PicoFeed The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://philanthropy.com/ 2019-01-23T00:28:29-05:00 The Chronicle of Philanthropy CVS Health Commits $100 Million for Community Wellness: Grants Roundup https://www.philanthropy.com/article/CVS-Health-Commits-100/245477 2019-01-16T09:07:09-05:00 Also, the Lilly Endowment awards $48 million for human-service charities in Indiana, and Arizona State University receives $25 million for its business school. By M.J. Prest Social-Media Etiquette for Grant Makers and Grantees https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Social-Media-Etiquette-for/245475 2019-01-16T09:00:00-05:00 A donor cautions against impulsive actions on social media and offers advice on how to use its power to strengthen relationships. By Isa Catto Stavros Niarchos Foundation Gives $23 Million to Promote Greek Opera: Grants Roundup https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Stavros-Niarchos-Foundation/245438 2019-01-09T08:45:39-05:00 Also, the Starr Foundation awarded $10 million for a secret-operations museum, and Boeing granted $2 million to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 8 space mission to the moon. By M.J. Prest Disruption Ahead: What to Know About Donor-Advised Funds in 2019 https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Disruption-Ahead-What-to-Know/245420 2019-01-07T09:16:04-05:00 With Fidelity Charitable poised to become the country’s biggest grant maker, can charity fundraisers — or Congress — ignore the stockpiles of money in donor-advised funds? By Drew Lindsay Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Awards $52 Million to Study Neurodegenerative Disease: Grants Roundup https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Chan-Zuckerberg-Initiative/245358 2018-12-19T09:00:00-05:00 Also, Arizona State University received $15 million to help people cope with natural and manmade disasters, and the MacArthur Foundation awarded $2 million to assist legal-aid organizations that help immigrants. By M.J. Prest CBS Selects 18 Groups to Receive $20 Million to Fight Sexual Harassment https://www.philanthropy.com/article/CBS-Selects-18-Groups-to/245338 2018-12-14T15:36:00-05:00 The recipients included Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund, Rainn, and New York Women’s Foundation. By Julian Wyllie Spelman College Gets $30 Million Gift: Daily News Roundup https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Spelman-College-Gets-30/245331 2018-12-14T10:18:00-05:00 The contribution will go toward the Center for Innovation and the Arts. Also, giving to historically black colleges and universities has been up the past two years as the institutions have focused more on cultivating big donors. Plus, Save the Children was fooled by a sophisticated email scam into sending $1 million to a fraudulent account in Japan; as the Boy Scouts has tried to modernize, some of its efforts have backfired; and much more news and articles about big gifts and innovation. Gates Foundation Plans Year of Status Quo After Rolling Out New Programs https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Gates-Foundation-Plans-Year-of/245308 2018-12-13T10:00:00-05:00 After the debut of several new programs in education, poverty reduction, and international development, the grant maker doesn’t plan any new strategies in 2019, its CEO said in an interview with the Chronicle. By Alex Daniels Lego Foundation Awards $100 Million to Sesame Workshop: Grants Roundup https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Lego-Foundation-Awards-100/245300 2018-12-12T09:00:00-05:00 Also, the Bezos Day One Fund disburses $97.5 million to 24 homelessness charities, and Virginia Tech receives $50 million for biomedical research. By M.J. Prest LeanIn.org May Have a Sheryl Sandberg Problem: Daily News Roundup https://www.philanthropy.com/article/LeanInorg-May-Have-a-Sheryl/245280 2018-12-07T09:24:00-05:00 Women in Lean In movement see disconnect with Sandberg’s message; gay Christian issue roils churches, nonprofits in Seattle; concerns over new tax plan implications on alumni giving; and more.   