A Transformative Gift to Drive Racial & Economic Justice


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Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott is donating an extraordinary $40 million unrestricted grant to LISC. It is the largest gift from an individual in LISC’s 40-year history—one that not only speaks to the value of LISC's ongoing efforts but also to the power and efficacy of community development, as a whole, to help advance racial and economic justice and spur opportunity throughout the country, according to Maurice A. Jones, LISC president and CEO.

"This is a catalytic gift to support vital and meaningful work," Jones said. "We are humbled and incredibly grateful to MacKenzie for her generosity, creativity, confidence and vision—using her resources in bold ways to invest in efforts to create and sustain stronger futures for American families and communities for many years to come." Read the Entire Article


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Virtual Meeting Room Services Available through the East Hartford Public Library
Foundation: Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

The East Hartford Public Library has launched a virtual meeting room service through Zoom, providing a safe and convenient way of face-to-face meetings for non-profit organizations and community...more

Record Year of Charitable Giving for Vermont Community Foundation
Foundation: Vermont Community Foundation

The Vermont Community Foundation, its fundholders, and charitable partners made $31.9 million in grants, more than 90 percent of which went directly into Vermont communities. This represents a 24...more

Voter Engagement Efforts Gets $1 Million in Grants through GoVoteNYC Fund
Foundation: New York Community Trust

The GoVoteNYC Fund in The New York Community Trust has announced $1 million in grants to nine nonprofits for nonpartisan get-out-the-vote education and activities. The efforts are designed to...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

Donors Race to Aid India During Covid Surge
Foundation: Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation

The catastrophic wave of Covid-19 in India has prompted donors to send millions of dollars to the country, which Tuesday crossed the grim mark of more than 20 million cases of the killer disease....more

Vote Your Voice: SPLC awards $11.3 million to 55 civic groups across Deep South
Foundation: Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta

The Southern Poverty Law Center is providing Election Your Voice grants totaling $11,285,000 to 55 social and voter outreach organizations in five states over the Deep South. The grants will...more

Building Community One Meal at a Time - The Fork Real Café
Foundation: South Dakota Community Foundation

Fork Real Café began seven years back when Rhonda and Dave Pearcy had a vision to help reduce hunger and improve food security in Rapid City. The camaraderie at Fork Real Café and communal vibe...more

The Omaha Community Foundation Launches Impact Investing Fund
Foundation: Omaha Community Foundation

The Omaha Community Foundation has launched the Community Loan Fund with the aim of accelerating positive social outcomes within our community through impact investing. The Community Loan Fund...more

Report for America to Support More Than 300 New Reporter Positions for 2021

Report for America announced the selection of 64 new local news organizations as host newsroom partners, enabling the national service program to place more than 300 journalists in the field next...more

A Transformative Gift to Drive Racial & Economic Justice

Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott is donating an extraordinary $40 million unrestricted grant to LISC. It is the largest gift from an individual in LISC’s 40-year history—one that not only speaks...more






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