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Giving in the news – Week of 07.09.07

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* TechSoup’s NetSquared initiative announced Aspiration’s Social Source Commons as recipient of $10,000 donation by the Make Change! Trust.

* Valley Foundation awarded Parkinson’s Institute $1 million for STOP PD, drug development program for Parkinson’s disease.

* Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation awarded community grant to Rhode Island Foster Parents Association supporting OSSUM, youth-led advocacy group.

* The New York Life Foundation awarded $100,000 grant to American Indian Foundation supporting disadvantaged students in India.

* The Women’s Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation awarded $15,000 to YWCA of Greater Cincinnati and $12, 500 to Supports to Encourage Low-Income Families; fund now accepting grant applications, deadline Aug. 24.

* Goizueta Foundation awarded $2,612,055 grant to YMCA of the USA in support of Hispanic community early childhood outreach at five Georgia YMCA sites.

* Carnegie Corporation, New York, to provide $10 million to New Visions for Public Schools, part of it’s New Century High Schools initiative to better prepare high school students for college.

* UCLA Library received $143,000 grant from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to fund two-year Training Plus Pilot project at its Center for Primary research.

* Anonymous Oakland, Calif., couple, both retired teachers, to give $3 million of estate to East Bay Community Foundation to create fund for graduating McClymonds Educational Complex students who will continue their education.

* Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, New York City, received $12 million gift from Jerome L. Greene Foundation to support expansion of Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology.

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