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LJAF Launches Effort to Address Rising Health System Prices

LJAF Launches Effort to Address Rising Health System Prices

Posted September 5, 2018

An initial investment of $3.4 million will support efforts to determine the causes of rising healthcare prices in the private insurance market, develop policy recommendations, and provide technical assistance to governments and employers....

Open Society Launches Puerto Rican Youth Leadership Fellowship

Open Society Launches Puerto Rican Youth Leadership Fellowship

Posted September 5, 2018

Fellows will receive one-year grants of up to $35,000 in support of projects that address human rights challenges in the areas of health, housing, education, immigration, workers' rights, LGBTQI rights, criminal justice, and food and environmental justice....

H.D. Smith Foundation Awards $20 Million to University of Illinois

H.D. Smith Foundation Awards $20 Million to University of Illinois

Posted September 3, 2018

The largest gift ever to the athletics department includes $15 million dedicated to the Fighting Illini Football Performance Center, while the remaining $5 million will support scholarships for former student-athletes and innovation for those in medicine, engineering, and athletics....

Inaugural Class of Obama Foundation Scholars at UChicago Announced

Inaugural Class of Obama Foundation Scholars at UChicago Announced

Posted September 1, 2018

Twenty-five emerging leaders from around the globe will earn a Master of Arts in International Development and Policy at UChicago's Harris School of Public Policy while participating in a robust program of leadership development and civic engagement....

Deal say over you age from (09/01/18)

Deal say over you age from (09/01/18)

Posted September 1, 2018

News and staff announcements from community foundations in Colorado, Connecticut, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Vermont, Wisconsin....

Wells Fargo Commits $20 Million for Affordable Housing

Wells Fargo Commits $20 Million for Affordable Housing

Posted August 31, 2018

The bank's commitments include $6 million in matching down payment assistance grants, a $5 million grant to the Housing Opportunity Investment Fund, and $9 million over three years in support of local community development nonprofits....