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Virtual Meeting Room Services Available through the East Hartford Public Library
Foundation: Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

The East Hartford Public Library has launched a virtual meeting room service through Zoom, providing a safe and convenient way of face-to-face meetings for non-profit organizations and community...more

TechSoup Gets $2.5 Million From VMware to help Nonprofits Scale Their Impact

TechSoup has recently received a $2.5 million grant from VMware Foundation to support initiatives to significantly expand its offerings and nearly double the number of nonprofit organizations it...more

Artists Find Inspiration in a Perfect Environment for Creative Ideas

The Xinqiao Art Zone of Songjiang District is being seen as the ideal environment for art, design and creativity among 100 artists and art institutions, thus becoming the city's largest base for the...more

This Entrepreneur is Living his Dream which Started Giving Away Clotheslines

MarketWatch's Livability series features Ossipee-based Josh Arnold, Founder and Director of the nonprofit Global Awareness Local Action (GALA). Arnold is a self-proclaimed "accidental director" of...more

Tech grant will use analog games and toys to foster digital success in local classrooms

The School Library System was awarded a $150,00 GAME Tech Grant to be implemented over the next three years. In the first year, Batavia Middle School will pilot the grant. In the following years, the...more

Facebook awards grants to local groups, schools

Facebook data center, located in Altoona Illinois, was able to award over one hundred thousand dollars to sustainable, community based programs near them as a way of giving back to their local...more

Social goals now top revitalization plans for south downtown neighborhood
Foundation: Lincoln Community Foundation

Instead of using superficial changes to rebrand a low-income area, local government in downtown Lincoln, Nebraska plan to provide social assistance to these residents. The focus on programs comes...more

YOUmedia Hartford Receives $50,000 Travelers Foundation Grants

YOUmedia Hartford, Hartford Public Library's teen digital media center, has bagged $50,000 grant from the Travelers Foundation. YOUmedia Hartford is a manufacturing center that focuses on...more

Literacy Efforts Receive Grant Boost In District 15

In the Community Consolidated School District 15, young students are getting new books in their classroom libraries, and Latino families are getting a new location for a program to help them get...more

American Library Association Awards Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grants for Libraries

In the Community Consolidated School District 15, young students are getting new books in their classroom libraries, and Latino families are getting a new location for a program to help them get...more




Largest Foundations by Assets for 2012

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Rank
Foundation
Grants
Total Given
2
187
71,206,000
4
156
53,855,928

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