Leaders of the Gates and Rockefeller Foundations are warning that the pandemic could set back global progress on education, public health and gender equality for years.
Former lieutenant governor Mutz invests in shoring up local news
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Expanded women’s shelter to offer more beds, more dignity
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Hill, who joined the endowment’s board in 2015, is currently senior vice president and general counsel for Citizens Energy Group.
A bill introduced last month in the U.S. Senate would add rules about how quickly donor-advised funds must distribute money to charity, but critics say the rules are unnecessary and could have the unintended consequence of hurting charitable giving.
The number of donor-advised funds in the United States, the amount contributed to these funds and the amount distributed to charity from them have all seen significant growth, with no signs of a slowdown.
The funds raised since 2018 will increase the number of student scholarships. They also have brought new workspaces and classrooms to the campus and solidified the Terre Haute school’s standing in STEM education
The group said Jonathan Weinzapfel would serve as interim president and chief executive officer through the end of 2021.
Since IndyRent launched last July, it has provided $96.1 million in emergency rental assistance to help thousands of residents stay housed in the midst of the pandemic’s economic fallout.
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.
Jennifer Pace Robinson has worked her way up at The Children’s Museum over three decades, filling a variety of roles dealing directly with museum visitors and with the behind-the-scenes work that makes the museum tick.
Like most everyone, the organization last year made budget cuts to cope with the pandemic. But its expenses also dropped dramatically because it canceled the 500 Festival Parade and shifted to a virtual platform for other events.
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.
The two highest-paid executives departed the powerful education not-for-profit in recent months, an indication the Indianapolis-based organization is rethinking aspects of its strategy.
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 grants, which range from $180,000 to more than $8 million each, will be awarded to 28 Indianapolis-based organizations to fund new programs aimed at financial security or expand existing programs that address poverty-related challenges.