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Notre Dame Receives $15 Million for Real Estate Institute

Notre Dame Receives $15 Million for Real Estate Institute

Posted June 24, 2019

The gift from alumnus Edward J. "Ward" Fitzgerald and his wife, Kathryn, will support a new interdisciplinary institute that offers courses for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, including a university-wide minor that combines theoretical knowledge with practical skills....

Robert Kraft Launches Foundation to Combat Anti-Semitism

Robert Kraft Launches Foundation to Combat Anti-Semitism

Posted June 24, 2019

Announced during the Genesis Prize award ceremony in Jerusalem last week, the Foundation for Social Media Messaging Against Anti-Semitism has been seeded with $20 million from Kraft and $5 million each from two other donors....

John Templeton Foundation Awards $85 Million in Grants

John Templeton Foundation Awards $85 Million in Grants

Posted June 24, 2019

In its latest funding round, the foundation awarded grants in support of fifty-seven initiatives, including $7.2 million to Harvard University, which will use the funds to launch the Black Hole Initiative, the first worldwide center dedicated to the study of black holes....

Community Foundation Update (06/22/19)

Community Foundation Update (06/22/19)

Posted June 22, 2019

News and staff announcements from community foundations in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Oregon, Rhode Island, Texas, and Washington....

Carnegie Mellon Receives $10 Million to Endow Dean's Chair

Carnegie Mellon Receives $10 Million to Endow Dean's Chair

Posted June 22, 2019

The gift will establish the Bess Family Dean's Chair of the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences and help incentivize innovation around the college's strategic initiatives and emerging priorities....

Obama Foundation Announces 2019 Scholars

Obama Foundation Announces 2019 Scholars

Posted June 21, 2019

Thirty-two scholars hailing from twenty-eight countries were selected for the year-long program, in which emerging leaders with a proven commitment to service work acquire the tools needed to make their efforts more effective upon their return home....

Patricia Mitchell Trusts Award $50 Million to Boost Diversity, Ethics

Patricia Mitchell Trusts Award $50 Million to Boost Diversity, Ethics

Posted June 21, 2019

Gifts to the UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television, the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, and the USC School of Cinematic Arts will be used to promote diversity and ethics in entertainment and preserve television history....

Cedars-Sinai Receives $10 Million for Memory Disorder Center

Cedars-Sinai Receives $10 Million for Memory Disorder Center

Posted June 20, 2019

The gift will establish the Jona Goldrich Center for Alzheimer's and Memory Disorders, which will work to develop patient-care therapies that address challenges facing those with Alzheimer's disease and other memory disorders....

Wellcome Trust Survey Examines Confidence in Health Care, Science

Wellcome Trust Survey Examines Confidence in Health Care, Science

Posted June 19, 2019

Based on a global survey of more than a hundred and forty thousand people, the report found that those struggling financially in upper-middle- and high-income countries are less likely to have confidence in hospitals and clinics than those in low-income or lower-middle-income countries....

Charitable Giving Up  0.7 Percent in 2018, 'Giving USA' Finds

Charitable Giving Up 0.7 Percent in 2018, 'Giving USA' Finds

Posted June 19, 2019

Produced by the Giving USA Foundation and the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, the annual study found that giving by individuals, corporations, and foundations totaled an estimated $427.71 billion, a decline of 1.7 percent on a year-over-year inflation-adjusted basis....

Ten Cities Selected for Joint Economic Mobility Initiative

Ten Cities Selected for Joint Economic Mobility Initiative

Posted June 19, 2019

Supported by $12 million in investments from Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Ballmer Group, the ten cities will work to develop, pilot, and measure the impacts of interventions that accelerate economic mobility for their residents....

Pew Names 2019 Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences

Pew Names 2019 Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences

Posted June 19, 2019

Nominated by leading academic institutions and researchers nationwide, the twenty-two scholars will receive four years of support for exploratory research dedicated to advancing human health....