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Alkermes Awards COVID-19 Relief Fund Grants to 10 Innovative Programs Designed to Address Challenges for Patient Communities

- Special Edition of Alkermes Inspiration Grants® Program Focused on Addressing Pandemic-Related Needs of People Living with Addiction, Serious Mental Illness, or Cancer -
Press Release

DUBLIN, June 24, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- Alkermes plc (Nasdaq: ALKS) today announced that 10 nonprofit organizations have been awarded grants from the company's COVID-19 Relief Fund, a special edition of the company's signature Alkermes Inspiration Grants® program, that was established to assist nonprofit organizations in their work to rapidly address pandemic-related needs for people living with addiction, serious mental illness, or cancer.

FedEx Removed Its Branding From Nascar's Denny Hamlin's Car to Highlight the National Civil Rights Museum Instead

By Alicia Lee, CNN
Article

As Denny Hamlin races around the Talladega Superspeedway in Monday's race, the hood of his car will display the logo of the National Civil Rights Museum -- a move by Hamlin and his sponsor FedEx to support the ongoing fight for racial equality.

Keeping 6,000 Families in Homes During Hard Times

By LeeAnne Lang, Bechtel Group Foundation operations manager
Blog

There’s no place like home for sheltering in place, but the economic upheaval from the global pandemic is making it harder to hold onto those homes.

“A short-term loss of income can turn into a long-term catastrophe if a family loses their housing,” says Annie Cacheiro, executive director of Aid to Distressed Families of Appalachian Counties (ADFAC). The nonprofit currently serves two counties in eastern Tennessee, an area with a history of economic hardship.

Diaper Need: A Growing Problem During a Global Pandemic

Article

Since the coronavirus pandemic began, people have been loading their pantries with household staples like toilet paper, paper towels, wipes, diapers and hand sanitizer. This panic buying — sometimes even hoarding — has depleted store shelves and disrupted supply chains. It’s also exacerbated a growing problem in the United States: diaper need.

Empower Your Employees to Support Justice and Equity for Black People

10 actions to help people stand up against racism and social injustice
Blog

Recent events involving racial inequity and injustice have shown us that racism is still very much alive. Change starts with each of us and we can play a role in addressing the far-too-prevalent discrimination against Black individuals—both now and in the future, forever.

Some companies are helping their people take action. And many are looking to strengthen their existing diversity and inclusion programs to create long-term, collective impact.

3M Young Scientist Challenge Announces 2020 National Finalists

3M and Discovery Education congratulate finalists; announce 2020 shift to a virtual competition in response to COVID-19
Press Release

SILVER SPRING, Md. & ST. PAUL, Minn., June 23, 2020 /3BL Media/ – 3M and Discovery Education today announced the top 10 finalists in the 2020 3M Young Scientist Challenge. As the nation’s premier middle school science competition, these young scientists submitted outstanding projects utilizing the power of STEM to improve the world.

Keep Ghana Beautiful Becomes First African Community Improvement Nonprofit to Affiliate with Keep America Beautiful

Keep Ghana Beautiful Becomes Sixth International Affiliate of National Nonprofit
Press Release

STAMFORD, Conn., June 23, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful®, the nation’s leading community improvement nonprofit organization, today announced the certification of Keep Ghana Beautiful, which becomes Africa’s first affiliated organization with Keep America Beautiful. Keep Ghana Beautiful joins more than 650 Keep America Beautiful domestic affiliates and five other international affiliates that are in Canada, Bermuda, and the Bahamas.

$20,000 Donation Helps Wisconsin's Dairy Farmers and Families in Need

Alliant Energy Foundation gives food banks cash to spend on dairy products
Press Release

MADISON, Wis., June 16, 2020 /3BL Media/ – In conjunction with National Dairy Month, the Alliant Energy Foundation announces a $20,000 donation to two Wisconsin food banks that will benefit dairy farmers and communities throughout “America’s Dairyland.” 

Global Citizen and the European Commission Announce Global Goal: Unite for Our Future - the Concert Hosted by Dwayne Johnson on June 27

Global Broadcast Special to Combat the Disproportionate Impact of COVID-19 on Marginalized Communities; Global Citizens Call on World Leaders to Make COVID-19 Tests, Therapeutics and Vaccines Available for Everyone, Everywhere
Summary: 
  • Global Goal: Unite for Our Future—The Concert Broadcast Special to Air Saturday, June 27, 2020 Following Global Goal: Unite for Our Future—The Summit 
  • Hosted by Dwayne Johnson Global Goal: ‘Unite for Our Future—The Concert’ to Include Performances by Shakira, Coldplay, Usher, Jennifer Hudson, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber and Quavo, J Balvin, Chloe x Halle, Yemi Alade, and Christine and the Queens 
  • Co-Hosted by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen ‘Unite for Our Future—The Concert’ to Include Appearances by Chris Rock, Hugh Jackman, Kerry Washington, Charlize Theron, Forest Whitaker, David Beckham, Derrick Johnson, Salma Hayek Pinault, Billy Porter, Diane Kruger, Antoni Porowski, Ken Jeong, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Olivia Colman and Opal Tometi
  • ‘Global Goal: Unite for Our Future—The Summit’ to Provide Platform for Governments, Corporate Leaders, and Philanthropists to Make Commitments Toward the Equitable Distribution of COVID-19 Tools and Treatments Worldwide 
  • Campaign Supported by Foundation Partners Bloomberg Philanthropies, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Wellcome Trust, and Corporate Partners Citi, Procter & Gamble, SAP, Verizon and Vodafone
Press Release
  • Global Goal: Unite for Our Future—The Concert Broadcast Special to Air Saturday, June 27, 2020 Following Global Goal: Unite for Our Future—The Summit 
  • Hosted by Dwayne Johnson Global Goal: ‘Unite for Our Future—The Concert’ to Include Performances by Shakira, Coldplay, Usher, Jennifer Hudson, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber and Quavo, J Balvin, Chloe x Halle, Yemi Alade, and Christine and the Queens 
  • Co-Hosted by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen ‘Unite for Our Future—The Concert’ to Include Appearances by Chris Rock, Hugh Jackman, Kerry Washington, Charlize Theron, Forest Whitaker, David Beckham, Derrick Johnson, Salma Hayek Pinault, Billy Porter, Diane Kruger, Antoni Porowski, Ken Jeong, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Olivia Colman and Opal Tometi
  • ‘Global Goal: Unite for Our Future—The Summit’ to Provide Platform for Governments, Corporate Leaders, and Philanthropists to Make Commitments Toward the Equitable Distribution of COVID-19 Tools and Treatments Worldwide 
  • Campaign Supported by Foundation Partners Bloomberg Philanthropies, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Wellcome Trust, and Corporate Partners Citi, Procter & Gamble, SAP, Verizon and Vodafone

The CITGO Simón Bolívar Foundation Launches Food Drive Grants For Communities in Need Including US-based Venezuelan Diaspora

Press Release

HOUSTON, June 22, 2020 /3BL Media/ — In an effort to assist vulnerable communities cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Simón Bolívar Foundation, the non-profit, private foundation of CITGO Petroleum Corporation, is launching today a food drive program called “Hoy Invita Simón," an initiative that will provide grants of up to $50,000 on a rolling basis to qualified nonprofits to develop food assistance projects.

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