PicoFeed The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://philanthropy.com/ 2017-07-26T04:34:07-04:00 The Chronicle of Philanthropy Grants Roundup: Hilton Launches New Phase of Foster-Care Support https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-Hilton/240687 2017-07-19T10:04:00-04:00 Also, Fifth Third Bank and its foundation give $10 million to a collaborative effort aimed at advancing cancer research. By Rebecca Koenig Podcast: A $100 Million Way to Get Better, Faster Health Care to People in Need https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/audio/podcast-a-100-million-way-to/6349/ 2017-07-17T08:00:00-04:00 The Human Diagnosis Project, a semifinalist in the MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change contest, is building a digital system to improve access to high-level care for hundreds of millions of underserved people. By Denver Frederick How to Open Doors at Foundations https://www.philanthropy.com/article/How-to-Open-Doors-at/240610 2017-07-12T09:32:00-04:00 In her latest advice column, nonprofit expert Allison Fine answers a question about where to look for new sources of funding. In a quandary about your career? Need tips on leadership? Ask Allison. By Allison Fine Grants Roundup: $10 Million Award Backs Nonprofit Retreat for Veterans https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-10-Million/240608 2017-07-12T09:28:00-04:00 Other notable grants include $20 million from the Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group to create new centers for brain and cell research. By Rebecca Koenig Grants Roundup: Microsoft Gives $25.8 Million for Markle Fund Jobs Program https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-Microsoft/240530 2017-07-05T08:57:00-04:00 Other notable awards include $5 million from Taube Philanthropies for the Museum of the Jewish People in Israel. By Rebecca Koenig Nonprofits Strategies for Surviving Budget Cuts https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Nonprofits-Strategies-for/240515 2017-07-05T07:59:54-04:00 As President Trump’s administration pushes for big reductions in federal spending, five charities tell how they learned to do more with less. By Eden Stiffman Grants Roundup: $35 Million From Walton Fund Supports River Conservation https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-35-Million/240459 2017-06-28T09:50:00-04:00 Also, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation awards $150 million to establish an institute for democracy studies and civic engagement at Johns Hopkins University. By Rebecca Koenig $150 Million Grant Backs Democracy Research at Johns Hopkins https://www.philanthropy.com/article/150-Million-Grant-Backs/240427 2017-06-23T10:07:00-04:00 The money from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation establishes an institute on the Baltimore campus devoted to studying and advancing civic engagement. By Rebecca Koenig Grants Roundup: Google Gives $1 Million for Stonewall History Project https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-Google-Gives/240407 2017-06-21T09:49:00-04:00 The tech giant’s philanthropy arm will support preservation of firsthand accounts of the landmark gay-rights uprising. Also, a Paul Allen fund commits $7.5 million to push breakthrough bioscience research. By Rebecca Koenig Grants Roundup: $10 Million Awards Back Medical Centers in St. Louis and L.A. https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-10-Million/240332 2017-06-14T09:40:00-04:00 A Washington University hub for genome science and a University of Southern California health-care campus were renamed in recognition of grants by the Harry Edison and W.M. Keck foundations, respectively. By Rebecca Koenig Grants Roundup: Leavey Fund Gives $30 Million to Santa Clara U. STEM Campus https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-Leavey-Fund/240275 2017-06-07T07:56:00-04:00 Other notable awards include $10 million from the Timken Foundation to expand eye care at the Cleveland Clinic and $5 million from Berges Family Foundation to boost a St. Louis arts center’s capital campaign. By Rebecca Koenig ‘We Are Powerful’: Women Share Thoughts on NoVo Effort https://www.philanthropy.com/article/We-Are-Powerful-Women/240265 2017-06-06T17:20:00-04:00 The Chronicle interviewed black, Native, and Muslim women who participated in the nationwide listening tour put on by the grant maker headed by Jennifer and Peter Buffett. By Rebecca Koenig How to Improve Your Odds for Winning Corporate Grants https://www.philanthropy.com/article/How-to-Improve-Your-Odds-for/240235 2017-06-06T08:00:00-04:00 It can be hard to get a foot in the door — but once you do, corporate foundations want to build lasting relationships, not just cut checks. By Rebecca Koenig New Community Foundation Aims to Combat Islamophobia https://www.philanthropy.com/article/New-Community-Foundation-Aims/240222 2017-06-01T10:32:00-04:00 Started by a young fundraiser, the American Muslim Fund has set a goal of raising $5 million by the end of 2020. By Rebecca Koenig Grants Roundup: ‘Simpsons’ Co-Creator’s Fund Debuts With $1 Million PETA Grant https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-Simpsons-/240207 2017-05-31T10:09:00-04:00 Other notable awards include $20.5 million from the H&M Foundation to help three global aid groups show the effectiveness of their work. By Rebecca Koenig Will the Rise of Impact Investing Leave Less for Gifts and Grants? https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Will-the-Rise-of-Impact/240183 2017-05-31T07:59:58-04:00 Some donors say the strategy is changing how they give in powerful ways; others doubt that it can displace traditional philanthropy, especially with causes like feeding the hungry. By Nicole Wallace Dallas Chef Creates a Stir With Program for Troubled Kids https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Dallas-Chef-Creates-a-Stir/240188 2017-05-31T07:59:50-04:00 When the local United Way started looking for promising new talent in nonprofits, acclaimed chef Chad Houser was its first find. Hundreds of kids from juvenile-detention centers have benefited from his innovative work program. By Drew Lindsay Grants Roundup: $9 Million From Paul Allen Fund Backs Penn Concussion Research https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-9-Million/240150 2017-05-24T08:00:00-04:00 Other notable