PicoFeed The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://philanthropy.com/ 2017-01-21T18:39:24-05:00 The Chronicle of Philanthropy 5 Ways College Fundraisers Can Help Academics Attract Big Gifts https://www.philanthropy.com/article/5-Ways-College-Fundraisers-Can/238945 2017-01-19T14:19:00-05:00 Development offices can help deans and professors overcome their aversion to raising money by taking it a step at a time, starting with understanding the academic mind-set. By David D. Perlmutter 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 Nonprofits Scramble as GOP Vows Spending Cuts https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Nonprofits-Scramble-as-GOP/238862 2017-01-11T10:40:00-05:00 Charities that rely on federal funding worry that a Republican Congress and White House spell deep cuts in funding for their programs, although some say the fears may be overblown. By Megan O’Neil 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 Foundation Gives Young Women Chance to Make Grant Decisions https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Foundation-Gives-Young-Women/238790 2017-01-03T10:11:00-05:00 A new fellowship in New York City lets teens call the shots on which nonprofits to fund. 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 Trump Win Prompts New Fund to Offer Speedy Grants https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Trump-Win-Prompts-New-Fund-to/238747 2016-12-22T11:52:00-05:00 Two donor networks teamed up to create a fund designed to quickly distribute money to nonprofits and activists working to protect vulnerable people. By Rebecca Koenig 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 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 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 Foundation Chiefs Say They Need to Make Sweeping Changes https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Foundation-Chiefs-Say-They/238575 2016-12-05T10:03:00-05:00 In surveys and interviews, grant makers say they need to listen more to the charities they support and the people those charities serve. By Alex Daniels 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 10 Insider Tips for Winning Grants https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/checklist/10-insider-tips-for-winning-gr/6151/ 2016-11-29T09:45:00-05:00 Advice from grant makers on how to improve your chances of getting funded. By Eden Stiffman 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 Election Loss Muddies Clinton Foundation Transition Plans https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Election-Loss-Muddies-Clinton/238366 2016-11-10T11:44:00-05:00 But the organization has much work to do to shake off the damaging effects of months of political attacks, and it may need to rethink whether it wants to do business in the same way as before the election. By Megan O’Neil 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 Nonprofits Work at Polls to Smooth Voting and Rebut ‘Rigged’ Claims https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Nonprofits-Work-at-Polls-to/238292 2016-11-03T09:47:00-04:00 Researchers and grant makers working on electoral issues acknowledge the balloting process isn’t perfect but say their data shows it is clean. By Alex Daniels 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 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 Here's a Grant Maker That Wants to Pay Your Indirect Costs. Really. https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Heres-a-Grant-Maker-That/238194 2016-10-26T10:08:00-04:00 The Hewlett Foundation encourages nonprofits to present realistic overhead expenses when applying for grants.  By Drew Lindsay 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 Grants Roundup: Building Healthy Communities Gets $12 Million for NYC Program https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-Building/238047 2016-10-12T10:06:00-04:00 Other grants support housing, literacy, student field trips, a Jewish arts camp, and more. By Rebecca Koenig Podcast: How Philanthropy Can ‘Dance Different’ in Flint https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/audio/podcast-how-philanthropy-can/6100/ 2016-10-11T09:39:00-04:00 Isaiah Oliver of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint talks about how grant makers can get in step with locals as the Michigan city recovers from its contaminated-water crisis. NYC Responds to Charity's Collapse With New Nonprofit Committee https://www.philanthropy.com/article/NYC-Responds-to-Charitys/238001 2016-10-06T10:08:00-04:00 The panel will explore ways to strengthen social-service charities in hopes of preventing another disaster like the collapse last year of a nonprofit provider that had $200 million in government contracts. By Rebecca Koenig Grants Roundup: Ohio State U. Gets $39 Million to Boost Veterinary Program https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-Ohio-State-U/237989 2016-10-05T11:03:00-04:00 Other notable awards included $10 million from the Walton Family Foundation to help low- and middle-income students attend the University of the Ozarks. By Rebecca Koenig Feeding America Is Top Cause for Schwab Donors, Study Finds https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Feeding-America-Is-Top-Cause/237913 2016-09-27T11:44:00-04:00 Clients of the donor-advised-fund provider directed more than half of their grant making to causes in their home states in fiscal year 2016, according to new data on their giving. By Timothy Sandoval Grants Roundup: Four Groups Commit $48 Million for Marine Protection https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-Four-Groups/237847 2016-09-21T10:45:00-04:00 Also, the Walmart Foundation awards $33 million for youth-focused hunger relief and seven California grant makers fund a program to build trust between minority communities and police. By Rebecca Koenig Foundations Embrace Evaluation but Not Transparency, Study Finds https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Foundations-Embrace-Evaluation/237837 2016-09-20T09:57:00-04:00 A third of respondents said their organizations have dedicated evaluation departments, but researchers say many foundations don't interpret benchmarking data correctly or share the results externally, By Rebecca Koenig Grants Roundup: Foundations’ $20-Million Commitment Targets Urban Spaces https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-Foundations-/237774 2016-09-14T09:59:00-04:00 Other notable awards include $5.8 million from the Marnier-Lapostolle Foundation for research on a rare neurological disorder. By Rebecca Koenig Foundations Bet It All on Advancing Equity https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Foundations-Bet-It-All-on/237730 2016-09-14T09:00:00-04:00 Grant makers like the Meyer Memorial Trust in Oregon are reworking internal policies and spending practices in an effort to close gaps in education and economic opportunity. By Rebecca Koenig Grants Roundup: Kellogg Fund Backs Work to Combat Native American Stereotypes https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-Kellogg-Fund/237709 2016-09-07T10:17:00-04:00 Other notable awards include $28.8 million from two foundations to BBYO, a nonprofit serving Jewish teens, and $8.5 million from Salesforce to improve computer education in the Bay Area. By Rebecca Koenig Grants Roundup: Bloomberg Fund Gives $32 Million to Help Urban Leaders https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-Bloomberg-Fund/237642 2016-08-31T09:21:00-04:00 Other notable awards include $10.1 million from the Herb Alpert Foundation for music education and grants from the AARP Foundation and New York Life to aid Louisiana flood victims. By Rebecca Koenig Building a $100 Million Proposal and Inviting the World to Listen In https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Building-a-100-Million/237605 2016-08-29T09:54:00-04:00 A small Detroit charity going after the MacArthur Foundation’s big-idea 100&Change grant is tracking its progress in a weekly podcast. By Megan O’Neil Grants Roundup: Chicago Groups Get $3 Million for College and Youth Programs https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-Chicago-Groups/237547 2016-08-24T09:26:00-04:00 Also, the Solutions Project establishes a rapid-response grant fund to help grass-roots groups working on climate justice. By Rebecca Koenig