PicoFeed The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://philanthropy.com/ 2017-01-21T18:38:53-05:00 The Chronicle of Philanthropy Daily News Roundup: Public TV and Arts Agencies Reportedly on Trump’s Chopping Block https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Public-TV/238958 2017-01-20T09:47:00-05:00 Also, the departing first couple solicits public ideas for making the Obama Foundation a "start-up for citizenship," and Jewish nonprofits across the country are hit with a second wave of bomb threats. Gates Foundation Pledges $100 Million to Prevent Epidemics https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Gates-Foundation-Pledges-100/238933 2017-01-18T17:49:00-05:00 The private grant maker is one of a number of organizations and governments contributing to a planned $1 billion fund to develop vaccines for viruses that pose the greatest threat to public health. By Alex Daniels Grants Roundup: $25 Million From Koch Groups Backs Research at Black Colleges https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-25-Million/238921 2017-01-18T10:36:00-05:00 Other notable awards include $10 million from the Koret Foundation for Israel’s Beit Hatfutsot museum and nearly $10 million from the Gates Foundation to broaden access to birth control in developing countries. By Rebecca Koenig My Brother’s Keeper Is ‘Lifelong Work’ for Obama, Aide Says https://www.philanthropy.com/article/My-Brother-s-Keeper-Is/238887 2017-01-13T08:00:00-05:00 The soon-to-be former president has an abiding commitment to the program to boost opportunities for boys and young men of color, says Michael Smith, who led the effort in the White House. By Alex Daniels Charitable Giving Expected to Grow 3.6% in 2017 https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Charitable-Giving-Expected-to/238878 2017-01-12T12:00:00-05:00 All types of giving will increase, including from individuals, foundations, and corporations, a study predicts. By Timothy Sandoval Grants Roundup: $28 Million Award Backs Teacher Education in Miss. https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-28-Million/238861 2017-01-11T10:38:00-05:00 Other notable grants include $3.75 million from the Ford Foundation for artists’ housing and $3 million from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to help Wikipedia make educational media more publicly accessible. By Rebecca Koenig Challenging Sacred Cows and Killing Jargon: Our Most Popular Articles of 2016 https://www.philanthropy.com/specialreport/challenging-sacred-cows-and-ki/124 2016-12-29T08:00:00-05:00 In a year full of changes and big questions for nonprofits, Chronicle readers looked for unconventional wisdom and evidence of ideas that work. Grants Roundup: $20 Million From St. David’s Foundation Supports Tex. Health Care https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-20-Million/238756 2016-12-28T10:51:00-05:00 Other notable awards include $2.5 million from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine to develop new arthritis treatments. By Rebecca Koenig Daily News Roundup: Fledgling Charity Pulls Offer to Big Donors of Time With Trumps https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Fledgling/238734 2016-12-21T09:36:00-05:00 Also, Google's giving arm donates $30 million for nonprofits to meet tech needs, and British charity regulators rule that Jediism is not a religion. Grants Roundup: Marin Fund Donates $32 Million Photo Trove, Cleveland Foundation Backs Education Programs https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-Marin-Fund/238731 2016-12-21T08:08:00-05:00 Other notable awards include $10 million from the Joyce Foundation for work in employment, gun-violence prevention, and other areas and $5 million from the MacArthur Foundation to support documentary filmmaking. By Rebecca Koenig Daily News Roundup: Giving Via GoFundMe Passes $3 Billion Mark https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Giving-Via/238697 2016-12-15T09:20:00-05:00 Also, Amazon raises its profile in Seattle philanthropy amid a downtown building boom, and the NFL de-pinks its annual October cancer campaign. Grants Roundup: $75 Million From Mulva Fund Boosts U. of Texas Medicine https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-75-Million/238670 2016-12-14T10:05:00-05:00 Other notable awards include $6 million from the Lilly Endowment for job programs at three historically black colleges and $5.5 million from the John A. Hartford Foundation to advance health care for seniors. By Rebecca Koenig Daily News Roundup: Google Parent Gives Staff Holiday Bonus to Charity https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Google/238654 2016-12-12T10:04:00-05:00 Also, San Francisco teams with tech leaders to fund a $30 million program to aid homeless families, and looming tax changes fuel a year-end burst of stock donations. Daily News Roundup: Gun-Control Groups Find Advocates in 'Big Law' https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-/238595 2016-12-07T10:24:00-05:00 Also, a Chinese couple donates $115 million to Caltech to establish a neuroscience center and a look at how Judith Rodin reshaped the Rockefeller Foundation. Grants Roundup: Group for Jewish Students Gets $48 Million https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-Group-for/238592 2016-12-07T09:58:00-05:00 Among the three donations to Hillel International was a $38 million grant from the Marcus Foundation to recruit, train, and hold on to skilled employees for its branches at college campuses By Rebecca Koenig Facebook Pledges $20 Million for Affordable Housing in Bay Area https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Facebook-Pledges-20-Million/238568 2016-12-02T15:41:00-05:00 Tech companies have been accused of driving rents in the region to levels out of reach for many residents and nonprofits. By Megan O’Neil Daily News Roundup: German Couple Donates $127 Million Art Trove https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-German/238547 2016-12-01T09:35:00-05:00 Also, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative's education chief talks to The Chronicle of Higher Education about its $45 billion aim to advance the science of learning. Grants Roundup: $100 Million From Penn Fund Backs Philadelphia Public-Spaces Project