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$250,000 Energy Grant for Ottawa

With the help of Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation, the city of Ottawa has received a $250,000 grant to upgrade its wastewater treatment plant that will lead to efficiency and saving...more

Six Innovation Hubs to be Introduced in Nigeria

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in June 2018 said the Federal Government would establish six innovation hubs in the country. Osinbajo made the disclosure at the launching of the North East Humanitarian...more

Inspire Spencer-Van Etten, Inc. Awards Spring 2012 Grants

The Inspire Spencer-Van Etten Town, Inc. helps the S-VE community through awarding grants totaling over $2,500 to organizations to live, learn, renew, and sustain. The recipients of the grants...more

A $750,000 State Grant Sought to Aid Purchase of Six Lincoln Artifacts

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation seeks a $750,000 state grant to help in the acquisition of six artifacts and documents connected to the Lincoln's time in Illinois. According...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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