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NYPL Receives $12 Million for Permanent Exhibition

NYPL Receives $12 Million for Permanent Exhibition

Posted September 22, 2018

The gift from philanthropist Leonard Polonsky and the London-based Polonsky Foundation will support a permanent exhibition of rotating treasures from the library’s extensive research collections....

Community Foundation Update (09/22/18)

Community Foundation Update (09/22/18)

Posted September 22, 2018

News and staff announcements from community foundations in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Oklahoma, Vermont....

Entrepreneurs Donate More to Charity, Study Finds

Entrepreneurs Donate More to Charity, Study Finds

Posted September 21, 2018

According to a new study from Fidelity Charitable, entrepreneurs donate 50 percent more than non-entrepreneurs, volunteer more, and are more likely to give to charity when they exit their businesses....

Emory Receives $29.2 Million From Wounded Warrior Project

Emory Receives $29.2 Million From Wounded Warrior Project

Posted September 20, 2018

The five-year grant will enable the Emory Healthcare Veterans Program to continue to provide transformative care for veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, and depression and anxiety....

Political Nonprofits Must Name Donors, Courts Decide

Political Nonprofits Must Name Donors, Courts Decide

Posted September 20, 2018

By declining to intervene, the U.S. Supreme Court let stand a decision by a federal judge to throw out a decades-old FEC regulation that allowed nonprofits to keep the names of their donors secret....

Vanderbilt Receives $25 Million for Military Scholars Program

Vanderbilt Receives $25 Million for Military Scholars Program

Posted September 19, 2018

The Bass Military Scholars Program will provide financial aid and programming support for military veterans in the university's Law School, Owen Graduate School of Management, Peabody College, School of Medicine, and School of Nursing....

Heinz Family Foundation Names 2018 Heinz Award Recipients

Heinz Family Foundation Names 2018 Heinz Award Recipients

Posted September 18, 2018

The annual awards recognize extraordinary individuals for their creativity and determination in finding solutions to critical issues in the arts, the environment, the human condition, public policy, and technology, the economy, and employment....

More Than $24 Million Raised for Florence Relief

More Than $24 Million Raised for Florence Relief

Posted September 18, 2018

Foundation Center and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy had tracked more than $24 million in pledges and commitments by Monday evening, including a pledge from Walmart and Sam's Club to match customer contributions on a two-to-one basis up to $5 million....

California Endowment Launches $10 Million Census Fund

California Endowment Launches $10 Million Census Fund

Posted September 17, 2018

Complementing the $90.3 million already allocated by the State of California to ensure an accurate count, the new funding initiative will support statewide outreach and education efforts for the 2020 census....

Philanthropies Pledge $4 Billion to Combat Climate Change

Philanthropies Pledge $4 Billion to Combat Climate Change

Posted September 17, 2018

The five-year commitment by a coalition of twenty-nine philanthropies is the largest-ever philanthropic investment focused on climate change mitigation and is designed to accelerate proven climate strategies and spur clean-energy innovation....