Presenting The Audacious Project — A New Model for Philanthropic Collaboration

TED

A group of leading organizations today announce The Audacious Project: Collaborative Philanthropy for Bold Ideas, a joint endeavor housed at TED, the non-profit devoted to ideas worth spreading, to surface and fund critical ideas that have the potential to impact millions of lives. The Audacious Project invites visionary social entrepreneurs, nonprofits and individuals to dream bigger than they have ever imagined — and to… Read more »

The POWER behind TPR

Texas Public Radio

  MEET THE PEOPLE THAT POWER YOUR TPR     From:   David Martin Davies Award-winning journalist, host of The Source, voted Best Conversation Starter in San Antonio Magazine’s “Best of the City 2018”   What you hear on the radio every day is only the polished and complete final product made ready for broadcast. That three-minute story is the result of days of… Read more »

New funding opportunity

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Is the health and well-being of children and families in your community a priority for you? Evidence for Action—a signature program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation—is funding studies of programs, policies and partnerships and their impact on health and well-being, specifically to help vulnerable children and families. RWJF is looking for researchers, advocates, or public and private-sector professionals in a variety of fields… Read more »

April Public Programs + Core Exhibition Opening in Houston

Lawndale Art Center

Exhibition Opening     2018 Core Exhibition Thursday, April 19, 2018 6-8 PM On View through Saturday, May 12, 2018   2017-2018 Core Fellows The 2018 Core Exhibition features work by artists-in-residence Maria Bang Espersen, Shana Hoehn, Devin Kenny, Yue Nakayama, Felipe Steinberg, Elizabeth Webb, and Peng Zuqiang. Core critics-in-residence Kate Green, Ruslana Lichtzier, and Laura A. L. Wellen contribute essays based on their independent research to the publication Core 2018,… Read more »

The new Signal Foundation will support, accelerate, and broaden Signal’s mission of making private communication accessible and ubiquitous.

The Signal Foundation and Brian Acton

“The Signal Foundation’s mission is to develop open source privacy technology that protects free expression and enables secure global communication,” said Brian Acton. “Our plan is to pioneer a new model of technology nonprofit focused on privacy and data protection for everyone, everywhere.”

Leading Corporate Philanthropies Announce New Reporting Standard That Could Save the Nonprofit Sector $1.2 Billion Annually

Allstate Foundation

The Allstate Foundation, together with five of America’s leading corporations, including the Albertsons Companies, AT&T, Intel, Moody’s and T. Rowe Price are adopting the IGP platform as their standard for reporting on the results of the nonprofits who benefit from their annual corporate philanthropy. 

McDonald’s Triples Crew Tuition Assistance for Restaurant Employees, Lowers Eligibility Requirement to 90 Days

McDonald's

McDonald’s Corporation today announced it will allocate $150 million over five years to its global Archways to Opportunity education program. This investment will provide almost 400,000 U.S. restaurant employees with accessibility to the program as the company will also lower eligibility requirements from nine months to 90 days of employment and drop weekly shift minimums from 20 hours to 15 hours. Additionally, McDonald’s will… Read more »

Charity Navigator Awards 4-Star Rating to The Caring Place

The Caring Place

Charity Navigator, America’s largest charity evaluator, has awarded The Caring Place its coveted 4-star rating for the fourth year in a row.   Based on the most recent information available, Charity Navigator has issued the 4-star rating for The Caring Place based on the organization’s demonstration of strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency.  This is the highest possible rating and indicates… Read more »

Emma Barnsley Foundation Accepting Applications for Animal Welfare, Education Grants

Wells Fargo Bank

The mission of the Emma Barnsley Foundation is to promote the prevention of cruelty to animals and the study, care, protection, and preservation of animals, both domestic and wild, and their habitats. To that end, the foundation, which is administered by Wells Fargo, awards grants of up to $20,000 to nonprofit organizations working to aid and assist in the prevention of cruelty to animals; aid and assist… Read more »

Ezra Jack Keats Book Award Submissions

Ezra Jack Keats Foundation

Known collectively as the Ezra Jack Keats Book Award, the New Writer Award was established in 1985 and the New Illustrator Award in 2001 to recognize and encourage emerging talent in the field of children’s books. Many past winners have gone on to distinguished careers, creating books beloved by parents, children, librarians and teachers around the world. The EJK Book Award is given annually… Read more »

College Art Association Accepting Applications for Scholarly Art Books

College Art Association

Twice a year, CAA awards grants through the Millard Meiss Publication Fund to support book-length scholarly manuscripts in the history of art, visual studies, and related subjects that have been accepted by a publisher on their merits, but cannot be published in the most desirable form without a subsidy. Thanks to the generous bequest of the late Prof. Millard Meiss, CAA began awarding these… Read more »

J.M. Kaplan Fund Offers Grants to Nonprofit Publishers

FURTHERMORE grants in publishing a program of the J. M. Kaplan Fund

Furthermore grants in publishing, a program of the J. M. Kaplan Fund, supports publication of nonfiction books that concern the arts, history, and the natural and built environment.  Grant applications are accepted twice a year with deadlines of March 1 and September 1. The program was founded in 1995 by Joan K. Davidson, Kaplan Fund trustee and president emeritus.  Since its inception, Furthermore has… Read more »