Boston Community Capital, Boston, to receive a $5 million low-cost loan and $500,000 unrestricted grant, and Enterprise Cascadia, Ilwaco, Wash., to receive $2.5 million low-cost loan and $250,000 unrestricted grant as recipients of 2010 Wachovia Wells Fargo NEXT Awards for Opportunity Finance.
NPR launching Impact of Government, funded with $1.8 million grant from Open Society Foundations, to add editorial resources and reporters to NPR member stations in all 50 states to better inform public about impact of state governments on citizens and communities.
McCormick Foundation giving nearly $5 million in new grants to 32 groups committed to strengthening quality journalism and news literacy.
Microsoft donating $3 million to Kids in Need of Defense to help children who come to the U.S. without a parent or legal guardian find pro-bono lawyers to represent them in immigration court proceedings.
Sunlight Foundation received $1.2 million from John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to create series of new “National Data Apps” to help citizens easily use federal data to better understand everything from local pollution and medical care to personal financial services.