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University of Idaho president rejects indoctrination claims

Jan. 28, 2022 16:14 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The president of the University of Idaho said Friday that “conflict entrepreneurs” using scare tactics and a false social justice narrative to claim students were being indoctrinated led to a $500,000 cut in the school’s budget last year. Scott Green told...

Prince Andrew gives up membership of prestigious golf club

Jan. 28, 2022 13:01 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Prince Andrew has given up his honorary membership of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, one of the world’s most prestigious golf clubs, as he fights allegations of sexual abuse that have forced him to retreat from public life. The club in...

Mott Foundation gives MSU $25M for Flint-based research

Jan. 26, 2022 18:20 PM EST

LANSING, Mich (AP) — The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation donated $25 million to Michigan State University to expand public health in Flint, Michigan, it was announced on Wednesday. The grant will bolster MSU's public health program in Flint, adding 18 tenure-track faculty members,...

Gates Foundation expands board following Bill, Melinda split

Jan. 26, 2022 12:41 PM EST

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced Wednesday it will add four members to its board of trustees, a first for the Seattle-based philanthropic giant whose decision making has been guided by very few hands since its incorporation in 2000. The foundation, one of the world's...

Rihanna's foundation donates $15 million to climate justice

Jan. 25, 2022 14:35 PM EST

Rihanna is backing her belief that climate change is a social-justice issue by pledging $15 million to the movement through her Clara Lionel Foundation. The “We Found Love” singer on Tuesday announced the donation to 18 climate justice organizations doing work in seven Caribbean...

Author Nathan Harris earns Gaines Award for debut novel

Jan. 25, 2022 11:44 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The debut work of Seattle author Nathan Harris has earned him the 2021 Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence. Harris' “The Sweetness of Water” chronicles the unlikely bond forged between two freed men and a Georgia farmer set as the Civil War nears...

Kamala Harris art, 'Daily Show' lead Anthem Awards finalists

Jan. 25, 2022 07:48 AM EST

An art installation inspired by Vice President Kamala Harris, The New York Times’ “The 1619 Project” and “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” as well as charitable programs from Airbnb, Google, PayPal and the National Football League, are among the finalists for the inaugural Anthem Awards...

Rhode Island nonprofits awarded $2M to help the homeless

Jan. 23, 2022 10:33 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jack Reed announced that $2 million in federal funding is available to help Rhode Island charitable organizations assist people experiencing homelessness this winter. Reed, a Rhode Island Democrat, made the announcement about the new Emergency Food...

Donors to launch Houston newsroom with $20M in seed funding

Jan. 19, 2022 12:50 PM EST

Five philanthropies plan to spend more than $20 million to bolster news coverage in Houston and create what they say will be one of the largest local nonprofit news organizations in the country. The newsroom is anticipated to launch later this year or early 2023 on multiple...

Bloomberg funds city programs to build new urban solutions

Jan. 18, 2022 00:17 AM EST

Bloomberg Philanthropies is supporting the innovative solutions of 15 cities to try to get others to use them as blueprints to battle the world’s urban problems. The winners of this year's Global Mayors Challenge, announced Tuesday, span 13 nations and will make their solutions...