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Weekly update from PND

By PND
September 17, 2021

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A weekly update with the latest news from PND

Gates Foundation awards $35 million PRI for anti-viral therapeutics
September 16, 2021
UK-based Exscientia, an AI-driven pharmatech company, has announced a $35 million program-related investment from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop anti-viral therapeutics against coronavirus and other viruses with pandemic potential. The Gates Foundation's Strategic Investment Fund will make a $35 million equity investment in Exscientia, which will provide $35 million in matching contributions and could receive additional grant funding to advance development candidates through commercialization.
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Liberated Capital awards $1.7 million for reparations advocacy
September 16, 2021
Liberated Capital, the Decolonizing Wealth Project's donor community and funding vehicle focused on supporting Black, Indigenous, and other communities of color, has announced inaugural grants totaling more than $1.7 million. Launched in March 2021, the #Case4Reparations initiative is aimed at driving and amplifying conversations and campaigns in support of systemic and policy change efforts to realize reparations where wealth—money or land—can be redistributed by institutions and/or governments to Black and Native American communities.
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Rate of nonprofit sector jobs recovery slowed in August
September 16, 2021
After two consecutive months of robust gains, the recovery of nonprofit sector jobs slowed in August, an analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data by the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies finds. The impact of COVID-19's delta variant was apparent in the August data, which showed a month-over-month increase of just forty-two thousand nonprofit sector jobs, or 6.9 percent of the jobs still lost as of July.
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African Parks receives $100 million pledge from Rob and Melani Walton
September 16, 2021
African Parks has announced a five-year, $100 million pledge from the Rob and Melani Walton Foundation in support of the organization's endowment. The commitment will help to expand African Parks' impact to thirty parks over the next decade and preserve a significant portion of Africa's biodiversity for the long-term benefit of local communities.
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