Philanthropy News Digest

Grantmakers Should Adopt Intergenerational Approach, Report Finds
August 21, 2009

August 21, 2009, Philanthropy News Digest — In light of rapidly changing demographics in American society, grantmakers should fund programs that cut across age divisions and look at the social and economic needs of society as a whole, pooling resources to improve outcomes for multiple generations, a new report from Generations United finds.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Commits $60 Million to South Africa Institute for AIDS, TB Research
March 20, 2009

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Chevy Chase, Maryland, has announced that it is partnering with the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) in South Africa to establish an international research center focused on the co-epidemic of tuberculosis and HIV and the training of a new generation of scientists in Africa. HHMI has committed $60 million to the initiative over the next ten years.