30 07, 2020

UGA Foundation commits up to $10M to fund student, faculty innovation

By |2020-07-30T10:06:46+00:00July 30th, 2020|Foundation-support, Georgia, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

The University of Georgia is putting big money up front for innovation in a higher education setting. On Tuesday, the school announced the UGA Foundation’s investment committee voted during a meeting in June to approve a commitment of up to $10 million for funding innovation. The funding will allow the Foundation to partner with the [...]

15 07, 2020

$194.7 Million Grant Will Transform Research Engine at U of Arkansas, Create New Institute

By |2020-07-15T12:04:02+00:00July 15th, 2020|Arkansas, Foundation-support|0 Comments

A $194.7 million grant from the Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation will establish the University of Arkansas Institute for Integrative and Innovative Research (I3R), transforming the research, innovation and economic development culture of the university. The grant is one of the largest single private gifts ever given to a university for advancing research and economic [...]

23 04, 2020

State Awards Pre-Seed Fund III to Michigan State University Foundation

By |2020-04-23T09:59:35+00:00April 23rd, 2020|Foundation-support, Michigan, State or Government|0 Comments

EAST LANSING, Mich. –– The Michigan State University Foundation announced today that it has been named administrator of the Michigan Pre-Seed Fund III by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC). The $3 million award, approved by the Michigan Strategic Fund, fits the non-profit mission of the MSU Foundation and will help further drive economic development by deploying this early [...]

2 01, 2020

Philanthropic support catalyzes audacious ideas, bold research

By |2020-01-02T10:27:18+00:00January 2nd, 2020|Foundation-support|0 Comments

Cures Start Here. The key word in the tagline of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is Start. It’s also typically the hardest part of scientific research, especially when it comes to funding. The financial path from a researcher’s bold idea to reporting final results — and then to reaching patients — is rarely straight or simple. [...]

19 12, 2019

University of Houston receives historic $13M gift for its entrepreneurship program

By |2019-12-19T07:14:48+00:00December 19th, 2019|Foundation-support, Texas|0 Comments

University of Houston's C.T. Bauer College of Business has received its second largest donation to benefit its entrepreneurship program. The Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship, which was recently ranked the top undergraduate entrepreneurship program in the country, received the $13 million gift from its namesake foundation — The Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff Family Foundation — [...]

15 08, 2019

‘Venture philanthropy:’ The new investing hope to fund scientific breakthroughs | Financial Post

By |2019-08-15T09:11:07+00:00August 15th, 2019|Foundation-support|0 Comments

Investors normally trade stocks, bonds or real estate, but entrepreneur Michael Hyatt is investing in science projects in hopes of backing an experiment that changes history. The chair of the Hyatt Family Foundation is teaming up with Sick Children’s Hospital in Toronto to create a fusion between investing and charity — they call it venture [...]

1 08, 2019

UWM entrepreneurship center receives $1 million from Bud and Sue Selig

By |2019-08-01T10:21:03+00:00August 1st, 2019|Foundation-support, Gap support programs, Wisconsin|0 Comments

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee announced a $1 million gift Wednesday from former Milwaukee Brewers owner Bud Selig and his wife, Sue, the latest of several high-profile investments by big names in UWM and the UW System. Selig, who is the commissioner emeritus of Major League Baseball, is credited with bringing MLB back to Milwaukee in 1970 when he [...]

27 06, 2019

Broad Foundation boosts California stem cell research funding with $10M gift to USC

By |2019-06-27T09:32:10+00:00June 27th, 2019|Foundation-support|0 Comments

SC’s groundbreaking stem cell research and training programs have received a major boost thanks to a $10 million gift from the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation. The donation is part of the foundation’s latest $30 million funding initiative to support its namesake Eli and Edythe Broad stem cell research centers at USC, UCLA and University of California, [...]

16 05, 2019

$1.4M gift creates the Alabama Power Endowed Innovation Fund at UA 

By |2019-05-16T07:10:50+00:00May 16th, 2019|Foundation-support, Student Funds|0 Comments

A $1.4 million grant will fuel business innovation, entrepreneurship, small business growth and talent retention in the state. Alabama Power Foundation provided the funds to the University of Alabama to establish the Alabama Power Endowed Innovation and Talent Retention Fund. The fund, which will be managed by the Office of the Vice President for Research [...]

13 03, 2019

$6M Endowment Fund: U of T planning to establish new medical research fund with

By |2019-03-13T10:10:28+00:00March 13th, 2019|Foundation-support|0 Comments

Plans are underway to establish a $6 million endowment fund to support medical research conducted by U of T faculty members. The endowment, slated to be named the Drucker Family Innovation Fund, was proposed by U of T Professor of Medicine Daniel Drucker and is planned as part of the university’s celebration of the 100th [...]