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Hot Wheels Speedometry STEM Education Tool

Publication date: 
11/01/2014

Hot Wheels® Speedometry™ encourages inquiry and real-world, problem-based learning through play, hands-on activities and in-depth lesson plans that support both Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. This education curriculum, co-created with researchers at the University of Southern California Rossier School of Education, combines Hot Wheels® fun, imagination, and action, as well as toys and track to accelerate learning.

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Kaiser Permanente Delivers $1 Million to Aid in Ebola Relief

Publication date: 
10/01/2014

October 8, 2014 

Press Release: Kaiser Permanente announced today that it has made charitable contributions totaling $1 million for West Africa Ebola relief to two partner agencies, Doctors Without Borders/ Medecins Sans Frontieres and International Medical Corps. The contributions will support direct medical care and safe clinical treatment practices.

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Impact Investing: A Guide for Philanthropists and Social Investors

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10/01/2014

Within the context of, and as a complement to traditional philanthropy, this guide by Northern Trust includes a high-level overview of the field of impact investing by examining several impact investing practices and strategies, namely, program-related investments, mission-related investments, socially responsible investments and social impact bonds.

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Opportunities for Whole-Person Care in California

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10/01/2014

This report funded by the Blue Shield of California Foundation shines light on these fractured systems, and shows how we can - and must - adopt a more connected approach to whole-person care. This is particularly important for low-income patients with unmet physical and behavioral healthcare needs who often face additional social and economic barriers that further compromise their well-being.

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The Hip Family's Guide to Happier Holidays

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10/01/2014

The “Hip Family’s Guide to Happier Holidays” by Lisa Parker launches a conversation about bringing more reverence, care, and connection to our holidays. What are your treasured holiday memories? What is the greatest gift you have received? The greatest gift you have given? Favorite holiday traditions?

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Next Gen Engagement Strategies: Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation Case Study

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04/01/2014

The Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation was founded in 1999, and began formal grantmaking for educational programs in 2003. The youngest family members were always welcomed at board meetings, which were typically held at family residences and often during school vacations. After a few years of informal youth engagement, the family realized that something more formal was needed to engage the growing number of interested youth. The Junior Board was founded in 2006 as a way for the kids to learn about philanthropy and gain hands-on experience in grantmaking.

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Unleashing the Potential of Los Angeles: Submissions, Trends, and Impact from the My LA2050 Grants Challenge

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03/01/2014

As part of the LA2050 initiative, the Goldhirsh Foundation launched the My LA2050 Grants Challenge for organizations to apply for $1,000,000 total in ten $100,000 awards.

During the My LA2050 Grants Challenge, 279 organizations submitted proposals that demonstrated passion and imagination to build a future where all Angelenos flourish.

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Promoting Civic, Social and Economic Progress for Los Angeles: 2011 and 2012 Annual Report

Publication date: 
02/01/2014

Established in 1926 by a prominent, reform-minded physician and his suffragist wife, the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation is Los Angeles’ leading supporter of social science research. It is also the oldest private foundation in the city. This report outlines the Foundation's work and accomplishments in 2011 and 2012.

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