PicoFeed The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://philanthropy.com/ 2019-04-21T22:33:30-04:00 The Chronicle of Philanthropy Two Midwestern Universities Land $100 Million Grants: Grants Roundup https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Two-Midwestern-Universities/246125 2019-04-17T09:01:36-04:00 Also, Lyft pledges $50 million to improve urban-transportation infrastructure, and the John Templeton Foundation gave $7.2 million to Harvard’s Black Hole Initiative. By M.J. Prest TED Plans $280 Million More in Funding for ‘Audacious’ Projects https://www.philanthropy.com/article/TED-Plans-280-Million-More-in/246121 2019-04-16T20:00:00-04:00 The announcement follows a $250 million commitment announced last year. Projects funded by the latest round focus on causes such as climate activism and using data to do good. By Julian Wyllie PNC Bank Adds $150 Million to Preschool Program (Grants Roundup) https://www.philanthropy.com/article/PNC-Bank-Adds-150-Million-to/246087 2019-04-10T08:00:01-04:00 Also, the Starr Foundation gave $50 million for stem-cell research, and the Children's Museum of Indianapolis received $9 million to dig for fossils in Wyoming. By M.J. Prest Rockefeller COO Defends Decision to End Support for ‘100 Resilient Cities’ Program https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Rockefeller-COO-Defends/246078 2019-04-08T18:19:00-04:00 Steven VanRoekel said the change marks the next phase of the grant maker’s work on climate change. By Maria Di Mento Education, Housing, and a Hawaiian Island Are Top Chan Zuckerberg Priorities https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Education-Housinga/246060 2019-04-04T11:00:00-04:00 The Chronicle takes a closer look at the grant-making information disclosed earlier this week by the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative. By Michael Theis Mount Sinai Will Develop Digital Health Institute: Grants Roundup https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Mount-Sinai-Will-Develop/246046 2019-04-03T08:59:11-04:00 Also, Ohio State will use $7 million to expand its agricultural laboratory, and the Knight Foundation gives $6 million to three journalism groups to strengthen local newsrooms. By M.J. Prest Campaigns Get Bigger and Bolder https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Campaigns-Get-Bigger-and/246016 2019-04-02T08:30:00-04:00 Fundraising drives are proliferating and going on even longer than before. Here’s why that’s happening — and what’s next. By Heather Joslyn Group Wants Foundations to Cede Power, and Eventually Make Reparations, to Grantees https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Group-Wants-Foundations-to/246000 2019-04-02T08:30:00-04:00 Justice Funders wants to weaken top-down decision-making at foundations and expand the scope of grantee influence. The group already has a big footprint in California and hopes its ideas catch fire nationwide. By Alex Daniels and Ben Gose Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan Launch New Database of Grant Making and Investments https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Mark-ZuckerbergPriscilla/246021 2019-03-29T17:23:00-04:00 The move by the Facebook co-founder and his wife is aimed at helping potential grantees get a better sense of what their philanthropy supports. By Maria Di Mento Purdue Pharma Will Pay $103 Million to Create Addiction Institute: Grants Roundup https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Purdue-Pharma-Will-Pay-103/245984 2019-03-27T08:49:43-04:00 Also, the Lilly Endowment gave almost $31 million to the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, and the John Pritzker Family Fund will spend $25 million to expand a San Francisco park system. By M.J. Prest Campaign Urges DAF Providers Not to Give to Hate Groups https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Campaign-Urges-DAF-Providers/245938 2019-03-20T11:00:00-04:00 A drive called Hate Is Not Charitable is the brainchild of the Amalgamated Foundation, More than two dozen grant makers and other groups have joined the effort. By Maria Di Mento Arnold Ventures Promises $39 Million for Pretrial Justice Reform: Grants Roundup https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Arnold-Ventures-Promises-39/245927 2019-03-20T09:00:00-04:00 Also, the Petco Foundation awards $14 million to pet shelters, and Bloomberg Philanthropies puts up $10 million to reduce opioid overdoses in Michigan. By M.J. Prest 5 Ways to Make the Case for Operating Support https://www.philanthropy.com/article/5-Ways-to-Make-the-Case-for/245915 2019-03-18T09:14:00-04:00 When seeking unrestricted grants, use data to highlight unmet needs, explain how unrestricted support helps meet emergency needs, and fully flesh out the details of your budget request, say nonprofit leaders. By Emily Haynes Indiana U. Starts New Effort to Help Fundraisers Understand Muslim Giving https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Indiana-U-Starts-New-Effort/245910 2019-03-18T09:00:00-04:00 The program will also help Muslim-American nonprofits expand their fundraising and other capabilities and seek to demystify how Islamic charities operate. By Maria Di Mento JPMorgan Chase Invests $350 Million to Help Workers Improve Technical Skills and Find High-Wage Jobs https://www.philanthropy.com/article/JPMorgan-Chase-Invests-350/245911 2019-03-18T05:00:00-04:00 The money will pilot education and training programs, boost existing training programs, and support labor-market research studies. By Julian Wyllie Duke Endowment and Lyda Hill Philanthropies Give Millions for STEM: Grants Roundup https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Duke-EndowmentLyda-Hill/245878 2019-03-13T09:47:34-04:00 Also, the Citi Foundation donates $10 million to help unemployed workers find jobs in growth