PicoFeed The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://philanthropy.com/ 2017-09-25T18:30:57-04:00 The Chronicle of Philanthropy Daily News Roundup: $225 Million Flows to Disaster Relief From Corporations https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-225/241286 2017-09-25T11:08:00-04:00 In other news, a nonprofit allied with Trump bashes the NFL in a Facebook ad, donors write big checks to fight gentrification in DC, the Washington State attorney general sues an Olympia hospital for insufficient charity care, and more. Gifts Roundup: Real-Estate Mogul Gives $50 Million to U. of Michigan https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Gifts-Roundup-Real-Estate/241284 2017-09-25T10:04:00-04:00 The money will go toward career development and other student programs. Plus, the University of Arizona gets $30 million to endow Biosphere 2, and Tulane receives a $25 million contribution for medical research. By Maria Di Mento Roundup: Fundraising in the Trump Era https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Roundup-Fundraising-in-the/241285 2017-09-25T10:03:00-04:00 The election of President Trump has proven a bonanza for some charities in whipping up support, while others fear the revenue impact of budget cuts. Zuckerberg to Cash In up to $13 Billion in Facebook Stock to Do Good https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Zuckerberg-to-Cash-In-up-to/241279 2017-09-22T18:00:00-04:00 He said the money would fund efforts in education, science, and advocacy. By Megan O’Neil Daily News Roundup: Mexicans Show Solidarity as Hope Fades After Quake https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Mexicans/241273 2017-09-22T11:15:00-04:00 In other news, philanthropists and business titans mingle at Bloomberg gathering; immigrant parents arrested at nonprofit hospital while awaiting newborn's operation; Charity Network founder talks about celebrity philanthropy and the Giving Pledge; and tips on teaming up with businesses for a good cause. Mellon Fund President to Depart; Greater Texas Foundation Gets New CEO https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Mellon-Fund-President-to/241264 2017-09-22T10:06:00-04:00 Plus, comings and goings at the Health Trust, the Silicon Valley Education Foundation, and more. By M.J. Prest Podcast: The Evolution of the Barr Foundation https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/audio/podcast-the-evolution-of-the/6408/ 2017-09-22T09:33:00-04:00 The organization started out giving out grants anonymously, but it’s now a major player in New England philanthropy. 1 in 3 Wealthy Business Owners Plans to Give More in 2017, Study Says https://www.philanthropy.com/article/1-in-3-Wealthy-Business-Owners/241255 2017-09-21T11:17:00-04:00 However, rich business owners are less likely than other people to donate money or volunteer, according to new data from U.S. Trust. By Heather Joslyn Daily News Roundup: Volunteer 'Moles' Rescue Mexican Earthquake Victims https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Volunteer/241254 2017-09-21T10:49:00-04:00 Mexican rescue operation uses typically small men and women volunteers known for their bravery and skill to pull people to safety; and Houston arts groups are struggling to find a new venue after theater is damaged. In other news, a dispute between Kenneth Cole and Harvey Weinstein has rocked a prominent AIDS group, and Alice Walton has launched a new venture to lend artwork. Jeffersonian Dinners: Using Food and Conversation to Draw In Donors https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Jeffersonian-Dinners-Using/241253 2017-09-21T09:44:00-04:00 The goal is to engage new supporters and get beyond idle chitchat, pulling them deeper into the mission and asking for their ideas — but not their money. By Nicole Wallace New America Turmoil Prompts Debate on Power of Big Donors https://www.philanthropy.com/article/New-America-Turmoil-Prompts/241252 2017-09-21T09:37:00-04:00 A group criticized Google; then it was exiled by its parent organization. Experts offer tips on how think tanks and other nonprofits can avoid similar situations. By Timothy Sandoval Gates Commits $20 Million to Women's Groups https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Gates-Commits-20-Million-to/241247 2017-09-20T12:04:00-04:00 The money will support research and training and aims to bolster grass-roots women’s campaigns in the developing world. By Alex Daniels Daily News Roundup: Bloomberg Holds Forum as Clinton Global Meeting Ends