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Momentum Fund Launches to Help Build Capacity of Nonprofits Managing COVID-19 Funds

Momentum Fund
Wednesday, May 27, 2020

The fund will award a total of $8.5 million in grants to organizations managing funds explicitly devoted to providing COVID-19 relief to communities of color, low-income populations, and others being disproportionately impacted by the crisis.

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More than 500 U.S. Philanthropy Leaders Sign Unprecedented Letter: Don’t Cut the Census Short

2020 Census
Wednesday, August 5, 2020

More than 500 philanthropic organizations, alarmed by the announcement that the U.S. Department of Commerce intends to “drastically cut short” 2020 census operations amid a surging coronavirus pandemic, urged the U.S. Census Bureau not to rush the significant enumeration and data processing that remain unfinished.

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Giving USA 2021: In a year of unprecedented events and challenges, charitable giving reached a record $471.44 billion in 2020

Giving USA 2021
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

While a strong year-end stock market and giving in response to COVID-19 and racial justice efforts drove growth in contributions, a tumultuous year created an uneven picture.

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As Violence Against Asian Americans Intensifies, the Moment for Philanthropy to Act Is Now

Stop Asian Hate
Tuesday, March 23, 2021

In the wake of the horrific shooting in Atlanta that killed eight people - including six Asian American women - authors Patricia Eng and Eric Stegman issued a issued a call for philanthropy to take action to stop this violence and hate against AAPI communities.

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National Study Reports Foundations Maintained or Increased Spending in 2020; Long-Term Investment Returns Held Steady

2020 Council on Foundations–Commonfund Study of Investment of Endowments for Private and Community Foundations® (CCSF)
Monday, August 23, 2021

The annual Council on Foundations-Commonfund study found that private foundations reported an average 13.1 percent return on their investment assets last year, and that 33 percent of foundations to increased their giving over 2019.

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