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Prize Launched to Address Transportation Issues in Northeast Ohio

Prize Launched to Address Transportation Issues in Northeast Ohio

Posted June 9, 2019

With the aim of investing in big ideas that can help residents of Northeast Ohio who are stranded economically by geography, the funders will provide up to $1 million over three years in support of fifteen pilot projects that test practical solutions to eliminating what they call the "transportation paradox"....

MacArthur Awards $5 Million to Create Public Library at Obama Center

MacArthur Awards $5 Million to Create Public Library at Obama Center

Posted June 9, 2019

To be located in the Obama Presidential Center, the 5,000-square-foot library will allow residents and visitors to explore their interests through multimedia collections and flexible-use spaces for studying, reading, community programming, and events....

Candid, Hispanics in Philanthropy Document Scope of Latinx Funding

Candid, Hispanics in Philanthropy Document Scope of Latinx Funding

Posted June 9, 2019

With a focus on philanthropy's support for Latinx populations in the U.S. and its territories, LATINXFunders is designed to help the sector more accurately target resources and support long- and short-term strategies designed to build prosperity for all Latinx communities....

Save the Children Receives $1.5 Million for U.S. Disaster Response

Save the Children Receives $1.5 Million for U.S. Disaster Response

Posted June 8, 2019

The grant from global healthcare company GSK is focused on helping the organization maximize the impact of its work, including efforts to mobilize rapid responses to assist children impacted by natural disasters, strengthen the capacity and efficiency of volunteers and staff, and boost the organization's efficiency through improved data systems....

Deal say over you age from (06/08/19)

Deal say over you age from (06/08/19)

Posted June 8, 2019

News and staff announcements from community foundations in California, Kansas, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Ohio, and Oklahoma....

Study Finds Wide Disparities in Salaries of 'Key' Nonprofit Staff

Study Finds Wide Disparities in Salaries of 'Key' Nonprofit Staff

Posted June 7, 2019

An analysis by the Chronicle of Philanthropy of 860 nonprofits that raise at least $35 million annually from private funders found that annual compensation for "key" employees at hospitals and medical centers averaged $750,550, compared with $211,671 for those at religious nonprofits....

Mark Foundation for Cancer Research Awards $12 Million to UPenn

Mark Foundation for Cancer Research Awards $12 Million to UPenn

Posted June 6, 2019

The Mark Foundation Center for Immunotherapy, Immune Signaling, and Radiation will bring together basic scientists and clinical researchers to study how the signaling pathways elicited by radiation therapy can be exploited therapeutically....

Wells Fargo Announces $1 Billion Commitment to Housing Affordability

Wells Fargo Announces $1 Billion Commitment to Housing Affordability

Posted June 6, 2019

A component of the company's efforts to address housing affordability, financial health, and small business growth in underserved communities, the commitment will support initiatives in the areas of homelessness, available and affordable rentals, transitional housing, and home ownership....

U.S. Lags in Plastic Bag Regulation, Report Finds

U.S. Lags in Plastic Bag Regulation, Report Finds

Posted June 5, 2019

Although plastic bags are banned or taxed in fifty countries, only two states in the U.S. have imposed a ban on them and only four have mandatory recycling or reuse programs in place....

Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE Winners Announced

Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE Winners Announced

Posted June 4, 2019

Awarded to GEBCO-NF Alumni, a fourteen-nation team based in the United States, the $4 million grand prize for technology will help enable comprehensive mapping of the ocean floor by 2030....

Knowles Teacher Initiative Receives $30 Million Commitment

Knowles Teacher Initiative Receives $30 Million Commitment

Posted June 4, 2019

The commitment from co-founder and trustee C. Harry Knowles and his wife, Lucy Balian Rorke-Adams, will help support the professional development of early-career high school physics, chemistry, biology, and math teachers....

MIT Receives $8 Million From Simons Foundation for Quantum Research

MIT Receives $8 Million From Simons Foundation for Quantum Research

Posted June 4, 2019

The Simons Collaboration on Ultra-Quantum Matter will support theoretical physics research across twelve institutions based on a series of recent developments in theoretical physics which have revealed that even large macroscopic systems consisting of many atoms or electrons — matter — can behave in an essentially quantum way....