https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Bloomberg/241244 2017-09-20T10:27:00-04:00 In other news, Harvard's endowment posts an 8 percent return, immigrant hurricane victims seek safety in churches, North Texas Giving Day brings in $39 million in 18 hours, Sen. Charles Grassley says hospitals don't provide enough charity care, and Eric Trump apparently still attends events for his old charity after promising to stop raising money for it. Racial Discrimination No. 1 Cause Millennials Care About, Study Finds https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Racial-Discrimination-No-1/241242 2017-09-20T09:29:00-04:00 It’s a cause that didn’t make the top three last year. Two causes tied for second most important: improving health care and the joint category of employment and job creation, By Megan O’Neil Grants Roundup: $55 Million From Stavros Niarchos Foundation for Mid-Manhattan Library https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-55-Million/241243 2017-09-20T09:27:00-04:00 Plus, JPMorgan Chase commits $40 million to create economic opportunity in two Chicago neighborhoods. By Rebecca Koenig MacArthur Names 4 Finalists in $100 Million Grant Challenge https://www.philanthropy.com/article/MacArthur-Names-4-Finalists-in/241239 2017-09-19T13:04:00-04:00 Catholic Relief Services, HarvestPlus, Rice University’ global-health institute, and the International Rescue Committee and Sesame Workshop are still in the running. By Megan O’Neil Grantees Can Be More Effective if Given More Unrestricted Dollars, Report Concludes https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grantees-Can-Be-More-Effective/241238 2017-09-19T11:55:00-04:00 After interviewing nonprofits, social entrepreneurs, and grant makers, the researchers found that giving multiyear grants, sharing audits and financial checks, and introducing grantees to more foundations, policy makers, and others are among the ways to boost what charities can accomplish. By Alex Daniels A Key to Getting Corporate Money? Find Employees to Champion Your Cause https://www.philanthropy.com/article/A-Key-to-Getting-Corporate/240973 2017-09-19T11:05:00-04:00 Corporate philanthropy increasingly takes its cues from "employee resource groups," which get direction from individual staffers passionate about charitable causes. By Rebecca Koenig Daily News Roundup: Little Progress on Food Insecurity in U.S. https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Little/241236 2017-09-19T10:44:00-04:00 Despite a government report citing a "downward trend," tens of millions are going hungry. In other news, a charity canceled its triathlon after a Trump name change; Carlos Slim's foundation is increasing efforts to help Mexicans become U.S. citizens; and a U.N. innovation could transform international aid distribution. Buffett, Gates, and Bloomberg Give Largest Share of Wealth to Charity https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Buffett-GatesBloomberg/241235 2017-09-19T10:30:00-04:00 The three men are the most generous among the 10 richest people in America, according to new analysis by The Chronicle of Philanthropy. By Maria Di Mento Broadcom Founder Gives $200 Million to U. of California at Irvine https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Broadcom-Founder-Gives-200/241231 2017-09-18T15:00:00-04:00 The gift from Henry Samueli and his wife, Susan, is for health care that centers on treating the whole person using several types of therapeutic, preventative, and other care. By Maria Di Mento Gifts Roundup: Billionaire Immigrant Gives $5 Million to Help to Harvey Flood Survivors https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Gifts-Roundup-Billionaire/241229 2017-09-18T10:56:00-04:00 Also, two universities receive commitments for their business schools: $50 million for Iowa State and $12.5 million for Harvard. The University of Carolina at Chapel Hill gets $12 million for dramatic arts. By Maria Di Mento Daily News Roundup: J.J. Watt's Fund for Hurricane Victims Closes at $37 Million https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-JJ/241228 2017-09-18T09:58:00-04:00 Also, storm recovery is vastly different for rich and poor. In other news, impact investing is rising fast thanks to millennials; political events replace charity galas at Trump properties; neurological research says giving really does make people feel good; Humble Bundle brings in $100 million for charity; and the Holocaust Museum finds itself at the center of a debate on the Syrian civil war. Federal and Corporate Workers