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  1. Education

    Teach for the Planet Challenge Seeks to Promote Teaching for Sustainability

    9/23/2014

    The Foundation and DonorsChoose.org are unveiling the Teach for the Planet Challenge to support innovative environmental and sustainability classroom projects from entrepreneurial teachers.

  2. Ebola Crisis

    Seahawks Russell Wilson and Pete Carroll Support Tackle Ebola

    9/21/2014

    Seahawks Russell Wilson and Pete Carroll joined the effort to Tackle Ebola.

  3. Ebola Crisis

    MLS Stars Support Tackle Ebola Campaign

    9/20/2014

    MLS stars Obafemi Martins, Djimi Traoré and Darlington Nagbe are supporting the #TackleEbola effort.

  4. Ebola Crisis

    Tackle Ebola Campaign Adds Two Partnerships to Efforts to Contain Outbreak

    9/18/2014

    Two additional partnerships with Medical Teams International and Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières are being launched as part of its comprehensive relief campaign to tackle the Ebola epidemic.

  5. Ebola Crisis

    Paul G. Allen Backs Two New Initiatives in the Fight Against the Ebola Virus

    9/15/2014

    Two new initiatives to fight Ebola raise Paul G. Allen's initial commitment to fighting the disease to more than $20 million.

  6. Ebola Crisis

    Matching Grant Through Global Giving Makes an Impact

    9/12/2014

    The matching grant campaign through Global Giving raised more than $200,000 in four days.

  7. Ebola Crisis

    It's Time To Tackle Ebola

    9/11/2014

    The time is now to #TackleEbola and halt its spread. Paul G. Allen and the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation have given $9 million to stop the outbreak.

  8. Science & Technology

    Supporting the Sea Around Us to Preserve Ocean Health and Fish

    8/20/2014

    The latest grant from The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation's aims at improving data for global fisheries.

  9. Ebola Crisis

    [UPDATE] THE EBOLA OUTBREAK IN WEST AFRICA: NOW IS THE TIME TO HELP

    8/14/2014

    Ebola is spreading quickly across West Africa and we hope you'll join us in the fight.

  10. Education

    STEM EDUCATION RELIES ON INNOVATION FROM ALL DISCIPLINES

    7/11/2014

    Allen Distinguished Educator and Inglemoor High School teacher, Mike Wierusz, speaks on STEM education, national education and the role all disciplines take in innovation.

  11. FOLLOW THE GREAT ELEPHANT CENSUS PROJECT

    4/24/2014

    The Great Elephant Census is underway. Track the project through its website and social media.

  12. Arts & Culture

    MUSEUMS PLAN EXHIBITION OF MASTERPIECES DRAWN FROM PAUL G. ALLEN FAMILY COLLECTION

    4/23/2014

    The Seattle Art Museum and the Portland Art Museum plan a major exhibition exploring the evolution of landscape painting through works from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection.

  13. Education

    PRESERVING FORESTS IS KEY TO MAINTAINNG WILDLIFE AND ADDRESSING CLIMATE CHANGE

    4/22/2014

    Preserving forest areas is a key part of maintaining wildlife and addressing climate change.

  14. Financial Empowerment

    SEATTLE OPENS FINANCIAL EMPOWERMENT CENTERS

    4/14/2014

    Representatives from the Foundation and Seattle City officials gathered in mid-April for a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Seattle's seven new Financial Empowerment Centers.

  15. NEW GRANTS FOR GROUNDBREAKING HUMAN CELL LINEAGE RESEARCH

    4/11/2014

    The Foundation will award grants to three groups of researchers working in the field of cell lineage.

  16. Distinguished Educators

    Education In Engineering Design as Means to Sustainable Development

    3/31/2014

    2014 Allen Distinguished Educator Mike Wierusz of Bothell, Washington.

  17. Distinguished Educators

    Explorers Finding Passion and Inspiration Through Experience

    3/31/2014

    2014 Allen Distinguished Educator Gever Tulley of Brightworks School in San Francisco.

  18. Distinguished Educators

    The Product Design Mindset to Change Education

    3/31/2014

    2014 Allen Distinguished Educator Glenn Corey from Novato High School.

  19. Distinguished Educators

    Creating Entrepreneurial Innovators

    3/31/2014

    2014 Allen Distinguished Educator Regan Drew from Riverpoint Academy in Spokane.

  20. Distinguished Educators

    Respect and Guidance in Building Self-Directed Learners

    3/31/2014

    2014 Allen Distinguished Educator Scott Swaaley from High Tech High in San Diego

  21. Distinguished Educators

    Inspiring Engineering Students in Urban School Environment

    3/31/2014

    2014 Allen Distinguished Educators Israel Hernandez of Roosevelt High School.

  22. Financial Empowerment

    Integrating Efforts Aimed at Disrupting Poverty Can Lead to Greater Success, Report Finds

