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Foundation Spending Lags Investment Returns...

Private and community foundations realized solid return on investments during 2020, but their spending didn’t necessarily reflect those gains, according to the Council on Foundations-Commonfund’s Study of Investment of Endowments for Private and Community Foundations. The 147 private foundations and 83 community foundations participating in the survey represent $115.4 billion in assets. Foundation leaders are […]

CDC Foundation Authorizes $30 Million In Grants...

The CDC Foundation announced support to more than 150 community-based organizations (CBOs) throughout the United States with more than $30 million to promote COVID-19 vaccination and reduce the disease’s burden. The announcement comes as the highly contagious Delta variant continues to spread throughout the United States, leading to sharp increases in cases, hospitalizations and deaths […]

MacArthur Adds $80M For Equitable Recovery...

The MacArthur Foundation announced another $80 million in Equitable Recovery grants, part of $125 million in social bonds issued in response to the pandemic. MacArthur joined four other foundations last year in committing to $1.7 billion over three years by issuing debt — instead of drawing on billion-dollar endowments — to help stabilize nonprofits impacted […]

Coalition Boosts Economic Mobility Within Criminal Justice System...

A new coalition, The Justice and Mobility Fund, is heading an effort to help lift the economic fortunes and provide opportunities to people previously impacted by the criminal justice system. The coalition starts with an initial investment of $250 million, $145 million of which has already been distributed to nine organizations. It is a collaboration […]

Sacklers Must Relinquish Foundations In Billion-Dollar Settlement...

Members of the Sackler family will be prohibited from any new naming rights in connection with charitable or other donations during the next nine years while they pay $4.325 billion as part of a settlement with states. The resolution to Purdue Pharma’s bankruptcy filing also requires the Sacklers to transfer control of $175 million in […]

Tiffany Mansion For Sale as Nonprofit Loses Housing, Tour Fees...

The Trimount Foundation, New York City, which owns a Tiffany-designed mansion currently housing the Boston-based Bayridge Residence and Cultural Center, is looking to sell the mansion. The property usually boards 50 non-married female scholars who are studying at one of nine Boston-based higher learning institutes. This revenue stream dried up in 2020 after the coronavirus […]

Two More United Ways Combine...

Two West Virginia United Ways are the latest affiliates to announce a merger. The merger is at least the second this year for United Way affiliates. Two Indianapolis, Ind.-area affiliates announced a merger in March. The Tygart Valley United Way is a consolidation of the United Way of Marion and Taylor Counties with the United […]

Community News Gets Nonprofit Backing In Colorado...

A local and national partnership has put a network of 24 weekly or monthly newspapers in Colorado under a nonprofit umbrella. Colorado Community Media (CCM), an independent, family-owned group of 24 community newspapers and websites plus two shoppers, has been acquired by the newly created Colorado News Conservancy, a public benefit corporation jointly owned and […]

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 […]