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Foundation: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Lilly Endowment

Purdue University recently announced a $40 million Lilly Endowment grant to Purdue Research Foundation. The grant aims to help create Purdue's Engineering and Polytechnic Gateway Complex, a project designed to meet the growing demand for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) graduates.

The Gateway Complex will comprise of two buildings, which will cost an estimated $140 million. In addition to the Lilly Endowment grant of $40 million, the project is being supported by $60 million from the state of Indiana, and the remaining $40 million will be raised in private donations.

Once the The Gateway Complex is built, it will help Purdue expand its opportunities for talented STEM students who apply to attend Purdue each year but are turned away because of lack of space.

The Gateway Complex is being designed as an interdisciplinary hub that will connect project-based instructional laboratories, design studios and other collaborative spaces.

According to Purdue President Mitch Daniels, the latest Lilly Endowment grant will enable Purdue to graduate more STEM professionals and help them build careers with Indiana businesses. Read the Entire Article


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Foundation: Peninsula Community Foundation of Virginia

Give Local 757!(TM) the annual 24-hour day of giving hosted on the second Tuesday in May by the Peninsula Community Foundation raised a record $1,712,358 in 2021. The donations, which came from...more

Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee's Raises $4.2M for Middle Tennessee Nonprofits
Foundation: Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee

The Big Payback’s eighth annual 24-hour online giving event ended Thursday night by raising more than $4.2 million — $4,265,674 — in 32,941 donations to participating area nonprofit...more

Grants from Midlands Community Foundation for Kids and Police
Foundation: Midlands Community Foundation

The Midlands Community Foundation has awarded grants totaling $115,654 to to 36 non-profit organizations in Sarpy and Cass counties in Nebraska. Included in the grants were funding for the Cass...more

Oregon Community Foundation Administers $41M in Summer Education Grants
Foundation: Oregon Community Foundation

The Oregon Community Foundation will administer $41.2 million in state grants going to summer enrichment programs for K-12 students and other summer programs for families. The grants are designed...more

Summer Enrichment Programs get $40 Million from Oregon Community Foundation
Foundation: Oregon Community Foundation

The Oregon Community Foundation is giving $40 million in state-funded grants to summer enrichment programs. The grants will principally support programs serving K-12 students from communities of...more

Every Adult Can Build Youth Resilience and Help Students Thrive
Foundation: Greater Tacoma Community Foundation

The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, the Tacoma Whole Child Partnership, and Tacoma Public Schools address how school employees who work in a capacity often referred to as support staff can also...more

Home-Delivered Food Boxes Reduced Food Insecurity Among Adults, but Not Children

On an episode of On the Evidence, J.B. Wogan, Senior Manager of Strategic Communications, talk about a demonstration using home-delivered boxes packed with fruit, vegetables, and other shelf-stable...more

Preschool Offers Growth Through Play-Based Learning

Maren Petersen-DeGroff, Children's Program coordinator at Parenting Now!, writes how a few hours a week in an intentionally prepared environment with age-based peers can help build the skills that...more

New Tools for Improving Attendance in Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten

The U.S. Department of Education's Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Mid-Atlantic has partnered with the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) to provide support of their initiative called...more

Impact Investing Partnership Helps Operation HOPE Serve More Families and Children
Foundation: San Diego Foundation

A new impact investing partnership between The San Diego Foundation and local nonprofit Operation HOPE – North County is recently launched to enable organizations and donors to leverage charitable...more






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