    3/24/2014

    A review of six programs focused on disrupting poverty by building financial security found that integrating efforts has great value.

  23. Education

    Engineer Transforming Engineering Curriculum

    3/14/2014

    2014 Allen Distinguished Educator Amir Abo-Shaeer from Dos Pueblos High School.

  24. Arts & Culture

    Paul G. Allen Family Foundation Vice President Susan Coliton to Resign

    3/14/2014

    The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation announced that long-time Vice President Sue Coliton is leaving her role.

  25. Arts & Culture

    VIEWPOINT: CULTURAL ACCESS BILL WOULD ENRICH STATE

    3/7/2014 : Puget Sound Business Journal

    Sue Coliton, the Foundation's vice president, on how proposed legislation could give communities the ability to provide families more access to local arts, science and heritage activities, regardless of income or social status.

  26. Investigators & Fellows

    Paul G. Allen Family Foundation to Support Bold Artificial Intelligence Researchers

    3/5/2014

    The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation announced a call for proposals for the next round of funding under the Allen Distinguished Investigators (ADI) program

  27. Distinguished Educators

    Inglemoor Teacher Recognized for ‘Hands-On, Brain-On’ Classes

    2/19/2014 : The Northlake News

    Inglemoor High School teacher Mike Wierusz was one of seven teachers on the West Coast chosen as an Allen Distinguished Educator.

  28. Financial Empowerment

    Community Action Partnership receives large grant from Paul G. Allen Family Foundation

    2/18/2014 : KLEW-TV, Lewiston

    The Community Action Partnership in Lewiston, Idaho, received a $150,000 grant from the Foundation.

  29. Distinguished Educators

    Customized Skittles? Award honors teachers who break the mold

    2/11/2014 : Seattle Times

    A Seattle Times profile of the 2014 Allen Distinguished Educators.

  30. Distinguished Educators

    Bay Area teachers win Allen Foundation awards

    2/5/2014 : San Francisco Chronicle

    Bay Area teachers win Allen Foundation awards.

  31. Arts & Culture

    Allen Foundation Awards $465,000 to Alaska Groups

    2/5/2014 : Anchorage Daily News

    Several Alaska non-profit groups were awarded Foundation grants to support the arts across the region.

  32. Education

    Paul G. Allen Family Foundation Launches Allen Distinguished Educators Program

    2/5/2014

    The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation announces the launch of a new program, Allen Distinguished Educators

  33. Education

    Allen Distinguished Educator Program Announced

    2/5/2014

    The Allen Distinguished Educator program demonstrates the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation’s commitment to education, focusing on reinventing the classroom for the 21st century.

  34. Creative Leadership Award

    Lisa Daugaard, The Defender Association, Seattle, WA

    12/10/2013

    Daugaard created the Law Enforcement Diversion Program (LEAD) to give police officers another option before booking low-level drug or prostitution offenders into jail.

  35. Creative Leadership Award

    Merris Sumrall, The Library Foundation, Multnomah County, Oregon

    12/10/2013

    Merris Sumrall, CEO of The Library Foundation, saw a problem with a solution. She set her sights on mobilizing a small non-profit, and a huge community of library supporters, for an effort that some advisors and opinion-leaders said was not possible.

  36. Creative Leadership Award

    Pierce County Library, Tacoma, WA

    12/10/2013

    In the face of a projected $3 million budget shortfall and diminishing tax revenues for several more years, this organization was committed to ensuring the customer experience wasn't compromised.

  37. Creative Leadership Award

    ReUse Works, Bellingham, WA

    12/10/2013

    ReUse Works has developed a unique strategy to provide jobs and job training for low income workers at no cost to the community.

