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Gulf Coast Community Foundation
When Greg Luberecki started working for a Florida nonprofit earlier this year, he didn't think he'd end up as its new chief communications and learning officer. But that's exactly what happened, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports. Luberecki's first day on the job at the Sarasota Art Center
Gates Foundation
"We have seen over and over again that when countries actually prioritize and invest in women's health, they unleash a powerful engine for progress that can reduce poverty, advance gender equality, and build resilient economies." That's the message from Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates,
Gates Foundation
"The goal is to achieve a world that is not only healthier but also more prosperous and equitable." That's the takeaway from a new report from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which outlines seven "low-cost and readily implementable innovations" that could save millions of lives by
Citi Foundation
When Sittie Aisah Balt and her father harvested their first cocoa beans in their backyard in Lanao del Sur in the Philippines, they didn't know it at the time, but the beans would prove to be an important source of income for the family. Now, thanks to a grant from the Citi Foundation and a
Gates Foundation
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and US Agency for International Development have teamed up to try to close the digital gender gap, and they've just announced $11.6 million in new funding. The Women in the Digital Economy Fund was launched earlier this year by Vice President Kamala Harris,
Citi Foundation
When Sittie Aisah Usop Balt was asked by her father in April 2021 to come up with a way to make money from the cocoa beans they had grown in their 3,000-square-meter backyard in Barangay Tagaooran, Bayang, Lanao del Sur in the Philippines, the then-28-year-old high school teacher thought it would
Gates Foundation
The MacKenzie Scott Foundation has donated more than $14 billion to more than 1,600 organizations around the world over the past 15 years, but the largest donation it has ever made was to India, the New York Times reports. "It is time for a resounding call to reshape the way we perceive and
Open Society Foundations
Elon Musk is threatening to sue the Anti-Defamation League over what he says is the organization's "highly toxic, anti-Semitic campaign," but the ADL is dismissing the threat as "frivolous." In a series of tweets Monday, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO said he would "have no choice but to file a
Hawaii Community Foundation
The Blackstone Group is putting its money where its mouth is in Maui, where it has donated $1.5 million to help those affected by recent wildfires. The investment firm owns the Ritz-Carlton Maui and the Grand Wailea, KHON reports, and the money will go to employees and residents of its real
Los Altos Community Foundation
The California Highway Patrol has identified the driver who plowed into a group of pedestrians in Palo Alto on Friday, killing one and critically injuring the other, reports the Palo Alto Weekly. The driver has been identified as 63-year-old Gregory Luellen, who was reportedly on his way to
Community Foundation Alliance, Vanderburgh Community Foundation
An Indiana man who made a name for himself as the voice of the Evansville Philharmonic in the 1970s and '80s died last week at the age of 71, the AP reports. According to a obituary, Mark Miller was born in Indianapolis and graduated from the University of Evansville with a BA in Theatre in
Community Foundation of the Lowcountry
South Carolina's SCETV and Public Radio are teaming up to raise money for the Newberry Opera House, which is celebrating its 25th season this year, the State reports. The public radio station and SCETV will each donate $25,000 to the opera house, which will use the money to buy advertising time
Rockefeller Foundation
The first-ever Africa Climate Summit is underway in Nairobi, Kenya, and organizers are hoping to use it to get the world's attention on the growing issue of climate change and how the continent can be part of the solution. The summit runs from Sunday to Wednesday, and the New York Times has a
Cumberland Community Foundation
When Methodist University Cape Fear Valley Health School of Medicine opens in Fayetteville, NC, next year, it will be the first medical school in the Southeast, reports the Fayetteville Observer. It will also be the first school of its kind in the state, and the first in the nation to offer a
Oak Foundation
A North Carolina school system is getting $6.7 million from the federal government to expand mental health services and offer more telehealth services to students, the News & Observer reports. Guilford County Schools saw an increase in student mental health needs and inappropriate school
Northern New York Community Foundation
A group of young professionals in northern New York is putting its money where its mouth is. The Northern New York Community Foundation is offering $20,000 in grants to community nonprofits in Lawrence, Jefferson, and Lewis counties through its LEAD Impact Grant Program, the Watertown Daily
Gates Foundation
