Nov. 22: SkillUp Washington, UPS, Paul Allen, and more

SkillUp Washington, Seattle, awarded $1.8 million grant from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to fund partnerships among community colleges, community organizations and local workforce boards to prepare and support groups of young people motivated to go to college but needing to strengthen basic skills to succeed.

UPS Foundation awarded nine grants totaling nearly $2 million to environmental programs and organizations worldwide.

Paul G. Allen Family Foundation launched program to award $9.4 million over three years to fund seven researchers at universities and laboratories in Washington, California, Massachusetts and New York to advance neuroscience and cellular engineering research.

Wells Fargo giving $1.5 million in grants to 23 California-based nonprofits to preserve homeownership, increase affordable housing and stabilize some of the state’s hardest-hit communities.

Water For People says $500,000 challenge by philanthropists Stephen and Sandy Rosenthal resulted in total of $1.3 million to continue the organization’s work in creating sustainable water and sanitation solutions in Africa, Asia, Central America, and South America.

T. Denny Sanford made $10 million donation to Florida Hospital for Children.

Ted & Todd Schwartz Family Foundation donated $5 million as lead gift in campaign for Center for Athletic Excellence, University of Miami.Cornell University’s capital campaign, launched in 2006, has raised $3 billion

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