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Hilton Foundation Awards $35.7 Million in Fourth Quarter Grants

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has announced fourth-quarter grants totaling $35.7 million, bringing its grantmaking total for the year to more than …

Southern Africa

MacArthur Foundation Awards $11.6 Million to Chicago Nonprofits

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has announced grants and investments totaling $11.6 million in support of Chicago nonprofit …

Vanderbilt University Receives $20 Million for Residential Colleges

Vanderbilt University in Nashville has announced a $20 million gift from alumnus and board of trust vice chair-elect Jeffrey Rothschild and his wife, …

College & University

Meyer Foundation Shares Results of Grantee Perception Report

The Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation in Washington, D.C., has released the results of its latest <i>Grantee Perception Report</i> (57 pages, PDF).<p>Based …

Employee Engagement

People in the News (12/18/16): Appointments and Promotions

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has announced the appointment of TONYA WILLIAMS as vice president for policy, communications and knowledge analytics and …

National Academy of Sciences

Fund II Foundation Awards $1.8 Million to Veterans Groups

The Fund II Foundation has announced grants totaling $1.8 million to three organizations in support of programs dedicated to serving United States …

Veterans

Joyce Foundation Awards $10 Million in Grants

The Chicago-based Joyce Foundation has announced grants totaling more than $10 million to fifty-six nonprofit organizations.<p>The grants will provide …

Great Lakes

Global Giving by Ultra Rich Increased 3 Percent in 2015, Study Finds

Philanthropic giving in 2015 by the world's ultra-wealthy rose 3 percent on a year-over-year basis, or about half the 6.4 percent increase recorded …

Philanthropy

Community Foundation Update (12/17/16)

<b>California</b><p>The Ramona Community Foundation, an affiliate of the San Diego Foundation, has announced ten grants totaling $39,700 to Ramona-area …

Santa Cruz

Community Foundation for Southwest Washington Receives $50 Million

The Community Foundation for Southwest Washington has announced a $50 million gift from the Wayne D. Kuni and Joan E. Kuni Foundation.<p>The gift will …

Medical Research

Portland Museum of Art Receives $5 Million From Lauders

The Portland Museum of Art in Portland, Maine, has announced a $5 million matching gift from philanthropists and art collectors Judy and Leonard …

Art Galleries

Jefferson University Receives $3 Million for Cannabis Research Center

The Institute of Emerging Health Professions at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia has announced a $3 million gift from Australian …

Cannabis

$10 Million Project to Study Basic Income Programs Launched

The Economic Security Project, a coalition of more than a hundred tech entrepreneurs, investors, and activists, has announced a two-year, $10 million …

Irvine Foundation Awards Grants Totaling $18.1 Million

The James Irvine Foundation has announced December grants totaling $18.1 million in the areas of the arts, career readiness, immigrant integration, …

Los Angeles

UCSF Receives $50 Million From Bill Bowes for Biomed Program

The University of California, San Francisco has announced a $50 million gift from venture capitalist Bill Bowes to establish a new biomedical …

University of California

Rockefeller Foundation Awards $1.5 Million for Universal Health Care

The Rockefeller Foundation has announced a grant of nearly $1.5 million to the International Health Partnership for UHC 2030, a multi-stakeholder …

Mulva Family Foundation Awards $75 Million to University of Texas

The University of Texas at Austin has announced gifts totaling $75 million from the Mulva Family Foundation to the Dell Medical School at UT Austin …

Alzheimer's Disease

Donors, Volunteers Want Transparency, Engagement, Survey Finds

Today's donors and volunteers expect nonprofit organizations to provide custom-tailored communications as well as a greater degree of transparency …

Nonprofits

Lilly Launches $19.4 Million Initiative for Innovative Ministries

The Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment has announced a new $19.4 million initiative to help congregations design innovative ministries that support …

United Methodist

'Blueprint 2017' Warns of Dangers to Civil Society

The "big ideas that matter" for 2017 include the need for clearer boundaries between philanthropic and political activities and a larger role for …

Civil Society

IU School of Medicine Receives $30 Million for Immunotherapy Center

The Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis has announced a $30 million gift from alumnus and entrepreneur Donald E. Brown, M.D., to …

Indiana University

Initiative Launched to Expand College Access for Low-Income Students

An alliance of thirty colleges and universities and Bloomberg Philanthropies have announced an initiative to expand access to college for …

Edna McConnell Clark Foundation to Sunset

The trustees of the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation in New York City have announced plans to sunset the foundation over the next decade.<p>In a letter …

Bush Foundation Awards $6.5 Million in Ecosystem Grants

The Bush Foundation in St. Paul, Minnesota, has announced grants totaling more than $6.5 million to thirty-nine organizations that are helping to …

South Dakota

San Francisco Launches Effort to Reduce Family Homelessness

The City of San Francisco has announced a public-private partnership aimed at dramatically reducing family homelessness in the city.<p>The Heading Home …

San Francisco

Fossil Fuel Divestment Pledges Surpass $5 Trillion, Study Finds

The movement to divest from fossil fuels and invest in renewable energy has doubled in size since September 2015, to nearly $5.2 trillion in assets …

Breakthrough Energy Coalition Launches $1 Billion Ventures Fund

The Breakthrough Energy Coalition, a group of business leaders, entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists led by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation …

Barr Foundation Awards $25.3 Million in Fourth-Quarter Grants

The Boston-based Barr Foundation has announced fourth-quarter grants totaling $25.3, boosting its total giving for 2016 to $73.5 million.<p>Through its …

Philanthropy News Digest

MacArthur Foundation Invests $18 Million in India's Climate Leadership

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has announced grants totaling more than $18 million in support of India's leadership on climate …