PicoFeed The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://philanthropy.com/ 2017-07-26T04:33:54-04:00 The Chronicle of Philanthropy Daily News Roundup: Judge Clears Legal-Aid Groups to Keep Helping Immigrants https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Judge/240732 2017-07-25T09:51:00-04:00 The ruling blocks Justice Department efforts to restrict nonprofits from giving legal help to potential deportees unless they take them on as formal clients. Also, the NAACP names an interim chief executive, and Kalamazoo officials unveil details of a planned $500 million foundation to help the financially struggling city. Grants Roundup: Hilton Launches New Phase of Foster-Care Support https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-Hilton/240687 2017-07-19T10:04:00-04:00 Also, Fifth Third Bank and its foundation give $10 million to a collaborative effort aimed at advancing cancer research. By Rebecca Koenig How to Work With Pro Bono Tech Support https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/backgroundpaper/how-to-work-with-pro-bono-tech/6354/ 2017-07-18T10:41:00-04:00 Questions to ask, skills to look for, and other things to consider before you enlist volunteer technical help. By Rebecca Koenig Daily News Roundup: House Takes Step to Weaken Church-Politicking Ban https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-House/240667 2017-07-17T09:58:00-04:00 The Appropriations Committee approved language in a spending bill aimed at curbing IRS enforcement of the ban on electioneering by houses of worship. Also, big foundations take big financial hits as a private-equity fund popular with charitable investors goes bust. Grants Roundup: $10 Million Award Backs Nonprofit Retreat for Veterans https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-10-Million/240608 2017-07-12T09:28:00-04:00 Other notable grants include $20 million from the Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group to create new centers for brain and cell research. By Rebecca Koenig Grants Roundup: Microsoft Gives $25.8 Million for Markle Fund Jobs Program https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-Microsoft/240530 2017-07-05T08:57:00-04:00 Other notable awards include $5 million from Taube Philanthropies for the Museum of the Jewish People in Israel. By Rebecca Koenig Grants Roundup: $35 Million From Walton Fund Supports River Conservation https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-35-Million/240459 2017-06-28T09:50:00-04:00 Also, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation awards $150 million to establish an institute for democracy studies and civic engagement at Johns Hopkins University. By Rebecca Koenig Daily News Roundup: Supreme Court Rules Church Can Get Government Grant https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Supreme/240446 2017-06-27T09:43:00-04:00 School-choice advocates said the decision, which concerned a state program to help nonprofits renovate playgrounds, bolsters their call for taxpayer-funded private-school vouchers. Also, Blackbaud makes a big move into crowdfunding, and a charity backed by big tech bucks works to get coding into classrooms. Grants Roundup: Google Gives $1 Million for Stonewall History Project https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-Google-Gives/240407 2017-06-21T09:49:00-04:00 The tech giant’s philanthropy arm will support preservation of firsthand accounts of the landmark gay-rights uprising. Also, a Paul Allen fund commits $7.5 million to push breakthrough bioscience research. By Rebecca Koenig Daily News Roundup: Congressional Ballgame Raises $1 Million for D.C. Charities https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-/240364 2017-06-16T09:03:00-04:00 Proceeds from the annual benefit more than doubled last year's total as ticket sales skyrocketed in the wake of the gun attack on Republican lawmakers at a practice field. Also, Illinois nonprofits lose a round in court in their battle to secure state payments held up by a budget impasse. Jeff Bezos Says Helping the Neediest Now May Be Where His Philanthropy Goes https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Jeff-Bezos-Says-Helping-the/240360 2017-06-15T17:50:00-04:00 The Amazon founder has thus far given small sums relative to his wealth, but today he signaled that could be about to change. By Alex Daniels and Maria Di Mento Customers Gave $441 Million at Checkout Counters Last Year https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Customers-Gave-441-Million-at/240333 2017-06-14T09:47:00-04:00 Two children’s hospitals got nearly half of all donations from million-dollar point-of-sale campaigns, says a survey by Engage for Good. By Heather Joslyn Grants Roundup: $10 Million Awards Back Medical Centers in St. Louis and L.A. https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-10-Million/240332 2017-06-14T09:40:00-04:00 A Washington University hub for genome science and a University of Southern California health-care campus were renamed in recognition of grants by the Harry Edison and W.M. Keck foundations, respectively. By Rebecca Koenig Daily News Roundup: GM to Shift $30 Million in Funding to New Unit https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-GM-to/240326 2017-06-13T11:15:00-04:00 Also, a look at the economic impact of the Trump administration's plan to scrap funding for federal arts and culture agencies, and a health foundation sues two nonprofit hospitals for allegedly failing to provide sufficient charity care. Donations Grew 1.4% to $390 Billion, Says ‘Giving USA’ https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Donations-Grew-14-to-390/240319 2017-06-13T00:01:00-04:00 Modest performance in key economic indicators, coupled with uncertainty over the nation’s political direction, seems to have led to sluggish growth in philanthropy last year. By Timothy Sandoval Employees Want More Chances to Volunteer at Work, Says Study https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Employees-Want-More-Chances-to/240290 2017-06-08T15:12:00-04:00 Only 38 percent of workers said their companies offered organized chances to help charities, according to a new survey by Deloitte. By Heather Joslyn Grants Roundup: Leavey Fund Gives $30 Million to Santa Clara U. STEM Campus https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-Leavey-Fund/240275 2017-06-07T07:56:00-04:00 Other notable awards include $10 million from the Timken Foundation to expand eye care at the Cleveland Clinic and $5 million from Berges Family Foundation to boost a St. Louis arts center’s capital campaign. By Rebecca Koenig Daily News Roundup: How Silicon Valley Donors Are Reshaping Education