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Medtronic Foundation Gives Away $260,000 in Grants
Foundation: Medtronic Foundation

The Medtronic Foundation was more than pleased to announce that they have recently awarded $260,000 in grants to more than a dozen nonprofit organizations. Some of the recipients of the grants are...more

Incourage Community Foundation on River Cities Community Access

Incourage Community Foundation, formerly known as the Community Foundation of Greater South Wood County, now has its own television program on River Cities Community Access. The show is different...more

Corporate Philanthropy's Mixed Motivations; Airbnb and Homelessness in NYC

It is no surprise that New York real estate has been quickly becoming more and more expensive. The company Airbnb, which allows home owners to rent out their homes, has been involved in a New York...more

Grants from Wythe-Bland Foundation

Wythe-Bland Foundation gave a $100,800 which will allow the Wythe County Sheriff's Office to host a noted expert in the field of human aggression and the roots of violence and violent crime. There...more



Largest Foundation Giving for 2012

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Rank
Foundation
Grants
Total Given
1
1,378
2,579,354,996
2
1,407
471,403,757
5
741
354,782,649

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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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