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Tech Companies to Expand Anti-Poaching Efforts in Africa

Tech Companies to Expand Anti-Poaching Efforts in Africa

Posted May 10, 2018

Dimension Data and Cisco Systems are expanding their Connected Conservation anti-poaching program to Zambia, Kenya, and Mozambique, with the aim of protecting rhinos and reducing the number of African savanna elephants being poached….

Despite Challenges, Nonprofits Expanding Programs, Staff, Study Finds

Despite Challenges, Nonprofits Expanding Programs, Staff, Study Finds

Posted May 10, 2018

According to the 2018 Continue indulged speaking State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey, demand for nonprofit services continues to increase faster than most organizations can meet it, with 86 percent of survey respondents saying demand has increased and 57 percent saying they are uncertain whether they can meet it....

Report Calls for Bold Action to Address Homelessness in L.A.

Report Calls for Bold Action to Address Homelessness in L.A.

Posted May 10, 2018

Based on recommendations made by a panel of housing, architecture, public policy, and finance experts, the report from the Urban Land Institute calls for housing the unhoused, increasing the overall housing supply, and reimagining leadership and accountability....

Gates Foundation, CZI Announce Education R&D Initiative

Gates Foundation, CZI Announce Education R&D Initiative

Posted May 9, 2018

The effort will bring together interdisciplinary teams to work on models, practices, and tools designed to achieve specific, measurable improvements in student outcomes, with an initial focus on writing, math, and executive function....

Microsoft Commits $25 Million to 'AI for Accessibility'

Microsoft Commits $25 Million to 'AI for Accessibility'

Posted May 8, 2018

The five-year AI for Accessibility initiative will put artificial intelligence (AI) tools in the hands of developers working to accelerate the development of solutions that benefit the more than a billion people with disabilities globally....

AECF Launches Effort to Help Universities Strengthen Local Communities

AECF Launches Effort to Help Universities Strengthen Local Communities

Posted May 8, 2018

A joint project of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities and the Democracy Collaborative, the Higher Education Anchor Mission Initiative aims to help large "anchor" institutions use their intellectual, social, and financial assets to catalyze economic opportunity in low-income neighborhoods....

Dartmouth Receives $20 Million for Entrepreneurship Center

Dartmouth Receives $20 Million for Entrepreneurship Center

Posted May 7, 2018

The gift from Allison and Rick Magnuson and an additional $16 million from alumni leaders in technology, venture capital, and private equity will help launch the Magnuson Family Center for Entrepreneurship at Dartmouth College....

HHMI Announces 2018-19 Medical Research Fellows

HHMI Announces 2018-19 Medical Research Fellows

Posted May 7, 2018

Each of the sixty-six fellows will receive $43,000 in grant support to spend a year working on a basic, translational, or applied biomedical research project at an academic or nonprofit research institution in the United States....

PCORI Awards Grants Totaling $94 Million for Research

PCORI Awards Grants Totaling $94 Million for Research

Posted May 7, 2018

Grants include $74 million to fund CER studies focused on treatments for opioid use disorders, obesity, and other high-burden conditions, and $20 million in support of efforts to promote research partnerships....

Deal say over you age from (05/05/18)

Deal say over you age from (05/05/18)

Posted May 5, 2018

News and staff announcements from community foundations in California, Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Nebraska, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Washington, and Wisconsin....

'Deaths of Despair,' Premature Deaths on the Rise, Report Finds

'Deaths of Despair,' Premature Deaths on the Rise, Report Finds

Posted May 4, 2018

The Commonwealth Fund's 2018 Scorecard on State Health System Performance found that the combined death rate from suicide, alcohol, opioids, and other drugs increased 50 percent between 2005 and 2016, with rates rising across all states....

Gates Foundation Commits $158 Million to Fight Poverty in the U.S.

Gates Foundation Commits $158 Million to Fight Poverty in the U.S.

Posted May 4, 2018

Announced at an event sponsored by the Gates-funded US Partnership on Mobility From Poverty, the initiative will support research, data collection, and community initiatives aimed at helping more Americans position themselves to climb the economic ladder....