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NFWF Awards $280 Million for Efforts to Remedy 2010 Oil Spill Damage

NFWF Awards $280 Million for Efforts to Remedy 2010 Oil Spill Damage

Posted November 21, 2018

The sixth round of funding from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation's Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund will support efforts to remedy harm and reduce the risk of future harm to natural resources that were affected by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill....

Brandeis Receives $10 Million for Scholarships

Brandeis Receives $10 Million for Scholarships

Posted November 20, 2018

The gift from alumnus Toshizo "Tom" Watanabe will provide scholarships for graduate and undergraduate students from Japan who have studied or currently are studying at a top-tier Japanese university with which Brandeis has a relationship....

Report Warns of Risks of Top-Heavy Philanthropy

Report Warns of Risks of Top-Heavy Philanthropy

Posted November 19, 2018

The report from the Institute for Policy Studies argues that the concentration of philanthropic power among a handful of very wealthy individuals and foundations poses risks to the independence and effectiveness of the charitable sector....

Ball Brothers Foundation Awards $1 Million to Muncie Schools

Ball Brothers Foundation Awards $1 Million to Muncie Schools

Posted November 18, 2018

The grant to Muncie Community Schools will support the placement of BSU faculty liaisons inside each of the district's school buildings to assist teachers with professional development, integrate BSU teaching candidates into classrooms, and research new methods of teaching and learning....

Lumina Foundation Awards $2.5 Million for Adult Education Effort

Lumina Foundation Awards $2.5 Million for Adult Education Effort

Posted November 17, 2018

In partnership with an association of state higher education officers, the foundation's Adult Promise program will support programs in California, Hawai'i, Idaho, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Ohio aimed at helping adults earn a quality postsecondary credential....

Deal say over you age from (11/17/18)

Deal say over you age from (11/17/18)

Posted November 17, 2018

News and staff announcements from community foundations in California, Indiana, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Washington, D.C....

Grants From Donor-Advised Funds Totaled $19.08 Billion in 2017

Grants From Donor-Advised Funds Totaled $19.08 Billion in 2017

Posted November 16, 2018

The National Philanthropic Trust's 2018 Donor-Advised Fund Report found that contributions to DAF accounts increased 16.5 percent, to $29.23 billion, on a year-over-year basis, while total assets available for grantmaking rose 27.3 percent, to $110.01 billion....

NFWF, NOAA Award $28.9 Million to Strengthen Coastal Resilience

NFWF, NOAA Award $28.9 Million to Strengthen Coastal Resilience

Posted November 16, 2018

The thirty-five grants awarded through the National Coastal Resilience Fund will support the restoration or expansion of natural features that help minimize the impacts of storms, rising sea levels, and other extreme events on communities and infrastructure....

CZI, Koch Brothers Partner on 'Clean Slate' Initiative

CZI, Koch Brothers Partner on 'Clean Slate' Initiative

Posted November 16, 2018

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, a tech industry lobbying group, and the Koch brothers' political network are launching a bipartisan initiative that would automatically clear the criminal records of eligible offenders....

Foster Care Youth Face Barriers to Well-Being

Foster Care Youth Face Barriers to Well-Being

Posted November 15, 2018

A data brief from the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative highlights the importance of providing the relationships, resources, and opportunities youth in foster care need to become successful adults....

Study Finds Common Factors Behind Social Mobility in Rural Communities

Study Finds Common Factors Behind Social Mobility in Rural Communities

Posted November 15, 2018

Based on interviews with community leaders and middle and high school students in nineteen high-opportunity rural communities in four states, the report from the Bridgespan Group and National 4-H Council identified six common factors that support economic mobility....