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Optimizing Assets for Mission

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by Dana Bezerra, president of Heron Foundation 

“Should a private foundation be more than a private investment company that uses some of its excess cash flow for charitable purposes?” This was a central question pondered by the Heron Foundation’s Board of Directors nearly 30 years ago as they considered how best to use the Foundation’s assets to promote its mission of helping people and communities help themselves.

Why Impact Investing Needs Philanthropy and Catalytic Capital

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by Debra Schwartz, managing director for impact Investing, MacArthur Foundation 

Over the past several years, the global impact investing field has expanded like never before. Looking ahead, it is worth considering what impact investing’s further growth and mainstreaming could mean for philanthropy and foundations and the dynamic role they have long played.

Informed by almost 40 years and more than $700 million of impact investing, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation sees three main ways that philanthropy should continue to engage.

Duke Energy Aid for Customers, Communities Rises to More Than $9 Million in Florida

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  • $9.6 million in flexibility for current grants, bill pay assistance for low-income customers and energy efficiency programs
  • $100,000 in new grants to support basic needs for seniors and families
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  • $9.6 million in flexibility for current grants, bill pay assistance for low-income customers and energy efficiency programs
  • $100,000 in new grants to support basic needs for seniors and families

Brightening Our Corner Newsletter - August 2022

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Ray Anderson always said, "Brighten the corner where you are." This quarter's newsletter features all of the latest stories from the Ray C. Anderson Foundation's key funding initiatives, including The Ray, Drawdown Georgia, the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business and Drawdown Georgia.

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Ray Anderson always said, "Brighten the corner where you are." This quarter's newsletter features all of the latest stories from the Ray C. Anderson Foundation's key funding initiatives, including The Ray, Drawdown Georgia, the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business and Drawdown Georgia.

Grants Management Software Explained: What Social Impact Pros Need To Know

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In this episode, you'll learn about grants management software, what it is and how it can help your social impact programs. We chat with Clare Brewka, Manager of Global Community Engagement with Mitek, and explore when it's time to invest, how to get buy-in and what to look for when researching the software right for you.

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Amazin’ Mets Foundation Hosts Second Annual Homeruns & Highballs Fundraiser

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FLUSHING, N.Y., August 2, 2022 /3BL Media/ - The Amazin’ Mets Foundation (AMF) hosted its second annual Homeruns & Highballs fundraiser on Monday, July 25 at Citi Field. As AMF’s largest fundraising event of the season, the event itself raised gross contributions of over $937,000 with Mets Owners Steve and Alex Cohen matching those proceeds through the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation.

Collaborating to Fund Climate Solutions and Equity in Georgia

By: John A. Lanier
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A new collaborative funding opportunity has emerged as five family foundations have come together with a shared vision to jointly support a grant program for climate solutions and equity in Georgia.

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A new collaborative funding opportunity has emerged as five family foundations have come together with a shared vision to jointly support a grant program for climate solutions and equity in Georgia.

Christensen Fund Awards $200,000 Grant to AISES

Support Advances Racial Equity in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Education and Careers
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., May 20, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Today AISES announces the Christensen Fund has awarded a $200,000 general operating support grant to widen Indigenous access to, and participation in, the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) workforce, and grow sector support.

$150,000 in Grants Available for Newark-led Organizations Advancing Community Health and Fresh Food Access

Whole Cities Foundation Newark Grant Application Window Now Open
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NEWARK, N.J., January 24, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Whole Cities Foundation, a nonprofit that works alongside community-based organizations to improve neighborhood health by broadening access to fresh food and nutrition education, announced today that Newark-based organizations can apply for $150,000 in grants through the Newark Fresh, Healthy Food Access Grant from January 24 through February 25, 2022. 

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