https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-100-Million/238537 2016-11-30T10:24:00-05:00 Plus, the Hewlett Foundation commits $50 million for river restoration in the West and the Helmsley Trust gives $25 million to study chronic inflammation. By Rebecca Koenig Daily News Roundup: Patagonia Black Friday Bonanza Aids Green Groups https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Patagonia/238531 2016-11-29T10:28:00-05:00 Also, the ice bucket that started it all goes on display at a Smithsonian philanthropy exhibition, and two founders of Guess jeans ready their art collection for a new Los Angeles museum. Daily News Roundup: Trump Taps Philanthropist Betsy DeVos for Education Dept. https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Trump-Taps/238488 2016-11-23T10:01:00-05:00 Also, the president-elect says he won't press for a renewed investigation of the Clinton Foundation and Exxon Mobil accuses Rockefeller family charities of spearheading a climate conspiracy. Daily News Roundup: LeBron James Gives $2.5 Million for Ali Museum Exhibit https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-LeBron/238450 2016-11-18T09:39:00-05:00 Also, a look at the uncertain future of a federal program offering major student-debt relief for graduates who put in a decade of public service after college. Grants Roundup: Brown Med School Gets $27 Million; $2 Million Backs Ill. Prairie Project https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-Brown-Med/238426 2016-11-16T09:59:00-05:00 Other notable awards include $10 million from law firm K&L Gates for research at Carnegie Mellon University on the ethical implications of artificial intelligence. By Rebecca Koenig Daily News Roundup: Apple Opens Payments Service to Charity Gifts https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Apple/238412 2016-11-15T09:36:00-05:00 Also, volunteering takes a place on the agenda at industry conventions, and a university revises naming guidelines after stripping a controversial donor's name from a campus facility. Daily News Roundup: Climate Activists Vow to Press On in Trump Era https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Climate/238364 2016-11-10T09:17:00-05:00 Also, Major League Baseball bucks past practice and opts not to donate unused Indians World Series merchandise to charity. Grants Roundup: Moore Foundation Commits $33 Million-Plus to Aid Inventors https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-Moore/238353 2016-11-09T11:15:00-05:00 Other notable awards included $25 million from the Gates Foundation for reproductive-health programs and $1 million from multiple grant makers to support Syrian students at U.S. colleges. By Rebecca Koenig Daily News Roundup: Food Banks Try Supermarket Tactic to Push Healthy Eating https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Food-Banks/238343 2016-11-08T10:46:00-05:00 Also, advice for nonprofits on building a better 403(b) retirement plan and stamping out cronyism in board recruitment. Daily News Roundup: Clinton Fund Got Qatar Gift During Hillary’s State Tenure https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Clinton/238334 2016-11-07T09:56:00-05:00 Also, a New York Times special section on giving includes looks at Silicon Valley's big-bet philanthropy and a wave of online services that screen charities to advise donors. Grants Roundup: Enterprise Rent-a-Car Foundation Gives $60 Million to Food Charities https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-Enterprise/238283 2016-11-02T11:35:00-04:00 Also, Furman University received $25 million from the Duke Endowment, and JPMorgan Chase provided $20 million to community-development groups in five major cities. By Rebecca Koenig Mutual Funds for Nonprofits Help Donors Diversify Giving https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Mutual-Funds-for-Nonprofits/238224 2016-11-01T08:00:00-04:00 Agora for Good and Bright Funds say their methods of screening and pooling charities can help ordinary donors give like the Gates family. By Marc Gunther Daily News Roundup: Leaked Emails Say Bill Clinton Got Business Deals With Foundation Donors https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Leaked/238203 2016-10-27T08:02:00-04:00 Plus, the Gates Foundation and Wellcome Trust are supporting an effort to release bacteria-infected mosquitoes in Brazil and Colombia to fight transmission of the Zika virus. Fidelity Charitable Knocks United Way Out of Top Place in Charity Rankings https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Fidelity-Charitable-Knocks/238167 2016-10-27T08:00:01-04:00 The stunning rise of a young charity founded by a for-profit company comes as total giving to America’s 400 most successful fundraising groups increased by 7 percent. By Drew Lindsay, Peter Olsen-Phillips, and Eden Stiffman Grants Roundup: Atlantic Gives $60 Million for Antiracism Fellowships https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-Atlantic-Gives/238196 2016-10-26T10:35:00-04:00 Also, the Dalio Foundation and Bloomberg Philanthropies commit $55 million for the fight to end polio, and the Harold Alfond Foundation teams with Colby College to revitalize the latter’s Maine hometown. By Rebecca Koenig Daily News Roundup: Myanmar and U.S. Top List of Most Generous Countries https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Myanmar/238193 2016-10-26T09:48:00-04:00 Also, finance mogul Paul Tudor Jones plans an investment fund made up of socially responsible corporations, and a former antipoverty activist draws fire as the head of New York City's homelessness agency. Silicon Valley Donors Ignore Local Needs, Report Finds https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Silicon-Valley-Donors-Ignore/238173 2016-10-25T12:00:00-04:00 Philanthropy is burgeoning along with the region’s wealth, but the tech-sector elite pays relatively little attention to charities in its own backyard, according to a new study. By Rebecca Koenig Grants Roundup: Wallace Foundation Gives $47 Million for School-Principal Prep https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-Wallace/238102 2016-10-19T10:10:00-04:00 Other notable awards include $10 million from Amazon to boost computer-science and engineering studies at the University of Washington. By Rebecca Koenig