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Community Foundation Update (10/14/17)

Community Foundation Update (10/14/17)

Posted October 14, 2017

News and staff announcements from community foundations in California, Connecticut, Illinois, Kentucky, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, and Wisconsin....

UNC Chapel Hill Receives $10 Million Challenge Grant

UNC Chapel Hill Receives $10 Million Challenge Grant

Posted October 14, 2017

The gift from alumnus John G. Ellison, Jr. will support a university-wide initiative to retain top scholars and researchers and attract other talented teachers, scholars, and students to campus....

Eric and Wendy Schmidt Launch Science Fellows Program

Eric and Wendy Schmidt Launch Science Fellows Program

Posted October 13, 2017

Launched with an initial commitment of at least $25 million, the Schmidt Science Fellows program will provide the next generation of leaders and innovators in science with the tools and opportunities needed to drive world-changing advances....

Boy Scouts of America Will Welcome Girls

Boy Scouts of America Will Welcome Girls

Posted October 13, 2017

According to a Boy Scouts of America press release, the unanimous decision by its board of directors reflects years of discussion with families and girls....

Alliance Launched to Tackle Illegal Fishing by Improving Supply Chains

Alliance Launched to Tackle Illegal Fishing by Improving Supply Chains

Posted October 10, 2017

Funded as part of the more than $1 billion pledged for ocean science, conservation, and management last year, the Seafood Alliance for Legality and Traceability (SALT) will promote legal and sustainable fisheries through improved transparency in seafood supply chains....

Ballmer Group Pledges $60 Million to StriveTogether

Ballmer Group Pledges $60 Million to StriveTogether

Posted October 10, 2017

The pledge will support the organization's Cradle to Career Network, which is working to improve partnerships among school systems, education service organizations, and other groups that provide services to families in need....