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.
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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.
The Coca-Cola Company has announced that it has committed $30 million over six years through its Replenish Africa Initiative (RAIN) to provide at least two million Africans with clean water and sanitation.
Faced with significant declines in corporate and public sector contributions, a majority of health and human agencies in Silicon Valley are planning to lay off employees and scale back their services, a new report from the Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits finds.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City has announced that it will lay off more than a quarter of its merchandising staff, eliminating 74 jobs in addition to the 53 it cut last year, the New York Times reports.