Bill and Melinda Gates are putting their money where their mouth is. The world's two biggest philanthropists have each donated $50 million to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, CNN reports. The Gateses are among the world's biggest philanthropists, with a combined net worth of more than
Arizona Community Foundation
Cash Elementary School in Phoenix is one of 24 schools across the US to receive a new school garden as part of the Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation's 24 Gardens in 24 Hours in 24 Communities campaign. Volunteers will build the gardens at the schoolswhich were chosen from more than 3,000
Lilly Endowment
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has a big stake in Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY), and it's about to shrink. The company said in a regulatory filing that Buffett's company, Berkshire Hathaway Inc., reduced its stake in the company by 2.2 million shares, or 0.4%, on Sept. 30, reports
Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation
If you're in Cattaraugus County, New York, on Nov. 28, you can give to as many charities as you'd like during a 24-hour online fundraising event. The event, called Cattaraugus Gives, is put on by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation and has raised more than $1 million for local
Gulf Coast Community Foundation
With Hurricane Idalia heading their way, residents of Florida's Sarasota and Manatee counties are being urged to get out of the way of the storm's path as quickly as possible. The National Hurricane Center says the eye of the storm, which is expected to make landfall early Friday as a Category
Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan
"Because people who care about our communities and those who live here chose to give back, the Foundation was able to award nearly a half million dollars in scholarships this year, speaking volumes about our communities, our donors, and the incredible gift it is for these students to be cared for
Arkansas Community Foundation
"It is amazing to think that a group of volunteers put their minds together 16 years ago to help the teachers in the Conway School District," says Marti Jones, executive director of the Conway Public Schools Foundation. "And now we have put more than $150,000 into the classrooms with our
Central Valley Community Foundation
The Department of Health and Human Services has selected a group in Fresno, Calif., as one of 14 finalists for its Children and Youth Resilience Challenge. The challenge aims to fund "innovative, community-based, youth-led solutions which help build resilience and advance mental health and
Community Foundation of Greater Flint
Flint, Mich., has been in the news for months over its lead-tainted water crisis, and now the city has a new problem to add to the list. The Community Foundation of Greater Flint has announced that it will donate $1 million to help the city replace lead service lines in local homes and
Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation
It's not every day that a high school senior wins a $1,000 scholarship, but that's exactly what happened to Emma Retz. The senior from Cuba-Rushford Central School was awarded the Kaleigh Wilday Scholar-athlete Award from the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation, the Buffalo News
Moore Foundation
If you've ever wanted to know what it's like to be Kanye West, you're in luck. The rapper has signed a deal with streaming service Tidal to stream his entire catalog for a fee of Tidal's equivalent of Spotify's fees, reports the Wall Street Journal. It's not clear how much the fee will be,
Vermont Community Foundation
Phish has raised more than $3.5 million for victims of July's devastating floods in Vermont and New York, the Detroit Free Press reports. The jam-rock band played a pair of fundraising concerts Aug. 25 and 26 at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in New York. Money raised from the
Santa Fe Community Foundation
The Santa Fe Community Foundation, the largest nonprofit funder in New Mexico, has named a new chair and six new members to its board of directors. Dion Silva, regional president of Enterprise Bank & Trust, will step into a two-year term as board chair on Oct. 5, 2023, per a press
Truist Foundation
With Hurricane Idalia barreling toward Florida, the Truist Foundation is making a big donation to help those in the storm's path. The foundation, a charity affiliated with the insurance company, will give $500,000 to the American Red Cross, Center for Disaster Philanthropy, and United Way to
Community Foundation of Western North Carolina
The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina is making a splash with its latest round of grants. The group has awarded $190,365 in grants in the areas of early childhood development, food and farming, and natural and cultural resources, reports the Asheville Citizen-Times. Among the
Cleveland Foundation
The Cleveland Foundation is putting its money where its mouth is. The foundation, which serves black families in the Cleveland area, has given out more than $1.3 million in grants to 36 black organizations, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. The money comes from the Cleveland Black Futures
Open Society Foundations
