News about grants, gifts
Melinda Gates made a $1 billion commitment to gender equality in the United States though her innovation and incubator company, Pivotal Ventures.
The NOAA RESTORE Science Program awarded $15.6 million in grants to four teams of researchers from across 20 institutions to support work on living coastal and marine resources and their habitats in the Gulf of Mexico.
Google.org will pledged $10 million to support businesses in underserved communities. As part of this commitment, the first $2 million will go to the American Library Association to support entrepreneurship centers at libraries in 10 states and help libraries across the country develop new offerings for small business creators.
The Bob Woodruff Foundation and its initiative the National Veterans Intermediary launched the Local Partner Self-Assessment Tool (LPSAT), thanks to a nearly $5 million gift from Craig Newmark Philanthropies.
The Clean Energy States Alliance will lead an initiative to accelerate the development of solar projects that benefit low-and-moderate-income households and communities through a three-year funding award of $1.1 million from the US Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office.
News about people, groups
FSG welcomed John Harper as managing director.
Bill Kramer was named director of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.
The University of California, Irvine publicly launched a $2 billion fundraising drive, the largest philanthropic effort in Orange County history.
The Grantmakers for Effective Organizations board added two new members: Brenda Solorzano, CEO of the Headwaters Foundation and Denise St. Omer, Vice President of Grantmaking and Inclusion Initiatives at the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation.
The National Audubon Society appointed Marco Carbone as chief technology officer.
CARE of Southeastern Michigan hired Rosemarie Paczkowski as chief financial officer and Erika Jones as chief development officer
News about opportunities, initiatives
In advance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, NAKEDCASHMERE has extended its charity partnership with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation with the rollout of its new seasonal LOVE collection. The company will donate a portion of every sale of its newly launched items. Click here for more information.
GameStop teamed up with Extra Life to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals with an in-store donation campaign. From October 4th to November 4th, one hundred percent of donations received will help kids going through treatment at one of the 170 local CMN Hospitals.
The NisonCo Cannabis PR firm launched a pro bono program to provide free services to advocacy groups and companies engaged in systemic and material practices that promote equality, sustainability, and justice. Click here for more information.
The Global Center of Nonprofit Excellence released OpX360, a combination of nonprofit best practices and artificial intelligence. This online tool will “measure and offer improvements to operational competency in less than 60 minutes.”
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