Philantropy News Digest: This Week In The News.

March 2, 2010

Volume 16, Issue 09

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::::::::::::::::::: IN THEIR OWN WORDS ::::::::::::::::::::

“The economy has forced a fundamental shift in how the wealthy  approach their philanthropic activities. In many cases they are  refining their giving to reflect the potential for greater impact  to specific issues that are most meaningful to them, sometimes  restricted by geographical preferences. They are purposefully  becoming more mission-driven and governed less by emotion….”

— PNC Wealth Management senior vice president and head of private foundation management services Bruce Bickel (PNC Financial Services Group Press Release 3/01/10).

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The Web version of PND offers abstracts of philanthropy news  items each day. The following are the top stories from the past  week and their date of posting.

1)  Oklahoma State University Receives $100 Million Challenge

Gift (3/02/10)

2)  Gates, MasterCard Foundations Award $16 Million to

Opportunity International (2/24/10)

3)  Charities Working Harder to Find Revenue (2/26/10)

4)  Wealthy Americans Trimmed Giving in 2009, Survey Finds

(3/02/10)

5)  Americans Split on Stalled Healthcare Legislation, Survey

Finds (2/24/10)

6)  New York Foundations Push to Get Accurate Census Count

(3/02/10)

7)  States, Cities Consider Revoking Charities’ Tax Exemptions

(3/02/10)

8)   Anonymous Donors’ Names to Remain Undisclosed (2/25/10)

9)  Community Foundation Update (2/27/10)

10) People in the News (2/28/10)

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11) UN Holds Gathering to Generate Support for Women, Girls

(2/28/10)

12) Univision Communications Launches Initiative to Promote

Hispanic Academic Achievement (2/26/10)

13) Web Portal Launched to Support the Arts in the East Bay

(2/27/10)

14) Pepsi Takes Heat for Bending Contest Rules (3/01/10)

15) Claremont School of Theology Receives $10 Million Pledge

(2/25/10)

16) Chicago Community Trust Awards $6.5 Million in Grants

(2/26/10)

17) MacArthur Foundation Awards $6 Million for Housing Research

(2/24/10)

18) Knight Foundation Awards $6 Million to Teach For America

(3/01/10)

19) Harvard’s Kennedy School Receives $5 Million to Support

Emerging Leaders (3/01/10)

20) Penn Libraries Receive $4.25 Million Gift (2/28/10)

21) Ford Family Foundation Launches $3.5 Million Program to

Support Visual Arts in Oregon (2/25/10)

22) Carnegie Corporation of New York Awards $2 Million to New

Tech Network (2/25/10)

23) National Center on Time & Learning Receives $1.5 Million

Grant From Broad Foundation (2/24/10)

24) Hewlett Foundation Awards $1.2 Million to Support Communities

in California (3/01/10)

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1)  Oklahoma State University Receives $100 Million Challenge

Gift (3/02/10)

Oklahoma State University ( http://osu.okstate.edu/welcome/ )  has announced a $100 million challenge gift from energy tycoon  and alumnus T. Boone Pickens to support scholarships for OSU  students.

The gift was awarded as part of OSU’s $1 billion Branding Success  campaign, which is seeking to raise $500 million to endow student  scholarships and fellowships, $200 million to attract and retain  top professors and researchers, $200 million to construct and  upgrade educational and research facilities, and $100 million to  create and sustain programs and services of benefit to Oklahoma  communities. More than $437 million was committed during the  quiet phase of the campaign, which began in December 2007.

Announced at the launch of the campaign’s public phase, Pickens’s  testamentary gift will be used to establish a scholarship endow-  ment to attract students to OSU and provide financial assistance  to students who are unable to attend a major research university  because of financial limitations. According to the Associated  Press, Pickens has already given more than $500 million to OSU,  including $165 million in January 2006 for athletics, $100 mil-  lion in May 2008 for endowed chairs, and additional gifts of $75 million, $63 million, and $5 million.

“We are extraordinarily grateful to Boone for his continued gen-  erosity to Oklahoma State,” said OSU president V. Burns Hargis. “Boone’s astounding gift, combined with the many other advance  gifts we have already received, puts us in a strong position to  meet and even exceed our billion dollar goal before December 31, 2014 — the target date for the completion of the campaign.”

