Grants

Bill Gates' Charity Is Offering $10M to 'Innovators' Who Can Solve the World's Challenges
November 14, 2017 at 11:37 am

Bill Gates' charitable foundation is putting up $10 million to fund ideas aimed at improving education, eradicating poverty, stopping climate change, among other causes. On Tuesday, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced a partnership with the MiSK Foundation, a nonprofit philanthropic organization established by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman. The MiSK Grand Challenges…

Ken Griffin Gives $125M to University of Chicago
November 1, 2017 at 10:51 am

A flood of money is pouring into the state’s top schools as the University of Chicago and University of Illinois have landed some of their largest-ever single donations within a week of each other. Ken Griffin, the richest man in Illinois, committed $125 million to U. of C.’s economics department, university leaders will announce Wednesday. It…

U of I College of Business Receives $150M Naming Gift
October 30, 2017 at 11:51 am

The College of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will be known as the Gies College of Business after an unprecedented investment from a distinguished alumnus. The gift, announced today, will accelerate progress toward being recognized as the best and most innovative business school in the nation. This monumental gift comes from Chicago…

Houston Methodist Receives Record $101M Gift
October 23, 2017 at 12:04 pm

Houston Methodist has received a $101 million philanthropic gift from Paula and Rusty Walter and the Walter Oil & Gas Corporation to attract and retain the most talented physicians and scientists who will help pioneer lifesaving new treatments for patients suffering from diseases of all kinds. This gift is the largest in the institution’s nearly…

NIH Awards Nearly $10M to UCLA Center for Autism Research, Treatment
October 16, 2017 at 11:54 am

The National Institutes of Health, recognizing UCLA’s leadership in understanding and developing interventions for autism spectrum disorder, has renewed its support of the UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment with a five-year, $9.7 million grant. The Autism Center of Excellence grant is directed by Susan Bookheimer, director of the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research…

MacArthur Foundation Names 2017 ‘Genius’ Grant Winners
October 12, 2017 at 1:33 pm

The past year has been a whirlwind for Rhiannon Giddens, the Grammy-winning musician who became the first woman and first nonwhite person to win a major prize for excellence on the banjo and then celebrated the release of her latest album, “Freedom Highway,” with a performance at the Sing Sing Correctional Facility. But none of…

UNC Aims High in New Fundraising Campaign
October 6, 2017 at 11:19 am

UNC-Chapel Hill will announce a drive to raise $4.25 billion by the end of 2022 in what would be the largest campaign in the Southeast and the second-highest total among public universities. In a celebration Friday and throughout the weekend, university leaders are unveiling a campaign that has been quietly underway for three years. Already,…

University of Maryland to Receive $219.5M Donation
October 4, 2017 at 1:08 pm

The University of Maryland will receive almost $220 million, the largest donation in its history, from the A. James and Alice B. Clark Foundation. The donation of $219,486,000 will create and fund a variety of need-based scholarships, graduate fellowships, faculty positions, programs and infrastructure for this university and its engineering school, which bears Clark's name.…

The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Donates $1.5M to Funding Scholarships at UGA
October 3, 2017 at 11:26 am

The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation has donated $1 million to the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy and $500,000 to the Georgia Commitment Scholarship Program. Arthur Blank is the co-founder of The Home Depot and owns the Atlanta football and soccer teams the Falcons and Atlanta United. His wife, Angela Blank, is the director…

Holiday Challenge to Give $500K in Grants to Charities
September 18, 2017 at 11:11 am

CrowdRise, a crowdfunding platform dedicated to charitable giving, has partnered up with Newman’s Own Foundation for its sixth annual holiday giving campaign. This year, the campaign will give away $500,000 in funding to participating charities...