  38. Creative Leadership Award

    The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation Names 2013 Creative Leadership Awardees

    12/10/2013

    Recipients recognized with $50,000 awards for bold leadership in Pacific Northwest

  39. Science & Technology

    The Paul G. Allen Foundation Drives Major Traumatic Brain Injury Study Forward With $2.37MM Grant

    11/21/2013

    First-of-its-kind research initiative, led by researchers at the University of Washington and the Allen Institute for Brain Science, to investigate unknowns of Traumatic Brain Injuries.

  40. Education

    2 Seattle middle schools focus on attendance, see scores climb

    11/21/2013 : SEATTLE TIMES

    Missing just a few days of class in sixth grade can predict whether you’ll graduate from high school. That research powers a national anti-dropout effort that’s making a difference at Seattle’s Aki Kurose and Denny International middle schools.

  41. Science & Technology

    Hawks owner Paul Allen funds research into brain injuries

    11/20/2013 : Sandi Doughton

    Billionaire’s long-standing interest in neuroscience intersects with the current focus on head injuries to athletes and soldiers.

  42. Financial Empowerment

    New Program Offers Financial Counseling to Those in Need

    11/14/2013 : NPR

    Learning how to budget and save is something everyone can benefit from, even people who barely have a penny to their name.

  43. Financial Empowerment

    Foundation Gives $1.8M to Seattle to Launch First Financial Empowerment Center Program on West Coast

    11/13/2013

    Six new centers to be based on promising concept proven to alleviate poverty, build up residents’ financial stability and create options

  44. Science & Technology

    How to Save Coral Reefs from Climate Change: Genetic Manipulation

    10/16/2013 : David Biello

    “similar to the genetic selection of animals and plants, coral reef organisms could be genetically selected to boost their resilience to environmental stress.” - Ruth Gates

  45. Science & Technology

    The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation Names Winner of Inaugural Ocean Challenge

    10/15/2013

    Public contest generated promising ideas to help mitigate ocean acidification, improve ocean health

  46. Arts & Culture

    Paul Allen gives $3 million to Oregon Shakespeare Festival

    10/14/2013 : David Stabler

    One of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's biggest donors has given $3 million to the Ashland festival, resulting in the streamlining of names for the outdoor theater.

  47. Science & Technology

    Foundation Awards $1.5M to Fund University of Washington's Brain-Computer-Spinal-Interface Project

    9/24/2013

    Cutting-edge system, led by three leading researchers, aims to restore movement to otherwise paralyzed arms, hands of patients

  48. Investigators & Fellows

    A Brain-Computer Interface to Reanimate the Limbs Following Spinal Injury

    9/24/2013

    2013 Allen Distinguished Investigators - Chet Moritz and Team

  49. Investigators & Fellows

    Redefining Botswana lymphoma characterization, assessment, and treatment in Botswana

    9/17/2013

    2013 Allen Distinguished Investigators - Bruce Chabner

  50. Arts & Culture

    More Native authors coming to Montana Public Radio, thanks to grant

    8/11/2013 : Martin Kidston

    Native American authors will get more time on Montana Public Radio discussing their work thanks to a grant awarded to the station by the Paul G. Allen Family Foundations.

  51. Investigators & Fellows

    Analysis of Positively Selected Genetic Changes Unique to Modern Humans

    8/5/2013

    2013 Allen Distinguished Investigators - Savante Paabo

  52. Investigators & Fellows

    Genetic Mutation of HARs and Human Neurocognition

    8/5/2013

    2013 Allen Distinguished Investigators - Evan Eichler

  53. Investigators & Fellows

    Molecular and genetic analysis of human brain evolution

    8/5/2013

    2013 Allen Distinguished Investigators - Christopher Walsh

  54. Science & Technology

    The Foundation’s New $6.87M Grant Cycle Lends Strong Support to Scientific Research

    8/5/2013

    49 Grants Awarded to Nonprofit Organizations Will Impact More Than 800,000 Individuals

  55. Investigators & Fellows

    Newest Allen Distinguished Investigators Set Out to Unlock Fundamental Questions in Biology

    2/28/2013

    Paul G. Allen Family Foundation awards nearly $7.5 million to fund five cutting-edge research projects

