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Gustavus Adolphus College Receives $10 Million Commitment

Gustavus Adolphus College Receives $10 Million Commitment

Posted January 20, 2018

The pledge includes a $5 million challenge gift from alumnus Bob "Stick" Peterson ('74) and his wife, Cindy, will support the expansion and renovation of its Nobel Hall of Science and $5 million to endow a national scholarship fund....

Community Foundation Update (01/20/18)

Community Foundation Update (01/20/18)

Posted January 20, 2018

News and staff announcements from community foundations in Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, and Texas....

Funding for Human Rights Grew 44 Percent Between 2011 and 2015

Funding for Human Rights Grew 44 Percent Between 2011 and 2015

Posted January 19, 2018

A data analysis from Foundation Center and the Human Rights Funders Network found that human rights grants from a subset of foundations grew from $1.4 billion in 2011 to $2.33 billion in 2014 before falling to $2.02 billion in 2015....

McDonnell Foundation Awards $24.5 Million in Education Research

McDonnell Foundation Awards $24.5 Million in Education Research

Posted January 19, 2018

The inaugural grants awarded through the foundation's Understanding Teacher Change and Teachers as Learners in K-12 Classrooms are focused on the science of teaching and understanding teachers as learners and key agents of change in education....

Quality Jobs Fund Invests $5 Million in California Central Valley

Quality Jobs Fund Invests $5 Million in California Central Valley

Posted January 17, 2018

The investment is the first made by the $100 million Quality Jobs Fund, which the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco seeded in 2017 with the aim of facilitating quality job creation, financing small business expansion, and supporting job training in underserved communities....

T. Denny Sanford Pledges $30 Million for Children's Zoo

T. Denny Sanford Pledges $30 Million for Children's Zoo

Posted January 17, 2018

The largest gift ever to the zoo will help fund a $69 million project to reimagine its children's zoo, which will be designed to offer more opportunities to discover the natural world through play....

News Media Not Fulfilling Role in Boosting Democracy, Survey Finds

News Media Not Fulfilling Role in Boosting Democracy, Survey Finds

Posted January 16, 2018

The report from the Knight Foundation and Gallup found that while 84 percent of respondents believed  the news media play a "critical" or "very important" role in U.S. democracy, 43 percent said the news media are fulfilling that role "very poorly/poorly"....

PayPal Community Gave $1 Billion During 2017 Holiday Season

PayPal Community Gave $1 Billion During 2017 Holiday Season

Posted January 16, 2018

For the first time, donations made via the online payment system during the holiday season reached ten figures, and a total of more than $8.5 billion was donated through the platform over the course of the year, including a significant number of gifts of $10 or less....