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Philadelphia Foundation Awards $25,000 Social Enterprise Grant to Good Samaritan Shelter
The Philadelphia Foundation awards $25,000 grant to Good Samaritan Shelter (GSS) in Phoenixville to support its social enterprise program. The grant will be used to employ the services of a...more



Federal Budget Cuts Slash Essential Government-Funded Services to Seniors
Seniors rely on government-funded services such as free rides, hot meals and caregiver "companions". But the recent federal budget cuts put those services on hold, which are key to independent...more

DKNY Designer Gives Philanthropy a Fashionable Twist
DKNY designer Donna Karan dishes all about consumerism. After the earthquake that devastated Haiti, Karan wanted to give back to the Haiti community, but in style. In collaboration with American...more

10-Year Plan to End Homelessness Successful, Homeless Count Drops to 82%
The annual Point-in-Time Count of homeless families and individuals in Asheville and Buncombe County reveals that the 293 chronically homeless identified in 2005 dropped to 54. The Point in Time...more

Nurse Home Visits for Infants are Avenues for Potential Savings
A new Duke University Center for Child and Family Policy study claims that nurse home visits for infants save $3 for every $1 spent. The home visiting program more than paid for itself within the...more

Volunteers Needed for Abused and Neglected Children in Green Bay
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is currently seeking volunteer advocates or abused and neglected children in the Green Bay area. CASA volunteer advocates are sometimes referred to as the...more

13 Bold Progressive Ideas for NYC in 2013
The Coalition for the Homeless joined forces with more than 30 other organizations and signed up on the Progressive Caucus of the City Council to launch the "13 Bold Progressive Ideas for NYC in...more

On Forbes Social Entrepreneur Show: Mystery Grain Amaranth and Puente  la Salud
Devin Thorpe of Forbes, also speaker and author of Your Mark On The World, interviews Kate Seely and Katherine Lorenz of Puente a la Salud, a nonprofit organization helping the people of Oaxaca,...more

Increase of Elderly at Risk of Homelessness, ABS Finds
A report from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reveals an increase in the numbers of elderly that are at risk of homelessness in the private rental market. Housing for the Aged Action...more






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Social Enterprise Delivers Positive Community Impact in Sunderland

Social Enterprise Delivers Positive Community Impact in Sunderland
New social enterprise, I.M.P.A.C.T Northeast CIC, has moved its headquarters smack dab in Sunderland city....



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