Ittleson Foundation to Emphasize AIDS and Mental Health Grantmaking in 2014

For any neophyte community organization working in one of its areas of interest, Ittleson is worth knowing about. It gives small amounts, but it prefers to support young community organizations that dream big. And, for 2014 it's announced that it will be sidelining its environmental grant program to focus on mental health and AIDS initiatives.
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What's the Importance of Scientific Community?

Time was, America had scientists and inventors in place of movie stars, and the biggest point of national pride was not our latest military score, but our latest patent or medical breakthrough. Our culture is not nearly so influenced by, or interested in, scientific breakthroughs.The Howard Hughes Medical Institute is trying to change that. The giant hands out $80 million for biomedical research annually, and lately it has taken a proactive role towards encouraging science that contributes to or collaborates with other scientists, or other important projects.
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