Latest Philanthropic foundations News

Soros boosts private university’s funding for global move

Nov. 15, 2019 5:29 PM EST

VIENNA (AP) — Philanthropist George Soros says the private university he founded will receive a major funding boost and link up with other progressive institutions around the world. Speaking Friday in Vienna, the Hungarian-American billionaire said his charitable foundation would commit 750 million euros...

Atlanta Falcons owner to donate $6.8M for international aid

Nov. 14, 2019 12:18 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The billionaire owner of the Atlanta Falcons is making his first major drive into international philanthropy. The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation is expected to announce Thursday that it’s donating $6.8 million to the aid group CARE. The money will fund efforts to avert humanitarian...

Boise woman gets probation for federal program theft

Nov. 13, 2019 11:58 AM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Boise woman has been sentenced to five years of probation for misusing money intended for a program supporting veterans on personal purchases, including a trip to Washington, D.C. and more than $1,000 spent at a California resort. U.S. Attorney Bart Davis announced the sentence...

Tennessee creating strike team for prescribed forest burns

Nov. 13, 2019 4:27 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Forestry officials in Tennessee say a strike team is being created to perform prescribed burning on public and private forest land in the Cumberland Plateau. Tennessee Division of Forestry officials said Tuesday that a $200,000 grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation...

$10 million gift to the Kinder Institute at Missouri

Nov. 12, 2019 5:06 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri has received a $10 million gift from the Kinder Foundation, which will be used to support two new degrees programs. The university announced Tuesday it will offer a bachelor's degree in constitutional democracy and a master's degree in Atlantic history and...

Leader of food security nonprofits to head World Food Prize

Nov. 12, 2019 11:35 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The foundation that awards the World Food Prize to individuals who work to improve food security in hopes of ending world hunger announced Tuesday that its new president will be a woman who has led nonprofit organizations focused on global food security, food safety and the impact...

Classroom on Chesapeake Bay island is closing its doors

Nov. 10, 2019 9:01 AM EST

FOX ISLAND, Va. (AP) — In the hallway of a weatherworn lodge that has stood on stilts in the Chesapeake Bay for more than 90 years, a negotiation is underway. Who will take the maps? The arrowheads? The turtle skeletons adorned with wigs and leis? How much student art, accumulated over more than 40 years...

College student center named in honor of experienced teacher

Nov. 10, 2019 9:01 AM EST

LEWISBURG, W.Va. (AP) — She loved her job and her students so much that she didn't retire until she was 81 years old, and her philanthropy at the college where she taught for nearly 30 years continues to this day. Dr. Lucie Refsland's commitment and generosity were honored at New River Community and...

Correction: Bondi-Conflicts story

Nov. 9, 2019 4:03 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Nov. 8 about Pam Bondi, a former Florida attorney general, stepping down from a lobbying firm as she prepares to defend President Donald Trump in an impeachment investigation, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Bondi lobbied for a Kuwaiti company with a U.S. defense...

Kresge to award grants to improve Detroit neighborhoods

Nov. 9, 2019 10:04 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Kresge Foundation is looking for Detroit-based block clubs, community development corporations and other nonprofits to share at least $1.5 million for projects that improve the quality of life in city neighborhoods. Kresge Innovative Projects: Detroit has awarded 99 grants totaling more...