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Charitable Grants Exceed $15 Billion as Total Assets Increase 9.7%

The most comprehensive data on US donor-advised funds (DAFs) reveals grants from DAFs to qualified non-profits grew 16.9 percent to a record $15.07 billion. DAFs remain the fastest-growing giving vehicle in the US with 285,000 individual donor-advised fund accounts, a 2.6 percent increase from the prior year.

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Calif. Assisted Living Group Starts Fund to Aid Fire Victims

The California Assisted Living Association (CALA) has created a fund to support associates who have been impacted by the California wildfires. Many companies have systems in place to support their employees in need, but often the needs are overwhelming. CALA is aware of multiple associates who have...

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CABHI Awards $8.3 Million for Senior Care Innovations

The Center for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI) will fund 26 projects to expedite senior care innovations with a cumulative $8.3 million. The initiatives will seek to improve the quality of life and care for older adults with dementia and cognitive health problems. The projects are compone...

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HUD Livens up Late Summer Grantmaking

HUD awards discretionary funding through more than 20 Grant programs focusing on various topics, including: affordable housing development and preservation; community and economic development; environment and energy; fair housing; homelessness; homeownership; rental assistance; and supportive housing and services.

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Spinal Cord Research Online Portal to Open This Fall

The program funds projects that enhance the quality of life of individuals with spinal cord injuries or disabilities (SCI/D) or increase the knowledge and effectiveness of health professionals in the community.

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HUD Working on New Veteran Funding Solicitation

The program’s grantees will address the housing needs of veterans who have disabilities and are low-income.

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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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