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A Family Foundation Bridges Old and New with a Gift for Children’s Mental Health

By widyaert / November 2, 2018

The Bainum Family Foundation based in Bethesda, Maryland, recently put up a half-million dollars to support the expansion of the Lourie Center for Children’s Social and Emotional Wellness in nearby Rockville, Maryland. The center specializes in the mental health and well-being of young children. After a strategy shift several years ago, the once sleepy family …

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Cen-Tex Hispanic Chamber gets $100,000 boost from Rapoport Foundation

By widyaert / November 2, 2018

Still adjusting to the death of longtime leader Joe Rodriguez and striving to better serve Waco’s Latino population, the Cen-Tex Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has secured a $100,000 grant from the Rapoport Foundation to host more events, tweak staffing and play a larger role in job training. “The organization has a good foundation, but there …

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How The Russell Family Foundation Moved Almost Entirely Into Impact

By widyaert / November 2, 2018

For social entrepreneurs seeking financing, one notable trend is the movement for foundations to go all in or thereabouts. That means a small, but growing, number of philanthropic organizations are moving most, or all, of their money into impact-related investments. Now, The Russell Family Foundation, one such foundation, just came out with a report outlining …

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Humana Foundation invests $1.84 million to address social determinants of health

By widyaert / November 2, 2018

The Humana Foundation is investing $1.84 million to address the social determinants of health in Knoxville, Tennessee, and Jacksonville, Florida. One million is going to the Truck2Table pilot program in Knoxville and is also being invested to address health barriers in East Tennessee in a partnership with InterFaith Health Clinic and Catapult 4D. In Jacksonville, …

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Nesta opens £250k fund to help children with social skills

By widyaert / November 2, 2018

The foundation says it expects its Future Ready Fund to make grants of between £35,000 and £50,000 to charities, schools, social enterprises and businesses working with children aged 11 to 18 The innovation foundation Nesta has opened a fund worth £250,000 for charities that help children develop their social and emotional skills. The Future Ready …

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