PicoFeed The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://philanthropy.com/ 2017-04-24T16:54:24-04:00 The Chronicle of Philanthropy 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 M&A Firm Looks to Bake Charity Into Corporate Mergers https://www.philanthropy.com/article/M-amp-A-Firm-Looks-to-Bake/239821 2017-04-18T14:01:00-04:00 A service developed by merger-management company SRS Acquiom and giving network Pledge 1% draws donations from interest on escrow accounts associated with major acquisition deals. By Rebecca Koenig Daily News Roundup: Universities Pushing Back on Endowment Scrutiny https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-/239819 2017-04-18T10:04:00-04:00 As Congress weighs restrictions on tax exemptions for endowments, well-heeled colleges are adding the issue to their lobbying agenda. Also, how technology unduly dominates a surge in education aid for displaced Syrian children. Daily News Roundup: Modern Master Robert Ryman Donates Art Trove to Dia Foundation https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Modern/239780 2017-04-13T10:11:00-04:00 Also, the European Union weighs legal action over Hungary's targeting of George Soros-backed nonprofits, and a business professor calls for limiting the charitable tax deduction to gifts to "efficient" nonprofits. Daily News Roundup: Former Feed the Children CEO Sues Over Ouster https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Former/239767 2017-04-12T09:51:00-04:00 A former congressman alleges he was fired by the anti-hunger charity after 10 months on the job for reporting irregularities to Oklahoma's attorney general. Also, a look at how big Silicon Valley companies are redefining corporate social responsibility. Grants Roundup: Good Ventures Gives $13.5 Million to Tackle Parasitic Infections https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-Good-Ventures/239764 2017-04-12T08:00:00-04:00 Other notable awards include $25 million to Texas A&M’s Mays Business School and $10 million to support Global Wildlife Conservation’s work protecting ecosystems and endangered species. By Rebecca Koenig Grants Roundup: Omidyar Group Pledges $100 Million to Address ‘Trust Deficit’ https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-Omidyar-Group/239694 2017-04-05T09:56:00-04:00 The funds will support investigative journalism and efforts to counter misinformation and hate speech. Other notable awards include $21 million from the Jerold B. Katz Foundation to turn medical research into practical care and $10.1 million from Taube Philanthropies to bolster a California collection of Jewish art. By Rebecca Koenig In Silicon Valley, Help for Those Left Out of the Boom https://www.philanthropy.com/article/In-Silicon-Valley-Help-for/239645 2017-04-04T07:59:52-04:00 The Sobrato Organization built campuses for Apple and other tech giants. Now the family behind the firm is using its fortune to help the region’s low-income families. By Rebecca Koenig Daily News Roundup: Facebook and Foundations Team for News Project https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Facebook/239682 2017-04-03T10:15:00-04:00 The $14 million venture will back efforts to help people make informed judgments about what they read online. Also, a foundation fires the law firm it shared with President Trump, and a look at how Rockefeller heirs are taking the reins of the family's philanthropy. Facebook Expands Charity Fundraising Tools for Celebrities and Corporations https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Facebook-Expands-Charity/239644 2017-03-30T12:02:00-04:00 The company is also taking a page from the playbook of crowdfunding sites like GoFundMe and expanding its features to allow fundraising for personal reasons. By Megan O’Neil Daily News Roundup: Anti-Planned Parenthood Activist David Daleiden Charged in Calif. https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-/239625 2017-03-29T09:58:00-04:00 Also, a federal grand jury indicts a former Texas congressman accused of steering charitable donations to personal and political use, and Harvard research suggests how companies can gain from boosting customer and employee involvement in corporate giving. Daily News Roundup: Religious Charities' Role an Issue in Debate on Trump Budget https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Religious/239607 2017-03-27T09:58:00-04:00 Also, one of Facebook's first employees donates $75 million to boost data science at his collegiate alma mater, and affluent soon-to-be spouses put a charitable spin on registering for wedding gifts. Grants Roundup: UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital Gets $50 Million for Expansion https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-UCLA-Mattel/239550 2017-03-22T08:00:00-04:00 Other notable awards include $50 million from Google.org to support tech-based education programs and $3 million from the Walmart Foundation for anti-hunger programs in Texas. By Maria Di Mento Daily News Roundup: New Gates-Omidyar Project to Harness Satellite Data https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-New/239547 2017-03-21T09:56:00-04:00 The "Radiant Earth" effort will gather and analyze satellite imagery for use in tackling humanitarian and environmental issues. Also, inside looks at how Charity: Water deploys data to boost fundraising and why the head of the Metropolitan Museum of Art was forced out. Daily News Roundup: Billionaire Philanthropist David Rockefeller Dies at 101 https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-/239540 2017-03-20T10:42:00-04:00 Also, promises by the Trump Organization and the president's inauguration committee to donate certain proceeds have yet to yield documented gifts, and Mr. Trump's budget proposal spurs a spike in giving to Meals on Wheels. Grants Roundup: $6.5 Million Boosts Jackie Robinson Foundation Education Work https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-65-Million/239488 2017-03-15T09:48:00-04:00 Other notable awards include $10 million from the ALSAM Foundation to the University of Arizona’s pharmacy school and $2.2 million from the Charles Koch Foundation for criminal-justice research at Penn. By Rebecca Koenig Daily News Roundup: Prominent White Nationalist Group Loses Nonprofit Status https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Prominent/239481 2017-03-14T09:31:00-04:00 The Internal Revenue Service penalized "alt-right" leader Richard Spencer's National Policy Institute for failing to file tax returns for several years. Also, bomb