awards include $1 million from the Pohlad Family Foundation to help Minnesota nonprofits hit by budget cuts at the Twin Cities United Way. By Rebecca Koenig Grants Roundup: Ralph Wilson Fund Gives $5 Million for Western N.Y. Youth Sports https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-Ralph-Wilson/240094 2017-05-17T10:18:00-04:00 Other notable awards include $2.75 million from agricultural companies Cargill and Teys Australia to support meat-science research at Texas Tech. By Rebecca Koenig Steps to Take Before Submitting a Joint Grant Proposal https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/checklist/steps-to-take-before-submittin/6309/ 2017-05-10T10:54:00-04:00 Get experts' opinions on your proposal, list possible collaborators who could boost your project’s credibility, and more ways to increase the likelihood of success. By Alex Daniels Budget Deal Largely Protects Nonprofit Funding — for Now https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Budget-Deal-Largely-Protects/239965 2017-05-01T17:14:00-04:00 Programs benefiting low-income families, veterans, the homeless, and community development will remain mostly intact, at least through September, under a new spending bill President Trump pledged to sign this week. By Megan O’Neil Grants Roundup: Gates and Chan-Zuckerberg Back $12 Million Personalized-Learning Venture https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-Gates-and/239893 2017-04-26T08:00:00-04:00 Other notable awards include $8.6 million from JP Morgan Chase to support job training in the health-care field. By Rebecca Koenig Grants Roundup: $20 Million From State Farm Expands Data Effort at Georgia State U. https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-20-Million/239822 2017-04-19T08:00:00-04:00 Other notable awards include $16 million from the Helmsley Charitable Trust to equip rural hospitals in the Midwest. By Rebecca Koenig 7 Reasonably Easy Things You Can Do to Improve Your Proposal https://www.philanthropy.com/article/7-Reasonably-Easy-Things-You/239777 2017-04-13T08:00:00-04:00 To better your chances of landing that big grant, write from the heart, don’t lecture readers, and find yourself a good editor. By Martin Teitel Grants Roundup: Good Ventures Gives $13.5 Million to Tackle Parasitic Infections https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-Good-Ventures/239764 2017-04-12T08:00:00-04:00 Other notable awards include $25 million to Texas A&M’s Mays Business School and $10 million to support Global Wildlife Conservation’s work protecting ecosystems and endangered species. By Rebecca Koenig Grants Roundup: Omidyar Group Pledges $100 Million to Address ‘Trust Deficit’ https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-Omidyar-Group/239694 2017-04-05T09:56:00-04:00 The funds will support investigative journalism and efforts to counter misinformation and hate speech. Other notable awards include $21 million from the Jerold B. Katz Foundation to turn medical research into practical care and $10.1 million from Taube Philanthropies to bolster a California collection of Jewish art. By Rebecca Koenig Tools for Times of Budget Cuts and Belt Tightening https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Tools-for-Times-of-Budget-Cuts/239688 2017-04-04T10:03:00-04:00 A collection of case studies, fundraising advice, and other resources for managing nonprofit finances in tough times. How One Muslim Group Is Resetting Priorities https://www.philanthropy.com/article/How-One-Muslim-Group-Is/239681 2017-04-03T10:16:00-04:00 Rather than reacting to current events, the El-Hibri Foundation is taking a long-term approach focused on building community ties and acceptance for Muslims in America. By Alex Daniels Daily News Roundup: N.Y. Charities Say State Deals Massively Underfund Services https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-NY/239559 2017-03-22T10:16:00-04:00 Groups aiming to change how New York funds human services says the state has fallen $1 billion short over six years in covering the cost of contracted programs. Also, small and midsize public radio stations ramp up major-gift fundraising, and arts advocates bring new urgency to their annual lobbying day on Capitol Hill. 5 Tips for Nonprofit Leaders to Avoid ‘Mission Creep’ https://www.philanthropy.com/article/5-Tips-for-Nonprofit-Leaders/239482 2017-03-16T08:00:00-04:00 When financial pressure or personal concern makes new causes tempting, remember where your nonprofit’s strengths lie. By Rebecca Koenig Grants Roundup: $6.5 Million Boosts Jackie Robinson Foundation Education Work https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-65-Million/239488 2017-03-15T09:48:00-04:00 Other notable awards include $10 million from the ALSAM Foundation to the University of Arizona’s pharmacy school and $2.2 million from the Charles Koch Foundation for criminal-justice research at Penn. By Rebecca Koenig Grants Roundup: William Penn Foundation Donates $15 Million for Park Project https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-William-Penn/239431 2017-03-08T11:23:00-05:00 Other notable awards include $10 million from the Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation and $1.1 million from Got Your 6 and Macy’s for programs that help veterans. By Rebecca Koenig How Big Foundations Stay Big: An Interactive Guide to Giving Rates https://www.philanthropy.com/interactives/foundation-distributions 2017-03-07T07:59:54-05:00 By law, private foundations must distribute at least 5 percent of their assets each year. This analysis of nearly 30 of the biggest foundations shows few choose to exceed that amount. By Alex Daniels Grants Roundup: Google.org Commits $11.5 Million for Criminal-Justice Reform https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-Googleorg/239360 2017-03-01T10:23:00-05:00 Other notable awards include $65 million from the Wyss Foundation for parks and conservation work in Africa. By Rebecca Koenig Grants Roundup: Citi Takes Jobs Program Global; Lilly Backs Vietnam Memorial Expansion https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-Citi-Takes/239257 2017-02-22T08:00:00-05:00 The Citi Foundation commits another $100 million to its career-training Pathways to Progress effort, and the Lilly Endowment gives $10 million to help build an education center at the Washington monument to Vietnam veterans. By Rebecca Koenig