NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Museum of Art on Wednesday said it would stop taking monetary gifts from members of the Sackler family who are connected to the pharmaceutical company that makes OxyContin, cutting a longstanding philanthropic relationship at a time when cultural institutions are coming under increasing scrutiny over their donors.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California company founded by game-developer parents who wanted to help their special-needs son is sharing a $10 million XPRIZE award with a London-based educational nonprofit for programs created to teach illiterate children how to teach themselves to read.
The Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in Florida is receiving a $5M grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration to help combat high infant death rates for babies born to black mothers.
A major donation to the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures from the George Lucas Family Foundation will allow for free admission to all youth under the age of 18. Though the donation amount was not disclosed to the public, the sizable donation will help to perpetually offer free admission to youth.
Thanks to more than $5 million in federal grants, the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven will be able to launch a new initiative, the New Haven Healthy Start “5.0”, to reduce the number of newborns that are dying among black babies.
Kristen Beall, President & CEO of the Kern Community Foundation, discusses how donors play a key role in building the industries of the area. This interview was produced in collaboration with ValleyPBS.
Kristen Beall, President & CEO of the Kern Community Foundation, discusses the organization’s various tactics in making effective changes within California’s Central Valley community. This interview was produced in collaboration with ValleyPBS.