highlights current threats to voting rights across the country and calls on philanthropic organizations to support work aimed at ensuring that all citizens can participate in elections at the local, state, and national levels....

Knight Foundation Awards $3.5 Million for Tech Policy Research

Knight Foundation Awards $3.5 Million for Tech Policy Research

Posted November 5, 2019

Part of the foundation's $50 million effort to study how technology is affecting democracy and the way people are informed in the digital age, grants were awarded to twenty-two universities, think tanks, and advocacy organizations working to fill gaps in research used by lawmakers and others to shape the future of the Internet....

Foundations Held Returns Despite Dropping Fossil Fuels, Study Finds

Foundations Held Returns Despite Dropping Fossil Fuels, Study Finds

Posted November 4, 2019

In the five years since the launch of the DivestInvest coalition, a significant number of foundations and philanthropic family offices report that dropping the conventional carbon-intensive energy sector resulted in a "positive or neutral" impact on returns....

BJ's Charitable Foundation Awards $1 Million to Feeding America

BJ's Charitable Foundation Awards $1 Million to Feeding America

Posted November 3, 2019

Awarded through BJ's Charitable Foundation, the grant will support direct food access programs at ten Feeding America member food banks in the eastern U.S., with a focus on mobile pantries and Feeding America's School Pantry Program....

Deal say over you age from (11/02/19)

Deal say over you age from (11/02/19)

Posted November 2, 2019

News and staff announcements from community foundations in California, Connecticut, Florida, Iowa, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas....