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Lilly Endowment Announces 2019 Teacher Creativity Fellows

Lilly Endowment Announces 2019 Teacher Creativity Fellows

Posted January 15, 2019

A hundred K-12 teachers, principals, guidance counselors, and school librarians in Indiana will receive $12,000 each to pursue an imaginative project designed to infuse their busy lives with personal renewal and intellectual revitalization....

CVS Health Commits $100 Million to Building Healthy Communities

CVS Health Commits $100 Million to Building Healthy Communities

Posted January 15, 2019

Following its recent acquisition of Aetna, CVS Health and the CVS Health Foundation will work with the Aetna Foundation to scale their combined resources and capabilities to deliver measurable impact in communities across the country....

Surdna Foundation in Dispute Over Founder's Intent

Surdna Foundation in Dispute Over Founder's Intent

Posted January 14, 2019

Some descendants of John Andrus believe the New York City-based foundation's new focus on building social justice movements is a political "hijacking" of its founder’s original intent....

U.S. Cancer Death Rate Has Fallen Steadily Since 1991, Study Finds

U.S. Cancer Death Rate Has Fallen Steadily Since 1991, Study Finds

Posted January 14, 2019

A report from the American Cancer Society found that, as of 2016, the overall cancer death rate had fallen 27 percent from its peak in 1991 — which translates to a decline of about 1.5 percent annually and more than 2.6 million deaths avoided....

Chicago Foundation for Women Awards Grants Totaling $1.1 Million

Chicago Foundation for Women Awards Grants Totaling $1.1 Million

Posted January 12, 2019

Grants were awarded through the organization's South Side Giving Circle and Eleanor Network, as well as the Catalyst Fund for Reproductive Justice at Groundswell, in support of economic security and reproductive justice for Chicago-area women and girls....

Community Foundation Update (01/12/19)

Community Foundation Update (01/12/19)

Posted January 12, 2019

News and staff announcements from community foundations in California, Georgia, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Texas....

'The Shed' Receives $27.5 Million From Jonathan and Lizzie Tisch

'The Shed' Receives $27.5 Million From Jonathan and Lizzie Tisch

Posted January 11, 2019

The gift from the cultural center's board vice chair and his wife will help fund construction of its new performance space on Manhattan's far west side and includes a $10 million challenge grant for a newly created Commissioning Fund....

Robert Kraft Awarded 2019 Genesis Prize

Robert Kraft Awarded 2019 Genesis Prize

Posted January 10, 2019

The philanthropist and owner of the New England Patriots football team will forgo the $1 million monetary award so that the funds can be used to combat anti-Semitism and other forms of prejudice....

ASU Receives $25 Million Gift for Carey School of Business

ASU Receives $25 Million Gift for Carey School of Business

Posted January 10, 2019

The gift from the W.P. Carey Foundation will support an expansion of career services and resources for the sixteen thousand students currently enrolled at the school, as well as the recruitment of outstanding professors and researchers....