News and information on the role that government, small business, the nonprofit sector and philanthropy play in creating healthy and vibrant communities.
A 2009-2011 statistical analysis finds that the percentage of US households that used high-cost nonbank credit has increased.
Nonbank credit includes payday, pawnshop, rent-to-own and...more
Raya the Sanitation Muppet, first introduced at the Reinvent the Toilet Fair: India, is the latest addition to the beloved children's show, Sesame Street. She will appear as part of Sesame Street's...more
The case study called, "Public Procurement in the Philippines," tackles technology-enabled transparency policies around the world.
Sunlight Foundation, a nonprofit organization, whose work is in...more
In a study conducted by the Center for Immigration Studies, nonprofit research organization, data shows that there has been an overall increase in employment for immigrants (both legal and illegal)...more
Curt Bowen, a current resident of Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, founded Semilla Nueva in 2010 after years of work in Central America.
In a Huffington Post blog contribution, shares his points on what...more
The Youth in Philanthropy program (nicknamed "YIP"), founded by Foundation for MetroWest, was launched in five Concord schools with one common goal: to teach Concord's next generation about...more
The Modesto City Council has recently announced it would approve two programs that would spend up to $450,000 in federal budget to boost the economic way of living of low- and moderate-income...more
The Western Dairyland Community Action Agency has recently earned a $249,000 federal Housing First grant, a grant program intended to help the chronically homeless residents secure a roof over their...more
Debbi Durham, the director of the Iowa Economic Development Authority went head-to-head with Senator Bill Dotzler as she asked for more tax credits to attract new industry to the state.