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It’s the third round of major philanthropic gifts Scott has made, which together rival the charitable contributions made by the largest foundations.
The research found that giving to public-society benefit organizations had the largest growth in 2020, increasing 15.7%.
Two key U.S. senators introduced legislation Wednesday designed to spur faster payouts from donor-advised funds and foundations, giving new momentum to an effort that has deeply divided philanthropy.
The increase comes from Gen Z and Millennials, who now comprise a majority of OneCause’s surveyed social donors, partly due to the increased access to philanthropy that social giving supplies, with the study finding that “ease” is the biggest motivator of giving.
The split between the billionaire co-founders of the world’s largest private foundation is already sending a wave of anxious uncertainty through the worlds of philanthropy and community health.
A Downtown Indy Inc. program to train and employ at-risk veterans plans to triple its internship opportunities after receiving more than $1.8 million in grant funding from Lilly Endowment.
The Anthem Foundation and LISC Indianapolis on Tuesday announced a major initiative to provide more equitable food access, starting with one Indianapolis neighborhood.
A 125-year-old landmark firehouse on East Washington Street that previously housed a photography business and a reception center for Angie’s List has been donated to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.
The funds will be used for housing, food and child care assistance, among other needs determined by local communities.
Among the most vulnerable not-for-profits, the study said, are those involved in arts and entertainment, which depend on ticket sales for most of their revenue, cannot significantly their reduce expenses and don’t typically hold much cash.
The decision by the not-for-profit 500 Festival also applies to its 5-kilometer event. Both events still are set for May 8, albeit now in virtual formats.
J. Michael Durnil served as CEO of the Indianapolis-based Simon Youth Foundation from December 2010 until last month.
The donation, from the Eli Lilly and Co. Foundation, brings the project’s fundraising total to $27 million. The total project cost is estimated at $30 million.
The Indiana Sports Corp. on Friday said it has received the grant to support ongoing beautification and programming efforts in downtown Indianapolis leading up to the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament in March.
The United Way of Central Indiana announced Wednesday that a donation of a previously undisclosed amount from philanthropist and author MacKenzie Scott is the largest gift from a single donor the organization has ever received.
While charitable giving increased overall last year, the number of million-dollar-plus gifts from individuals to Indiana organizations appears to have decreased.
The Great American Songbook Foundation said it is nearing the sale of its 107-acre Asherwood estate in Carmel to a private individual and a developer that wants to turn part of the property into an estate community.
Bloomerang officials say the acquisition of Tennessee-based Kindful combines the two largest companies in the donor management software space.
Nike founder Phil Knight and his wife, Penny, made the second- and third-largest donations last year, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s annual list of top donations.