https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-How/240270 2017-06-06T10:47:00-04:00 Also, the Supreme Court rules that faith-affiliated hospitals need not abide by federal regulations on insuring employee pensions, and an art critic mounts a climate-based case for cultural institutions to reject Koch philanthropy. Turning Credit-Card Rewards Into Donations https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Turning-Credit-Card-Rewards/240264 2017-06-06T09:30:00-04:00 A new partnership between a credit-card company and a donor-advised fund lets users accumulate earned dollars in charitable-giving accounts. By Rebecca Koenig How to Improve Your Odds for Winning Corporate Grants https://www.philanthropy.com/article/How-to-Improve-Your-Odds-for/240235 2017-06-06T08:00:00-04:00 It can be hard to get a foot in the door — but once you do, corporate foundations want to build lasting relationships, not just cut checks. By Rebecca Koenig Philanthropy Vows to Step Up on Climate Change as U.S. Steps Back https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Philanthropy-Vows-to-Step-Up/240254 2017-06-02T11:43:00-04:00 Michael Bloomberg, who pledged another $15 million to the cause, was among those reacting swiftly and angrily to President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris accord. By Dan Parks Grants Roundup: ‘Simpsons’ Co-Creator’s Fund Debuts With $1 Million PETA Grant https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-Simpsons-/240207 2017-05-31T10:09:00-04:00 Other notable awards include $20.5 million from the H&M Foundation to help three global aid groups show the effectiveness of their work. By Rebecca Koenig Daily News Roundup: Ford Foundation to Return to Detroit With Satellite Office https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Ford/240206 2017-05-31T09:35:00-04:00 The grant maker is re-establishing a physical presence in its native city 64 years after moving its headquarters to New York. Also, Google co-founder Sergey Brin is reportedly building the world's largest aircraft with a charitable purpose in mind. Daily News Roundup: Trump Targets Obamacare Rule Opposed by Faith Charities https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Trump/240195 2017-05-30T10:19:00-04:00 The White House is set to relax the mandate on birth-control coverage in employee health-care plans, which religious nonprofits have fought bitterly. Also, a political scientist looks at the NAACP's leadership crisis, and Charlotte, N.C.'s property boom disrupts a major charity program. Grants Roundup: $9 Million From Paul Allen Fund Backs Penn Concussion Research https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-9-Million/240150 2017-05-24T08:00:00-04:00 Other notable awards include $1 million from the Pohlad Family Foundation to help Minnesota nonprofits hit by budget cuts at the Twin Cities United Way. By Rebecca Koenig Grants Roundup: Ralph Wilson Fund Gives $5 Million for Western N.Y. Youth Sports https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-Ralph-Wilson/240094 2017-05-17T10:18:00-04:00 Other notable awards include $2.75 million from agricultural companies Cargill and Teys Australia to support meat-science research at Texas Tech. By Rebecca Koenig Daily News Roundup: Pa. Financier Leaves $800 Million to Family Foundations https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Pa/240053 2017-05-11T10:53:00-04:00 Also, a Massachusetts museum hires a neuroscientist to help plan new interactive exhibits in hopes of boosting visitors. Daily News Roundup: New Amazon Building Will Include Homeless Shelter https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-New-Amazon/240042 2017-05-10T10:33:00-04:00 The tech giant will give over part of a structure in its planned office campus in downtown Seattle to a homelessness charity. Also, an Illinois appeals court rules that a public college's fundraising foundation is subject to open-records laws. Opinion: Follow David Rockefeller's Lead, Corporate America, and Give https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Opinion-Follow-David/240040 2017-05-10T00:00:00-04:00 When governments cut back, business must work with nonprofits to step in and help those in need by offering not just money but expertise. By Peter Scher Grants Roundup: Huntsman and Koch Funds Team on $50 Million Utah State Grant https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-Huntsman-and/240041 2017-05-10T00:00:00-04:00 Other notable awards include $51 million from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation for public schools in its Michigan hometown and $3.5 million from Chicago Cubs star Anthony Rizzo’s charitable fund to help families dealing with childhood cancer. By Rebecca Koenig Charities Expect to Raise More in 2017 but Still Worry About the Future https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Charities-Expect-to-Raise-More/239961 2017-05-01T10:43:00-04:00 Two-thirds of U.S. nonprofits expect to exceed last year's fundraising totals, but politics and the economy have them on edge, according to a new survey of more than 900 charity leaders and fundraisers. By Timothy Sandoval Daily News Roundup: Metropolitan Museum of Art Mulls Ticket Charge for Non-New Yorkers https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-/239920 2017-04-27T10:10:00-04:00 Mayor Bill de Blasio endorsed the deficit-plagued museum's proposal to make entrance fees mandatory for visitors from outside the city. Also, Livestrong says it's turning a fundraising corner after three years of plunging donations, and an African charity teams with dating app Tinder to help super-rare rhinos breed. Grants Roundup: Gates and Chan-Zuckerberg Back $12 Million Personalized-Learning Venture https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-Gates-and/239893 2017-04-26T08:00:00-04:00 Other notable awards include $8.6 million from JP Morgan Chase to support job training in the health-care field. By Rebecca Koenig Daily News Roundup: Conn. Charities Could Lose Sales-Tax Exemption https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Conn/239846 2017-04-20T10:06:00-04:00 The proposal, aimed at reducing the state's huge budget gap, would cost Connecticut charities more than $200 million a year. Also, a look at ties between a pharmaceutical giant and a tiny disease charity, and a big gift aims to send every student at a Maine college to study abroad. Grants Roundup: $20 Million From State Farm Expands Data Effort at Georgia State U. https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-20-Million/239822 2017-04-19T08:00:00-04:00 Other notable awards include $16 million from the Helmsley Charitable Trust to equip rural hospitals in the Midwest. By Rebecca Koenig