Category: Funders and Foundations

Are your Investments Aligned with your Organization’s Mission and Values?

Many believe that Impact and Sustainable Investing is a niche in the investment industry reserved for religious, environmental and social impact foundations.  There is also a perspective that “Impact Investing” involves sacrificing investment returns to “do good” and become a “socially conscious” investor.  The fact is that neither of those presumptions is true and that Impact Investing is rapidly going mainstream. 

Council on Foundations Releases Comprehensive Report on Sector Salaries, Demographics

Arlington, VA Respondents to an annual survey on foundation salaries and demographics indicated that one in three foundation staff was between the ages of 50-64 last year, and one in four came from a racial or ethnic minority background. The analysis, part of data collected annually in the Council on Foundations’ Grantmaker Salary and Benefits Report, has for three decades been an important tool… Read more »

Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos to Fund 1,000 College Scholarships for Dreamers $33 million donation the largest ever for TheDream.US

TheDream.US, the nation’s largest scholarship program for Dreamers, announced today a $33 million dollar scholarship grant from Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos. The grant, the largest in the organization’s history, will give 1,000 undocumented immigrant graduates of US high schools with DACA status the opportunity to go to college. “My dad came to the U.S. when he was 16 as part of Operation Pedro Pan,”… Read more »

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Funding Opportunity

Like the rest of the nation, New Jersey faces an array of challenges that may prevent those working and residing in the state from living the healthiest life possible. Building a Culture of Health requires unprecedented collaboration and requires everyone to think about improving health differently. Are you a New Jersey-based organization working with community stakeholders to address the factors that influence health, prior… Read more »

Communities Foundation of Texas Awards $150k in Grants to Support Racial Equity Work in Dallas Area

On this National Day of Racial Healing, Communities Foundation of Texas announces that a total of $150,000 will be distributed across 35 nonprofits in support of their racial equity work in Dallas. Individual grants range in size from $2,500 to $7,500. These grants are intended to help grant recipients facilitate storytelling that gives voice and understanding to marginalized experiences, engage others in looking at… Read more »

Capital Grants application now open at the San Antonio Area Foundation

Funding supports local capital projects and significant naming rights opportunities in honor of the late John L. Santikos. In 2018, $3 million is available to the community to support capital and naming right projects/programs. Applications will be accepted Monday, Jan. 8. The application process closes Sunday, Feb. 18, at 11:59 p.m.  Eligibility and Criteria Application Procedures Santikos Charitable Interest Areas What We Do Not Fund Additional Information… Read more »