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$250,000 Energy Grant for Ottawa

With the help of Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation, the city of Ottawa has received a $250,000 grant to upgrade its wastewater treatment plant that will lead to efficiency and saving...more

Virginia Tech researchers awarded Microsoft grant to pioneer mixed reality research

Hololenses are devices that project a three dimensional image into the users' eyes, optionally along with what the user would normally see. This allows the devices to create what they call a "hybrid...more

Grab the Torch and Vermont Community Foundation Gives Away Scholarships
Foundation: Vermont Community Foundation

Grab the Torch in partnership with Vermont Community Foundation awarded 20 full and partial scholarship grants for the 2012 Grab the Torch Leadership Ethics and Philanthropy Summer Institute. ...more

QBE Foundation Presents Grants to 18 Charities

The QBE Foundation, a part of the QBE Insurance Group Limited, gives out $290,000 in grants to 18 charity groups in support of their services in the U.S. and around the world. The grants range...more



Largest Foundation Giving for 2012

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Rank
Foundation
Grants
Total Given
1
1,378
2,579,354,996
2
1,407
471,403,757
5
741
354,782,649

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Source: Foundation Stats (Foundation Center) / CC BY-NC-SA 4.0


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Blue Star Recyclers Founder Hopes to Make Colorado Springs a Hub for Social Enterprises


Blue Star Recyclers Founder Hopes to Make Colorado Springs a Hub for Social Enterprises

Blue Star Recyclers, a social enterprise, operates by using conventional business practices to tackle social needs and serve the common good.


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