October 20, 2017
The grant maker wants to shift its sights to building more collaborative school networks. In other news, Harvey Weinstein and Kenneth Cole have been accused of covering up a suspicious deal involving a nonprofit group; a charity once led by Roy Moore did not report to the IRS that it guaranteed $498,000 in back pay to him; the Heritage Foundation is considering a White House aide to be its next leader; and why a children's charity is holding its "dream gala" at Mar-a-Lago.
October 19, 2017
In other news, a D.C. chef has served more meals in post-hurricane Puerto Rico than the Red Cross; an NPR investigation disputes the claim that a Trump-associated golf course has given $5 million to charity; a N.C. congressman is pushing to allow all taxpayers to claim a charitable deduction; a city on the outskirts of Silicon Valley is experimenting with a philanthropy-based basic income; and Philadelphia Eagles player Chris Long is pledging his full 2017 salary to charity.
October 18, 2017
As cities prepare their bids for the new Amazon headquarters, dozens of nonprofits and other groups have written an open letter asking Mr. Bezos to invest in the civic health of whatever city he chooses. In other news, Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez raise $26 million for Puerto Rico hurricane relief; a film director plans to give residuals from Weinstein-backed movies to charity; how being socially minded can backfire for corporate CEOs; and more.
October 18, 2017
Other notable grants include $25 million from the Schmidt Family Foundation for a science-fellows program and $11 million from the MacArthur Foundation to reduce incarceration.
October 17, 2017
George Soros has transferred the bulk of his wealth to Open Society Foundations. In other news, Vertex Pharmaceuticals is donating $500 million to charity; lawsuits filed last month charged two Washington State hospitals with aggressive tactics against the poor; two families pledge $60 million to the University of North Carolina; and Sen. Al Franken will donate Harvey Weinstein gifts to charity. Plus, read about the common thread between gay and female Boy Scouts, and more.
October 16, 2017
The contribution, from He Qiaonv, is more than a third of her $3.6 billion net worth. In other news, Houston Methodist Hospital gets a $101 donation; the Clinton Foundation is keeping its gift from Harvey Weinstein; and donors are joining forces to tackle tough problems. Also read an opinion piece about the philanthropy of Bill Cosby and Harvey Weinstein.
October 13, 2017
Grow With Google aims to help anyone with internet access to prepare for a job in technology. In other news, Eli Broad is retiring from his philanthropy; Rutgers decides to keep a $100,000 gift from Harvey Weinstein and his family foundation; the sale of a charity's headquarters could bring Roy Moore a windfall; and at Case Western Reserve, faculty members protest the role of a donor on a search committee — and the dean fires back with a blistering six-page letter.
October 12, 2017
Participating families will put money into a common fund, and at the end of 12 weeks, after discussing community needs and how to effect change, they will choose a local nonprofit to support. Here’s how you can start a similar program.