Grants

Google Commits $11.5M to Racial Justice Efforts
March 3, 2017 at 10:12 am

Google’s charitable arm is pumping $11.5 million into 10 organizations fighting for racial justice. The largest of Google.org’s new grants, $5 million, will go to the Center for Policing Equity. It’s a think tank based in New York that’s working with police departments and communities to create a database that tracks police interactions with citizens…

Vietnam Education Center Receives $10M Grant From Lilly Endowment
February 23, 2017 at 11:07 am

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund has received a $10 million grant for its proposed education center adjacent to its famous memorial on the National Mall in Washington. The VVMF said the grant from the Lilly Endowment is the largest single cash donation in VVMF’s 37-year history. VVMF has been trying to raise money to build the underground education…

MacArthur Foundation Announces 100&Change Semi-Finalists
February 17, 2017 at 10:52 am

The MacArthur Foundation has chosen eight semi-finalists for 100&Change, a competition awarding a $100 million grant to the nonprofit or for-profit organization with the most distinguished, world-changing proposal. Submitted ideas include changing the way we care for orphans, treating blindness in Africa, providing virtual access to specialty medical care for the underprivileged and more...

Indianapolis Club Rewards Perseverance
February 17, 2017 at 10:07 am

Each day we work hard to promote our specific organizations and promote our profession. Without a chance to view other organizational activities, this could lead to tunnel vision and singular focus. If you are fortunate, you will be able to witness concepts in our profession placed in action by other organizations also dedicated to enhancing our profession. I recently took advantage of an invitation to attend a special event, and I am very glad I did...

Maximize the Ask With Meaningful Eye Contact
February 15, 2017 at 11:38 am

If eye contact can prompt the purchase of cereal, what can meaningful eye contact mean when someone is sharing their passion about an opportunity to transform or save lives?...

Muslim Nonprofit Groups Are Continuing to Reject Federal Funds
February 15, 2017 at 9:21 am

Four Muslim nonprofit groups have rejected more than $2 million in federal funding to fight violent extremism, citing President Trump’s rhetoric against Muslim Americans and Islam and the new administration’s policies as their reasons. The groups had been among the 31 recipients in the first round of Countering Violent Extremism grants awarded by the Department of…

Rhode Island Foundation Awards $45M in Grants
February 14, 2017 at 11:24 am

The Rhode Island Foundation says it awarded a record $45 million in grants last year. The foundation says about 1,600 nonprofit organizations received funding to promote economic security, educational success and healthy lives. The foundation says its total assets stood at about $830 million at the end of 2016. The foundation received nearly $60 million in…

JHU Center for Health Security Receives $16M Grant from Open Philanthropy Project
February 13, 2017 at 9:49 am

The Center for Health Security at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has been awarded a three-year, $16 million grant from the Open Philanthropy Project to support the center's work on strengthening health security and public health preparedness. The grant will focus on strengthening the understanding of and response to serious biological risks;…

Nonprofits Reject Federal Grants to Fight Extremism
February 3, 2017 at 10:12 am

Nonprofit groups are rejecting federal grant money to combat violent extremism because of what they described as President Donald Trump's actions against the Muslim and Arab community. The Obama administration in its final days awarded 31 grants through the Homeland Security Department worth a total of about $10 million. Those agreements haven't been signed, and…

What Will Become of Federal Government Grants?
February 2, 2017 at 11:13 am

The Republican Party (GOP) is big on making “block grants” to the states. The term “block grant” refers to a grant program that provides federal assistance for broadly defined functions, such as community development or social services. Block grants allow the recipient more discretion than other grants in determining how to use the funds to meet a broader program goal...