All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Grants’

Nelson Mandela Leaves $4.1 Million Estate, Hopes Family Stays Unified

“Reading wills are always occasions charged with emotion.” This reply came from Deputy Constitutional Court head, Dikgang Moseneke, when queried about the recent review of Nelson Mandela‚Äôs own will to friends and family members. The man who spent his life in selfless service continued conferring his possessions onto those he loved after his passing – in the form of his …

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FAFSA Student Aid Application Is Here

It is that time of year again for college students that are seeking financial assistance…time to fill out your FAFSA. For those of you who do not know what the FAFSA is, it is a Free Application for Federal Student Aid. FAFSA is part of the U.S. Department of education and is one of the largest providers of financial aid …

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Condom Slingshot Gun Takes Applying Protection to the Extreme, Looks to Impress Bill Gates

Recently, the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation posted a $100,000 grant offering to anyone who can help build a better condom. Why do we need a better condom? Well, increasing condom use around the world is key in the fight against sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancies. Gates acknowledges that the condom is the “most ubiquitous” but “potentially underutilized” products …

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Bill Gates’ Condom Contest Gets the NMA Treatment

As previously reported, the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation is looking for new innovations in the new round of their “Grand Challenges Explorations” initiative. One of these contests is for a $100,000 grant to develop a better condom, you know, to increase usage around to world to help protect against unwanted pregnancies and diseases. The condom hasn’t really received an …

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Google Gives $2.65M Grant To Energy Foundation, Pushes For Policy Reform

Google announced today that Google.org, the company’s philanthropic arm, is giving a $2.65 million grant to the Energy Foundation to support policy reforms that will “lead to more intelligent energy use”. Specifically, the grant will focus on electricity rates, access to electricity markets, and open data policies. The aim is for consumers to make more efficient use of their electricity, …

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Google Gives $3 Million to Green Building Initiatives

Google says it wants the buildings we work and live in to be healthy, and today the company is putting its money where its mouth is. The company has just announced a $3 million grant to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), an organization who’s “committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings.” Their LEED …

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