Foundations

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.…

Clooney Foundation to Open Schools for Syrian Refugees
August 1, 2017 at 11:33 am

George Clooney's foundation is planning to open seven public schools for Syrian refugee children. The Clooney Foundation for Justice announced a new partnership Monday with Google, HP and UNICEF to provide education for more than 3,000 refugee children in Lebanon. George and Amal Clooney said in a statement Monday that the foundation's commitment of more…

Beebe Medical Foundation Receives Record $10M Donation
July 31, 2017 at 10:58 am

The Beebe Medical Foundation and Beebe Healthcare announced a transformational gift of $10 million from the Ma-Ran Foundation to name the Margaret H. Rollins Pavilion on the Lewes Campus. This gift represents the largest gift received by Beebe, the largest gift in Sussex County, and one of the largest gifts made in the state of…

Buffett Makes $3M Donation to Children's Museum
July 21, 2017 at 10:32 am

The Children's Museum of Illinois will expand next summer with a two-story exhibit focused on law enforcement, funded by a $3 million grant from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, museum officials announced Thursday. The 7,000-square-foot expansion will be called "Heroes Hall," executive director Amber Kaylor said. “We came up with the idea, put together a…

The New York Women’s Foundation Announces $2.4M in Grants to Address Needs of Women and Families in NYC
July 20, 2017 at 12:29 pm

The New York Women’s Foundation announced a total of $2.4 million in grants awarded to 37 organizations working to promote economic security and justice for women and families throughout New York City. Building on the foundation’s history of success, these investments show strategic growth and continue to strengthen their position as the premier women’s fund…