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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....

Cornell Receives $10 Million for Molecular Engineering Labs

Cornell Receives $10 Million for Molecular Engineering Labs

Posted June 3, 2019

The gift from trustee and alumnus Sam Fleming and his widow, Nancy, will establish the Samuel C. Fleming Molecular Engineering Laboratories and support research on drug design, drug delivery, biomedical diagnostics, and the discovery of new materials....

WKKF, Kresge, PNC Award 2.5 Million for Early Childhood Education

WKKF, Kresge, PNC Award 2.5 Million for Early Childhood Education

Posted June 1, 2019

The grants include $500,000 from the Kellogg Foundation and $1 million each from the Kresge and PNC foundations to fund an expansion of IFF's Learning Spaces, a program designed to boost the capacity of and access to quality early childhood education in Detroit....

Deal say over you age from (06/01/19)

Deal say over you age from (06/01/19)

Posted June 1, 2019

News and staff announcements from community foundations in California, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Washington, and Wisconsin...

Partnership to Advance Youth Apprenticeship Awards Initial Grants

Partnership to Advance Youth Apprenticeship Awards Initial Grants

Posted June 1, 2019

Selected from a pool of more than two hundred and twenty applicants, the grantees will receive awards of up to $200,000 to launch and expand high-quality youth apprenticeship programs in multiple cities and regions and a range of industries....

University of Maryland Receives $2.3 Million for Climate Efforts

University of Maryland Receives $2.3 Million for Climate Efforts

Posted May 31, 2019

The gift from Michael R. Bloomberg will support the efforts of the university's Center for Global Sustainability to analyze and evaluate current U.S. greenhouse gas emissions and help the United States meet its carbon reduction goals under the Paris climate agreement....

Diabetes, Cancer Organizations Launch $10 Million Research Effort

Diabetes, Cancer Organizations Launch $10 Million Research Effort

Posted May 30, 2019

The Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, JDRF, and the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust have joined forces to support autoimmunity research, with the goal of understanding, predicting, and preventing insulin-dependent diabetes following checkpoint therapy for cancer....

Georgetown University Receives $10 Million for Scholarship Programs

Georgetown University Receives $10 Million for Scholarship Programs

Posted May 30, 2019

The gift includes $8 million to establish the Penner Family Endowed Scholarship Fund, which will provide tuition support to promising students from low-income households, and $2 million in support of the Penner Family Endowed Experiences Fund, which will provide students with additional educational opportunities....