industries, and the Open Philanthropy Project gives $1.8 million to change the way we vote. By M.J. Prest CARE Gets $18 Million From PepsiCo Foundation for Poor Farm Women: Grants Roundup https://www.philanthropy.com/article/CARE-Gets-18-Million-From/245822 2019-03-06T08:01:00-05:00 Also, AbbVie awards $40 million to build a new public middle school in North Chicago, and Chevron gives $5 million to train male executives to advance gender equity in the workplace. By M.J. Prest Grant Makers Move Money Toward Early-Childhood Learning and Work-Force Training https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grant-Makers-Move-Money-Toward/245797 2019-02-28T11:00:00-05:00 The survey by Grantmakers for Education also found that three-quarters of foundations said their grants go toward helping low-income people, LGBTQ students, immigrants and refugees, women and girls, or people with disabilities. By Alex Daniels MacArthur Doubles Its 100&Change Program to $200 Million https://www.philanthropy.com/article/MacArthur-Doubles-Its/245787 2019-02-28T01:01:00-05:00 The grant maker’s first $100 million went to Sesame Workshop and the International Rescue Committee to help children affected by the Syrian conflict and had spinoff benefits for other nonprofits including Catholic Relief Services. By Alex Daniels Loma Linda University Receives $25 Million for High-Risk Maternity Care: Grants Roundup https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Loma-Linda-University-Receives/245780 2019-02-27T09:44:04-05:00 Also, the Moody Foundation awards $20 million to the Blanton Museum of Art, and Gilead Sciences has given almost $18 million to care for long-term survivors of HIV/AIDS. By M.J. Prest Grant-Making From Donor-Advised Funds Is Strong During Recessions, Study Finds https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grant-Making-From/245766 2019-02-26T09:19:59-05:00 The researchers say donor-advised funds give money at a far higher rate than some other studies suggest. By Julian Wyllie Emory Receives $65 Million for School of Public Health: Grants Roundup https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Emory-Receives-65-Million-for/245734 2019-02-20T09:15:45-05:00 Also, IBM promises $25 million to help startups delivering humanitarian aid, and the NoVo Foundation will make $10 million in grants to stop commercial sexual exploitation. By M.J. Prest Knight Foundation Commits $300 Million to Support Local Journalism https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Knight-Foundation-Commits-300/245724 2019-02-19T05:00:00-05:00 Grant maker support for media research is growing, but Knight’s commitment is an unprecedentedly large move to support front-line journalism. By Alex Daniels Moore Foundation Commits $140 Million for Aquatic-Microbe Research: Grants Roundup https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Moore-Foundation-Commits-140/245679 2019-02-13T09:31:03-05:00 Also, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation pledges $25 million to solve big problems in pediatric cancer research, and Cigna also promises $25 million for child health and nutrition. By M.J. Prest Carol Larson, Packard CEO Who Took Vigorous Action on Climate Change, Plans to Leave https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Carol-Larson-Packard-CEO-Who/245675 2019-02-12T08:23:09-05:00 Larson’s tenure also saw a boost in grant making on health care. By Alex Daniels Billionaire Philanthropists Make Bold Investments That Reflect Hope, and Worry, About the Future https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Billionaire-Philanthropists/245658 2019-02-12T08:00:00-05:00 The people on the Philanthropy 50, the Chronicle’s annual list of the biggest U.S. donors, collectively gave more than $7.8 billion last year. Artificial intelligence and privacy were among their top concerns. By Ben Gose and Maria Di Mento Nonprofit Founder Is on Track to Connect Every School in America With Good Wi-Fi https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Nonprofit-Founder-Is-on-Track/245644 2019-02-12T08:00:00-05:00 Evan Marwell started a charity with a specific goal and an inflexible eight-year deadline. Here’s what other charities can learn from him. By Heather Joslyn Stand Together Commits $30 Million for Anti-Poverty Groups: Grants Roundup https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Stand-Together-Commits-30/245619 2019-02-06T08:56:27-05:00 Also, the Crow Family Foundation has donated thousands of Asian artworks and $23 million to create a new museum in Dallas. Plus, Americares will use a grant to offer mental-health support to aid workers in Puerto Rico. By M.J. Prest Rockefeller, Mastercard Team Up for $50 Million Data-Sharing Program: Grants Roundup https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Rockefeller-Mastercard-Team/245575 2019-01-30T09:53:07-05:00 Also, the University of Central Arkansas gets $20 million for its performing-arts center, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awards $2.2 million for poetry fellowships. By M.J. Prest How to Say No to Grant Seekers https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/checklist/how-to-say-no-to-grant-seeker/6723/ 2019-01-24T09:03:00-05:00 Grant makers who have to turn down requests on a regular basis say it’s an art form — you need to be sensitive but also firm. Here are their tips. By Page Snow Huntsman Cancer Institute Gets $30 Million Boost for Patient Care: Grants Roundup https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Huntsman-Cancer-Institute-Gets/245530 2019-01-23T08:59:33-05:00 Also, USAA gives $15 million to make no-interest loans to Coast Guard members affected by the federal government shutdown, and Google.org awards $2 million to the Wikimedia Foundation’s endowment. By M.J. Prest 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