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A $30 million gift from the Commonwealth Foundation for Cancer Research has enabled the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center to establish a Center for Personalized Cancer Medicine. The gift from the Richmond, VA- based foundation, will be used to support…

The Walton Family Foundation in Bentonville, Arkansas, has announced a $15 million grant to the California Charter Schools Association to help boost the number of seats in high-quality charter schools in Los Angeles.

Over the next three years, the fou…

The Wallace Foundation is launching a $75-million initiative to help six urban school districts develop a much larger corps of effective school principals and to determine whether this improves student achievement across the district, especially in the…

The Milwaukee Art Museum announced Thursday that it has received the largest bequest in its history. The museum received $7.6 million from the estate of a Milwaukee business owner and his wife, Leonard and Bebe LeVine.

The funds will be restricted and…

Seattle Children’s Research Institute has announced a two-year, $2.3 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to complete prototype development of its new respiratory support device.

Scheduled to be completed in 2012, the device — know…

When Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen first started teaching a philanthropy course at the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 2000, she quickly discovered she was a pioneer in the field. There were just a handful of case studies on the topic and few, if …

Robert Franke left La Crosse a $20 million gift. And it will start fueling local organizations by December.

The Robert and Eleanor Franke Charitable Foundation will give funds to the Diocese of La Crosse, Mayo Clinic Health System and selected nonprof…

Duke University trustee David M. Rubenstein will give $13.6 million to the Duke University Libraries in support of the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library, President Richard H. Brodhead announced Wednesday.

The donation is the large…

The Institute for Advanced Study, one of the world’s leading centers for theoretical research into fundamental aspects of the sciences and humanities, has received a $100 million unrestricted challenge grant from the Simons Foundation and the Charles…

The Motorola Solutions Foundation in Schaumburg, Illinois, has announced grants totaling $5.5 million to one hundred nonprofits working to provide science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education programs to students across the United States…