$9 million arts grant program coming to Philadelphia
September 16, 2010

A three-year, $9 million grant program focused entirely on arts and culture in Philadelphia is to be announced Wednesday by the Knight Foundation, a Miami-based philanthropy. Dubbed the Knight Arts Challenge - funding from the foundation must be matched from other sources - the program seeks applications focused on every arts sector and from individuals as well as organizations and institutions.

51 Nonprofit Organizations Reap $250,000 in Literacy Grants From Verizon
September 15, 2010

A dollar a month may not seem like much, but it can go a long way to improving literacy skills in communities across New Jersey while also giving people the opportunity to succeed. Thanks to the generosity of Verizon customers in New Jersey who participated in the company's Check Into Literacy program, 51 nonprofit organizations throughout the state received $250,000 in grants to support literacy programs.

Journalism nonprofit gets $100,000 grant
September 15, 2010

The Florida Center for Investigative Reporting has received a $100,000 grant from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation. The bilingual investigative nonprofit group received the grant last week.

The center's mission is to work in the state's public interest by exposing corruption, waste and miscarriages of justice. The center's office is located at the International Media Center, a nonprofit program at Florida International University dedicated to training journalists in Latin America. The center's reporting will be published online and through media partners.


Drug Company Commits $200-Million to Improve Global Health
September 10, 2010

Johnson & Johnson, the pharmaceutical company, announced today that it will commit $200-million over five years to improve the health of women and children in poor countries.

Three-quarters of the commitment from the company, in New Brunswick, N.J., will be in the form of cash grants to nonprofit organizations; the rest will be medicines and other supplies.

Orchestra to get $4.5 million
September 10, 2010

The Philadelphia Orchestra has received a $4.5 million pledge to its recovery efforts - the single largest vote of confidence to date in its still-evolving institutional vision. The award comes from the William Penn Foundation, which specifically cited the orchestra's new leadership as an impetus and stipulated that the money be split into three separate allocations:

$3 million will go directly to the orchestra's emergency bridge fund, bringing to $13 million the total raised for the effort, which has a current goal of $15 million.

Microsoft Pledges $10 Million in Grants, Technological Support to Nonprofits Offering Employment Services
September 3, 2010

Microsoft has announced the expansion of Elevate America, a community initiative that aims to provide twenty-first century technology skills to people in need of employment.

Through the initiative, the software giant will provide $4 million in cash and $6 million in software and technology skills-training support over the next two years to organizations working to develop scalable programs that respond to the skills-training needs of people across the country.

Sempra Energy Foundation earmarks $1 million for 2010 'Environmental Champions'
August 27, 2010

For the second consecutive year, as part of its Environmental Champions campaign, the Sempra Energy Foundation will contribute $1 million to non-profit organizations with an environmental focus.
 This year’s initiative will extend to organizations in Southern California, Arizona, Nevada, Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi.

The Foundation Announces its 2010 Technology Innovation Grant Recipients
August 26, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Foundation, the global leader in integrating philanthropy and business, today announced its 2010 Technology Innovation grant recipients, representing organizations from around the world working on issues ranging from poverty to human trafficking to helping at risk children. The Technology Innovation grants are awarded to visionary nonprofit organizations who are customizing their use of's technology to support their and others' abilities to implement their social change missions. This year's 15 recipients received a total of $240,000 and access to a dedicated employee volunteer to share their expertise and best practices