Opioid-Abuse and Pediatric-Patient Care Programs Each Receive $50 Million: Grants Roundup https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Opioid-Abuse-and/245262 2018-12-05T09:11:30-05:00 Also, the Knight Foundation gives $37 million to bolster arts organizations in Miami, and Patagonia pledges its $10 million tax windfall to environmental groups. By M.J. Prest NFL Gives $15 Million to Study Concussions: Grants Roundup https://www.philanthropy.com/article/NFL-Gives-15-Million-to-Study/245179 2018-11-28T10:32:40-05:00 Also, the Gates Foundation donates $18 million for family-planning efforts throughout Africa, and Direct Relief commits $2 million for wildfire recovery in California. By M.J. Prest AbbVie Gives $55 Million Boost to Students in Poor Communities: Grants Roundup https://www.philanthropy.com/article/AbbVie-Gives-55-Million-Boost/245137 2018-11-20T10:08:51-05:00 Also, the American Heart Association's Allen Initiative in Brain Health and Cognitive Impairment grants $19.2 million to the Salk Institute, and the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens will use $7.5 million to attract new visitors. By M.J. Prest Amgen Foundation Commits $21 Million for Scholarships: Grants Roundup https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Amgen-Foundation-Commits-21/245082 2018-11-14T08:00:00-05:00 Also, Hewlett Packard Enterprise gives $10 million for data-science research at the University of Houston, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester is using $1 million to examine the roots of hate crimes. By M.J. Prest Value of Donor-Advised Funds Soars Above $110 Billion https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Value-of-Donor-Advised-Funds/245074 2018-11-13T10:30:56-05:00 Grants made from funds to charity totaled more than $19 billion in 2017, an increase of nearly 20 percent over the previous year, according to the National Philanthropic Trust. By Alex Daniels Home Depot Foundation Commits Additional $250 Million to Aid Veterans https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Home-Depot-Foundation-Commits/245038 2018-11-08T09:43:00-05:00 The foundation has already spent $250 million since 2011 to help veterans facing homelessness, fund efforts to build and improve ex-warrior’s houses, and other programs. By Timothy Sandoval Girl Scouts Sue Boy Scouts Over Name Change: Daily News Roundup https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Girl-Scouts-Sue-Boy-Scouts/245025 2018-11-07T10:41:00-05:00 A trademark lawsuit says that changing the name just to “Scouts” would marginalize the female organization. In other articles, the head of the American Cancer Society has resigned, in part over concerns about commercial partnerships; philanthropist J.B. Pritzker won the race to be Illinois governor; voters approved a tax to benefit the homeless in San Francisco despite opposition by many billionaires; a billionaire’s estate will award prizes for research in brain diseases; and more. Wyss Foundation Commits $1 Billion for Conservation: Grants Roundup https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Wyss-Foundation-Commits-1/245018 2018-11-07T08:00:00-05:00 Also, the Gates Foundation awards $30 million for research on neglected tropical diseases, and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund gets $1.1 million to provide leadership training to students at historically black colleges and universities. By M.J. Prest Moore Foundation to Spend $85 Million to Reduce Hospital Misdiagnoses https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Moore-Foundation-to-Spend-85/244984 2018-11-01T10:00:00-04:00 The grant maker will pursue a data-driven approach to reduce the number of often fatal "invisible errors." By Alex Daniels Allegheny Foundation Gives $30 Million to Carnegie Mellon U.: Grants Roundup https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Allegheny-Foundation-Gives-30/244966 2018-10-31T09:29:03-04:00 Also, Wounded Warrior Project provides $20 million to UCLA to expand treatment for military veterans, and the Smithsonian will use $5 million to digitize work by minority artists. By M.J. Prest Trump Foundation Faces N.Y. Attorney General in Court: Daily News Roundup https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Trump-Foundation-Faces-NY/244899 2018-10-25T09:47:00-04:00 The grant maker is requesting a lawsuit be dismissed that alleges the organization along with Trump, his sons Eric and Donald Jr., and daughter Ivanka violated state and federal laws. Plus, the British arm of Oxfam has seen a spike in claims of sexual abuse; religious groups and atheists are clashing over a longtime tax break that gives religious leaders tax-free housing allowances, costing taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars annually; and more news and features about cultural groups... Grants Roundup: 2 Groups Receive $100 Million Each https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-2-Groups/244892 2018-10-24T09:47:43-04:00 The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will use the money for better detection, diagnosis, and treatment of lung infections, and the University of Arkansas Foundation will endow the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute for civic, cultural, educational, and research programs. By M.J. Prest MacArthur, Seeing Success in Reducing Jail