Friday - March 5, 2021

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

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Space Foundation Names TheraLight, LLC as Space Certification Program Partner
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado, March 4 -- The Space Foundation issued the following news release on March 3, 2021:

Space Foundation, a 501(c)(3) global space advocate for nearly 40 years, today announced TheraLight, LLC as the most recent company to become a Space Certification partner for its adaptation of light-emitting diode (LED) technology originally developed for plant growth experiments conducted by NASA.

Space Certification Program awards a "seal of approval" to commercial companies that demonstrate products and services in technology, data, education and creative markets that originate ... Show Full Article

Heritage Experts: Biden Admin's 'Catch & Release' Policy is Importing COVID-19 Cases to Our Country
WASHINGTON, March 4 -- The Heritage Foundation issued the following statement:

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Illegal aliens detained at the border and then released into the United States to await their court hearings are testing positive for COVID after their release, a new NBC report has found. The Biden administration, in part due to re-instituting a failed "catch and release" policy, has created a new border crisis - a crisis with major implications for public health.

Heritage's immigration and border security team - James Carafano, Lora Ries, Chad Wolf, Ken Cuccinelli, and Mark Morgan - released a statement Wednesday ... Show Full Article

Ford Foundation: Major Philanthropies Tackle Inequality by Strengthening How Open Source Code is Developed and Maintained
NEW YORK, March 4 (TNSGra) -- The Ford Foundation issued the following news on March 3, 2021:

The Ford Foundation, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Open Society Foundations, Omidyar Network, and the Mozilla Open Source Support Program in collaboration with the Open Collective Foundation announced $1.3 million in grants to 13 research projects to advance our understanding of critical digital infrastructure across the globe. The funding will support the most cutting edge research to date on digital infrastructure and open source code--the building blocks of a free and open internet. Researchers will ... Show Full Article

Episcopal Health Foundation: Texas Health Policy Poll Shows Strong Statewide Support for Expanding Medicaid
HOUSTON, Texas, March 4 (TNSRep) -- The Episcopal Health Foundation issued the following news release:

A large majority of Texans support Medicaid expansion and say state government should play a role in making sure the health care system works well. Those are some the results of a new statewide Episcopal Health Foundation survey on health policy issues in Texas.

The survey finds nearly seven in 10 Texans (69%) say they think the state should expand Medicaid to provide health insurance to more low-income Texans who are uninsured. That's an increase from just a year earlier when the Episcopal ... Show Full Article

Community First Foundation: COVID-19's Impact on Housing and How the Jeffco Hope Fund is Helping
ARVADA, Colorado, March 4 -- The Community First Foundation issued the following news release:

The COVID-19 pandemic's impact on housing insecurity is being felt around the nation, including our own backyard. According to Habitat for Humanity, with hours, wages and jobs being cut because of the coronavirus, "more individuals are facing housing instability at a time when one's ability to be safely and affordably housed is integral to the health and safety of us all."

Housing insecurity is not just an urban or downtown problem. That's why we quickly invested $850,000 through the Community First ... Show Full Article

As You Sow Foundation: Exxon Must Change Direction, Not Just Appoint New Board Candidates
OAKLAND, California, March 4 (TNSPer) -- As You Sow Foundation issued the following statement on March 3, 2021:

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The Coalition United for a Responsible Exxon (CURE) today issued the following statement in regards to recent disclosures by ExxonMobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM) ("Exxon" or the "Company"):

Exxon has demonstrably failed over the last decade to deliver long-term shareholder value against the wider market and among its peers. The company's board of directors faces pressure to undertake a long list of strategic actions: reversing value destruction; improving investment quality; cutting ... Show Full Article

39 Renowned Policy Groups Urge U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Buckeye's Case to End Forced Union Exclusive Representation
COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 4 -- The Buckeye Institute issued the following news release:

Thirty-nine renowned public policy organizations have filed amicus briefs with the United States Supreme Court in support of The Buckeye Institute's case, Thompson v. Marietta Education Association (MEA), which calls for an immediate end to laws that force public-sector employees to accept a union's exclusive representation.

Americans for Prosperity Foundation, Cato Institute, Competitive Enterprise Institute, Fairness Center, Freedom Foundation, Goldwater Institute, Liberty Justice Center, National Right to Work ... Show Full Article