PicoFeed The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://philanthropy.com/ 2018-07-17T14:47:15-04:00 The Chronicle of Philanthropy 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 Behind the Scenes of Sloan’s $180 Million Effort to Connect Science and the Humanities https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Behind-the-Scenes-of-Sloan-s/243452 2018-05-17T19:00:00-04:00 The documentary Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story, one of the foundation’s latest projects, tells the little-known story of how a famous actress invented technologies that helped change the world — and led to the technology behind Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. By Maria Di Mento Grants Roundup: Communities in Schools Gets $17 Million, and Detroit Receives $15 Million https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-Communities-in/243421 2018-05-16T00:00:00-04:00 Also, the University of Kentucky will use $4.9 million to treat opioid addiction in pregnant women, and the MeToo Fund gets a $1 million boost. By M.J. Prest Daily News Roundup: Food for the Poor's Charity Status Under Attack https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Food-for/243398 2018-05-11T10:36:00-04:00 The California attorney general says the charity inflates the value of donated pharmaceuticals in its tax filings. In other articles, tables for a lavish Clinton Foundation gala are going for as much as $100,000; Democrats are giving nearly $9,000 in contributions from former N.Y. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to a domestic-violence charity; an app has helped deliver a million pounds of food to the hungry in Atlanta; and more about giving and the arts and harassment. What to Do If a Grant Maker Won’t Call You Back https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/checklist/what-to-do-if-a-grant-maker-wo/6596/ 2018-05-10T08:00:00-04:00 Be persistent but don’t be a pest, let your reputation speak for itself, and be gracious with grant makers — they’re human, too. By Tyler Nickerson Grants Roundup: Barr Foundation Awards $30 Million for the Arts in Mass. https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-Barr/243368 2018-05-09T08:00:00-04:00 Also, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative gives $14 million for personalized-learning programs in Chicago public schools, and the University of California at San Diego gets $4.7 million to study a chemical found in marijuana as a potential treatment for autism. By M.J. Prest Tips for Measuring and Conveying Impact https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Tips-for-Measuring-and/243317 2018-05-03T09:00:00-04:00 Identify the metrics that matter most, don’t be afraid to show short-term results for long-term goals, and weave your data into stories that resonate with grant makers. By Lisa Schohl Gates Announces $158 Million U.S. Anti-Poverty Effort https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Gates-Announces-158-Million/243322 2018-05-03T08:45:00-04:00 The foundation says it hopes the data-driven effort will attract experts and other heavyweight grant makers to join in a collaboration to address an issue that affects 40 million Americans. By Alex Daniels Grants Roundup: Citi Foundation Gives $20 Million for Urban Economic Renewal https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-Citi/243291 2018-05-02T09:00:00-04:00 Also, a diabetes-research network gets a $15 million boost, and Heifer International receives $3 million from Walmart to help Mexican farmers get top dollar for sustainably sourced food. By M.J. Prest New Resource Aims to Help Foundations Assess Power Inequities https://www.philanthropy.com/article/New-Resource-Aims-to-Help/243290 2018-05-02T08:00:00-04:00 The guide produced by the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy with help from a broad-based advisory committee invites grant makers to examine their relationship with the communities they serve and their commitment to social justice and systemic change. By Alex Daniels Working With Donor-Advised Funds: The Basics https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Working-With-Donor-Advised/243282 2018-05-01T09:00:00-04:00 Donor-advised funds continue to boom. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about receiving donations from the accounts. Grants Roundup: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Drums Up $10 Million https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-Rock-Roll/243224 2018-04-25T10:55:00-04:00 Also, the Gates Foundation pledges an additional $71 million for malaria research, and the MacArthur Foundation is offering more than $24 million in grants to Chicago arts institutions. By M.J. Prest A Star Performer Created a ‘Toxic Culture’ at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Say Insiders https://www.philanthropy.com/article/A-Star-Performer-Created-a/243159 2018-04-18T18:43:00-04:00 An investigation is looking into reports of bullying, sexual comments, and an oppressive office culture. By Marc Gunther Grants Roundup: Akamai Commits $50 Million to Boost Math Programs https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-Akamai-Commits/243154 2018-04-18T00:00:00-04:00 Also, Audubon nets $10 million for grass-roots climate-change activism, and the Laura Bush Foundation for America's Libraries is offering $1 million in grants for school libraries damaged in last year's natural disasters. By M.J. Prest Daily News Roundup: Bloomberg Aims to Speed Up the Demise of Coal Mining https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Bloomberg/243110 2018-04-13T10:40:00-04:00 In other news, the head of American Atheists has been suspended after a complaint that prompted an investigation; Texas A&M has raised $3 billion of its $4 billion campaign goal; the Rockefeller art collection could top $1 billion at auction; the Smithsonian Institution has will work with the Victoria and Albert Museum on a joint gallery and exhibition space in London; and much more, including articles on charities and politics. Foundations Are Often to Blame for Charities’ Financial Emergencies https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Foundations-Are-Often-to-Blame/243094 2018-04-12T09:00:00-04:00 A shift in funding strategy, discontinued grants, or even changes that seem like a routine inconvenience to a grant maker — like a few months’ delay in promised money — are often the cause. By Drew Lindsay Grants Roundup: Houston Zoo Nets $50 Million for New Habitats https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-Houston-Zoo/243089 2018-04-11T10:00:00-04:00 Also, the Los Angeles Clippers Foundation has given $10 million to renovate hundreds of public basketball courts, and a Cincinnati hospital gets $5 million to grow human tissue and organs from stem cells. By M.J. Prest