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Borealis Philanthropy Re-Launches Immigration Litigation Fund

Borealis Philanthropy Re-Launches Immigration Litigation Fund

Posted July 16, 2019

In 2019, the Immigration Litigation Fund will prioritize investment in litigation that challenges discriminatory, unlawful, and overly punitive immigration enforcement policies and practices, as well as efforts to exclude certain immigrants from entering the country....

$45 Million Raised for IDEA Charter Schools in West Texas

$45 Million Raised for IDEA Charter Schools in West Texas

Posted July 16, 2019

The commitments include $21 million from the Scharbauer Foundation, $5.5 million from the Abell-Hanger Foundation, $2 million from the Henry Foundation, and $16.5 million from the Permian Strategic Partnership....

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Announces $4.5 Million Collaboration

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Announces $4.5 Million Collaboration

Posted July 16, 2019

Funded by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the Mark Foundation for Cancer Research, and the Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group, the LLS Blood Cancer Discoveries Grants Program will support research aimed at understanding the biological underpinnings of blood cancers....

Credit Suisse Awards $1 Million for Youth Apprenticeship Program

Credit Suisse Awards $1 Million for Youth Apprenticeship Program

Posted July 14, 2019

Awarded through the Credit Suisse Americas Foundation, the grant will enable CareerWise New York, a Swiss-style youth apprenticeship program powered by Bronx-based HERE to HERE, to provide paid apprenticeships to ninety-one students from public high schools in the city....

Lilly Endowment Awards $2.8 Million for Native American Art Collection

Lilly Endowment Awards $2.8 Million for Native American Art Collection

Posted July 13, 2019

The grant to the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art will fund the acquisition, shipment, storage, and conservation of the more than four hundred items in the Richard Pohrt, Jr. collection as well as ongoing consultations with Native nations and communities from which the items originated....

URI Receives $10 Million for College of Engineering

URI Receives $10 Million for College of Engineering

Posted July 13, 2019

The gift from alumnus Michael D. Fascitelli and his wife, Elizabeth, includes $5 million in support of the Fascitelli Center for Advanced Engineering and $5 million to establish an endowed fund in support of the dean's priorities....

Community Foundation Update (07/13/19)

Community Foundation Update (07/13/19)

Posted July 13, 2019

News and staff announcements from community foundations in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Kentucky, Maryland, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, and Ohio....

Hilton Foundation Awards Nearly $19 Million in Q2 Grants

Hilton Foundation Awards Nearly $19 Million in Q2 Grants

Posted July 12, 2019

Fifteen second-quarter grants were awarded to organizations working in the United States and internationally, including a grant to LA Voice in support of its efforts to engage and align the efforts of faith leaders in Los Angeles County advocating for reductions in homelessness, displacement, and housing insecurity....

Newmark Philanthropies Awards $5 Million to Expand Digital Learning

Newmark Philanthropies Awards $5 Million to Expand Digital Learning

Posted July 11, 2019

The gift to Civic Hall will enable the organization to double the number of classes offered at its digital learning center, support free memberships for veterans and their families, and foster the inclusion of women in the tech sector through an expansion of its #CivicWomen program....

Giving by Connecticut Foundations, Individuals Remained Flat in 2016

Giving by Connecticut Foundations, Individuals Remained Flat in 2016

Posted July 10, 2019

An annual study from the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy found that individual giving was down 4.5 percent on a year-over-year basis in 2016, while foundation grantmaking to local, national, and international organizations increased 17 percent for the second consecutive year....

DDCF Announces 2019 Doris Duke Artist Awards

DDCF Announces 2019 Doris Duke Artist Awards

Posted July 10, 2019

Each of the six performing artists will receive an unrestricted award of $250,000 as an investment in his/her creative potential as well as $25,000 toward their savings or retirement.....