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$40 million Lilly Endowment Grant to Support STEM Students and Jobs
Foundation: Lilly Endowment

Purdue University recently announced a $40 million Lilly Endowment grant to Purdue Research Foundation. The grant aims to help create Purdue's Engineering and Polytechnic Gateway Complex, a project...more

Must Modern Philanthropy Be So Corrosive?

In a NPQ (Nonprofit Quarterly) story, it quotes Komal Shah, a trustee of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, asking, "How evil is too evil when it comes to donors?" The question is in connection...more

Money Dedicated to Climate Action

Andreea Rodinciuc, an analyst, discusses Future 500's Force for Good Forecast 2019, an annual handbook that lists the 10 most important rising trends in social and environmental advocacy. One of...more

Ecosystem-based Approach - Future of Support for Social Enterprise?

Laura Reed, Head of Social Impact Partnerships at Seventh Street Ventures, and Jay Boolkin, co-founder at Social Change Central, discusses the Social Enterprise Ecosystem. They explain that the...more




Largest Foundation Support for Public Affairs and Society Benefit for 2012

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Rank
Foundation
Grants
Total Given
1
480
181,432,514
2
134
64,421,500
3
100
58,234,373
5
31
46,506,682

Find Top Fifty Foundation Givers

Source: Foundation Stats (Foundation Center) / CC BY-NC-SA 4.0


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USAID/Indonesia Improving Local Governance and Service Delivery
Indonesia USAID-Jakarta
The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to collect written information about an activity with the preliminary title of “Improving Local Governance and Service Delivery,” in...more
Posted On - 2019-09-15


BJA FY 19 Reducing Injury and Death of Missing Individuals with Dementia and Developmental Disabilities Program
Bureau of Justice Assistance
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is seeking applications for the Reducing Injury and Death of Missing Individuals with...more
Posted On - 2019-08-13




BJA FY 19 An Academic-based Training Initiative to Improve Police Responses for People with Mental Illness and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Bureau of Justice Assistance
This initiative focuses on developing academic-based, transdisciplinary crisis intervention training to educate, train, and prepare law enforcement officers so that they are equipped to appropriately...more
Posted On - 2019-08-05


Enhancing Students’ Understanding of their Rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Criminal Justice System through Mock Trials
Bureau of International Narcotics-Law Enforcement
The goal of this project is to improve secondary school students’ understanding and trust in the judicial system of Bosnia and Herzegovina through an experiential learning process. This...more
Posted On - 2019-07-30






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Bill Drayton Urges Development of Empathy in Social Entrepreneurship


Bill Drayton Urges Development of Empathy in Social Entrepreneurship

Bill Drayton, Ashoka founder, coined the phrase “social entrepreneur” instead of almost naming it as “public service entrepreneur”. He strongly encourages empathy especially through the education sector, and explains why having that trait is more important than ever now.




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