Tuesday - October 16, 2018

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

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Time to Boost Living Standards for 10 Million People Living in Struggling Families in the Budget
YORK, England, Oct. 12 -- The Joseph Rowntree Foundation issued the following news release:

The Government has been urged to put pound sterling2 billion back into Universal Credit (UC) to boost the living standards of almost 10 million parents and children in working families in the Budget.

Our new analysis shows almost three million children are now locked in poverty despite living in a working family and record employment in the economy.

Cuts announced in the 2015 July Budget mean 3.2 million households will typically be around pound sterling50 a week worse off on UC compared with tax credits ... Show Full Article

Statement of Nobel Foundation About Alliance-Green Party Agreement on Nobel Center
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 12 -- The Nobel Foundation issued the following news release:

Today the Alliance parties together with the Green Party announced that they do not wish to have a Nobel Center on the Blasieholmen peninsula in central Stockholm. However, the question is what this really means. The Nobel Center project is currently being examined according to the process that the Nobel Foundation and the City of Stockholm had agreed on.

The Nobel Prize occupies a unique position in the world and is of major importance to Stockholm and Sweden. This has been especially evident during the past ... Show Full Article

Secretary Hillary Clinton to Join President Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton at the 11th Annual Clinton Global Initiative University Meeting at the University of Chicago, October 19-21
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 12 -- The William J. Clinton Foundation issued the following news release:

Next weekend, October 19-21, more than 1,000 students from across the country and around the world will gather at the University of Chicago for the 11th annual Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) meeting. These students will be joined by global leaders and experts from diverse sectors and regions to make tangible commitments to address some of the world's most pressing challenges.

CGI U engages the next generation of leaders and is grounded in the belief that no one is too young to make ... Show Full Article

Proposed Changes to 'Public Charge' Policies Could Lead to Declines in Medicaid and CHIP Enrollment as Immigrant Families Face Rising Fear and Uncertainty About Using Public Programs
WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 -- The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation issued the following news release:

As the Trump administration proposes changes to federal "public charge" policies, the resulting fear and uncertainty among immigrant families about using public programs could drive down enrollment in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program, potentially by millions of people, a new analysis by KFF (the Kaiser Family Foundation) shows.

More than 14 million enrollees in Medicaid and CHIP live in a household with a noncitizen, half of them U.S. citizen children. (Undocumented immigrants are ... Show Full Article

NFF Wins Top Honors From Arizona Forward for Northern Arizona Forest Fund
MISSOULA, Montana, Oct. 12 -- The National Forest Foundation issued the following news:

On Saturday, October 6th, the National Forest Foundation received the top honor at Arizona Forward's 38th Annual Environmental Excellence Awards presented by SRP. The organization's Northern Arizona Forest Fund received both a Crescordia award as a "Sustainability Champion" and the President's Award, beating out dozens of other organizations for the highest honor of the evening.

"We are so proud to be honored by Arizona Forward and to share the stage with so many other great environmental initiatives across ... Show Full Article

Heart Foundation: Healthy Eating - Mind Gap
SUBIACO, Australia, Oct. 12 -- Heart Foundation issued the following news release:

Most Australians say they are concerned about how healthy the food they buy is, and think their diet is healthy, yet in reality the proportion of people who meet recommended dietary guidelines is disturbingly low. This is concerning because poor diet is the leading risk factor for death and disability from heart disease.

With National Nutrition Week beginning on Sunday, Heart Foundation dietitian Sian Armstrong has highlighted the gap between perception and reality.

"Ninety per cent of respondents to a recent ... Show Full Article

Conservation Law Foundation Issues Statement on Vermont Yankee Site Transfer
MONTPELIER, Vermont, Oct. 12 -- The Conservation Law Foundation issued the following statement today in response to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's approval of the transfer of the former Vermont Yankee site from Entergy to NorthStar:

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As part of the transfer, the commission is requiring additional financial guarantees from NorthStar to ensure the facility is properly decontaminated.

"The Nuclear Regulatory Commission was absolutely correct to require these additional guarantees from NorthStar," said Sandra Levine, Senior Attorney at CLF. "This is a major clean-up of a contaminated nuclear ... Show Full Article