Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking, General/Other News

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Venture Philanthropy for Life Science Funding
Venture philanthropy, where non-profits make investments in life sciences companies and high-tech business management, is deemed as an engine for life science funding. This venture philanthropy...more



Volunteer Spirit Alive and Well Among Older Adults
In a recent study by AARP, a nonprofit organization that helps people aged 50 and above improve the quality of their lives, the spirit of volunteering is alive and well among older...more

Furloughed Workers Volunteer at Martha\
President Barack Obama approached Martha's Table in Washington, which provides services to low-income children and families, to meet with laid off federal workers who've been volunteering their...more

Fresno and Madera Counties Share Over $5.3 Million Grant to End Homelessness
Fresno and Madera counties have a high number of homeless residents. Nonprofits operating within the two areas receive their share of more than $5.3 million to give support to the homeless. The...more

Social Entrepreneur Makes a Difference in the Lives of 100,000 Children
Jenny Bowen, founder of the Half the Sky Foundation, has saved the lives of more than 100,000 children in China. And she's still continuing to make a difference for emotionally and physically...more

More than a Nonprofit, Pioneer Human Services Helps People Transition from Prison
Pioneer Human Services is a manufacturing enterprise of Pioneer Industries where it runs a diverse range of businesses to provide on-the-job training and work experience for people who have come out...more

The Adler Group Shells Out $10,000 for Community
The Richland Community Development Corporation and Ontario Growth Corporation will be getting a $5,000 donation each from The Adler Group, a co-developer of the former General Motors site. The...more

Faith-Based Agency is Raising Funds to House the Homeless
Daily Bread Ministries, a faith-based agency that runs the Greer Soup Kitchen, is raising funds to build a four-unit living facility where the homeless can live temporarily for a year. The...more




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