Tag: Philanthropy

University Spotlights 10 Black Women Philanthropists in New Initiative

University Spotlights 10 Black Women Philanthropists in New Initiative By Derek Major Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis’ (IUPUI) Women’s Philanthropy Institute is highlighting 10 Black women philanthropists with its Black Women Give Back List. The Black Women Give Back List highlights Black women who saw a need in their community and took matters into their own hands to address it. These…

Aiming to Bring Diversity to Teachers

Aiming to Bring Diversity to Teachers By David Saleh Rauf A multimillion dollar effort will fund preK-12 projects aimed at bringing more diversity to the teacher workforce at a time when schools across the country are struggling to retain and recruit educators. NewSchools Venture Fund, a nonprofit venture philanthropy that largely supports early-stage education companies, is distributing $2.5 million to…

Female-Focused Imprint

Gates Is Teaming Up With Flatiron Books To Launch A Female-Focused Imprint

BY LAUREN PUCKETT-POP A vocal critic of the COVID-19 pandemic’s disproportionate impact on women and marginalized communities, philanthropist and businesswoman Melinda French Gates is making renewed efforts to combat global inequity—but, this time, with a new strategy: books. In partnership with Flatiron Books, part of the larger Macmillan Publishers company, French Gates is launching Moment of Lift Books, an imprint dedicated exclusively to nonfiction about social issues…

Melinda Gates & MacKenzie Scott are Aiding Equality Initiatives

By Madeline Hislop Melinda Gates and MacKenzie Scott have joined forces to donate $US40 million to four organisations that promote gender equality. The billionaire philanthropists donated the money as part of the Equality Can’t Wait Challenge hosted by Pivotal Ventures, the investment company of Melinda Gates. The initiative was supported by MacKenzie Scott, as well as Lynn Schusterman’s family foundation. They gave $US10…

Mackenzie Scott’s Donations Help Under-Funded Charities

By Tarla Lambert Over the past two years, billionaire philanthropist Mackenzie Scott has been anything but shy with her cheque book when giving donations. Yesterday, she solidified her position as one of the world’s most generous people by announcing a further $2.7 billion donation to various charities deemed by Scott to be high impact, under-funded and overlooked. The figure takes Scott’s direct, no-strings…