Locked In and Priced Out–Students Reject Automatic Textbook Billing

As the Biden Administration considers proposed rules to regulate the textbook industry, Michelson 20MM released a survey report shedding light on the impacts of automatic textbook billing programs on students across the US.

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Michelson Philanthropies Impact Report

Michelson Philanthropies is pleased to share the 2023-2024 Impact Report. With the support of dedicated staff, grantees, and partners, we have endeavored to deliver transformative opportunities through grantmaking, impact investments, advocacy, and programmatic work that support vulnerable and underserved communities.

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Student Parents Reflect on the Impact of AB 2881 – Webinar

With the passing of AB 2881, colleges throughout California are offering greater support for student parents. In a recent webinar, the Michelson 20MM Foundation asked three student parents to describe how AB 2881 has affected their time in higher education. 

Pathways from Prison to College: Highlighting the Central Valley

The Michelson 20MM Foundation’s smart justice “In Action” series will highlight Central Valley organizations that are implementing strategies from California’s Best Practices: Pathways From Prison to College resource.

The NAVC and MFA Chart New Course to Define Future of Animal Health and Pet Care in 2035 and Beyond

Global veterinary industry leader NAVC and leading animal welfare organization, Michelson Found Animals Foundation (MFA), announced today the formation of a partnership that brings together all aspects of the global $300+ billion animal health and pet care ecosystem to define the future of animal health and wellbeing into the next decade and beyond.

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Beautiful Journey with Alya Michelson

In a series of interviews by Michelson Philanthropies Co-Chair Alya Michelson, the “Beautiful Journey” podcast delves into the lives of inspiring immigrant women who are building their futures in a new country. Hear about the challenges, triumphs, and the valuable lessons they’ve learned along their unique paths.

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Student Parents Reflect on the Impact of AB 2881 – Webinar

Student Parents Reflect on the Impact of AB 2881 – Webinar

  With the passing of AB 2881, colleges throughout California are offering greater support for student parents. The bill passed in 2022 establishes priority registration for student parents and notifies them of resources and support critical to their success. By...

The 2024 Pets & Housing Awards: Watch the Full Show

The 2024 Pets & Housing Awards: Watch the Full Show

Michelson Found Animals and the Pet-Inclusive Housing Initiative recently held the 2024 Pets & Housing Awards. The virtual event celebrated the housing operators and organizations who are making their properties more pet-inclusive, ensuring people and pets are not...

Leap Venture Studio Demo Day Features Cohort 8 Pet Startups

Leap Venture Studio Demo Day Features Cohort 8 Pet Startups

Earlier this year, Leap Venture Studio welcomed its eighth cohort of pet startups to its accelerator program. The program concluded with Leap’s annual Demo Day on June 13, 2024. Along with $200K in venture capital funding, each startup receives expert guidance in...