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Wyden Blocks Senate Vote On Darling Nomination  

February 7, 2019       Paul Clolery       105       0

The nomination of OneStar Foundation CEO Elizabeth Darling to a commissioner role in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is being blocked in the U.S. Senate as a protest to new federal rules on foster care being implemented in South Carolina.

Foundations Investing Millions On Social Impact Data

January 28, 2019       The NonProfit Times       105       0

The Rockefeller Foundation and the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth will invest $50 million over five years to build the field of data science for social impact, starting with a $20-million investment in DataKind.

Endowment Managers Don’t Expect Much In 2019

January 9, 2019       NPT Staff       105       0

More than 50 percent of endowment and foundation managers are bullish on private equity (PE) investments while the vast majority of those surveyed expect domestic equities to be relatively flat or will taper off this year, returning single digits.

2016 Election Keyed Changes At Small Philanthropies

December 13, 2018       NPT Staff       105       0

Leaders at one in four small foundations said the organization changed granting giving as a result of the 2016 elections, with more than half funding advocacy-related activities or increasing allocations to advocacy. Those decisions did not change with the 2018 mid-term elections.

Scammers Posing As Kresge Foundation Reps

November 30, 2018       Mark Hrywna       105       0

Bogus messages purporting to be from The Kresge Foundation and asking for personal information have been circulating via email and social media.

Russell Foundation Boosts Impact Investments

November 23, 2018       Mark Hrywna       105       0

The Russell Family Foundation (TRFF) has shifted impact investments in its portfolio from 7 percent to 76 percent over the past several years.

Survey: Most Foundations Keep Funding Failures Under Wraps

November 8, 2018       Mark Hrywna       105       0

More than 40 percent of foundation CEOs believe that their foundations are not investing enough time and money in developing a better understanding of their programs, according to survey released today.

WGBH Launches $175-Million Capital Campaign

November 5, 2018       Mark Hrywna       105       0

WGBH Educational Foundation launched what it describes as the largest-ever capital campaign for a public media organization. The “Campaign for WGBH: Leadership in the Digital Century,” is a five-year, $175-million campaign that the Boston, Mass.-based organization aims to complete by the end of 2020.

$22 Million In New Funding For Social Justice Groups

October 24, 2018       NPT Staff       105       0

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation in Chicago is adding $22 million in grants through its Safety and Justice Challenge, a national initiative to reduce over-incarceration by changing the way America thinks about and uses jails. The new funding will support 12 new cities and counties working to reduce incarceration and 13 sites already part of the growing national movement.

$150K Fellowships Up For Grabs

October 15, 2018       Paul Clolery & Mark Hrywna       105       0

The Nathan Cummings Foundation in New York City is accepting applications for the fifth cycle of its fellowship program. Applications are open through December 14 to anyone in the United States.

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