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By PND
January 14, 2022

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A weekly update with the latest social sector news

Lewis Prize for Music announces 2022 music education grants
January 13, 2022
The Lewis Prize for Music has announced grants totaling more than $2 million in support of efforts to provide young people with music education, strengthen their communities, and put music at the center of efforts to advance racial equity.
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Uber, Visa launch $1 million program to assist small businesses
January 13, 2022
In an effort to help small businesses stay afloat, Uber and Visa have announced the launch of a program that will award a total of $1 million in grants to a hundred small businesses that are active on Uber Eats.

Focused on restaurant recovery and entrepreneurship, the Grants for Growth program will award $10,000 to a hundred businesses on Uber Eats in ten U.S. cities: Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Miami, Detroit, the New York City metro/New Jersey area, the San Francisco Bay Area, Philadelphia, and Boston.
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Druckenmillers commit $100 million to Memorial Sloan Kettering
January 12, 2022
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center has announced a $100 million gift from the Fiona and Stanley Druckenmiller Foundation to establish a fund to seed promising projects in translational cancer medicine that might otherwise go unfunded.

The Fiona and Stanley Druckenmiller Presidential Innovation Fund will support early-stage, innovative research that serves as a bridge between the lab and the clinic and helps develop novel diagnostics and therapies.
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Giving rate back up, but volunteering rate still down in 2021
January 12, 2022
The percentage of Americans who gave to charity in the past year has rebounded, but the percentage who volunteered has continued to decline, a Gallup poll finds.

A survey conducted in December 2021 of 811 adults nationwide found that 81 percent of respondents said they had donated money in the past year, up from 73 percent in April 2020 and nearly back to the 83 percent seen in 2017 and 2013.
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Tags: Health; Arts and culture; Giving