“$100 Million From Pickens Helps Launch $1 Billion OSU Campaign.” Oklahoma State University Press Release 2/26/10.http://bit.ly/bUF2vx

Evans, Murray. “Pickens Gives Another $100M to Oklahoma State.” Associated Press 2/27/10. http://bit.ly/crMlhW http://pndapps.fdncenter.org/link/30012096/1

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2)  Gates, MasterCard Foundations Award $16 Million to Opportunity International (2/24/10)

Opportunity International ( http://www.opportunity.org/ ) has  announced a $16 million investment from the Bill & Melinda Gates  and MasterCard foundations to provide access to savings accounts  and agricultural loans in rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa. The organization will use the grant to provide access to savings  accounts to some 1.4 million people — including 950,000 in rural  areas — as well as comprehensive financial services to more than 90,000 smallholder farmers living in poverty. To reach both agri-  cultural and non-agricultural borrowers and savers, the organiza-  tion will provide a range of cost-effective delivery channels,  including satellite branches, kiosks, mobile vans, ATMs, and  point-of-sale devices. Beginning in Malawi and Ghana, the program  will be expanded to two to three additional countries over the  next five years.

In sub-Saharan Africa’s rural areas, where fewer than 10 percent  of people have access to comprehensive financial services, farm-  ers have an even harder time accessing services designed to meet  their needs. Instead of simply providing agricultural credit,  Opportunity will create a model designed to increase farmers’ chances for success while mitigating risk. As a key component of  that strategy, the organization will develop partnerships with  extension service providers to equip farmers with training and  market linkages that help them boost crop productivity and house-  hold income. “Opportunity International is grateful to the MasterCard Founda-  tion and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for their support,  which will help developing agriculturally based communities tran-  sition to thriving and diversified economies,” said Opportunity  International CEO Kadita Tshibaka. “We hope this tremendous  partnership will encourage other individuals, foundations, and  corporations to join this effort. Opportunity is committed to  raising an additional $15 [million] to $20 million over the next  three years to increase food security, alleviate poverty, and  enable long-term self-sufficiency for the people of Africa.”

“Gates and MasterCard Foundations Partner With Opportunity  International to Provide Financial Access to 1.4 Million of the  Rural Poor in Africa.” Opportunity International Press Release  2/23/10. http://www.opportunity.org/Page.aspx?pid=980 http://pndapps.fdncenter.org/link/30012097/2

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3)  Charities Working Harder to Find Revenue (2/26/10) with the U.S. economy struggling to recover from recession, non-  profits are finding they have to work harder to raise money and  come up with new ways to reach potential supporters, Bloomberg.com  reports.  According to Melissa Berman, CEO of Rockefeller Philanthropy  Advisors, charitable contributions from U.S. corporations — a  significant source of funding for cultural organizations — may  have fallen by as much as 10 percent in 2009. Indeed, dozens of  such organizations, as well as many other nonprofits, have been  forced to shut their doors over the last two years.  To be sure, some nonprofits are faring better than others. In  2009, charity: water, a nonprofit that works to bring safe drink-  ing water to people in developing nations, boosted its revenue  to $9 million, a 30 percent year-over-year increase, in part by  amassing a list of 80,000 donors that included many recruited via  Facebook and Twitter. “A number of charities make the mistake of  not continuing an aggressive fundraising approach,” said William  Woodson, managing director and head of family wealth management  for Credit Suisse Private Banking USA. “We found that those that  retained a rigorous approach were exceedingly effective.”

Of course, showing donors that their donations will be used wise-  ly and that an organization is well run are essential to maintain-  ing support in a tough economy. Often, however, it’s not enough. When a major donor informed the Lupus Research Institute he was  pledging $50,000 instead of the $100,000 requested, organization  officials contacted the donor directly and were able to get him  to increase the gift to the desired level. “It’s the cause and  the mission that makes these gifts possible,” said Margaret Dowd,  the institute’s CEO. “And we never give up.”

