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W.K. Kellogg Foundation: No Lie Can Live Forever
Foundation: Kellogg Foundation

Last August 26, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation assembled a panel of civil rights activists and leaders to pay tribute to the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. The panel discussed the...more

Cox Foundation Pledges $2.5 Million to Drew Charter School

The James M. Cox Foundation has recently pledged a $2.5 million grant over five years for Atlanta's Charles R. Drew Charter School for the Cox Pre-K Program which began in 2007. Moreover, this...more

urb.im by Ford Foundation and Dallant Networks
Foundation: Skoll Foundation, Ford Foundation

Ford Foundation and Dallant Networks launches a new new global, multilingual social media platform engages urban practitioners and social activists in focused problem-solving to reduce urban poverty...more

Giving Pledge
Foundation: Gates Foundation

It has been two years since Warren Buffett and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation launched the effort called Giving Pledge, where they convince the world's wealthiest people to commit more than...more

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$100 Million Fund That’s Fostering Detroit’s Minority Startup Entrepreneurs

$100 Million Fund That’s Fostering Detroit’s Minority Startup Entrepreneurs

Justine Sheu didn’t have any plans of becoming an entrepreneur. The Detroit-based millennial spent her early career educating underserved youth in the area. But with the backing of a funding initiative specifically targeted to boost women and minority entrepreneurs in Southeast Michigan, Sheu cofounded two education-technology startups.

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