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A philanthropic Canadian couple made the largest single gift in University of Calgary history on 12th April to create a new institute to enable the university to take the lead...

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Giving to education may one of the most popular causes for US donors, with $38.87bn in estimated donations for 2011, but PayPal co-founder and Facebook’s first external investor Peter Thiel...

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Hong Kong based Chinese billionaire businessman and K.B.E. Sir Ka-shing Li is donating £5m to Oxford University, which adds to the £800m already raised by the ...

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The Ford Foundation last week announced a new $100m (£60m) initiative to ‘transform’ secondary education in urban schools across the country, saying it wants to...

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation presented its tenth annual Access to Learning Award of $1m (£620,000) to the Columbian ...

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The biggest private donation to a medical research facility in Australian history has been made by Atlantic Philanthropies, the charitable foundation of media-shy multi-billion-dollar philanthropist ...

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Sixty million children from India’s slums will receive basic education in a hope "to end the cycle of poverty" and turn some into leaders, in a huge scale initiative funded...

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Hansjörg Wyss, a Swiss-born entrepreneur, has pledged $125m (£72m) to Harvard University to create the Hansjörg Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering.

Wyss’s gift, which is the...

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Higher education, health, and cultural arts organisations receive the bulk of the largest gifts that individuals, foundations, and corporations contribute to American philanthropy, according to a new study.

Released by the...