Grants

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…

Brown University Receives $24M Gift to Fund Friedman Hall
April 12, 2017 at 10:14 am

With a $24 million gift to fund the comprehensive renovation of the historic Wilson Hall, Brown University will transform one of its most heavily trafficked undergraduate academic buildings into a state-of-the-art facility for teaching and learning in the heart of its College Hill campus. The gift from the Richard A. and Susan P. Friedman Family…

Lerner Foundation Giving $4.8M to Boost Rural School Success
April 11, 2017 at 9:45 am

Eight community organizations, each partnered with a local school district, will each receive a 6-year $600,000 grant as part of a larger effort to spur the post-secondary educational aspirations of rural middle- and high-school students, the Lerner Foundation announced Monday. “Too many young people in rural Maine are missing out on opportunities to reach their…

Using Data to Drive Your Grant-Seeking Decisions
April 4, 2017 at 2:59 pm

In our grant applications, we are careful to select the best statistics to set out our need statement. We are careful to use the best descriptions about the demographics of those our organization serves each day...

Helmsley Grants $5M to Study Rise of Crohn's Disease in the East
March 31, 2017 at 8:38 am

The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust has provided a total of $5.2 million to the Australasian Gastro Intestinal Research Foundation and the Chinese University of Hong Kong to study environmental factors that influence the development of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), which have been rising in Asia. The 3-year grants will support researchers in Hong…

Budget Blueprint: Will It ‘Make America Great Again’?
March 30, 2017 at 8:47 am

President Donald J. Trump released his preliminary budget proposal for fiscal year 2018 titled “America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again.” The $1.1 trillion budget blueprint has many nonprofit organizations in a slight panic, wondering what they’re going to do...

Eastern Bank Foundation to Donate $1M to Nonprofits That Help Immigrants
March 29, 2017 at 8:42 am

The Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation has begun accepting applications for grants that support immigrants as part of its annual "Targeted Grants" program. The foundation plans to award over $1.5 million in grants to local nonprofits that address a variety of issues facing immigrants, including assistance for people seeking asylum, separated families, Educational Services Overseas Limited,…

First Look Media, Democracy Fund Announce Over $12M in New Grants to Support Journalists
March 29, 2017 at 8:42 am

Democracy Fund and First Look Media announced more than $12 million in new grants to support an independent, robust free press. Three leading nonprofit news organizations—the Center for Investigative Reporting, the Center for Public Integrity and ProPublica—will each receive $3 million at a moment when the role of journalism in our democracy is facing unprecedented…

$8M Gift to GW University Will Expand Clark Engineering Scholars Program
March 27, 2017 at 8:31 am

The Clark Charitable Foundation has made an $8 million gift to the George Washington University to expand an engineering scholars program that rewards SEAS students with financial assistance, professional development and leadership and networking opportunities. The Clark Engineering Scholars Program began in 2011 with an $8 million gift from the late A. James Clark, a…