PicoFeed The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://philanthropy.com/ 2017-04-24T16:58:19-04:00 The Chronicle of Philanthropy Daily News Roundup: India Blocks Foreign Funding of Gates Grantee https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-India/239863 2017-04-21T10:31:00-04:00 Also, Forbes offers a detailed breakdown of David Rockefeller's charitable bequests, and Time highlights philanthropic and humanitarian work on its list of the world's 100 most influential people. 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. Skoll Foundation CEO Plans to Step Down https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Skoll-Foundation-CEO-Plans-to/239839 2017-04-19T15:40:00-04:00 After 16 years at the helm, Sally Osberg will become senior adviser to Jeff Skoll, the former president of eBay who created the fund, and his social-purpose businesses. By Nicole Wallace 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 Letter: Limiting Charity Tax Breaks for Advocacy Would Hurt Everyone https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Letter-Limiting-Charity-Tax/239809 2017-04-17T09:34:00-04:00 Donors need freedom to support organizations that promote civic equality and challenge the status quo. Daily News Roundup: GOP Eyes Tax Bill for Johnson Amendment Repeal https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-GOP-Eyes/239803 2017-04-14T10:17:00-04:00 House Republicans are reportedly folding language to end the ban on politicking by charities into larger tax legislation. Also, a Wall Street traditionalist on the Ford Foundation's board embraces impact investing, and opposition recedes to charities holding big galas at President Trump's Florida estate. Buffett Couple’s Fund to Back Activism by Young Women of Color https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Buffett-Couple-s-Fund-to/239782 2017-04-13T12:02:00-04:00 The NoVo Foundation named building solidarity and combating racism and sexual violence as priorities for $90 million in grant funding it pledged a year ago. By Rebecca Koenig 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. Sheryl Sandberg Starts Website to Help People Facing Adversity https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Sheryl-Sandberg-Starts-Website/239779 2017-04-13T07:17:00-04:00 The Facebook COO’s project provides information on coping with sexual assault, divorce, violence, health problems, incarceration, and other issues. By Maria Di Mento 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 Opinion: Foundations That Care About the Spread of Ideas Should Finance Journalism https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Opinion-Foundations-That-Care/239765 2017-04-12T08:00:00-04:00 Innovative support for reporting and editing can help ensure the public gets the information it needs to make wise decisions. By Matt James and Bill Nichols Daily News Roundup: Reporting on Trump's Philanthropy Earns Pulitzer Prize https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Reporting/239762 2017-04-11T09:41:00-04:00 David Fahrenthold of The Washington Post won journalism's most prestigious honor for his dogged tracking last year of the then-candidate's claims about his giving. Also, the head of Oregon's equity-focused Meyer Memorial Trust announces plans to step down. Nonprofit Applies Behavioral Science to Nudge Giving https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Nonprofit-Applies-Behavioral/239758 2017-04-11T08:00:00-04:00 Ideas42 draws on cutting-edge research to help people make smarter choices in health, housing ... and now philanthropy. By Marc Gunther Daily News Roundup: 'I Have a Dream' Education Donor Eugene Lang Dies https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-I-Have-a/239753 2017-04-10T10:08:00-04:00 Mr. Lang famously promised to pay college tuition for a Harlem school's sixth-grade class and later started a charity that helped thousands more students attain higher education. Also, New York State lawmakers drop a plan to reap revenue from university foundations. Daily News Roundup: Trump Plans Could Mean 'Life and Death' for Charities https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Trump/239718 2017-04-06T09:25:00-04:00 Nonprofit leaders and lobbyists say the administration's budget plans pose an existential threat to many organizations. Also, European lawmakers call for action against Hungary's targeting of nonprofits and institutions funded by George Soros, and Britain fines major charities for "wealth screening" of donors. 