The largest gift in the university’s nearly 160-year history was made on behalf of the family of late alum (‘54) and former trustee Carol Martin “Bill” Gatton, who died in 2022….
from PND News http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/news/university-of-kentucky-receives-100-million-from-gatton-foundation
The gift will support the construction of the 503,000-square-foot Lillie and Roy Cullen Tower, which is the first phase of Baylor’s planned 800,000-square-foot Health Sciences Park….
from PND News http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/news/baylor-college-of-medicine-receives-30-million-for-expansion
The grant from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust will support efforts to provide doula care to pregnant people experiencing housing insecurity or homelessness, and those who are incarcerated, two populations that often face some of the highest health needs and complications….
from PND News http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/news/mount-sinai-receives-2-million-for-community-based-doula-program
The largest single donation in the organization’s history will help fuel a five-year, $110 million strategic plan to provide 80,000 life-changing surgeries to women in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia affected by obstetric fistula, which leaves them incontinent after childbirth….
from PND News http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/news/fistula-foundation-receives-15-million-gift-from-mackenzie-scott
The Laboratory Systems Integration Fund aims to advance laboratory systems’ readiness and capability ratings in over a dozen low- and middle-income countries across Africa, Asia, and Latin America to detect and respond to potential local health threats before they become global pandemics….
from PND News http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/news/organizations-partner-to-invest-54-million-in-pandemic-preparedness
Grants will support 50 projects, programs, and services in the park, including initiatives to improve safety along the popular Mist Trail and understanding of threats to giant sequoias….
from PND News http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/news/yosemite-conservancy-awards-17-million-to-national-park
The gift will support construction of the 6,000-square-foot Tandy Pavilion and a 2,000-square-foot covered patio, which will take advantage of an underused area of the museum’s grounds to create a hub for art education, nature programs, special events, and general recreation….
from PND News http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/news/philbrook-museum-of-art-receives-10-million-for-garden-pavilion
The $3 million grant initiative, which coincides with the foundation’s announcement of a framework for applying AI to its program strategies, will fund short-term projects designed to advance the equitable use of AI technologies for the benefit of low- and middle-income countries….
from PND News http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/news/gates-foundation-posts-ai-first-principles-launches-ai-challenge
Two reports from Philanthropy Europe Association (Philea) offer details on the practice of philanthropy across the continent, including engagement with diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and funding to address climate change…
from PND News http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/news/european-philanthropies-spend-5-percent-on-climate-related-funding
The institute will serve as a hub for the growing network of scholarship shaping how technology is used to produce, disseminate, and access information….
from PND News http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/news/knight-foundation-georgetown-commit-30-million-to-research-institute