"It's the end of an era for Europe and NGOs in Europe," the director of the European Roma Rights Center tells EUobserver after the Open Society Foundations announced last week it was pulling out of the region. The billionaire philanthropist's foundation, which has given millions to many
Chautauqua Region Community Foundation
When Rebecca Ann Capitano died in a car accident in 2023 at the age of 24, she left behind a legacy that her family and friends hope will live on. The Buffalo News reports the 24-year-old's family and friends have set up the Rebecca Ann Capitano Award, which will honor a graduating senior in
eBay Foundation
eBay's philanthropic arm has announced its recipients of this year's 2023 Global Give grants, with 32 organizations receiving a total of $3 million to help tackle some of the world's most pressing issues. The San Francisco-based eBay Foundation has been awarding grants since 2009, and this
Community Foundation of South Alabama
Kids in the small Alabama town of Bay Minette will now be able to get a better view of their basketball goals thanks to a grant from the North Baldwin Community Foundation. The foundation, an affiliate of the Community Foundation of South Alabama, recently awarded the town's recreation
Gates Foundation
Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries is teaming up with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to help empower a million women in India over the next three years, the Times of India reports. "The alignment between this vision and the partnership's objectives is striking, focusing on the shared
Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area
West Michigan's lakeshore is one of the fastest-growing counties in the state, with the area's economy growing at about twice the rate of the state as a whole since the turn of the century, MLive.com reports. And it's thanks in large part to the region's economic development group, Lakeshore
Gates Foundation
India's prime minister is set to visit Seattle next month, and the city's Seattle University is making the most of the opportunity. The university is hosting a conference Sept. 6 called Seattle-Setu that will focus on the "pivotal role in building economic and political bridges" between the
Maine Community Foundation
The Maine Community Foundation has released its latest round of grants, with nearly $97,000 going to community organizations in Franklin and Somerset counties. Among the recipients: the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies to support vulnerable youth through employment, mentoring opportunities,
Inland Empire Community Foundation
Residents of a trailer park in California's Coachella Valley are still picking up the pieces after Tropical Storm Hilary caused devastating flooding over the weekend, the Los Angeles Times reports. Residents of the Oasis Mobile Home Park in Cathedral City have been cited by the EPA for having
Watertown Community Foundation
In 2003, a group of Watertown, Mass., residents formed the Watertown Community Foundation to create a fund "dedicated to sustaining a vibrant community," according to its website. Fifteen years later, that community has grown to more than $3 million in grants, the foundation announced this
Comox Valley Community Foundation
The Comox Valley Community Foundation is accepting grant applications until Sept. 21 for a total of $441,360 in funding to be distributed to local non-profit organizations in British Columbia. The CBC reports the money will be divided into five grant streams: $75,000 to address housing
Bloomberg Philanthropies
"Meeting the goal of the Paris Agreement to limit global warming requires the global economy to transition to net-zeroan undertaking that requires immediate, decisive, and collaborative action across governments, financial institutions, companies, and other stakeholders," says Michael
Maine Community Foundation
The Maine Community Foundation has awarded more than $68,000 in grants to 10 organizations in the Oxford County area, the Portland Press Herald reports. The recipients are: Bethel Area District Exchange and Food Pantry: $10,000 Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine: $6,210 Denmark Arts
The Virginia Community Foundation
The Virginia Community Foundation has awarded more than $68,000 to community organizations in the northern Minnesota town, including $10,000 in scholarships. The St. Paul Pioneer Press has the full list of recipients, which include the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, which received a $1,000
Community Foundation of Chippewa County
The Community Foundation of Chippewa County in Wisconsin's Chippewa County is now accepting grant applications from nonprofits, schools, municipalities, and charities in the area for the upcoming grant cycle, the Daily Tribune reports. According to the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, the foundation
Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts
A Massachusetts nonprofit is offering teens the chance to learn about entrepreneurship, design, and technology in a 13,000-square-foot spaceall for free, the Boston Globe reports. "We're all feeling real enthusiastic about it," Brianna Drohen, CEO of LaunchSpace, tells the Globe. "It's

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