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AARP Invests $60 Million in Dementia, Alzheimer's Research

AARP Invests $60 Million in Dementia, Alzheimer's Research

Posted June 26, 2018

Awarded through AARP's Brain Health Fund, the funding to the Dementia Discovery Fund will support research on and the development of breakthrough treatments for dementia, which affects more than six million people in the United States....

MacArthur Awards $6.5 Million for Anti-Corruption Efforts in Nigeria

MacArthur Awards $6.5 Million for Anti-Corruption Efforts in Nigeria

Posted June 25, 2018

Awarded through the foundation's On Nigeria program, the grants will support efforts to inform and empower communities in the fight against corruption and promote anti-corruption as a national priority ahead of the country's 2019 presidential and assembly elections....

Gates Foundation Awards $4.1 Million for Mosquito Engineering

Gates Foundation Awards $4.1 Million for Mosquito Engineering

Posted June 25, 2018

The grant to genetic engineering firm Oxitec will fund the development of a strain of Anopheles albimanus males with a self-limiting gene designed to ensure that, when they mate with wild females, only their male offspring survive into adulthood....

McKnight Awards $16.1 Million in 2Q Grants

McKnight Awards $16.1 Million in 2Q Grants

Posted June 11, 2018

The second-quarter total includes $1.1 million awarded through the foundation's Region & Communities program in support of housing strategies and systems designed to accelerate the production, preservation, and permanency of affordable housing in the Twin Cities region....

Deal say over you age from (06/23/18)

Deal say over you age from (06/23/18)

Posted June 23, 2018

News and staff announcements from community foundations in Colorado, Indiana, Michigan, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin....

Two Texas Foundations Restructure to Increase Local Grantmaking

Two Texas Foundations Restructure to Increase Local Grantmaking

Posted June 23, 2018

The Paso del Norte Foundation and the Paso del Norte Health Foundation have announced a new organizational structure and relationship that will enable them to better meet their individual and joint missions on behalf of the El Paso region....

Racial Equity Means Economic Gains for New Orleans, Mississippi

Racial Equity Means Economic Gains for New Orleans, Mississippi

Posted June 22, 2018

A pair of studies released by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation argue that the metro New Orleans area could realize a $43 billion increase in economic output by 2050 and Mississippi a $54 billion increase if racial equity gaps are closed....

HHMI Awards $33 Million for Science Education

HHMI Awards $33 Million for Science Education

Posted June 22, 2018

Through the Inclusive Excellence initiative, thirty-three colleges and universities will receive $1 million each to boost their capacity to engage all students in the study of science....

John A. Hartford Foundation Awards $3.2 Million for Senior Care

John A. Hartford Foundation Awards $3.2 Million for Senior Care

Posted June 21, 2018

Grants were awarded in support of efforts to improve emergency department care for older adults, ensure access to quality care for adults with long-term and serious illnesses, and assist state governments in developing palliative care programs....

SPLC Apologizes to Quilliam Foundation Over Listing

SPLC Apologizes to Quilliam Foundation Over Listing

Posted June 20, 2018

The Southern Poverty Law Center has apologized for listing Quilliam and its founder, Maajid Nawaz, in its Journalists' Manual: Field Guide to Anti-Muslim Extremists, and agreed to pay the organization $3.37 million in support of its efforts to combat anti-Muslim bigotry and extremism....

'Racial Equity Here' Commitment Launched to End Structural Racism

'Racial Equity Here' Commitment Launched to End Structural Racism

Posted June 20, 2018

Led by Living Cities and the Government Alliance on Race and Equity, a joint project of Race Forward and the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, the effort seeks to address structural racism by transforming institutional policies, practices, and norms....

Barr Foundation Shares Results of Grantee Perception Report

Barr Foundation Shares Results of Grantee Perception Report

Posted June 19, 2018

While the foundation's ratings improved significantly with respect to how well it understands the fields in which it works and the extent to which it has advanced the state of knowledge and affected public policy, they were down in terms of how well it understands intended beneficiaries' needs....