Pour Cash Into Anti-Trump Efforts https://www.philanthropy.com/article/FederalCorporate-Workers/241219 2017-09-15T13:51:00-04:00 New data shows that the ACLU, Southern Poverty Law Center, and other groups that have been prominent in fighting the president’s policies have been big beneficiaries of those gifts. By Timothy Sandoval Daily News Roundup: $350 Million Raised for Storm Relief: Now Charities Decide On Priorities https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-350/241208 2017-09-15T10:46:00-04:00 Also, help for people most in need in one hurricane-ravaged Florida county is slow to come. In other news, the Obama Foundation's outreach meeting drew fans and critics; and the value of an Iowa State University gift has grown $52 million in eight months. Podcast: ProPublica’s Boom in Gifts and Readers https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/audio/podcast-propublica-s-boom-in/6403/ 2017-09-15T09:46:00-04:00 The number of donors has surged from 3,400 in 2015 to more than 26,000 in 2016, and readership is up 70 percent. Helene Gayle to Lead Chicago Community Trust; Former CDC Head to Helm Global-Health Startup https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Helene-Gayle-to-Lead-Chicago/241201 2017-09-15T08:13:00-04:00 Plus, Open Society Foundations gets an acting president, Taproot Foundation’s CEO leaves, and other personnel news. By M.J. Prest Nonprofit Leaders and Fundraisers Call For Greater Diversity https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Nonprofit-Leaders-and/241199 2017-09-14T18:11:00-04:00 Speakers at The Chronicle’s Philanthropy NEXT conference discussed race, gender, and sexual orientation in philanthropy. By Rebecca Koenig and Timothy Sandoval Daily News Roundup: J.J. Watt's $33 Million Haul for Harvey Victims: Where Will It Go? https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-JJ/241193 2017-09-14T09:59:00-04:00 Also, faith groups play an integral role in disaster recovery in coordination with state and federal agencies, and Time profiles the immigrant billionaire who has made one of the biggest gifts for hurricane relief. In other news, Phillip Morris commits $1 billion for anti-tobacco efforts; mid-Manhattan library gets $55 million; and Chicago's South and West sides get $40 million commitment. Raising Major Gifts: Key Advice From Those Who Do It Best https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Raising-Major-Gifts-Key/241195 2017-09-14T07:37:00-04:00 Creativity in approaching donors — and in finding the right people to make those personal appeals — can give charities an edge. The Chronicle offers a roundup of its top coverage of the quest to secure big gifts. How a Board Revamped and a New Junior Board Kick-Started Giving at LatinoJustice https://www.philanthropy.com/article/How-a-Board-Revampeda-New/241191 2017-09-14T07:00:00-04:00 A cadre of young new leaders brought fresh ideas — and more money — to an organization that dared to shake up its board membership and the way it operated. By Margie Fleming Glennon High-Profile Philanthropy Contests Take Hold, Raise Concerns https://www.philanthropy.com/article/High-Profile-Philanthropy/241189 2017-09-14T07:00:00-04:00 MacArthur Foundation’s $100 million competition is the latest Shark Tank-style grant-making venture to add sizzle — and controversy — to the genteel foundation world. By Ben Gose Opinion: Social-Service Groups Can Play a Stronger Role in Rebuilding Lives After Disasters https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Opinion-Social-Service-Groups/241190 2017-09-14T07:00:00-04:00 Poverty-stricken people would benefit if more nonprofits were ready to spring into action after a major catastrophe. By Allison Sesso Businessman Gives $115 Million to Boston U. https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Businessman-Gives-115-Million/241188 2017-09-14T00:01:00-04:00 Rajen Kilachand, an alumnus born in Mumbai, India, says he is inspired by U.S. higher education: "No place does it with such integrity and honesty." By Maria Di Mento Daily News Roundup: $14.5 Million Raised in Star-Studded Benefit for Hurricane Relief https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-145/241177 2017-09-13T09:57:00-04:00 Also, Caribbean survivors of Irma worry they will be forgotten. In other news, George Soros's foundation has a new acting leader, a billionaire WhatsApp co-founder is starting a foundation, and the Obama Foundation has announced a summit and training sessions to get students and young adults more active in civic life.