PicoFeed The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://philanthropy.com/ 2017-04-24T16:56:32-04:00 The Chronicle of Philanthropy Daily News Roundup: Tom Brady's Trust Gets Millions From Charity He Backs https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Tom/239879 2017-04-24T09:17:00-04:00 Plus, the Bay Area property boom begins hitting Oakland nonprofits' pocketbooks, and this year's winners of the activism-honoring Goldman Environmental Prize are announced. 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. Daily News Roundup: Steve Ballmer Launches Online Trove of Government Data https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Steve/239836 2017-04-19T10:47:00-04:00 Also, the White House sends up a trial ballon on capping the charitable deduction, and Sheryl Sandberg's workplace-equality nonprofit Lean In faces criticism for staying neutral as more professional women protest Trump policies. 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. Nonprofits Mull Prospect of Losing Thousands of AmeriCorps Volunteers https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Nonprofits-Mull-Prospect-of/239815 2017-04-18T08:00:00-04:00 Charities that rely heavily on manpower from the Clinton-era federal program say proposed White House cuts would drastically reduce their ability to provide services and recruit the next generation of leaders. By Eden Stiffman Daily News Roundup: How a Boston Bombing Survivor Pays It Forward https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-How-a/239811 2017-04-17T10:21:00-04:00 Far-flung donor support that helped her recover from injuries suffered in the 2013 attack inspired Brittany Loring to help victims of traumas that receve far less public attention. Also, the Pittsburgh Foundation reaps a Trump bump in giving, and Egypt frees a long-detained American charity worker. Tax Day Is Nigh. Here's How Personal Taxes Affect Nonprofits. https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Tax-Day-Is-Nigh-Heres-How/239770 2017-04-17T08:00:00-04:00 A collection of Chronicle articles, opinion columns, and data projects about income tax, the charitable deduction, and the nonprofit world. By Cody Switzer 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. 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. 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. 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: Ford Elaborates on $1 Billion Impact-Investing Pledge https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Ford/239747 2017-04-07T12:11:00-04:00 Darren Walker, the foundation's president, explains how he expects the move to pay off in the long run. Also, a new Philadelphia museum exceeds its $150 million fundraising goal. Opinion: Nonprofits and Foundations Must Move Fast to Battle Trump https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Opinion-Nonprofits-and/239719 2017-04-06T10:20:00-04:00 The charity world has the confidence and trust of Americans, and it’s time to put that to use to fend off draconian federal spending cuts. By Mark Rosenman 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. Independent Sector Calls for Universal Charitable Deduction https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Independent-Sector-Calls-for/239697 2017-04-05T11:34:00-04:00 The nonprofit membership association launched a campaign called Giving100 to press Congress to make all taxpayers eligible for the break on giving as part of any tax-code overhaul. 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. IRS Granted Tax-Exempt Status to Nearly 80,000 Groups in 2016 https://www.philanthropy.com/article/IRS-Granted-Tax-Exempt-Status/239668 2017-03-31T10:31:00-04:00 The number of approvals has skyrocketed since the agency introduced a three-page application form for organizations with less than $50,000 in annual gross revenue. Larger groups must fill out a 26-page form. By Alex Daniels Daily News Roundup: Senate Kills Rule to Protect Planned Parenthood Funding https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Senate/239667 2017-03-31T10:08:00-04:00 Also, Hungary's government targets a George Soros-endowed university in Budapest, and Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz backs a nonprofit that seeks to steer money to charity when entrepreneurs exit their businesses with lucrative payouts. A Nonprofit's Guide to Tax Reform https://www.philanthropy.com/specialreport/a-nonprofits-guide-to-tax-ref/132 2017-03-30T08:00:00-04:00 As the Trump White House and Congress turn their attention to rewriting the tax code, we offer a collection of Chronicle articles and opinions about the charitable deduction, estate tax, and more. 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. 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. Charity Leader Sees New Urgency for Global Outreach in Trump Era https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Charity-Leader-Sees-New/239616 2017-03-28T09:00:00-04:00 Sean Callahan, the new head of Catholic Relief Services, is determined to make private donors and government officials alike understand the value of American assistance to the world’s most vulnerable populations. By Megan O’Neil 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. Where Should Trump Donate His Salary? Disease Charities Get the Big Win https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Where-Should-Trump-Donate-His/239492 2017-03-24T16:05:00-04:00 Disease-research organizations, veterans groups, and a few White House antagonists such as the ACLU and Planned Parenthood top a Chronicle survey asking which nonprofit should get the president’s $400,000. By Drew Lindsay 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. Opinion: Charities Need to Increase Giving, Not Just Ask for Tax Breaks https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Opinion-Charities-Need-to/239562 2017-03-22T12:09:00-04:00 Charities would have a stronger case to take to lawmakers if they started a national campaign to increase donations ­— and encouraged people to give from their wealth, not their income. By Eugene Steuerle 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 Watchdogs Seek to Modernize Nonprofit Oversight https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Watchdogs-Seek-to-Modernize/239560 2017-03-22T10:50:00-04:00 Charity regulators struggle to keep up with evolving fundraising approaches and improve oversight of traditional ones, which are often used to target vulnerable people. By Eden Stiffman Meals on Wheels Ramps Up Advocacy Efforts Amid Uncertainty https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Meals-on-Wheels-Ramps-Up/239545 2017-03-21T09:41:00-04:00 The charity has seen a surge in donations since becoming a poster child for Trump administration budget cuts, but it is focusing less on fundraising than on educating the public and policy makers about its programs and effectiveness. By Eden Stiffman