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 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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Pillow Therapy Community Building Workshop Seeks Donations
Foundation: Community Foundation of Lorain County

The Community Foundation of Lorain County held its first community project, a pillow therapy workshop designed to foster a sense of healing, relaxation and comfort in making pillows and was looking...more

Family of Walmart Founder Creates $1M LGBTQ Fund in Response to Anti-Trans Measures
Foundation: Arkansas Community Foundation, Chicago Community Trust, Walton Family Foundation

The Alice L. Walton Foundation and the Walton Family Foundation have established a $1 million fund for the LGBTQ advocacy group in Walmart's home state of Arkansas. The Arkansas Community Foundation...more

Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation Awards $810K in Grants
Foundation: Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation

The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation Board of Directors approved a total of $810,629 in grants at its board meeting in May. This includes 11 responsive grants and 52 donor-advised fund...more

Dane County, Madison Community Foundation Partner to Donate $5M to Local Nonprofits
Foundation: Madison Community Foundation

Thanks to the grant partnership between Dane County and the Madison Community Foundation, local nonprofit organizations affected by the pandemic will soon receive a financial boost. Dane County Chief...more

Oregon Community Foundation Completes Record Funding Cycle
Foundation: Oregon Community Foundation

Juliette's House, YCAP and Reach Northwest received grants totaling $66,000 from the Oregon Community Foundation. The grants are part of a record funding cycle by the Oregon Community Foundation...more

Henderson County Nonprofits Can Apply for Grants from Miller Fund
Foundation: East Texas Communities Foundation

Blue and Janice Owen Miller Charitable fund held at East Texas Communities Foundation in Tyler will be accepting grant applications from May 18 through June 10, 2021. Grant requests for support...more

Women Working Wonders Fund Solicits Grant Proposals
Foundation: Greater Lowell Community Foundation

The Women’s Work Miracle Foundation, a permanent endowment fund of the Greater Lowell Community Foundation, is soliciting for proposals for this year’s grant cycle, which opened on May 13, 2021....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

Boundary County Victim Services Gets Grant from North Idaho Action Fund
Foundation: Idaho Community Foundation

The North Idaho Action Fund has given a grant to Boundary County Victim Services to expand services and options to crime victims. The North Idaho Action Fund is part of the Idaho Community...more

Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership Supports Tenants through COVID Crisis
Foundation: Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta

The Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership (ANDP) has provided critical support to rental tenants impacted by COVID-19. This support is financed with funds from the United Way of Greater...more






Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) has launched a series of noteworthy research projects to learn if social enterprises can help Scotland lose its “sick man of Europe” label and boost the nation’s overall health.




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