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Noah Atencio to Receive Council on Foundations Scrivner Award

Noah Atencio to Receive Council on Foundations Scrivner Award

Posted September 24, 2017

The vice president of community impact at the Community First Foundation in Arvada, Colorado, was recognized for his role in launching the Innovators Society, which funds promising but not yet proven approaches to mental wellness....

DDCF Awards $6 Million for Sickle Cell Disease Research

DDCF Awards $6 Million for Sickle Cell Disease Research

Posted September 23, 2017

The first grants awarded through the foundation's Sickle Cell Disease/Advancing Cures awards competition will support projects that attack the disease at its core by restoring hemoglobin function....

Community Foundation Update (09/23/17)

Community Foundation Update (09/23/17)

Posted September 23, 2017

News and staff announcements from community foundations in California, Indiana, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, and Tennessee....

Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Awards $20 Million in Grants

Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Awards $20 Million in Grants

Posted September 22, 2017

The grants will support wildlife and habitat conservation efforts, the defense of indigenous rights, and innovative grassroots efforts aimed at combating climate change and solving complex environmental issues....

Tulane University Receives $25 Million Gift for Medical School

Tulane University Receives $25 Million Gift for Medical School

Posted September 21, 2017

The gift made by Bertie Deming Smith, in honor of her late husband John W. Deming, will support the largest translational research department in the School of Medicine and help junior investigators in launching their careers....

Munk Foundation Awards $81.5 Million for Cardiac Care in Toronto

Munk Foundation Awards $81.5 Million for Cardiac Care in Toronto

Posted September 21, 2017

The gift to the University Health Network will be used to develop a data-driven digital cardiovascular health platform that reduces costs, advances medical research, and improves the outcomes of patients with cardiac and vascular disease....

Kenyon College Receives $75 Million From Anonymous Donor

Kenyon College Receives $75 Million From Anonymous Donor

Posted September 19, 2017

The largest gift in the school's history will support the development of a new library and academic quadrangle, which will include a new interdisciplinary academic building for the social sciences....

Alice Walton Announces Launch of Art-Sharing Initiative

Alice Walton Announces Launch of Art-Sharing Initiative

Posted September 19, 2017

Collaborating with museums and institutions of all sizes, Art Bridges will help create and fund exhibitions, bringing together art from museums, private collections, foundations, and its own collection....

UC Irvine Receives $200 Million for College of Health Sciences

UC Irvine Receives $200 Million for College of Health Sciences

Posted September 19, 2017

The largest gift in UCI's history will support the creation of the Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences, which will incorporate integrative health research, teaching, and patient care across its schools and programs....

Niarchos Foundation Awards $55 Million to New York Public Library

Niarchos Foundation Awards $55 Million to New York Public Library

Posted September 18, 2017

The second largest gift in the history of the library system will support a complete renovation of the Mid-Manhattan Library — which will hold NYPL's largest circulating collection — and establish an endowment for educational programming....