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Merger Of United Ways Great And Small...

One of the largest United Way affiliates in the nation, and one of the smallest, will combine operations. After several months of discussions, the boards of United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI) and United Way of Putnam County (UWPC) have voted to function as United Way of Central Indiana, serving the areas of Boone, Hamilton, […]

Foundation Targets $100 Million at Wealth Gaps...

The Bush Foundation will seed two community trust funds with $100 million to address wealth disparities caused by “historic racial injustice” and commit $50 million through regular grantmaking programs to address “systemic issues that perpetuate racial wealth gaps.” The St. Paul, Minn.-based foundation will directly invest in Black and Native American communities across its region […]

Central Carolinas’ Grants Are In Limbo...

United Way of Central Carolinas (UWCC) has warned partner agencies to expect grant funding to be reduced this year — barring any unforeseen change — and eliminated altogether in the coming years. “It’s a commitment to them to be as transparent as we can be,” President and CEO Laura Clark said in a telephone interview […]

Community Foundation DAF Payouts Jump $2 Billion...

Funders to community foundations in the U.S. released more than $6.7 billion from their donor-advised funds (DAFs) to nonprofits in 2020, up from $4.75 billion in 2019, according to a survey of 84 community foundations undertaken by the Community Foundation Public Awareness Initiative. The survey only covered community foundations, which work in defined geographic areas, […]

Amalgamated Foundation Gives Home To Wayward Political Donations...

Leaders from a growing list of U.S. corporations have announced plans to suspend funding for certain members of the U.S. Congress. Legislators affected include those who either refused to certify Electoral College results or otherwise supported the insurrectionists who breached the Capitol on January 6. The Democracy Reinvestment Fund, an offering from Washington, D.C.-based Amalgamated […]

Walmart Awards $14 Million Of $100 Million Racial Equity Pledge...

Walmart and the Walmart Foundation pledged to contribute $100 million over five years through a Center for Racial Equity to help address racial disparities in the U.S. in June 2020. Walmart announced today that Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are distributing the first $14.3 million of that commitment in grants to 16 nonprofits.   “Walmart has […]

United Way of Rhode Island Commits $100 Million to Racial Equality...

United Way of Rhode Island, Providence, R.I., has earmarked $100 million over the next five years to promote racial equality in Rhode Island. The funding was announced alongside the launch of Live United 2025, a new social good program. Live United 2025 aims to advance core pillars of racial equality: increasing reading proficiency and access […]

Foundations Boost Focus on BIPOC, Other Underserved Groups...

The unfortunate confluence of heightened attention to racial inequities and the Covid-19 pandemic has yielded a slightly tarnished silver lining: 90% of foundations report increasing support to communities particularly affected by the pandemic, according to Foundations Respond to Crisis: Toward Equity?, a report from the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP). Specifically, three quarters have made […]

United Way Quad Cities Boosts Illinois-Iowa Equity Issues...

An eight-point set of recommendations for facilitating racial, gender, sexual and other forms of equity within the footprint of the United Way Quad Cities was the result of a forum hosted by the Bettendorf, Iowa nonprofit. The points include action items for individuals, communities, government and corporate stakeholders. Each point was generated from input by […]

Loan Fund Launched For Denver Area Nonprofits...

The Metro Denver Nonprofit Loan Fund, a joint effort of the Community First Foundation, the Denver Foundation and the Rose Community Foundation, debuted with $3.2 million in initial investments. The new fund will boost Denver-region nonprofits affected by the COVID-19 pandemic by providing technical assistance and zero-interest loans.  The loans might be in the form […]