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LISC Announces 2020 Rubinger Fellows
LISC

LISC has announced the ten winners of the 2019-2020 Rubinger Community Fellowship award, an annual program that invests in nonprofit talent and new ideas in order to spur growth. LISC will award each fellow $40,000 enabling them to pursue cutting-edge projects that furthers their professional…

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LISC and Starbucks to Finance Change in Chicago
LISC

Starbucks Coffee Company has announced a $10 million investment initiative to help drive economic activity in Chicago. LISC-Chicago and Starbucks will work together to finance over 500 loans to support small businesses and create jobs in underserved communities. In addition, the organizations will provide borrowers…

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Mangroves Help Reduce Flood Damage
The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy, the University of California Santa Cruz, and RMS published a new scientific study on the effectiveness of mangroves in reducing flood risks. Mangroves significantly reduce damages from hurricanes and act as a strong first line of defense for coastal communities, preventing $1.5…

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Red Cross Provides Aid to Wildfire Evacuees
American Red Cross

The American Red Cross is working to provide disaster-relief services in California as three wildfires continue to spread in the northern and southern regions. Through its partnerships, Red Cross has provided more than 2,400 evacuees access to meals, shelter, relief supplies, health services, and spiritual…

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Facebook Commits $150 Million to Bay’s Future Fund
LISC

Facebook has pledged $150 million towards the Bay’s Future Fund, one of the nation’s largest affordable housing funds managed by LISC that supports the preservation and creation of affordable housing. Through this funding, LISC will have the opportunity to make a larger impact and create…

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American Leadership on the United Nations’ SDGs
UN Foundation

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are an ambitious agenda set by the United Nations. At a national level, the U.S. has not reached its targets, falling slightly behind its peers. However, Americans are stepping in to lead efforts to create cohesive action both locally and…

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Aquaculture Presents a Global Opportunity
The Nature Conservancy

To meet the demand of conserving vulnerable ocean environments while meeting a growing demand for protein, The Nature Conservancy has released a new study which identified parts of the globe with the strongest potential for the development of commercial shellfish and seaweed aquaculture. Recent evidence…

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Facebook Partnership Helps Increase Blood Donations
American Red Cross

The American Red Cross and Facebook have partnered together to implement a new blood donation feature on Facebook that allows people to sign up to become a blood donor. The feature connects donors with nearby Red Cross blood donation centers and notifies them when blood…

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LISC Rebuilds Baseball Fields for Kids in Puerto Rico
LISC

LISC, Maestro Cares Foundation, Good Bunny Foundation, UNICEF, and Cubs Charities have teamed up to launch the “Play Ball Again” program in Puerto Rico. The program, will rebuild baseball fields that were damaged by the 2017 hurricanes and will facilitate local programming for over 17,500…

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