Wednesday - October 27, 2021

News releases, reports, statements and associated documents from U.S. foundations.

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The Royal Society of Edinburgh Post-COVID-19 Futures Commission: Reimagining Scotland
EDINBURGH, Scotland, Oct. 27 (TNSRep) -- The Royal Society of Edinburgh issued the following news release:

The RSE Post-Covid-19 Futures Commission has published a new report, Reimagining Scotland, making several recommendations for decision-makers to support Scotland's Covid recovery.

The Commission was established to identify and address some of the immediate policy implications and challenges arising from the coronavirus outbreak and support the future of Scotland beyond the immediate crisis. Established in May 2020, the Commission has spent the past 18 months exploring four key themes: how ... Show Full Article

Space Foundation Releases 'The Space Report 2021 Q3' Revealing $9.8B in Space Sector Equity Financing Activity
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado, Oct. 27 (TNSRep) -- The Space Foundation issued the following news release:

Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, today released "The Space Report 2021 Q3," which examines equity financing activities in the space sector, commercial space revenue, and spacecraft value by market and manufacturing country.

Reflecting on the newly released data, Space Foundation CEO Tom Zelibor said, "Near-record Q3 investment activity underscores the bright future ahead for the space ecosystem. Bolstered by recent successes ... Show Full Article

San Diego Foundation Awards Record-Breaking $104 Million in Grants for 2021 Fiscal Year
SAN DIEGO, California, Oct. 27 (TNSOps) -- The San Diego Foundation issued the following news release on Oct. 26, 2021:

The San Diego Foundation announced today that it granted a record-breaking $104.1 million during the 2021 fiscal year, most of which stayed in the San Diego region.

"Our success this year is due to all the donors, nonprofit organizations and staff who helped our historic work happen," said Mark A. Stuart, President and CEO of The San Diego Foundation. "Because of their valuable contributions, we were able to help more San Diegans than ever before during a time when they needed ... Show Full Article

PAN Foundation: Extra Help Enrollment Partnership With TailorMed Expanding
WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 (TNSOps) -- The PAN Foundation issued the following news on Oct. 26, 2021:

The PAN Foundation and TailorMed announced today the expansion of their joint initiative to help eligible Medicare Part D patients enroll in the Social Security Administration's Extra Help program, which can reduce their out-of-pocket medication costs by up to 85 percent.

Following a successful pilot program earlier this year, PAN and TailorMed, a leading patient financial navigation technology company, committed to a continuation of their partnership, helping new and existing PAN's grant recipients ... Show Full Article

Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation Names Andrew Weyrich, Ph.D., President
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma, Oct. 27 (TNSOps) -- The Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation issued the following news:

The Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation has named Andrew S. Weyrich, Ph.D., president, effective Jan. 4, 2022.

Weyrich, 58, comes to OMRF from the University of Utah, where he is vice president for research. He also serves as professor of internal medicine and holds the H.A. & Edna Benning Presidential Endowed Chair. An internationally recognized leader in blood clotting, his discoveries have facilitated key advances in the field of hematology.

Weyrich was selected following a nationwide ... Show Full Article

National Kidney Foundation Board of Directors Selects New Board Chair-Elect
NEW YORK, Oct. 27 (TNSOps) -- The National Kidney Foundation issued the following news release:

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Board of Directors selected former National Security Council official, New York energy and investment executive, and living-donor Tracy McKibben as the next Chair-Elect at their recent quarterly meeting. She will step into the role as chair in October of 2022.

McKibben is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of New York-based MAC Energy Advisors LLC, a global investment and consulting company. She is a Harvard Law School graduate and served in several senior ... Show Full Article

Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Awards $76 Million in Grants in 3Q of 2021
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, California, Oct. 27 (TNSOps) -- The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation issued the following news release:

The board of directors of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation announced today that grants totaling more than $76 million were approved in the third quarter of 2021. These grants were awarded to 32 organizations across the Hilton Foundation's program areas, in the U.S. and internationally.

This round of grantmaking includes more than $11 million within the Foundation's Equity Fund, which was established in 2020 to combat racism and other forms of bias and injustice across multiple dimensions, ... Show Full Article