Venture North Handled $526,260 In 2021 COVID Relief Grants
Foundation: DTE Energy Foundation, Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation, Leelanau Township Community Foundation, Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation

"It's a joy to work at Venture North," says the nonprofit's president. "For us, that joy comes from working arm-in-arm with hundreds of small businesses, community leaders, philanthropic interests...more

Grants And Funding Opportunities From Strategic Grants

If you're in need of a helping hand, there's no better time than now. The Australian government is offering up to $1 million over the next five years for community projects that help those in...more

In Defense Of Philanthropy

Phil Buchanan, president of the Center for Effective Philanthropy, says it's "unfortunate that philanthropy requires a defense, but thankfully this book more than meets the challenge." That...more

Major Investors Come On Board To Tackle Inequality Through Growth Impact Fund

In the US, less than 1% of venture capital goes to social entrepreneurs. In the UK, the figure is closer to 5%. Now two big players in the financial world are coming together to create a $25...more

Impact Investing: A New Relationship With The Startup Ecosystem

Lex Luther, aka LexCorp, first appeared in Superman comics in 1986, "a few years after Terminator's SkyNet entered the public consciousness," writes Martin Dean at SyndicateRooms.com. "That is to...more

Impact Investing Is Here To Stay, Courtesy Of Millennials

Good news for corporate America: Millennials are now the largest group of investors in the world, with 61% of them participating in impact investing, according to a new report from Fidelity...more

Bakersfield Launches First-of-its-kind Youth Workforce Program
Foundation: Kern Community Foundation

"I wish that in high school somebody had pulled me aside and said, 'Did you know you can get an associate's degree from BC and then get a six-figure job?' I don't think anybody is telling kids...more

Skateboarding, Discussions, And Music at Festival Coming to Sioux Falls
Foundation: Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation

The Smithsonian's Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation is teaming up with USA Skateboarding and Sioux Falls, South Dakota's Levitt at the Falls to create a skateboard festival...more

Van Wezel Foundation Underwrites Program For Therapeutic Arts

The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall and the Van Wezel Foundation have teamed up with Resilient Retreat to help people affected by trauma. The not-for-profit organization "uses innovative arts-based...more

Austin Postpones Vote On Pilot Program To Provide Basic Income To Struggling Families

Low-income families in Austin, Texas, will have to wait a little longer to get their hands on $1,000 a month. The Austin City Council on Thursday postponed a vote on a guaranteed-income program...more





Dr. Rajiv Shah, the Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) leads the U.S. government’s efforts to end extreme poverty. He chose to participate in the impact investing conference at the Vatican and met with Pope Francis directly to address world poverty, the future of impact investing, and promotion of resilient, vibrant democratic societies worldwide.




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