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Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Receives Collection of Chinese Art

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Receives Collection of Chinese Art

Posted December 18, 2018

Comprising a hundred and eighty-three objects acquired by and passed down through six generations of one family, the Wan-go H.C. Weng Collection is considered one of the greatest private holdings of Chinese art in the United States....

PCORI Awards Nearly $20 Million for Studies of Mental Health, Obesity

PCORI Awards Nearly $20 Million for Studies of Mental Health, Obesity

Posted December 17, 2018

The research includes a $12.7 million study focused on the effectiveness of strategies in the treatment of anxiety and depression in expectant and new mothers, and a $7 million effort that will compare different approaches to obesity prevention in children....

Wells Fargo Provides $13 Million in Loans, Grants to CDFIs

Wells Fargo Provides $13 Million in Loans, Grants to CDFIs

Posted December 17, 2018

With the latest round of funding, Wells Fargo has exceeded its $75 million commitment in support of its Diverse Community Capital program, and the company has announced a new commitment of an additional $100 million....

National Park Foundation to Restore 10,000 Miles of Trails

National Park Foundation to Restore 10,000 Miles of Trails

Posted December 15, 2018

In partnership with Nature Valley, the National Park Foundation will provide funds to modernize park infrastructure, increase access to recreational opportunities, and strengthen partnerships with local communities....

Community Foundation Update (12/15/18)

Community Foundation Update (12/15/18)

Posted December 15, 2018

News and staff announcements from community foundations in California, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Rhode Island, Washington, West Virginia....

Boy Scouts of America Considering Bankruptcy

Boy Scouts of America Considering Bankruptcy

Posted December 14, 2018

As it struggles with dwindling membership and escalating legal costs over its handling of sexual abuse allegations, the organization is considering all options, including Chapter 11 bankruptcy....

Duke University Receives $10 Million for Library Renovation

Duke University Receives $10 Million for Library Renovation

Posted December 13, 2018

The contributions include $5 million from the Lilly Endowment, $2.5 million from William and Irene Lilly McCutchen and the Ruth Lilly Philanthropic Foundation, and $2.5 million from Peter and Virginia Lilly Nicholas....

Gates Foundation Awards $14.5 Million for Global Healthcare Access

Gates Foundation Awards $14.5 Million for Global Healthcare Access

Posted December 13, 2018

The grant to Imperial College London will fund the work of the Global Health and Development Group, a key member of a network of health policy makers, researchers, and development experts that provides advice to health decision makers in low- and middle-income countries....

Social Norms Shape Giving to Women's and Girls' Causes, Study Finds

Social Norms Shape Giving to Women's and Girls' Causes, Study Finds

Posted December 12, 2018

The report from the Women's Philanthropy Institute at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy found that when respondents believed others were interested in giving to women's and girls' causes, they were more likely to say they would donate to those causes themselves....

Microsoft Tops 2018 Ranking of 'Just' Companies

Microsoft Tops 2018 Ranking of 'Just' Companies

Posted December 12, 2018

The JUST Capital Foundation and Forbes ranked the largest publicly traded companies in the U.S. in seven categories, including job creation, worker pay and benefits, environmental impact, contribution to community well-being, and ethical leadership....