Latest Philanthropic foundations News

Ex-Louisville coach Denny Crum hospitalized with a stroke

May. 21, 2019 11:40 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — An official with Denny Crum's foundation says the former Louisville coach has been hospitalized after recently suffering a stroke. Jonathan Israel, who is the principal fundraiser for the Denny Crum Scholarship Foundation, provided the information in a Twitter post attributed to the...

Michael Bloomberg announces St. Louis climate conference

May. 17, 2019 8:59 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced that his philanthropic foundation will fund a conference at Washington University in St. Louis that will focus on mitigating the effects of climate change. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Bloomberg made the announcement...

US, UK teams share $10M XPRIZE award for child literacy

May. 16, 2019 1:54 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California company founded by game-developer parents who wanted to help their special-needs son is sharing a $10 million XPRIZE award with a London-based educational nonprofit for programs created to teach illiterate children how to teach themselves to read. The Berkeley-based Kitkit...

Is sea rise wrecking coastal home values? The answer: Maybe

May. 14, 2019 7:15 PM EDT

SALISBURY, Mass. (AP) — For sale: waterfront property with sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean. Waves erode beach regularly. Flooding gets worse every year. Saltwater damage to lawn. Asking price: anyone's guess. Some research suggests rising sea levels and flooding brought by global warming are harming...

District may close Rhode Island's last one-room schoolhouse

May. 13, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's last one-room schoolhouse could close if funding is withdrawn. The nonprofit Prudence Island School Foundation and Portsmouth School District have an agreement in which the district funds the education program and the foundation runs the program and maintains the...

Fraudster who used ice cream to lure seniors is sentenced

May. 10, 2019 4:16 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who defrauded Medicare by using the promise of ice cream to lure senior citizens into genetic testing was sentenced Friday to more than four years in prison. Seth Rehfuss had pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud. U.S. District Judge Ann...

Princes William and Harry back UK mental health text support

May. 10, 2019 7:21 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Princes William and Harry and their wives, Kate and Meghan, are joining forces to back a text messaging service to help people experiencing mental health problems. Their Royal Foundation will provide a 3 million-pound ($3.9 million) grant to back the initiative called Shout. The service is...

Shots fired on Kansas State campus; no injuries reported

May. 9, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State University officials say a dispute between individuals that led to shots being fired on its parking lot appears to be unrelated to the Manhattan campus. No injuries have been reported after shots were fired around 11 a.m. Thursday. Authorities say there is "no ongoing...

Marilyn Nelson given $100,000 award from Poetry Foundation

May. 7, 2019 7:54 AM EDT

Marilyn Nelson is receiving a $100,000 lifetime achievement award from the Poetry Foundation, which also is honoring Naomi Shihab Nye and Terrance Hayes. The Chicago-based foundation announced Tuesday that Nelson has won the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize. Nelson is a three-time National Book Award finalist whose works...

Predators Foundation distributes over $675,000 in grants

May. 3, 2019 4:59 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators Foundation has distributed 145 grants totaling nearly $676,000 to community service and charitable organizations based in Nashville and middle Tennessee. The distribution was made Thursday. This represents the largest one-time donation in the foundation's...