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9 Detroit businesses get grants to expand efforts

The Mayor of Detroit, Duggan, has a new plan to help spur business growth. The plan is called Motor City Match, and is being praised for its efforts to improve the city. it involves using tax money...more

$50,000 Grant for Tennessee Schools
Foundation: Verizon Foundation

Ten Tennessee schools has received grants totaling $50,000 from the Verizon Foundation with its Thinkfinity.org project. Through Verizon Thinkfinity.org, the schools will have a resource to...more

Three Keys to Support Corporate to Nonprofit Career Pivots

Magdalena Nowicka Mook, Executive Director and CEO of ICF, writes how careers aren't what they used to be, especially when millennials and GEn Z are concerned. Mook points out that the millennial...more

Lawrence Goldfarb Updated Blog on Autism

In Market Watch, LRG Capital Group founder and former chairman Lawrence Goldfarb announces the new version of his blog which serves as a philanthropic hub for Autism news. Goldfarb has a 14-year...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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