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Community Foundation Update (10/20/18)

Community Foundation Update (10/20/18)

Posted October 20, 2018

News and staff announcements from community foundations in Alaska, California, Massachusetts, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin....

Bloomberg Names New Climate Challenge Cities

Bloomberg Names New Climate Challenge Cities

Posted October 19, 2018

Four U.S. cities — Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, and Portland, Oregon — will receive resources in support of their efforts to address climate change and promote a more sustainable future for their residents....

Winners of 2019 Breakthrough Prizes Announced

Winners of 2019 Breakthrough Prizes Announced

Posted October 18, 2018

The Breakthrough Prize Foundation has announced a total of $22 million in cash awards through its annual prize competition, including the recipients of the 2019 Breakthrough Prizes in fundamental physics, life sciences, and mathematics....

Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Awards $19 Million in Grants

Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Awards $19 Million in Grants

Posted October 18, 2018

The third-quarter grants were awarded to organizations working in the areas of homelessness, foster youth, hospitality, substance use prevention, Catholic sisters and education, safe water, and young children....

Foundation Commits $200 Million for Parks, Trails in Buffalo, Detroit

Foundation Commits $200 Million for Parks, Trails in Buffalo, Detroit

Posted October 18, 2018

To be split evenly between Ralph C. Wilson, Jr.'s hometown of Detroit and his adopted home of Buffalo, the investment will support the efforts of each city to develop a signature legacy park, advance its vision for a regional trail system, and support the sustainability of those public spaces....

Hamilton Families Receives $11 Million to End Family Homelessness

Hamilton Families Receives $11 Million to End Family Homelessness

Posted October 17, 2018

The commitment includes $4 million in support of the organization's Heading Home campaign, a $30 million public-private initiative aimed at scaling supportive services to meet critical demand, and $7 million as part of a matching grant campaign....

Microsoft Co-Founder, Philanthropist Paul G. Allen Dies at Age 65

Microsoft Co-Founder, Philanthropist Paul G. Allen Dies at Age 65

Posted October 16, 2018

Through Vulcan, Inc. and the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Allen leaves a legacy of giving to an impressive variety of philanthropic causes, including artificial intelligence and brain research, wildlife and marine conservation, the arts and higher education, and emergency responses to Ebola and Zika outbreaks....

MIT Receives $350 Million for College of Computing

MIT Receives $350 Million for College of Computing

Posted October 16, 2018

The gift will establish the Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing as part of a new $1 billion university-wide effort to address global opportunities and challenges presented by computer technology and AI....

Meyer Trusts Housing Initiative Saw Wins, Report Finds

Meyer Trusts Housing Initiative Saw Wins, Report Finds

Posted October 15, 2018

An evaluation commissioned by the foundation found that grants awarded through its Affordable Housing Initiative have elevated and amplified the voices of low-income Oregonians most affected by housing issues....

Harvard Receives Anonymous $100 Million Gift

Harvard Receives Anonymous $100 Million Gift

Posted October 15, 2018

The gift from an anonymous alumnus and his wife will support the university's Science Center enhance mathematics scholarship and provide unrestricted resources for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences....

Challenge Launched to Bring Ethics to Computer Science Education

Challenge Launched to Bring Ethics to Computer Science Education

Posted October 15, 2018

Funded by the Mozilla Foundation, Omidyar Network, Schmidt Futures, and Craig Newmark Philanthropies, the $3.5 million Responsible Computer Science Challenge aims to better integrate ethics into undergraduate computer science education....