News about grants, gifts
The National Philanthropic Trust in 2016 made 27,760 donor-recommended grants whose total was valued up to $593 million.
WHRO Public Media received a $3 million gift from Hampton Roads leader Jane Batten in order to launch an environmental education initiative for students from Pre-Kindergarten to 12th Grade.
Bodega Catena Zapata donated auction lots which raised more than $80,000 to the Charlotte Wine & Food Weekend.
Minimizer donated $20,000 to the Wyakin Foundation to help wounded veterans.
Earlier this month, Google.org and Gavi partnered to help Nexleaf strengthen vaccine cold chain systems in low-income countries. Google.org’s $2 million contribution will be matched by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s funding to the Gavi Matching Fund.
TRI Pointe will continue to be national sponsor of HomeAid America’s non-profit Corporate Partnership program.
The CH2M Foundation is investing more than $1 million in its strategic partnerships to work for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics as well as the building of sustainable communities.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital received more than $18.2 million from Best Buy customers and employees during the holiday season.
Check City customers and local residents raised up to $5,525 in cash for the Utah Food Bank. Check City matched the donations and donated $11,050 to the food bank.
The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation made book donations at children’s hospitals, elementary schools, and community organizations across the nation to recognize National Random Acts of Kindness Day.
News about people, groups
Blackbaud, Inc. released its annual Charitable Giving Report, featuring nonprofit fundraising performance in 2016. The report analyzes trends from more than $23 billion in fundraising revenue from 2016 and provides insights from industry experts to help inform fundraising strategies.
Citizen Schools with support from Dell is expanding its opportunities for applied science apprenticeships for middle school students across the nation.
Foundation Source named Scott Rose as Managing Director of the Central Region.
Maternity Care Coalition honored the W.K Kellogg Foundation with the “Spirit of Motherhood” award on February 25th in Philadelphia.
Artist Trust named Valerie Curtis-Newton and Sheila Klein the 2017 Arts Innovator Award recipients. Both are announced to receive $25,000 in funds as well.
R2integrated is working with the American Cancer Society to rebuild and launch the website cancer.org.
The American Cancer Society honored Jay Kalisky and Martin Shenkman with the National Professional Advisor of the Year Award.
The Jackie Robinson Foundation is honoring Alex Gorsky with the ROBIE Achievement in Industry Award and Claire Smith with the ROBIE Pioneer Award.
The Elton John AIDS Foundation
introduced Open Road and Survival Pictures new film, “The Promise” at its 25th annual Academy Awards Viewing Party in West Hollywood on February 26th.
Three hundred and twenty students from 45 countries and 27 U.S states and territories are attending the Honeywell Leadership Challenge Academy
this year from February 25th to March 10th at the U.S Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
PetSmart and NBC TODAY collaborated to start the “Adopt a Pet Today” segment on TODAY’s Puppy with a Purpose
started a new assistance fund named the Rhonda’s Kiss Associate Fund for its associates and their families in times of crisis.
Debbie C. Thurmond was named the Ruth B. and Robert K. Lanman Chair in Gene Regulation and Drug Discovery Research at City of Hope
in Duarte, California.
News about opportunities, initiative
Action for Healthy Kids
is giving $1.64 million in grants to schools that apply and seek to promote healthy school environments for children.
Conference on Philanthropy 2017 will be held in Cosa Mesa, California on April 19th-April 21st.
Dr. Sharada Sarnaik and Dr. Ashok Sarnaik launched the Sarnaik Challenge aimed at raising $200,000 to create the Sarnaik Endowment Fund for the HIGH program at Wayne State University
American Academy in Rome
is having a discussion on landscape architecture and urban design on March 2nd in New York City.
The Log & Timber Home Show
is offering free admission at its show in Gatlinburg, Tennessee on March 24th-25th for those affected by the wildfires in Tennessee
Arise Virtual Solutions
will welcome home the 1st Battalion, 124th Infantry Regiment of the Florida National Guard upon the latter’s return.
is donating to the ACLU $25 plus 10% of every order done when every new family books a sitter with Chime.
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