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Mellon Foundation Awards $2 Million to University of Kentucky

Mellon Foundation Awards $2 Million to University of Kentucky

Posted May 25, 2019

Led by UK computer science professor Brent Seales, the Digital Restoration Initiative will use innovative technology to non-invasively read the Herculaneum scrolls, a collection of papyri carbonized in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 CE that are too delicate to unroll....

Community Foundation Update (05/25/19)

Community Foundation Update (05/25/19)

Posted May 25, 2019

News and staff announcements from community foundations in Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Indiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Rhode Island, and Washington, D.C....

Report Offers Insights Into Managing 'Impact Data' Responsibly

Report Offers Insights Into Managing 'Impact Data' Responsibly

Posted May 24, 2019

The report from Candid, the Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy at the Urban Institute, New Philanthropy Capital, and Salesforce.org offers insights into the responsible management of data used to measure the impact of nonprofit programs....

New York Genome Center Receives $125 Million for Research

New York Genome Center Receives $125 Million for Research

Posted May 24, 2019

The gift, which includes $100 million from the Simons Foundation and $25 million from the Carson Family Charitable Trust, will be used to accelerate research into NYGC's key disease focus areas, including autism, ALS, and dementia....

Report Outlines Solutions for Closing Racial Gaps, Advancing Equity

Report Outlines Solutions for Closing Racial Gaps, Advancing Equity

Posted May 23, 2019

An Urban Institute report calls on civic leaders, advocates, elected officials, and philanthropists to address the legacy of structural racism in the United States by taking steps to close four large equity gaps between people of color and white people....

TCS and Kansas Health Science Center Partner for Medical Education

TCS and Kansas Health Science Center Partner for Medical Education

Posted May 23, 2019

Kansas Health Science Center, a private nonprofit medical school slated to open in the autumn of 2021, has secured property and degree-granting status from the Kansas Board of Regents as well as a $15 million commitment from the Riverside Health Foundation....

Koch Network Reorganizes as 'Stand Together'

Koch Network Reorganizes as 'Stand Together'

Posted May 22, 2019

Stand Together, a new "philanthropic community" founded by Charles Koch and like-minded conservatives and libertarians, will work with its partners to "help every person rise"....

Rockefeller Launches Opportunity Zone Capacity-Building Initiative

Rockefeller Launches Opportunity Zone Capacity-Building Initiative

Posted May 22, 2019

With the aim of ensuring that new investments deliver sustainable benefits for the more than thirty million low-income Americans living in so-called Opportunity Zones, the initiative will provide six cities with financial support and technical assistance over two years....

Colgate University Awarded $10 Million From Alumni Couple

Colgate University Awarded $10 Million From Alumni Couple

Posted May 21, 2019

Slated to welcome first-year and sophomore students this fall, Burke Hall will have classrooms, seminar rooms, and student lounges as well as native stone and design elements reminiscent of those found on other campus buildings....

Negaunee Foundation Awards $10 Million to Chicago Botanic Garden

Negaunee Foundation Awards $10 Million to Chicago Botanic Garden

Posted May 20, 2019

The gift will support the creation of the Plant Conservation Synthesis Center, name the Negaunee Institute for Plant Conservation Science & Action, and fund a challenge grant for scholarships in the Plant Biology & Conservation graduate program at Northwestern University....

New York City Health Data Initiative for Health Equity Launched

New York City Health Data Initiative for Health Equity Launched

Posted May 19, 2019

Launched by the New York Academy of Medicine and  New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the initiative will advance evidence-based population health research and health equity in New York City....