$300M Health Care Effort “largest of its kind ever undertaken by a U.S. philanthropy” [News, 6/6]


Robert Wood Johnson Foundation announces $300M commitment to improve health care quality across the U.S. (wire, 6/5| AP) – “Aligning Forces for Quality” will cover communities encompassing 11 percent of the population and seeks to “reduce racial and ethnic disparities and provide models for national reform.” The RWJ Foundation just commissioned a study that found “wide disparities in health care by race and region” (NYTimes, 6/5)

Foundation Investments Grew by Nearly 10% Last Year, Study Finds (Chronicle, 6/4)

FORECLOSURES
Home foreclosures are through the roof (AP, 6/5) – “Defaults growing most quickly among ‘safer’ borrowers.
* Funders responding to the foreclosure crisis 

PEOPLE
Center for Nonprofit Advancement names Glen O’Gilvie as new CEO. O’Gilvie was once a program officer at the Community Foundation. (WBJ, 6/5)

EDUCATION
Study predicts D.C. graduation rate will remain low (Examiner, 6/6)

HOUSING/HOMELESSNESS
Nostalgia May Trump New Housing in Montgomery (WaPo, 6/5) – Discussion on this over at GreaterGreaterWashington.org.
March in DC Protests Shift of Shelters, Services to Fringe Areas (WaPo, 6/6)