opportunity gap

Reducing the Economic Opportunity Gap

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Northern Trust has been giving back to the community since 1893 when founder, Byron L. Smith seeded a relief fund for victims of a devastating fire that broke out at the World's Fair.

In 2020 we built on that heritage, introducing a new, highly focused philanthropic strategy. Learn more about our current strategy and hear from Director of Philanthropy Shana Hayes in our annual report: http://bit.ly/3r8drhT

New Coalition Aims To Close The Opportunity Gap In Bioscience

Bioscience & Investor Inclusion Group (BIIG) founding members include Liftstream, New England Venture Capital Association, Third Rock Ventures, Biogen and BioDirector
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  • Coalition aims to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in the life sciences venture capital industry and its associated portfolio companies
  • Members commit to developing solutions to increase participation among underrepresented groups and driving measurable change in the VC industry and among innovator companies
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  • Coalition aims to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in the life sciences venture capital industry and its associated portfolio companies
  • Members commit to developing solutions to increase participation among underrepresented groups and driving measurable change in the VC industry and among innovator companies

Mastercard Pledges $500 million to Help Close Racial Wealth and Opportunity Gap for Black Communities Across America

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Furthering longstanding financial inclusion efforts to bring more people and small businesses into the digital economy, the company will bring equitable financial tools, investment and partnerships to cities across the U.S.

Northern Trust Commits US$20 Million to Reduce Opportunity Gap

New Global Philanthropic Focus Unveiled
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CHICAGO, June 16, 2020 /3BL Media/- Northern Trust announced on June 15, 2020 it would provide US$20 million over 5 years to expand access to resources that address essential human needs—food, housing, healthcare and education—to bridge the gap that threatens the broader prosperity of our society.

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