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$15,000 from Michael Saunders Foundation

The Michael Saunders Foundation awarded $15,000 to 14 area organizations. Grant recipients are: Women's Sertoma Club of Venice, Community Coalition on Homelessness (Manatee County), Boys & Girls...more

Nominations Sought for 2012 Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award
Foundation: Central Indiana Community Foundation

The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation is open for nominations for the 2012 Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award. This will recognizes authors whose quality work has made, or has the...more

Darren Walker Addresses Staff in New Role as Ford Foundation President
Foundation: Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation

Ford Foundation welcomes Darren Walker as its incoming president. Walker addresses the staff with a speech of gratitude. He says, "The first time I walked into our iconic headquarters as an...more

USD 250 Foundation Mini-Grants

The USD 250 Foundation awarded $7,370 for the 2012 Foundation Mini-Grants to help fund educational projects designed by teachers, is to enhance and improve educational opportunities for USD 250...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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