Women's Philanthropy is a focus for empowering the lives of women and girls. Supporting non-profit programs that help women and girls through encouragement to build lives that maintain stability, the result is dynamic transformation and social change. This is a clearinghouse for sharing information and resources, as well as a forum for promoting dialogue, exchange and feedback about critical issues that affect women's lives.
In this issue of Education Funding Watch, the Foundation Center's newsletter devoted to education-related topics, you'll read about a nine-figure gift to the University of California, Los Angeles. You'll also find links to other education-related news, resources, funding opportunities for individuals and organizations, and job listings. Education Funding Watch is available exclusively to visitors who register at the Foundation Center's Web site.
UCLA Announces $200 Million Gift From Lincy Foundation
The University of California, Los Angeles has announced a $200 million gift from the Las Vegas-based Lincy Foundation to create a new donor-advised fund that will support medical research and academic programs at the university as well as a broad range of charitable work in the United States. Contingent on approval by the California attorney general's office, the foundation will transfer its assets, currently valued at approximately $200 million, to the Dream Fund at UCLA. Founded in 1989 by billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian, the Lincy Foundation has given more than $1.1 billion to schools, hospitals, and scientific research projects over its twenty-plus years of existence. Read the article»Recent Education News from Philanthropy News Digest
Emory Receives $14.4 Million from Alumnus The gift from the estate of Atlanta banker James E. Varner, Jr. will provide financial aid to students in the university's college of arts and sciences.... Posted: 3/02/11
National Competition Launched to Increase Graduation Rates Launched with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the $10 million competition will invite governors from all fifty states to submit proposals related to innovative strategies for improving college completion ratess.... Posted: 2/24/11
Helmsley Charitable Trust Awards $6.4 Million in Education Grants Grants awarded through the program will support high-quality teaching and learning in schools to close persistent achievement gaps, address the diversity in students' learning and language ability, and advance educational outcomes citywide.... Posted: 2/22/11
Ohio State University Receives $100 Million Gift The gift, which includes $65 million from Leslie Wexner and $35 million from the Limited Brands Foundation, will primarily benefit Ohio State University medical institutions as well as OSU's Wexner Center for the Arts and select university initiatives.... Posted: 2/17/11
Send Us Your Feedback We'd like to know what you think of Education Funding Watch. Please send your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Advertise in Education Funding Watch Education Funding Watch is e-mailed the second Wednesday of the month to more than 87,000 subscribers with a stated interest in education. For information about our advertising rates, contact Nick Scott at (212) 807-2432 or email@example.com.
Follow the Foundation Center!
Have you visited GrantSpace, the Foundation Center's new learning community for the social sector? In the Education area of the site, you'll find education-themed videos and podcasts, sample grant proposals, the latest education-related reports from PubHub, funding facts and figures, an FAQ, a Twitter feed featuring the tweets of education funders, and more. Stop by and join the conversation!
Developed by Brooks Lindsay in collaboration with the International Debate Education Association (IDEA), Debatepedia is an online, searchable utility for students wishing to research topics for formal debate purposes. The site contains hundreds of topic pages, each offering basic arguments for and against a controversial proposition, and is driven by the same open-platform technology that powers Wikipedia, enabling anyone to contribute/suggest additional materials. In addition to the individual topic pages, the site also offers a user's guide, a video gallery, a Debate Digest archive, and a blog.
Teacher Creativity Fellows
The Indianapolis- based Lilly Endowment has announced the selection of 120 Indiana educators for its 2011 Teacher Creativity Fellowships. Launched in 1987, the program enables teachers, principals, guidance counselors, and school librarians from Indiana to take time during the summer to pursue personal interests, explore subjects that interest them, or reenergize before returning to the classroom in the fall. Since its inception, the program has awarded $8,000 stipends to 2,322 Indiana educators. For more information, click here.