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Laura and John Arnold Foundation to Restructure as LLC

Laura and John Arnold Foundation to Restructure as LLC

Posted January 29, 2019

In order "to create change that lasts," the Houston-based foundation has announced an organizational restructuring that will transform it into a limited-liability company known as Arnold Ventures....

Mayors See Housing Costs, Lack of Living-Wage Jobs Limiting Mobility

Mayors See Housing Costs, Lack of Living-Wage Jobs Limiting Mobility

Posted January 28, 2019

The 2018 Menino Survey of Mayors from the Boston University Initiative on Cities found that 11 percent of respondents cited a lack of living-wage jobs while 27 percent cited housing costs as the biggest obstacles to social mobility in their cities....

$50 Million Criminal Justice Reform Initiative Launched

$50 Million Criminal Justice Reform Initiative Launched

Posted January 28, 2019

Co-chaired by rap artist Meek Mill and Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin — with support from Jay-Z, Robert Kraft, Daniel S. Loeb, Michael Novogratz, Robert Frederick Smith, and Clara Wu Tsai — the Reform Alliance will work to change parole and probation laws....

Wilson Foundation Awards $4.5 Million to Support NY Startups

Wilson Foundation Awards $4.5 Million to Support NY Startups

Posted January 28, 2019

The gift to Launch NY, a Buffalo-based nonprofit that assists startup companies in the twenty-seven westernmost counties of New York State, will be used to scale its financing activities, including a seed fund that since 2016 has invested more than $1.6 million in thirty-five startups....

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Deal say over you age from (01/26/19)

Posted January 26, 2019

News and staff announcements from community foundations in California, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Vermont, and Washington, D.C....

United States Artists Announces 2019 Fellows

United States Artists Announces 2019 Fellows

Posted January 25, 2019

Forty-five artists and artist collectives working in disciplines such as architecture and design, craft, dance, film, media, music, theater and performance, traditional arts, visual art, and writing will receive an unrestricted award of $50,000....

Foundations, Corporations Launch $500 Million Bay Area Housing Fund

Foundations, Corporations Launch $500 Million Bay Area Housing Fund

Posted January 25, 2019

With support from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative; the Ford, Hewlett, Packard, San Francisco, and Silicon Valley Community foundations; the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC); Facebook; Genentech; and Kaiser Permanente, the Partnership for the Bay's Future will work to address the region's affordable housing crisis....

Schwab Charitable Reports $2.2 Billion in Grants in 2018

Schwab Charitable Reports $2.2 Billion in Grants in 2018

Posted January 11, 2019

A record amount of gifts made from Schwab Charitable donor-advised accounts in 2018 included more than 487,000 grants to approximately 86,500 charities, representing year-over-year increases of 11 percent and 35 percent, respectively....

Fixel Family Foundation Awards $20 Million for Neurological Institute

Fixel Family Foundation Awards $20 Million for Neurological Institute

Posted January 11, 2019

To be matched by $20 million from the university, the gift will establish the Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases at UF Health and support efforts to advance research, technological innovation, and clinical care for Parkinson's and other neurodegenerative diseases....

Rockefeller, Mastercard Launch $50 Million Data Science Initiative

Rockefeller, Mastercard Launch $50 Million Data Science Initiative

Posted January 23, 2019

Announced at the annual World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland, the Data Science for Social Impact initiative will focus on empowering nonprofit, civic, and government organizations with the data science tools, expertise, and resources they need to address the world's most pressing challenges....

Schultz Foundation Awards $7.5 Million for Veterans' Career Readiness

Schultz Foundation Awards $7.5 Million for Veterans' Career Readiness

Posted January 22, 2019

The grant to the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University will support an expansion of the institute’s Onward to Opportunity program, which provides skills training and certification to service members transitioning to civilian life....

Partnerships, Healthy Food Initiatives Boost Communities, Study Finds

Partnerships, Healthy Food Initiatives Boost Communities, Study Finds

Posted January 22, 2019

According to a report from Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund's Healthy Food & Community Change Initiative successfully leveraged food and food policy tools to strengthen underserved neighborhoods in New York City....