Time, Boosts Funding for Criminal-Justice Overhaul https://www.philanthropy.com/article/MacArthur-Seeing-Success-in/244888 2018-10-24T00:01:01-04:00 The grant maker added $22 million in criminal-justice grants to its Safety and Justice Challenge, bringing the total commitments under the three-year-old program to $148 million. By Alex Daniels Ballmers Tap Housing Expert as They Expand Anti-Poverty Efforts https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Ballmers-Tap-Housing-Expert-as/244846 2018-10-18T11:22:10-04:00 Terri Ludwig, president of Enterprise Community Partners, was chosen in part for her ability "to create an ecosystem where kids and families thrive." By Alex Daniels Grants Roundup: $200 Million for Parks and Trails; $25 Million for Animal Protection https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-200-Million/244817 2018-10-17T08:58:14-04:00 Also, the Helmsley Charitable Trust gives $7.8 million for emergency psychiatric assessments, and the Nuclear Threat Initiative gets a $1.2 million boost for its nuclear-terrorism campaigns. By M.J. Prest How to Make the Case for General Operating Support https://www.philanthropy.com/article/How-to-Make-the-Case-for/244808 2018-10-17T08:00:07-04:00 Sell donors on giving unrestricted gifts by with clear goals, a grand vision, and storytelling that conveys results. By Maria Di Mento Grants Roundup: Duke University's Environmental School Receives $20 Million Grant https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-Duke/244751 2018-10-10T08:02:11-04:00 Also, Duke University receives $20 million to strengthen the Nicholas School of the Environment, and the Weinberg Foundation gives $12 million to improve accessible design for disabled people at Jewish summer camps. By M.J. Prest Foundations Say They Support Grantees’ Needs Beyond Money; Charities Disagree https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Foundations-Say-They-Support/244725 2018-10-04T12:01:02-04:00 Foundations are not as in touch as they think they are with the needs and concerns of the nonprofits they support, according to a new survey from the Center for Effective Philanthropy. By Julian Wyllie Grants Roundup: Microsoft Dedicates $40 Million to Humanitarian-Aid Technology https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-Microsoft/244711 2018-10-03T09:11:06-04:00 Also, the Wounded Warrior Project commits $29.2 million to Emory Healthcare for its veterans program, and the Citi Foundation gives $2.5 million for social entrepreneurship. By M.J. Prest With Kavanaugh Hearings as Backdrop, Nonprofit Leaders Call for More Grants to Curb Sexual Assault https://www.philanthropy.com/article/With-Kavanaugh-Hearings-as/244688 2018-10-01T09:46:51-04:00 At a meeting of foundations, donors, and charities, advocates said every grant maker has a reason to pour more money into protecting women and girls. By Timothy Sandoval Grants Roundup: Starr Foundation Gives $15 Million to St. John’s University https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-Starr/244631 2018-09-26T09:00:12-04:00 Also, the Moore Foundation pledges $95 million to research quantum materials, UPS makes a relief grant for flood recovery, and Levi Strauss & Co. gives $1 million to youth activists working to stop gun violence. By M.J. Prest MacArthur’s Julia Stasch, Leader of Transition to ‘Big Bets,’ to Step Down https://www.philanthropy.com/article/MacArthur-s-Julia-Stasch/244627 2018-09-25T18:00:00-04:00 Under Stasch, the foundation narrowed its focus to criminal justice, climate change, nuclear disarmament, and a handful of other issues. By Alex Daniels Report Calls for ‘Open Source’ Relationship Between Foundations and Nonprofits https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Report-Calls-for-Open/244620 2018-09-25T09:46:12-04:00 The report, written by Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, sheds light on how foundations join together to spark "systems change," the new catchphrase among big donors. By Alex Daniels Grants Roundup: Sunderland Foundation Awards $66 Million to Kansas Hospital https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-Sunderland/244551 2018-09-19T08:00:18-04:00 Also, Kresge commits $50 million to a Detroit college and community revitalization, and the Knight Foundation offers up a $10 million matching grant for local news journalism. By M.J. Prest Grant Makers Boost Climate-Change Commitments by $3 Billion https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grant-Makers-Boost/244520 2018-09-14T07:00:00-04:00 The pledge, announced at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, raises questions about how best to deploy the infusion of cash without inflaming deep divisions over the issue. By Alex Daniels