Cole, Patrick. “Morgan Stanley’s Mack, Clooney Help Charities  Beat Recession.” Bloomberg.com 2/24/10. http://bit.ly/a7phDg http://pndapps.fdncenter.org/link/30012098/3

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4)  Wealthy Americans Trimmed Giving in 2009, Survey Finds (3/02/10)

Although wealthy Americans generally feel obliged to give  financially to their communities during tough economic times,  more than one in four reduced the amount they gave last year,  a new survey conducted by PNC Wealth Management  ( http://bit.ly/3kggHQ ) finds.  The sixth annual Wealth and Values Survey of more than one thou-  sand Americans with at least $500,000 in investable assets found  that in 2009 Americans’ sense of obligation to give did not drop  significantly from previous years, despite a severe recession. Indeed, 55 percent of respondents said they felt an obligation  to give back financially to their communities — roughly the same  percentage as in 2008 (58 percent), 2007 (54 percent), and 2006 (54 percent).

At the same time, 28 percent of respondents said they had cut  back, or planned to cut back, their charitable giving in 2009  as a result of the economic downturn, compared to 13 percent who  said they had increased, or planned to increase, their giving.  The survey also found that some 24 percent of “ultra wealthy” respondents — individuals with $5 million or more in investable  assets — said they were concerned about their ability to give  to charity, compared to 16 percent of respondents with $500,000  to $1 million in assets.

“The economy has forced a fundamental shift in how the wealthy  approach their philanthropic activities,” said Bruce Bickel,  senior vice president and head of private foundation management  services at PNC Wealth Management. “In many cases they are refin-  ing their giving to reflect the potential for greater impact to  specific issues that are most meaningful to them, sometimes  restricted by geographical preferences. They are purposefully  becoming more mission-driven and governed less by emotion.”

“Charitable Causes and Effects: Wealthy Americans Conflicted  About Their Philanthropic Giving Amid Downturn.” PNC Financial  Services Group Press Release 3/01/10. http://pnc.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=679

http://pndapps.fdncenter.org/link/30012099/4

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5)  Americans Split on Stalled Healthcare Legislation, Survey Finds (2/24/10) The American public is split evenly on healthcare reform legisla-  tion, with 43 percent in favor and 43 percent opposed, a new poll  from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

( http://www.kff.org/ )  finds .According to the February 2010 Kaiser Health Tracking poll, a  random, nationally representative sample of over 1,200 adults, 58 percent of Americans said they will be either disappointed or  angry if Congress decides to stop working on the issue. Indeed,  majorities of Americans of all political leanings support several  provisions in the healthcare reform proposals circulating in Con-  gress, and most attribute delays in passing comprehensive legi-  slation to political gamesmanship rather than policy disagreements.At least six of every ten Democrats, Republicans, and indepen-  dents back at least some of the provisions in the bills that  have passed the House and Senate, including measures that would  reform the way health insurance works, offer tax credits to small  businesses to help workers get coverage, create a new health in-  surance marketplace, help close the Medicare “doughnut hole,” and expand high-risk insurance pools for individuals who cannot  get coverage elsewhere.

Providing subsidies to lower- and middle-income people also  received strong support from Democrats and independents, with  Republicans offering near majority support for the idea. At the  same time, only 34 percent of Republicans considered expanding  Medicaid to be an important priority, while limiting malpractice  lawsuits — the second-highest priority among Republicans —  barely made it into the top ten for Democrats and independents.

“While the intense debate over healthcare reform has divided the  public,” said Kaiser president and CEO Drew Altman, “it looks  like there is bipartisan support on at least some of health  reform legislation, and more bipartisan support outside the  beltway than there is inside.”

“Americans Remain Split on Stalled Healthcare Legislation, but  Some Provisions Popular Among Majorities of Democrats, Independ-  ents, and Republicans.” Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Press  Release 2/23/10. http://www.kff.org/kaiserpolls/posr022310nr.cfm

http://pndapps.fdncenter.org/link/30012100/5

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6)  New York Foundations Push to Get Accurate Census Count

(3/02/10)

The New York Community Trust ( http://www.nycommunitytrust.org/ )  has announced that it is partnering with the New York Foundation  ( http://www.nyf.org/ ), the Open Society Institute  ( http://www.soros.org/ ), and other funders to launch the 2010  Census Funders NYC Initiative.