  56. Investigators & Fellows

    Microbial Studies of Cellular Decision-making

    2/28/2013

    2013 Allen Distinguished Investigators - Jeff Gore

  57. Investigators & Fellows

    Cell-Size Control and its Evolution at the Single-Cell Level

    2/28/2013

    2013 Allen Distinguished Investigators - Suckjoon Jun

  58. Investigators & Fellows

    Untangling the Wires

    2/28/2013

    2013 Allen Distinguished Investigators - Hana El-Samad

  59. Investigators & Fellows

    Crowd Computing with Bacteria: Balancing Phenotypic Diversity and Coordinated Behavior

    2/28/2013

    2013 Allen Distinguished Investigators - Thierry Emonet + Team

  60. Investigators & Fellows

    Towards Whole-Cell Models of Higher Organisms

    2/28/2013

    2013 Allen Distinguished Investigators - Markus Covert

  61. Libraries

    The Future of Librarians in an EBook World

    2/4/2013 : Sarah Goodyear

    While the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation is funding tech initiatives such as a smartphone app for the Washington State Library, the focus on the human element is key, according to Sue Coliton, the foundation’s vice president.

  62. Libraries

    Grant gets film rolling at library

    2/2/2013 : Alfred Diaz

    The program will focus on teaching teens how to produce video projects.

  63. Financial Empowerment

    Study: Nearly Half In U.S. Lack Financial Safety Net

    1/30/2013 : Pam Fessler

    Nearly 44 percent of Americans don't have enough savings or other liquid assets to stay out of poverty for more than three months if they lose their income, according to the Corporation for Enterprise Development.

  64. Libraries

    Paul G. Allen Family Foundation supports libraries in latest $6.9 million grant cycle

    1/29/2013

    Foundation’s founders pay tribute to parents’ passion for libraries and reading in new round of giving.

  65. Creative Leadership Award

    Sandra Jackson-Dumont, Deputy Director of Education & Public Programs of Seattle Art Museum

    10/29/2012

    Sandra Jackson-Dumont, who came to the Seattle Art Museum in 2006, is regarded as a bold, original curator of participatory art experiences for people of all ages.

  66. Creative Leadership Award

    Deidre Holmberg, Principal at Delta High School

    10/29/2012

    Deidre successfully coordinates and nurtures the challenging and sometimes conflicting agendas of these 3 school districts, while at the same time building relationships to ensure that Delta HS students have experiential opportunities in the field.

  67. Creative Leadership Award

    Portland YouthBuilders

    10/29/2012

    In the midst of a downturn in the construction industry and in a state with one of the highest unemployment rates in the country, Portland YouthBuilders has positioned itself to weather the economic headwinds and benefit when the economy improves.

  68. Creative Leadership Award

    Literary Arts (Portland, Oregon)

    10/29/2012

    Literary Arts has thrived amidst the economic downturn by focusing on mission alignment across all of its programs and reinventing itself as a community literary center.

  69. Investigators & Fellows

    Progress Toward Understanding Visual-Motor Transformation in the Brain

    11/18/2010

    2010 Allen Distinguished Investigators - Dr. Michael Dickinson

  70. Investigators & Fellows

    How the Brain Increases in Fitness

    11/18/2010

    2013 Allen Distinguished Investigators - Dr. Christof Koch

  71. Investigators & Fellows

    Finding the Neural Basis for Aggressive Behavior

    11/18/2010

    2013 Allen Distinguished Investigators - Dr. David J. Anderson

  72. Investigators & Fellows

    Understanding Neural Activity in the Brain

    11/18/2010

    2013 Allen Distinguished Investigators - Dr. Ed Boyden

  73. Investigators & Fellows

    Sequencing the Connectome: Determining the Brain's Wiring Diagram

    11/18/2010

    2010 Allen Distinguished Investigators - Dr. Anthony Zador

  74. Investigators & Fellows

    Using Plant Hormones to Program Multicelled Systems

    11/18/2010

    2010 Allen Distinguished Investigators - Dr. Jennifer Nemhauser and Eric Klavins

  75. Investigators & Fellows

    Patterns of Neural Dynamics

    11/18/2010

    2010 Allen Distinguished Investigators - Dr. Mark Schnitzer

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