Grants

VCU Receives $25M from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
August 25, 2017 at 10:12 am

The Virginia Commonwealth School of Engineering announced Thursday it has received a $25 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to build on its efforts to reduce the costs of lifesaving medications. The grant will build on VCU’s Medicines for All Initiative, which has found ways to drive down the cost of three…

How to Use Google Ad Grants
August 25, 2017 at 10:03 am

Did you know nonprofit owners and charity organizations can receive $10,000 of free money each month for AdWords, courtesy of Google Ad Grants? As part of the Google for Nonprofits program, Google Ad Grants provide nonprofits a way to reach their goals and passions with useful keyword tools and financial aid...

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…

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…

Harold Alfond Foundation Pledges $7.5M to Drive Transformational Change in Professional Graduate Education
July 20, 2017 at 12:24 pm

The Harold Alfond Foundation has announced a $7.5 million challenge grant to the University of Maine System to support the Maine Center for Graduate Professional Studies. The grant represents the largest private gift to a multi-campus effort in the University System’s history. The Maine Center for Graduate Professional Studies (the Maine Center) will combine the…

Promoting Your Grant Successes Online
June 27, 2017 at 10:47 am

What has become a more common additional response in submitted applications is that grant-makers will be recognized via an organization’s social media networks. That statement is then typically followed by a list of the organization’s social networks, and the number of followers for each account is then listed to show the reach of the organization’s networks...

From the Mouth (or Fingertips) of Grant-Makers
May 5, 2017 at 1:59 pm

Starting my professional career as a program officer for a statewide grant-maker is a slightly unusual story, one that is filled with gratitude for my mentors. Leaving grant-making for grant-seeking and eventually grant consulting, another unusual twist in the story...

$5M Donation to Enable Native American Museum in Ohio
April 25, 2017 at 11:10 am

A $5 million donation to a university in Northeast Ohio will enable construction of a museum centering on Native American artifacts and research. University of Akron president Matthew Wilson said the donation from Jim and Vanita Oelschlager will be used to construct The Oak Native American Museum, as part of the Institute for Human Science…

Nonprofit Group Commits $30M for New Omaha VA Facility
April 20, 2017 at 3:29 pm

A nonprofit corporation announced Wednesday that it's signed an agreement with federal officials to raise $30 million for a new veterans outpatient clinic in Omaha. Officials said it's the first of five public-private pilot projects nationwide for the Department of Veterans Affairs. The local money will be added to $56 million already appropriated for the…

Southeastern Louisiana University Receives $10M Donation
April 14, 2017 at 10:23 am

Southeastern Louisiana University receives a $10 million bequest, the largest single donation in its history. SLU spokesperson Mike Rivault says Seth Ryan, a graduate from the Class of 1953, became an anonymous donor 15 years ago. He says Ryan donated much of his estate to the university when he passed away several weeks ago. “Because…