PicoFeed The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://philanthropy.com/ 2018-11-14T02:06:27-05:00 The Chronicle of Philanthropy 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 Clear goals, a grand vision, and storytelling that conveys results can help sell donors on unrestricted gifts. 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 JPMorgan’s $250 Million in Grants Presents Opportunities for Nonprofits Nationwide https://www.philanthropy.com/article/JPMorgan-s-250-Million-in/244499 2018-09-12T16:00:00-04:00 Cooperation will be key for charities to tap the funding pool, which also includes $250 million in loan guarantees. It’s a major expansion of the company’s efforts, which previously focused on a handful of cities. By Alex Daniels Grants Roundup: JPMorgan Chase to Support Economic Opportunity in Cities https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-JPMorgan-Chase/244493 2018-09-12T10:30:31-04:00 Also, the Laura and John Arnold Foundation is committing $30 million in cash and loans to create a nonprofit pharmaceutical company to produce generic drugs to help drive down prices. By M.J. Prest Grants Roundup: Wells Fargo Pledges $20 Million for Affordable Housing in N.C. https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-Wells-Fargo/244437 2018-09-05T10:05:41-04:00 Also, the H.D. Smith Foundation gives $20 million for the football program at the University of Illinois, and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution receives $1 million to buy an acoustic telescope for underwater sounds. By M.J. Prest Corporate Cash Giving Rises 5%, Exclusive Chronicle Survey Shows https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Corporate-Cash-Giving-Rises/244391 2018-09-05T08:30:00-04:00 Total giving, including products, grew 8 percent, driven mainly by overseas donations of drugs by large pharmaceutical companies.  By Megan O’Neil, Brian O’Leary, and Peter Olsen-Phillips Corporate and Charity Leaders Exchange Advice https://www.philanthropy.com/article/CorporateCharity-Leaders/244418 2018-09-05T08:30:00-04:00 Nonprofits and companies have much to gain from getting to know each other better. The Chronicle asked leaders experienced in corporate-nonprofit partnerships for advice on how best to support each other. By Megan O’Neil Grants Roundup: Foxconn Commits $100 Million for Engineering Research https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-Foxconn/244385 2018-08-29T09:30:13-04:00 Also, Emory University collects $25 million for Alzheimer's research, and L.L. Bean gives $3 million to sponsor the National Park Foundation's Find Your Park campaign. By M.J. Prest Grants Roundup: Greek National Fire Service Gets $29 Million to Fight Wildfires https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-Greek-National/244332 2018-08-22T09:26:35-04:00 Also, a drug company gives $100 million to Ronald McDonald House Charities, and the Scripps Howard Foundation grants $6 million for investigative reporting at two journalism schools. By M.J. Prest Grants Roundup: Bloomberg Gives $20 Million for Tobacco Control https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-Bloomberg/244266 2018-08-15T08:00:00-04:00 Also, an Ohio foundation gives $2.5 million to a new elementary school created by the basketball star LeBron James. By M.J. Prest U.S. Foundations Sent $35 Billion Overseas in 5 Years, Half of It From Gates https://www.philanthropy.com/article/US-Foundations-Sent-35/244258 2018-08-14T00:02:00-04:00 A study by the Foundation Center and the Council on Foundations also found that annual giving topped $9 billion in 2015. Most of the giving was focused on health. By Alex Daniels Grants Roundup: Atlantic Philanthropies Gives $18 Million for Health Program at George Washington University https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-Atlantic/244186 2018-08-08T00:00:00-04:00 Also, the Jewish Museum received a $10 million endowment as well as a collection of contemporary artwork, and the Outdoor Foundation will use $1 million for a campaign to get families to play outside. By M.J. Prest Grants Roundup: $5 Million Gift Will Build Baseball Fields https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-5-Million/244111 2018-08-01T00:00:00-04:00 Also, Emory University receives $13 million for stem-cell research; the University of Minnesota’s capital campaign nets $10 million, and Walmart spends $2 million to diversify the intern work force on Capitol Hill. By M.J. Prest Grants Roundup: Tesla Promises $37.5 Million to STEM Programs in Nevada https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-Tesla-Promises/244008 2018-07-25T00:00:00-04:00 Also, an arts fund created by the playwright and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda has made its first grants in Puerto Rico. By M.J. Prest Foundations Bend or Break Their Grant Guidelines to Help Immigrants https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Foundations-Bend-or-Break/243959 2018-07-19T08:00:00-04:00 Trump administration policies have prompted some grant makers to pump up their giving and stray outside their usual funding areas for an emergency response. By Alex Daniels Grants Roundup: YouTube Pledges $25 Million to Bolster Video News; Ballmer Group Supports Alternatives to Youth Prisons https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-YouTube/243954 2018-07-18T09:00:00-04:00 Also, the Wellcome Trust has committed $330 million for high-risk medical research, and the blockchain company Sunday Group is giving $5 million to UCLA for its new internet lab. By M.J. Prest