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XPRIZE Foundation Launches $1 Million 'Moonshot' Award

XPRIZE Foundation Launches $1 Million 'Moonshot' Award

Posted April 1, 2019

The award is inspired by SpaceIL, a former Google Lunar XPRIZE team, whose mission to become the first private, non-government entity to land on the surface of the moon is underway, with an anticipated landing on April 11....

Mount Sinai, Hasso Plattner Launch Institute for Digital Health

Mount Sinai, Hasso Plattner Launch Institute for Digital Health

Posted April 1, 2019

Funded by a $15 million gift from the Hasso Plattner Foundation, the Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital Health at Mount Sinai will develop digital health solutions that empower patients and healthcare providers and improve health and health outcomes....

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Receives $5 Million Gift

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Receives $5 Million Gift

Posted March 31, 2019

The gift from retailer Kohl's will help launch a multiyear effort designed to expand access to mental health services for children and boost awareness of the impact a child's mental health on his or her well-being....

Deal say over you age from (03/30/19)

Deal say over you age from (03/30/19)

Posted March 30, 2019

News and staff announcements from community foundations in Alabama, California, Connecticut, Indiana, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Vermont, and Virginia....

Kessler Foundation Awarded $2.5 Million in Grants in 2018

Kessler Foundation Awarded $2.5 Million in Grants in 2018

Posted March 30, 2019

Through its signature grants program, the foundation awarded more than $1.3 million to launch four initiatives aimed at creating or expanding job training and employment opportunities for people with disabilities....

Universities of Cambridge, Heidelberg Launch Digitization Project

Universities of Cambridge, Heidelberg Launch Digitization Project

Posted March 30, 2019

Funded by the Polonsky Foundation, the two-year, £1.6 million project aims to digitize more than eight hundred medieval and early modern Greek manuscripts, including classical texts as well as important treatises on religion, mathematics, history, drama, and philosophy….

New York Sues Sackler Family, Purdue Pharma, Alleging Fraud

New York Sues Sackler Family, Purdue Pharma, Alleging Fraud

Posted March 29, 2019

In the suit, New York attorney general Letitia James alleges that Purdue and other manufacturers and drug distributors engaged in deceptive marketing practices that downplayed the dangers of OxyContin, an addictive painkiller....

Templeton Foundation Awards $5.34 Million to Examine Free Will

Templeton Foundation Awards $5.34 Million to Examine Free Will

Posted March 28, 2019

The grant to Chapman University, and an additional $1.7 million from the Fetzer Institute, will support a team of neuroscientists and philosophers working to determine whether it can be scientifically proven that actions are guided by conscious intention....

Lilly Endowment Awards $9 Million for Fossil Excavation Project

Lilly Endowment Awards $9 Million for Fossil Excavation Project

Posted March 28, 2019

The grant to the Children's Museum of Indianapolis will support a paleontological excavation project in northern Wyoming's Morrison Formation, where to date more than six tons of Jurassic-era specimens have been collected from the site....

NFWF Announces $4.1 Million for Delaware Watershed Conservation

NFWF Announces $4.1 Million for Delaware Watershed Conservation

Posted March 27, 2019

Twenty-five projects in Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania will support native fish and plant species as well as resident wildlife while improving economic vitality and quality of life for local communities in the Delaware River watershed....