Philanthropic foundations

In this Aug. 30, 2017 photo contestants attend a welcoming ceremony for the Miss America competition on the Atlantic City, N.J., Boardwalk. On Thursday, May 17, 2018, the Miss America Organization announced it has installed women in the organization's three top leadership posts following an email scandal last winter involving male leaders. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
May 17, 2018 - 9:58 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Miss America Organization is putting women in its three top leadership positions following an email scandal involving former male leaders of the scholarship group. The organization tells The Associated Press it is appointing Regina Hopper as president and CEO of the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2018 file photo, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda take part in an AP interview in Kirkland, Wash. Gates' non-profit Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has given about $44 million to outside groups over the past two years to help shape new state education plans required under the 2015 law, according to an Associated Press 2018 analysis of its grants. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, file)
May 16, 2018 - 2:06 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates saw an opportunity with a new federal education law that has widespread repercussions for American classrooms. His non-profit, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has given about $44 million to outside groups over the past two years to help shape...
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FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2016, file photo, Prince Albert II of Monaco waves after touring a house he recently purchased in Philadelphia. It’s the home where his mother, Oscar-winning actress Grace Kelly, grew up. Toby Boshak, executive director of the Princess Grace Foundation-USA, tells NBC’s “Today” Friday, May 11, 2018, that the six-bedroom, 2.5-story Colonial home will be used by Prince Albert and his family whenever they visit Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
May 11, 2018 - 1:18 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia home where Grace Kelly grew up has been restored to its original glory. Toby Boshak, executive director of the Princess Grace Foundation-USA, tells NBC's "Today" that the six-bedroom, 2.5-story Colonial home will be used occasionally by Kelly's son Prince Albert...
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FILE - In this April 21, 2018 file photo, Bill Gates speaks during the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings, in Washington. Tech moguls Gates and Mark Zuckerberg are teaming up to help develop new technologies for kids with trouble learning, which will include dabbling into child brain science. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative said Tuesday, May 8 they will begin exploring a number of education research and potential pilot projects together. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
May 08, 2018 - 7:49 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Tech moguls Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg said Tuesday they will team up to help develop new methods for kids with trouble learning — an effort that will include dabbling into child brain science. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative intend to...
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The old Stock Exchange Building, home of the Swedish Academy in Stockholm on Thursday May 3, 2018. For the first time since 1943, there's a notable risk that no Nobel Prize in literature will be awarded this year. (Fredrik Sandberg/TT via AP)
May 04, 2018 - 9:40 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Nobel Prize in literature will not be awarded this year following sex-abuse allegations and other issues that have affected the public image of the Swedish Academy that selects the winner. The academy said Friday the 2018 prize will be given in 2019. The decision was...
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May 03, 2018 - 10:29 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Bill Gates is starting a new fight against systemic poverty in America. His private foundation announced millions of dollars toward unspecified initiatives ranging from data projects to funding for community activists. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation said Thursday that it will...
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FILE - In this May 22, 2012, file photo, Charles Koch speaks in his office at Koch Industries in Wichita, Kan. A sure sign of policy success for the sprawling conservative network funded by the billionaire Koch brothers is Democratic pushback. With regulations being rolled back and huge tax cuts, Democrats question how far the Koch network's influence extends. (Bo Rader/The Wichita Eagle via AP, File)
April 30, 2018 - 5:18 pm
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Virginia's largest public university granted the conservative Charles Koch Foundation a say in the hiring and firing of professors in exchange for millions of dollars in donations, according to newly released documents. The release of donor agreements between George Mason...
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April 25, 2018 - 2:28 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Conservatory of Music plans to start construction this summer of a 12-floor building containing two concert halls in the city's Civic Center area and has received a $46.4 million gift from the William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation. The conservatory said Wednesday...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, April 3, 2018, file photo, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt attends a news conference at the EPA in Washington, on his decision to scrap Obama administration fuel standards. The fossil-fuels lobbyist tied to the bargain-priced Capitol Hill condo leased by Pruitt is taking early retirement as a result of the scandal. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
April 22, 2018 - 1:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt met in his office last year with a veteran Washington lobbyist tied to the bargain-priced condo where Pruitt was living. Both Pruitt and lobbyist Steven Hart had previously denied Hart had conducted any recent business with EPA. A...
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April 20, 2018 - 2:43 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — The foundation behind the prestigious Genesis Prize says this year's winner, Natalie Portman, has pulled out of the June awards ceremony in Israel, quoting a representative for the U.S. actress as saying recent events in Israel were "extremely distressing to her." The Genesis Prize...
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