Foundations

Gates Foundation open-access policy goes into effect, joining others

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation becomes the most recent grant-making organization to require recipients to make findings publicly available, a further shift toward transparency in research funding.

MasterCard Foundation's scholarship program funds thousands of students from Africa

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The MasterCard Foundation’s scholarship program funds high school and higher education for thousands of students from Africa.

Gates Foundation joins calls for FAFSA simplification

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The foundation's first higher education policy proposal aims to simplify the financial aid process for students while satisfying college and state concerns about getting rid of too much information.

Homework, conferences and research assignments await Gates grant recipients

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Grant recipients of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation round up their leadership teams -- and completed homework assignments -- and head to Washington for a nearly three-day workshop.

U. of Arizona's foundation had stake in offshore tax shelter, is suing donor's financial advisers

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The University of Arizona's foundation had a stake in an offshore tax shelter and is now joining with a major donor to sue his financial advisers.

Lumina's new strategies for big completion goal

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Foundation picks new strategies for its college attainment push and grant-making, with a focus on metro areas, innovations and results.

Gates Foundation taps UC's Greenstein to head higher ed work

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Foundation selects Daniel Greenstein, a top official in the University of California system, to lead its higher education program.

Community college association calls for change from within

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Major report from community college association sets broad goals for the sector, but is couched in familiar terms.

Whitman College faculty question Koch Foundation grant

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Whitman professors find it inappropriate that the foundation, following a grant for a lecture, requested students' e-mail addresses.

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