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Funder Aids Center for ‘Last Stage of Life’ Project

It’s unusual for a funder to recognize that large societal problems are best addressed after deep reflection and a deliberate and inclusive process of consultation and priority-setting. “But then,” says Mildred Solomon, president of The Hastings Center, “The Robert Wilson Charitable Trust is not your average funder. We are thrilled and delighted that the RWCT has recognized the reality that many societies, and certainly the United States, are aging societies that are going to face unprecedented challenges requiring unprecedented solutions.”

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Initiative Combines Women’s Philanthropy, Donor Networks

In the ever changing philanthropic landscape, an exciting new trend is combining the growing number of women philanthropists with the increasing power of donor networks to substantially change the giving game.

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Cancer Center Receives $35 Million Gift from Bezos Family

The quest for cancer cures at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle has just been expedited with a $35 million gift from the Bezos family, the center announced Thursday (March 30). It is the largest private contribution in the center’s 41-year history.

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‘Women of Worth’ Competition to Open Soon

Nominations are organized into five groups by decades: 18-29 year olds, 30-39 year olds, 40-49 year olds, 50-59 year olds, 60+ year-olds.

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Elder Abuse Competition Underway

The program funds comprehensive approaches to address elder abuse of those 50-years and older.

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Private Funder's Grants Range up to $200,000 Each

Support can range from immediate human needs such as food and shelter to addressing financial wellness and stability issues facing low-income communities such as access to benefits and resources. Priority goes to food banks, soup kitchens, and nutrition programs.

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Urban Land Institute Wins $250,000 to Promote ‘Healthy Places’

The Urban Land Institute has received a grant totaling $250,000 from the Colorado Health Foundation to support a range of institute efforts to promote building for health and wellness through its “Building Healthy Places” initiative.

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Benjamin Rose Institute-led Project Funded by ACL Grant

The grant supports "Understanding Self-Neglect in Adult Healthcare Patients and Evaluating a New Intervention to Prevent It" with $488,550 in federal funds for the first year; a similar amount is expected next year. With contributions from Benjamin Rose and its partners, project funding over the two-year period is expected to total about $1.3 million.

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‘Innovations in Care’ Winners Named by Foundation

The winners will each receive a $600,000 three-year grant.

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Justice Awards Nearly $800,000 to Develop Elder Abuse Programs

The Department of Justice’s (DOJ’s) National Institute of Justice (NIJ) awards nearly $800,000 to the Urban Institute and the University of Southern California to develop and test prevention programs addressing elder abuse, neglect and financial exploitation.

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