To help ensure that immigrants, African Americans, Latinos, and  other minority groups in the city are not undercounted, the  funders’ group has awarded $562,000 to thirty-five grassroots  and advocacy groups to explain the importance of the count in  communities throughout the five boroughs and dispel fears about  how census data is used. An incomplete or inaccurate count can  mean lost congressional seats and hundreds of billions of dollars  in federal funding for education, health care, and other needs.

For every hundred people not counted, a community loses an esti-  mated $1.2 million in federal funding.  Although names, addresses, and other information collected for  the census are confidential and cannot legally be shared with  immigration, housing, or other authorities, many residents of the  city remain skeptical. Undocumented immigrants, for example, fear  detention and deportation, while families doubling or tripling up  in apartments or single-family homes worry that that information  might be shared with the buildings or fire departments and cause  them to be evicted.

To encourage participation in this year’s count, the New York  Taxi Workers Alliance will mobilize its eleven hundred workers in  airport lots, taxi garages, and restaurants, while the New York  Immigration Coalition and the New York Community Media Alliance  will run a series of print ads targeting specific ethnic groups  featuring respected community members.

“We are spreading the money strategically to have big impact  where it matters most,” said NYCT program officer Patricia Swann.”Because some of our neighborhoods are so dense, a modest grant  for one small neighborhood group, or a smart media campaign tar-  geting a particular constituency, can reach hundreds of thousands  of people.”

For a complete list of grantees, visit the NYCT Web site.

“Foundations Start Major Push to Get Accurate City Census Count.”

New York Community Trust Press Release 2/25/10.

http://bit.ly/aytQK2

http://pndapps.fdncenter.org/link/30012101/6

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7)  States, Cities Consider Revoking Charities’ Tax Exemptions

(3/02/10)

Faced with steep declines in tax revenue, a growing number of  state and local governments are considering taking steps to elim-  inate various tax exemptions for nonprofit groups, the New York  Times reports.  A bill before the Hawaii legislature, for example, would require  charities to pay a 1 percent tax, while Kansas is thinking about  making nonprofits in the state subject to sales tax. Several  counties in Kansas and in Pennsylvania as well are considering  revoking nonprofits’ property tax exemption. And last fall, Min-  neapolis made charities subject to the fees it charges businesses  and residents for streetlights, a move that’s expected to raise  approximately $155,000 for the city.

While city and state officials say they have no choice, nonprofit  groups say the moves are shortsighted and will result in cuts to  critical services such as mental health and emergency foster care  that governments rely on nonprofits to provide. Moreover, many  states and municipalities are past due on payments to nonprofit  groups for services already delivered.  “Our members are beyond upset, they’re fearful,” said Independent  Sector president and CEO Diana Aviv. “They know that state elected  officials are short of cash and are looking for every opportunity– and, frankly, excuse — to raid pots of money for other press-  ing needs.” Strom, Stephanie. “States Move to Revoke Charities’ Tax  Exemptions.” New York Times 2/27/10. http://nyti.ms/bTh5zH

http://pndapps.fdncenter.org/link/30012102/7

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8)   Anonymous Donors’ Names to Remain Undisclosed (2/25/10)

A Wisconsin county circuit court judge has ruled that the  identity of a husband and wife who donated $15 million to the  University of Wisconsin-Madison ( http://www.wisc.edu/ ) can  remain a secret despite a lawsuit against the university, the  Associated Press reports.  The school is using eminent domain to have the Brothers Bar &  Grill condemned to make way for a proposed music performance  building that is being funded in part by the anonymous gift. The  bar owners wanted the donors identified so they can question them  about their finances and other details of the gift as part of the  lawsuit, in which they argue that the condemnation is premature  because the plans for the facility may never come to fruition.

Dane County Circuit Court judge Peter Anderson ruled that the  lawyers cannot question the donors and the university does not  have to confirm their names, explaining that the value of re-  leasing the information is outweighed by the harm that would  result to the donors, the foundation through which the gift was  made, and the university’s fundraising efforts.

