Latest Philanthropic foundations News

Re-defining 'racial equity' may increase donations for it

Sep. 20, 2021 14:22 PM EDT

Though last year's racial justice protests unleashed an avalanche of donations for minority causes, the philanthropic community remains divided about which donations should be counted as advancing racial equity. Candid, a leading philanthropy research organization, told...

Maine downtowns to get revitalization, preservation help

Sep. 19, 2021 15:47 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine foundation is slated to receive $750,000 through the National Park Service to revitalize and preserve downtowns in the state. The park service's Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grants Program is providing the money to the Maine...

Trust's investment profits produce outpouring of grants

Sep. 18, 2021 11:09 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix-based charitable trust's investments over the last 15 months did well and dozens of social service groups, arts organizations and other nonprofits still navigating fallout from the pandemic are now benefiting in a big way. The Virginia G. Piper...

Emory Law gets $5M grant for civil rights center

Sep. 18, 2021 09:52 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Emory University has received a $5 million grant to establish a new center at the law school focused on advancing civil rights and social justice. The money is coming from a charitable foundation funded by Southern Company Gas, the university said...

Prince William unveils finalists for environmental prize

Sep. 17, 2021 07:41 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prince William announced 15 inaugural finalists Friday for the Earthshot Prize, his ambitious global environmental award that aims to find new ideas and technologies to tackle climate change, air pollution and the Earth’s most pressing challenges. The...

Kansas City police board member's credentials questioned

Sep. 16, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The former leader of a Kansas City-area charitable organization said the newest member of the Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners served on its board for one year, contrary to a report that raised questions about the biographical information she provided before...

UMass to rename nursing school after getting $21.5M gift

Sep. 16, 2021 13:51 PM EDT

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — The University of Massachusetts Amherst has received a $21.5 million gift from the foundation named for an alumna who was also the author of several influential nursing textbooks, school officials announced Thursday. In honor of the gift from the...

Chair of Prince Charles' charity quits amid donor scandal

Sep. 15, 2021 11:03 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The chairman of Prince Charles’ charitable foundation has resigned after reports the organization was offered a donation of more than 500,000 pounds ($692,000) from a Russian banker seeking British citizenship. Douglas Connell stepped down Wednesday...

UND med school exec named Roosevelt library foundation COO

Sep. 14, 2021 19:02 PM EDT

MEDORA, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota native and former executive at the University of North Dakota medical school was named Tuesday as chief operating officer of the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library Foundation. Laura Block, a native of Grand Forks, recently served...

Gates, Rockefeller warn leaders about pandemic’s impact

Sep. 14, 2021 10:22 AM EDT

Just ahead of the annual meeting of the U.N. General Assembly that opens on Tuesday, leaders of the Gates and Rockefeller Foundations — grant makers that have committed billions of dollars to fight the coronavirus — are warning that without larger government and philanthropic investments...