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Barr, Kresge, William Penn commit $13 million to arts, culture fund

The commitments expand support for a collaborative fund supporting efforts in Detroit, Boston, Memphis, New Orleans, and Philadelphia to address systemic and intersectional societal challenges…. from PND News

Simons Foundation commits $500 million to Stony Brook University

The unrestricted gift from Giving Pledgers James and Marilyn Simons is expected to unlock an additional $250 million in matching funds from the State of New York…. from PND News

Education funders focusing on DEI, mental health, less on academics

The report from Grantmakers for Education indicates a continued focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and expanded support for children’s mental health, while funding for low-performing schools has declined…. from PND News

Stupski awards $15 million for community health centers in Hawai‘i

The unrestricted grants from the Stupski Foundation will support seven community health centers across Hawai‘i in advancing health equity, systems change, and long-term solutions…. from PND News

LGBTQ+ orgs receive one tenth of 1 percent of all U.S. giving

LGBTQ+ organizations received $557.84 million in philanthropic support in 2019, just 0.13 percent of overall charitable giving that year, according to a report from the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy…. from PND News

Chicago Botanic Garden receives $21 million from Negaunee Foundation

The largest gift in the garden’s history will fund a pilot program to create plant studbooks, or breed registries, to support healthy mating for endangered plant species…. from PND News

George Washington University, José Andrés launch Global Food Institute

The institute will take an interdisciplinary systems approach across the main pillars of policy, innovation, and humanities to address global food system challenges…. from PND News launches $10.7 million AI social innovation fund for Europe

Grants from the Social Innovation Fund on AI will fund, support, and train European social entrepreneurs from underserved backgrounds in developing transformative AI solutions in their communities…. from PND News