Foundations

Obama Foundation Sets Summit to Promote Civic Engagement
September 14, 2017 at 10:17 am

Starting next month, the Obama Foundation will begin a series of one-day training sessions and also will host a summit aimed at promoting civic engagement among students and young adults, officials said Wednesday. In a video, former President Barack Obama said the programming, along with the creation of a fellowship program and the incorporation of…

Watt: I Can Balance Fundraising and Football
September 7, 2017 at 1:12 pm

Just days before the Houston Texans regular season opener with the Jacksonville Jaguars and mere moments after HEB chairman Charles Butt donated $5 million to Watt’s Hurricane Harvey relief fund—bumping the total to nearly $27 million—Watt said he has more than enough energy to take manage both responsibilities. “It’s a balance,” Watt said. “I’ve had…

Study: A Nonprofit’s Impact Is the Most Significant Consideration to Funders
September 5, 2017 at 11:17 am

Our sector is all about the promotion of social good. All of you are fighting day in and day out to raise awareness and find solutions to your organization’s mission. Whether it’s fighting child slavery, ending hunger or finding treatments for deadly diseases, you are all in this to create a better world...

Mom Launches Social Justice Foundation for Charlottesville Victim
August 28, 2017 at 11:20 am

The mother of a woman killed during clashes between white nationalists and anti-racist protesters in Virginia said on Sunday she was launching a foundation in her daughter’s name to promote social justice issues. Susan Bro’s daughter, Heather Heyer, was mowed down by a car driven into anti-racists who were protesting against a rally by white…

Wegman Family Charitable Foundation Donates $5M to Campaign
August 24, 2017 at 10:02 am

The Wegman Family Charitable Foundation (the Foundation) has committed $5 million to support patient care and capital improvements within Rochester Regional Health. The gift is one of the largest made to Rochester Regional’s $300 million fundraising campaign, Because Care Matters. The Foundation joins the Sands Family Foundation, Constellation Brands, Inc. and the Riedman Foundation as…

Vikings Relaunch Foundation to Target Youth Health, Wellness
August 24, 2017 at 10:00 am

The Minnesota Vikings Foundation will replace the Vikings Children’s Fund, which has donated almost $12 million to youth-related causes since 1978. The Vikings announced the initiative Wednesday, welcoming fifth and sixth graders from Minneapolis and St. Paul to meet the team, eat lunch, participate in a health and wellness program, and pick up a backpack…

Facebook COO Donates Another $100M to Charity
August 18, 2017 at 11:03 am

Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg just made her second $100 million charitable donation in less than a year. At the end of July, Sandberg donated 590,000 Facebook shares worth nearly $100 million to the Sheryl Sandberg & David Goldberg Family Fund, a philanthropic fund at Fidelity Charitable, according to a regulatory filing released on Thursday. This donation follows a similar…

Get Outside of Your Comfort Zone
August 8, 2017 at 10:43 pm

There was a disconnect. The client was well connected to area foundations, communicated with them regularly and made annual visits. Moving beyond foundations to major individual donors—and even the organization’s own board members—were not as connected or committed...

Zuckerberg, Chan Donate $10M to Advance Health Using Big Data
August 7, 2017 at 10:31 am

Atul Butte, MD, PhD, who is helping to guide UC San Francisco into a new era of computational science and medicine, has been named the Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg Distinguished Professor at UCSF. Butte, who leads UCSF’s Institute for Computational Health Sciences (IHCS), believes that the “trillion points of data” already in the public…

Mark Zuckerberg’s Charity Hired Hillary Clinton’s Chief Strategist
August 3, 2017 at 9:44 am

The charitable initiative of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, has reportedly taken on Democratic pollster Joel Benenson as a consultant, further fuelling speculation about his possible political ambitions. Benenson was a strategist for both of Barack Obama's presidential campaigns and was the chief strategist for Hillary Clinton's doomed campaign last year.…