PicoFeed The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://philanthropy.com/ 2018-09-24T15:34:33-04:00 The Chronicle of Philanthropy 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 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 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 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 Grants Roundup: Video Game Maker Gives $13 Million for Breast Cancer Research https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-Video-Game/243887 2018-07-11T08:00:00-04:00 Also, the University of Oregon gets $10 million to support a new science research facility, and the W.P. Carey Foundation gives a Baltimore private school $3 million for college counseling. By M.J. Prest Wilson Foundation Maps Plan to Disburse $1.3 Billion, Fast. Who Stands to Gain? https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Wilson-Foundation-Maps-Plan-to/243814 2018-07-10T08:30:00-04:00 The late Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson Jr. wanted his 10-figure gift spent within 20 years. His foundation is winning praise for its approach to building a philanthropic legacy that will long outlast the cash. By Ben Gose Grants Roundup: $65 Million for Mental-Health Services for Veterans https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-65-Million/243830 2018-07-05T08:00:00-04:00 Also, the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation commits $35 million for a new charter school in Flint, Mich., and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation awards $10 million to the Special Olympics. By M.J. Prest Grants Roundup: Gates Seeds $25 Million for Farming; Pepsi Gives $4 Million to WaterAid https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-Gates-Seeds/243758 2018-06-27T08:00:00-04:00 Also, the foundation of fashion brand Kate Spade New York pledges $1 million to suicide-prevention organizations in honor of its late founder. By M.J. Prest Daily News Roundup: Millions Given for Migrant Legal Aid https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Millions/243741 2018-06-22T10:33:00-04:00 A Texas nonprofit is using the money, in part, to help parents contact their children by phone. In other articles, Facebook and crowdsourcing have helped fuel fundraising for migrants; in the months before its "zero-tolerance" immigration policy, the Trump administration awarded contracts and grants to nonprofits and business to run facilities housing migrant children; and other articles about Trump's federal-agency overhaul plan and much more news. Grant Makers Share Case Studies to Improve Response to Immigrant Crises https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grant-Makers-Share-Case/243718 2018-06-20T11:00:00-04:00 As the nation watches wrenching scenes play out at the U.S.-Mexico border, a group called Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees is working on a long-term strategy to build public understanding of and support for refugees. By Alex Daniels Grants Roundup: Hospital Gets $13 Million; Walmart Gives $5 Million to Goodwill Jobs Program https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-Hospital-Gets/243715 2018-06-20T10:00:00-04:00 Also, the William Penn Foundation gives $6.6 million to develop hundreds of miles of park trails, and Lava Mae will expand its program to provide mobile showers to homeless communities in Berkeley and Oakland, Calif. By M.J. Prest Wealth Gap in Cities Is at Center of $4 Million Kresge Grant https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Wealth-Gap-in-Cities-Is-at/243703 2018-06-19T09:00:00-04:00 The money will go to prominent think tanks, with bigger investments expected to follow. By Alex Daniels Grants Roundup: Bitcoin Research Gets $50 Million Boost From Ripple https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-Bitcoin/243642 2018-06-13T08:00:00-04:00 Also, the Wounded Warrior Project awards $45 million to support mental-health services for veterans and their families, and the Episcopal Health Foundation spends $1 million to provide reproductive-health care to poor women in Texas. By M.J. Prest NoVo Boosts Commitment to Grass-Roots Collaboration to $34 Million https://www.philanthropy.com/article/NoVo-Boosts-Commitment-to/243645 2018-06-13T06:00:00-04:00 The foundation established by Jennifer and Peter Buffett, the daughter-in-law and son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett, aims for a "bolder" statement in the Trump era. By Alex Daniels Special Breed of Grant Makers Hunts for New Ways to Solve Bedeviling Problems https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Special-Breed-of-Grant-Makers/243651 2018-06-13T00:00:00-04:00 Strategists from more than a dozen foundations are at the forefront of a movement to identify off-the-radar needs where philanthropy could make a big difference. By Alex Daniels Craigslist Founder’s $20 Million Gift Signals Ongoing Commitment to Journalism https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Craigslist-Founder-s-20/243625 2018-06-11T04:00:00-04:00 Billionaire Craig Newmark says his donation to the City University of New York’s graduate journalism program is part of a campaign to counter fake news and "bad actors" who are undermining democracy. By Alex Daniels Grants Roundup: Stanford Receives $15 Million for Women's Leadership https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-Stanford/243593 2018-06-06T08:00:00-04:00 Also, the Ikea Foundation invests $2.3 million in clean electricity for 1 million people in India and East Africa, and the Kentucky Derby Museum will use $1 million for an expansion project. By M.J. Prest Gates Jumps Into International Education With $68 Million for Data-Based Solutions https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Gates-Jumps-Into-International/243553 2018-06-01T06:00:00-04:00 The four-year commitment is intended to help figure out what works, especially in poor countries. By Alex Daniels How to Navigate an Open Request for Grant Proposals https://www.philanthropy.com/article/How-to-Navigate-an-Open/243532 2018-05-30T10:00:00-04:00 More foundations are conducting open grant-making: sharing project proposals publicly and asking for comments. We asked one nonprofit what it learned from its successful bid in GHR Foundation’s "radically open" process. By Alex Daniels Grants Roundup: Google.org and Accenture Pledge Big for Economic Development https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-Googleorg-and/243529 2018-05-30T00:00:00-04:00 Also, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation puts $27.5 million toward revitalizing agriculture in Greece, and the actor Ashton Kutcher funnels $4 million through his tech company to the Ellen DeGeneres Wildlife Fund. By M.J. Prest Grants Roundup: $100 Million Given for Health Care and Housing in Puerto Rico https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-100-Million/243490 2018-05-23T00:00:00-04:00 The money will be split between Habitat for Humanity and Direct Relief. Also, the National Air and Space Museum will use $1 million to build a design hangar, Virginia Tech gets $3 million to teach blockchain programming, and other noteworthy grants. By M.J. Prest Daily News Roundup: 'Free-Market Philanthropy's' Impact on Scientific Research https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-/243482 2018-05-22T10:33:00-04:00 Billionaires are investing more in biotechnology, raising questions about diversity and more. In other articles, a former Gates Foundation executive will be chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education; the Education Department is conducting a review after a report that teachers' grants had been converted to loans; a House Committee subpoenaed bank records of a nonprofit tied to Missouri Gov. Greitens; and other articles about sexual misconduct and museums and more. Kaiser Permanente to Put $200 Million Into Low-Cost Housing https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Kaiser-Permanente-to-Put-200/243454 2018-05-18T09:00:00-04:00 The health-care giant says it has created a $200 million impact-investing fund to address the issue. By Alex Daniels