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PRESS RELEASE: Public Housing Community Fund, New York City Housing Authority, genEquality and Partners Unveil a 20,000 Square Foot Revitalized Open Space at NYCHA’s Harborview Terrace Houses in Hell’s Kitchen

Community-building project provides a safe, accessible space for residents of all ages to enjoy Murals and asphalt art speak to the community’s vision of equity, inclusion and belonging New York, NY –The Public Housing Community Fund (Fund), in collaboration with the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) and genEquality, is thrilled to announce a transformative … Continued

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PRESS RELEASE: Mount Sinai Receives $4.6 Million From The Pershing Square Foundation to Support Women’s Health Research and Careers for Women in Science

New York, NY – October 26, 2023 (Mount Sinai)– The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has received a $4.6 million gift from The Pershing Square Foundation to support women’s health research and advance careers for female scientists. Part of an original nearly $21 million gift that expanded a COVID-19 testing program for New York City … Continued

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PRESS RELEASE: The Pershing Square Foundation’s MIND (Maximizing Innovation in Neuroscience Discovery) Prize Is Now Accepting Applications for its 2024 Prize

New York, NY, OCTOBER 9, 2023 (THE PERSHING SQUARE FOUNDATION, BUSINESS WIRE) – The Pershing Square Foundation has announced the opening of applications for the 2024 MIND (Maximizing Innovation in Neuroscience Discovery) Prize. Since the Prize launched in 2023, it has been awarded to seven multidisciplinary investigators from institutions across the country. The annual prize … Continued

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PRESS RELEASE: THE PERSHING SQUARE FOUNDATION LAUNCHES ITS INAUGURAL “MIND” PRIZE (MAXIMIZING INNOVATION IN NEUROSCIENCE DISCOVERY) TO FUND BRAIN RESEARCH, PART OF A LARGE NEW COGNITIVE HEALTH INITIATIVE

THE PERSHING SQUARE FOUNDATION LAUNCHES ITS INAUGURAL “MIND” PRIZE (MAXIMIZING INNOVATION IN NEUROSCIENCE DISCOVERY) TO FUND BRAIN RESEARCH, PART OF A LARGE NEW COGNITIVE HEALTH INITIATIVE EACH PRIZE WINNER TO RECEIVE $750,000 OVER THREE YEARS New York, NY, April 25, 2023 (BUSINESS WIRE) – The Pershing Square Foundation today announced the seven winners of the … Continued

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TheDream.US and Social Finance Create First-of-its-Kind Loan Fund to Help Dreamers Attend Graduate School

New pilot will support Dreamers looking to achieve economic mobility (Business Wire) — Today, TheDream.US and Social Finance announced a $100 million graduate school loan pilot program for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) recipients who want to pursue professional degrees but can’t access public loan programs due to their immigration … Continued

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Mount Sinai Seeks to Expand School Virus Testing Program

(New York Times) — The health system, which is preparing to open a new laboratory that could process 100,000 tests a day, wants to take its program to public schools this fall. Every week, students at KIPP Infinity Middle School, in West Harlem, file into a large auditorium and take their places on the designated floor … Continued

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The Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance Awards $3.6 Million to Six Emerging Pioneers in Cancer Research

The Pershing Square Sohn Prize Has Committed More Than $30 Million to 52 Scientists in the New York Area to Support Bold Cancer Research NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance today announced the six winners of the 2021 Pershing Square Sohn Prize for Young Investigators in Cancer Research, awarded annually to cancer research … Continued

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CUNY Chancellor’s Emergency Relief Fund To Aid Students Impacted By Covid-19 Pandemic Grows By 70 Percent Since April Launch

Generosity of Foundations, Corporations and Individual Donors Enables University to Help 6,000 Students, More than Half of Them Undocumented Students Who Were Excluded from Federal CARES Act Relief Fund Now Surpasses $5.5 Million, to Help More Than 5,000 Additional Students The City University of New York’s Chancellor’s Emergency Relief Fund, established in the spring to … Continued

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The Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance Awards $4.2M to Seven Rising Leaders in Cancer Research

The Pershing Square Sohn Prize Has Supported 46 Cancer Scientists in the New York Life Science Ecosystem by Funding High-Risk, High-Reward Research NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance today announced the seven winners of the 2020 Pershing Square Sohn Prize for Young Investigators in Cancer Research, awarded annually to cancer research scientists and … Continued

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Donors still wary of no-strings cash gifts to tackle poverty

Every few minutes on the GiveDirectly news feed an image pops up along with the story of someone who has received one of the US charity’s money transfers. For example, 23-year-old Millicent, who has a pastry business in Kenya, is using a recent transfer of $39 to fix her oven, and Anna, a 51-year-old Ugandan … Continued

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