“It’s very important,” said Andrew “Sandy” Wilcox, president of  the UW Foundation. Being forced to indentify the donors “would  not only damage this proposal but a lot of others in the future. We would be seen as not being able to keep our word.”

“Judge: UW-Madison’s $15M Donors Can Stay Anonymous.” Associated  Press 2/10/10. http://bit.ly/9hXljn

http://pndapps.fdncenter.org/link/30012103/8

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9)  Community Foundation Update (2/27/10)

California

The Kern Community Foundation has named Jeffrey R. Pickering as  its new president and CEO, effective April 5. Pickering previous-  ly served as vice president for philanthropic services at the  Orlando-based Community Foundation of Central Florida.

Illinois

The Chicago Community Trust has awarded $500,000 to AgeOptions,  the Area Agency on Aging of suburban Cook County, through its  Unity Challenge 2009 grant program, the Pioneer Local reports.

AgeOptions and eighteen community-based agencies will use the  funds to help financially stressed older adults stay in their  own homes. The grant also enables AgeOptions to continue the  Red Tape Cutters program, which had been cut from the state  budget.

Maine

The Ellsworth-based Maine Community Foundation has announced  that the Downeast Scholarship Fund, a collaboration with the  Boston Foundation, will begin awarding scholarships to students  in Washington County this spring. Through an anonymous donor,  the Boston Foundation is making a ten-year commitment to support  students seeking to further their education beyond high school.Maine CF will administer the program, which will meet a major  portion of the students’ financial need.

Michigan

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan has announced a  grant of nearly $150,000 to Greening of Detroit for a pilot pro-  ject designed to help maintain Detroit’s greenways. Created in  partnership with the members of the Detroit Greenways Coalition,  the project will create and implement a sustainable greenways  maintenance strategy that includes community outreach and edu-  cation while ensuring that the Detroit greenways continue to be  a safe and desirable community resource.

Ohio

The Columbus Foundation has announced sixteen grants totaling $25,259 from the Scotts Miracle-Gro Company Community Gardens  Fund, which the company established to support a wide range of  “brown to green” projects in low- and moderate-income neighbor-  hoods. Recipients include the Columbus Housing Partnership,  Four Seasons City Farm, and Urbancrest Community Improvement  Corporation.

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation has appointed Suzanne Rohlfs as  its new director of professional advisor relations. Rohlfs most  recently served as the director of gift planning at the Univer-  sity of Dayton.

South Carolina

The Columbia-based Central Carolina Community Foundation has  announced a $20,000 grant to the American Red Cross of Central  South Carolina to assist with humanitarian relief efforts in  Haiti. According to the American Red Cross, relief efforts in the  impoverished country have involved more emergency response teams  than any other single-country disaster in Red Cross history.

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“Kern Community Foundation Announces CEO.” Kern Community  Foundation Press Release 2/11/10. http://bit.ly/aYaXUm

“AgeOptions Receives a $500,000 Grant.” Pioneer Local 2/18/10. http://bit.ly/bt5VAC

“MaineCF, Boston Foundation Partner for Major New Scholarship.”

Maine Community Foundation Press Release 2/23/10. http://www.mainecf.org/downeastschol.aspx

“Maintaining Greenways for the Future — Greening of Detroit  Awarded Grant for Project Launch.” Community Foundation for  Southeast Michigan Press Release 2/03/10. http://bit.ly/bxCaLg

“Community Gardening to Grow With Support From the Scotts  Miracle-Gro Company Fund of the Columbus Foundation.” Columbus  Foundation Press Release 2/22/10. http://www.columbusfoundation.org/media/press/02222010.aspx

“Foundation Welcomes Director of Professional Advisor Relations.”

Greater Cincinnati Foundation Press Release 2/23/10.

http://bit.ly/blWTwq

“Community Foundation Makes $20,000 Grant to Local Red Cross  Chapter for Haiti Relief.” Central Carolina Community Foundation  Press Release 2/15/10.

http://www.yourfoundation.org/newsandevents.aspx?article_id=59

http://pndapps.fdncenter.org/link/30012104/9

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10) People in the News (2/28/10)

The Baltimore-based Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation has  announced the appointment of DONN WEINBERG as board chair, RACHEL  GARBOW MONROE as president, and Judge ELLEN M. HELLER as trustee.