threats alter daily life at Jewish community centers, and the White House solicits reporters' advice on donating President Trump's pay. Daily News Roundup: Top Fla. Lawmaker Targets University Foundations https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Top-Fla/239457 2017-03-10T09:56:00-05:00 Spending on salaries and travel by Florida campuses' fundraising affiliates comes in for legislative scrutiny. Plus, public-broadcasting leaders face a fight for continued federal funding, and a hedge-fund veteran brings high-velocity trading to his family philanthropy. Daily News Roundup: Donors Can 'Profit' on Trump-Backed Tax Break https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Donors-Can/239442 2017-03-09T10:34:00-05:00 A school-choice option built on tax credits and touted by the president carries big financial benefits for wealthy donors, according to a new study. Also, a maker of grants-management software secures $16 million in venture capital, highlighting investor interest in nonprofit tech. Grants Roundup: William Penn Foundation Donates $15 Million for Park Project https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-William-Penn/239431 2017-03-08T11:23:00-05:00 Other notable awards include $10 million from the Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation and $1.1 million from Got Your 6 and Macy’s for programs that help veterans. By Rebecca Koenig Daily News Roundup: Judge Orders Harvard to Turn Over Donor Information https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Judge/239388 2017-03-03T09:53:00-05:00 The federal-court ruling entangles the university in the hunt for a wealthy alumnus's assets as part of international finance case. Also, the FBI makes an arrest in the wave of recent bomb threats targeting Jewish nonprofits, and a network of Christian denominations mobilizes to fight President Trump's immigration orders. Daily News Roundup: Disease Charities Get Big Money From Big Pharma https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Disease/239371 2017-03-02T10:30:00-05:00 New research finds that more than 80 percent of the biggest patient-advocacy nonprofits receive funding from drug and medical-device firms. Also, populist leaders in Central and Eastern Europe are cracking down on pro-democracy groups associated with billionaire donor George Soros. Daily News Roundup: Suit Alleges PayPal Redirected Donations https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Suit/239363 2017-03-01T10:59:00-05:00 Also, pharmaceutical firms defend steep price hikes as necessary to subsidize drug-donation programs, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art's director resigns under pressure. Grants Roundup: Google.org Commits $11.5 Million for Criminal-Justice Reform https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-Googleorg/239360 2017-03-01T10:23:00-05:00 Other notable awards include $65 million from the Wyss Foundation for parks and conservation work in Africa. By Rebecca Koenig Daily News Roundup: Stars Sport ACLU Support in Oscar Fashions https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Stars/239336 2017-02-27T09:19:00-05:00 Also, a look at Salesforce's influential "Pledge 1%" model for corporate giving and the rise of cause gift cards targeting millennial consumers. Grants Roundup: Citi Takes Jobs Program Global; Lilly Backs Vietnam Memorial Expansion https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-Citi-Takes/239257 2017-02-22T08:00:00-05:00 The Citi Foundation commits another $100 million to its career-training Pathways to Progress effort, and the Lilly Endowment gives $10 million to help build an education center at the Washington monument to Vietnam veterans. By Rebecca Koenig Grocery Mogul Makes a $100 Million Statement With Education Gift https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grocery-Mogul-Makes-a-100/239218 2017-02-16T11:17:00-05:00 At a time when many philanthropists are focusing on charter schools and vouchers, Texas billionaire Charles Butt is investing in his state's public schools. By Rebecca Koenig Grants Roundup: National Christian Foundation Donates Mass. School Campus https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-National/239202 2017-02-15T10:24:00-05:00 Other notable awards include $8 million for Onward Israel and $4 million for education programs at Lincoln Center. By Rebecca Koenig Daily News Roundup: What Makes a Charity Campaign Go Viral? https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-What-Makes/239201 2017-02-15T09:41:00-05:00 A University of Cambridge study examines key characteristics of breakout fundraising and awareness efforts like the ice-bucket challenge. Also, a major science publisher reaches an agreement with the Gates Foundation on "open access" research. 5 Steps to Building Ties with Corporate Employees https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/checklist/5-steps-to-building-ties-with/6228/ 2017-02-14T08:00:00-05:00 Volunteer help, pro bono support, and eventually money can come from building ties with employees at companies. By Rebecca Koenig Grants Roundup: $279 Million From Gates Backs Health-Data Work https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-279-Million/239140 2017-02-08T08:00:00-05:00 Other notable awards include $2.5 million from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to advance diversity in Philadelphia music-education programs. By Rebecca Koenig Decline in Giving by Individuals Last Year Kept College Fundraising Flat https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Decline-in-Giving-by/239135 2017-02-07T00:00:00-05:00 U.S. universities raised $41 billion, barely more than the previous year. Harvard led the way, taking in nearly $1.2 billion. By Rebecca Koenig Daily News Roundup: ACLU Rallies Left With Front-Line Fight on Trump Actions https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-ACLU/239130 2017-02-06T09:55:00-05:00 Also, a refugee-resettlement charity faces an uncertain future in the wake of President Trump's bid to restrict immigration, and Republican members of Congress call for amending the Johnson Amendment. Grants Roundup: Cornell’s College of Business Gets $150 Million https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-Cornell-s/239071 2017-02-01T10:09:00-05:00 Other notable grants include $2 million from the James M. Cox Foundation to renovate the Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta and $1.5 million from the Omidyar Network to the Nigerian organization BudgIT. By Rebecca Koenig