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Giving Back to the Environment \
Jack Johnson and 1% for the Planet, the world's leading environmental network, partner to raise awareness around sustainable local food systems and plastic free initiatives in Jack's All At Once...more



JTFN Awards $1,000 to Jewish Summer Camps to Develop Teen Philanthropy
The New York-based Jewish Teen Funders Network (JTFN) awards $1,000 each to 38 Jewish-based summer camps in North America. The funding will be used to develop teen philanthropy programs in each...more

Colorado Seeks Nominees for National Philanthropy Day
The National Philanthropy Day in Colorado committee is currently seeking nominees, both individuals and organizations, for various award categories. Nominations should be in by July 22. National...more

California Development Initiative to Serve as Haven for Homeless Female Veterans
Volunteers of America are working to develop a complex geared for homeless female veterans, their children and families. The complex, which is sitting atop on a hill overlooking a butterfly...more

Philanthropy Foundation Awards $800,000 to Six Organizations in India
Dasra, India's leading philanthropy foundation, gives out $800,000 (Rs 4.47 crore) to six organizations in India. The objective of the grant is to establish a stronger infrastructure for the...more

The Civic Engagement Distinguished Lecture
David Scobey, executive dean of the New School for Public Engagement in New York, emphasized the need to add civic engagement as part of school curriculum. Scobey presented the Annual Civic...more

Ronald McDonald House Seeking For Volunteers
The Ronald McDonald House has recently announced that they are currently seeking for compassionate individuals who are willing to help with guest services. The chosen volunteers will help make...more

Senior Volunteer Opportunities Earn Federal Grants
Senior volunteer opportunities in the Monadnock and Upper Valley regions get a federal grant boost. The grants were awarded through the Corporation for National and Community Service's Senior...more

Bloomberg Invests $5 Million in Solar-powered Lamps for Africa
Former New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg of Bloomberg Philanthropies, announced a $5 million investment in Little Sun, the creators of a little yellow solar-powered lamp that is more affordable...more




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