The Washington, D.C.-based Carnegie Endowment for International  Peace has announced that THOMAS DE WAAL and MATTHEW ROJANSKY have  joined its Russia and Eurasia Program.

The San Francisco-based Give2Asia Foundation has appointed  AL NJOO to its board.

The Oakland-based Common Counsel Foundation has named RONALD M. ROWELL as CEO.

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in Baltimore, Maryland, has named ROSLYN BROCK as board  chair.

New York-based Seedco has appointed BARBARA DWYER GUNN as  president and chief executive officer.

In other news, the Idyllwild Arts Foundation has announced the  retirement of Idyllwild Arts president/headmaster and founding  head WILLIAM M. LOWMAN, effective June 30, 2011.

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“Weinberg Foundation’s New Leaders Take Charge.” Harry and  Jeanette Weinberg Foundation Press Release 2/28/10.

http://bit.ly/9W7Yhz

“Experts on Caucasus and U.S.– Russian national security join  Carnegie Endowment.” Carnegie Endowment for International Peace  Press Release 2/24/10. http://bit.ly/9Rg5HZ

“Give2Asia Announces Al Njoo to Join its Board of Trustees.” Give2Asia Foundation Press Release 2/23/10. http://bit.ly/dhb0Vd

“Common Counsel Announces New CEO.” Common Counsel Press Release  2/23/10.

“NAACP Elects Roslyn M. Brock To Chair Board Of Directors.” NAACP  Press Release 2/20/10. http://www.naacp.org/news/press/2010-02-20/index.htm

“Barbara Dwyer Gunn Named President and Chief Executive Officer  of Seedco.” Seedco Press Release 2/23/10. http://www.seedco.org/press/pressreleases.php?id=125

“Idyllwild Arts Foundation Announces Retirement of Idyllwild Arts  President William M. Lowman.” Idyllwild Arts Foundation Press  Release 2/19/10. http://bit.ly/d0bdIJ

http://pndapps.fdncenter.org/link/30012105/10

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11) UN Holds Gathering to Generate Support for Women, Girls

(2/28/10)

http://pndapps.fdncenter.org/link/30012106/11

12) Univision Communications Launches Initiative to Promote

Hispanic Academic Achievement (2/26/10)

http://pndapps.fdncenter.org/link/30012107/12

13) Web Portal Launched to Support the Arts in the East Bay

(2/27/10)

http://pndapps.fdncenter.org/link/30012108/13

14) Pepsi Takes Heat for Bending Contest Rules (3/01/10)

http://pndapps.fdncenter.org/link/30012109/14

15) Claremont School of Theology Receives $10 Million Pledge

(2/25/10)

http://pndapps.fdncenter.org/link/30012110/15

16) Chicago Community Trust Awards $6.5 Million in Grants

(2/26/10)

http://pndapps.fdncenter.org/link/30012111/16

17) MacArthur Foundation Awards $6 Million for Housing Research

(2/24/10)

http://pndapps.fdncenter.org/link/30012112/17

18) Knight Foundation Awards $6 Million to Teach For America

(3/01/10)

http://pndapps.fdncenter.org/link/30012113/18

19) Harvard’s Kennedy School Receives $5 Million to Support

Emerging Leaders (3/01/10)

http://pndapps.fdncenter.org/link/30012114/19

20) Penn Libraries Receive $4.25 Million Gift (2/28/10)

http://pndapps.fdncenter.org/link/30012115/20

21) Ford Family Foundation Launches $3.5 Million Program to

Support Visual Arts in Oregon (2/25/10)

http://pndapps.fdncenter.org/link/30012116/21

22) Carnegie Corporation of New York Awards $2 Million to New

Tech Network (2/25/10)

http://pndapps.fdncenter.org/link/30012117/22

23) National Center on Time & Learning Receives $1.5 Million

Grant From Broad Foundation (2/24/10)

http://pndapps.fdncenter.org/link/30012118/23

24) Hewlett Foundation Awards $1.2 Million to Support Communities

in California (3/01/10)

http://pndapps.fdncenter.org/link/30012119/24

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