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 Daily News Roundup: Hungary Passes Bill Targeting Soros-Backed College https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Hungary/239695 2017-04-05T09:56:00-04:00 Also, Pierre Omidyar's philanthropic network commits $100 million to buttress investigative journalism and battle hate speech, and allies of Hillary Clinton say she will not be returning to her family's foundation. Ford Foundation Makes $1 Billion Pledge for Mission Investments https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Ford-Foundation-Makes-1/239692 2017-04-05T00:00:00-04:00 By promising a big chunk of its $12 billion endowment to businesses that reduce inequality, the nation’s second-wealthiest grant maker could spur peers to increase their impact investing. By Alex Daniels Daily News Roundup: Trump Donates First-Quarter Pay to Park Service https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Trump/239687 2017-04-04T10:01:00-04:00 A federal agency facing major budget cuts is the first beneficiary of the president's promise to give away his government wages. Also, billionaire philanthropist Carlos Slim launches an effort to help legal Mexican immigrants attain U.S. citizenship. Celebrity Philanthropists: Which Ones Go the Extra Mile https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Celebrity-Philanthropists-/239670 2017-04-04T07:59:58-04:00 Alec Baldwin, Taylor Swift, Michael Jordan, and others have all given big sums to causes they care about. By Maria Di Mento How Can Philanthropy Help the Working Class? An Answer From Minnesota https://www.philanthropy.com/article/How-Can-Philanthropy-Help-the/239650 2017-04-04T07:59:56-04:00 With urban-rural tensions rising, regional spinoffs of Minneapolis's McKnight Foundation offer a model for partnership between the big city and small towns. By Drew Lindsay How One Muslim Group Is Resetting Priorities https://www.philanthropy.com/article/How-One-Muslim-Group-Is/239681 2017-04-03T10:16:00-04:00 Rather than reacting to current events, the El-Hibri Foundation is taking a long-term approach focused on building community ties and acceptance for Muslims in America. By Alex Daniels 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. Opinion: Stop the Tax Breaks to Donors Who Give to Influence Policy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Opinion-Stop-the-Tax-Breaks/239626 2017-03-29T10:45:00-04:00 American citizens shouldn’t have to help foot the bill for giving that makes it harder for their own voices to be heard. By David Callahan Grants Roundup: $2.5 Million Award Helps NYC Theater Build New Home https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-25-Million/239621 2017-03-29T08:00:00-04:00 Also, three nonprofit newsrooms get $3 million each from the Democracy Fund and First Look Media to pursue reporting projects. By Maria Di Mento How U.S. Presidents Give to Charity https://www.philanthropy.com/specialreport/how-u-s-presidents-give-to-ch/131 2017-03-28T16:00:00-04:00 A collection of articles on the causes and organizations that drew support from Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton. Daily News Roundup: Trump Budget Could Hit Arts Programs for Veterans https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Trump/239615 2017-03-28T09:48:00-04:00 Also, George Lucas doubles the size of a University of Southern California endowment his foundation launched last year to assist budding minority filmmakers. Opinion: How Grant Seekers Can Show They Seek Change, Not Just a Foundation’s Check https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Opinion-How-Grant-Seekers-Can/239606 2017-03-27T10:34:00-04:00 Grant makers want to see a genuine commitment to transformation, not a veiled pitch simply to get money in the door. By Desiree Vazquez Barlatt, Loni Bordoloi, and Judith Shapiro David Rockefeller’s Death Means Windfall for Family Foundation https://www.philanthropy.com/article/David-Rockefeller-s-Death/239594 2017-03-24T13:54:00-04:00 The likely addition of hundreds of millions of dollars to its coffers comes as the Rockefeller Brothers Fund charts a course to raise grant making on climate change, social policy, and global issues. By Alex Daniels Daily News Roundup: Israeli Teen Charged in Jewish Center Bomb Threats https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Israeli/239592 2017-03-24T11:00:00-04:00 Also, the Hershey Trust draws fresh criticism over its selection of three new board members, and a Massachusetts legislator proposes taxing nonprofits that pay high executive salaries. Daily News Roundup: Komen Me. Chapter Closes as Race Giving Dwindles https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Komen-Me/239569 2017-03-23T10:04:00-04:00 The breast-cancer charity's Maine affiliate pinned financial straits on shrinking Race for the Cure revenue. Also, new research shows a persistent gender gap in leadership at major art museums, and Mike Huckabee defends the National Endowment for the Arts. Grant Makers Blanket Capitol Hill Amid Deep Worries Over Taxes and Spending Cuts https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grant-Makers-Blanket-Capitol/239561 2017-03-22T10:52:00-04:00 Turnout nearly doubled for this year's Foundations on the Hill lobbying day as philanthropic leaders raised concerns about the impact of tax proposals on giving and of budget cuts on the people they serve. By Alex Daniels 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.