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Soon-Shiong Buys Los Angeles Times

Soon-Shiong Buys Los Angeles Times

Posted February 8, 2018

Biotech billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong's investment firm will pay $500 million in cash and assume $90 million in underfunded pension liabilities for the paper and other properties, returning the Times to local and private ownership....

Smithsonian Concludes Record-Breaking $1.88 Billion Campaign

Smithsonian Concludes Record-Breaking $1.88 Billion Campaign

Posted February 8, 2018

Through the Smithsonian Campaign, the institution raised a record $1.88 billion in contributions from foundations, corporations, and individual donors — the largest amount ever raised through a capital campaign by a cultural organization....

'Fragile' Communities Face 10 Percent Unemployment, Survey Finds

'Fragile' Communities Face 10 Percent Unemployment, Survey Finds

Posted February 7, 2018

The report from the Center for Advancing Opportunity, Gallup, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, the Charles Koch Foundation, and Koch Industries found that 10 percent of residents of fragile communities were unemployed despite actively looking for work....

Wellcome Trust Launches Global Urban Health Project

Wellcome Trust Launches Global Urban Health Project

Posted February 7, 2018

The £10 million ($13.9 million) research initiative comprises two urban health projects through which researchers, working closely with officials in ten cities, will gather local data and use computer modeling to test a variety of policy solutions....

Syringe Access Fund Awards $2.4 Million in Grants

Syringe Access Fund Awards $2.4 Million in Grants

Posted February 4, 2018

The grants will support the efforts of sixty-two organizations working to prevent HIV and viral hepatitis by providing injection drug users with access to sterile injection equipment and related health messaging....

Rainin Foundation Awards $1.7 Million for IBD Research

Rainin Foundation Awards $1.7 Million for IBD Research

Posted February 3, 2018

The grants were awarded through the foundation's Synergy Awards program, which encourages investigators with different expertise to pool their talents and resources toward a research goal that would be unachievable if they worked independently....

Community Foundation Update (02/03/18)

Community Foundation Update (02/03/18)

Posted February 3, 2018

News and staff announcements from community foundations in California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Nebraska, Ohio, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Wisconsin....