Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking, General/Other News

News and information on the role that government, small business, the nonprofit sector and philanthropy play in creating healthy and vibrant communities.

Philanthropic and Environmental Groups Join Forces to Announce Shale Gas Development in the Appalachian
Representatives of philanthropic foundations, energy companies and environmental agencies gather together to announce the Formation of a Center for Performance Standards and Independent Certification...more

Wausau Warming Center Offers Volunteer Training Sessions
The Wausau Community Warming Center has recently announced that it is currently in the process of seeking for volunteers to help with its operations. The warming center opened its doors this year...more

Melbourne Regional Chamber Names Volunteer of the Year
Alice C. Davenport, facility manager for AAR Airlift in Melbourne, has recently been named 2012 Volunteer of the Year by the Melbourne Regional Chamber of East Central Florida. AAR Airlift...more

Students for Soldiers Volunteer At Homeless Shelter To Give Back To The Veteran Community
Boston College's Students for Soldiers is a non-partisan service and advocacy organization where its members volunteer at the New England Center for Homeless Veterans (NECHV). The NECHV is...more

United Way Worldwide Honors Wells Fargo for Volunteer Engagement
United Way Worldwide, a leadership and support organization, grants Wells Fargo with a Summit award for volunteer engagement. Wells Fargo is a financial services provider known for having the...more

Local Organizations Receive Grant Awards from SVC Philanthropy Students
Southern Vermont College (SVC) students wrapped up their spring semester philanthropy course by disseminating funds to three local community organizations. Each organization received $1,600...more

The David Rockefeller Award Gives Importance to Business Philanthropic Initiatives
The David Rockefeller Award is annually held by The Museum of Modern Art to honor David M. Rubenstein, the co-founder of the global private-equity company the Carlyle Group. At the fundraising...more

Soup and Substance Event Addresses Homelessness on MLK Day
The Soup and Substance event, sponsored by the Office of Diversity Education and Multicultural Academic Students at CMU, is a gathering involving graduate students who volunteer to serve food and...more

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Hong Kong Continues to Support its Social Enterprise Sector

Hong Kong Continues to Support its Social Enterprise Sector
Hong Kong’s social enterprise sector seems to thrive, and the government declares its support for...

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