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.

Orford Women Knits and Designs Quilts for Good
Sally Arcolio, a former home economics teacher from rural Tuston, California, is often seen leading and working with members of the Ville Quilters on the quilt they are designing and will make to ...more



Youth in Philanthropy to Teach Next Generation About Giving Back
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

NY Nonprofit Aims to End Homelessness and Addiction
Project Renewal launched a culinary training program that trains people for food service jobs in hopes of ending cycles of homelessness, addiction and jail time. With its Nonprofit Comfort Food...more

Local Festival Signs Up Organ Transplant Donors
According to the US Department of Heath and Human Services (HHS), more than 20,000 Latinos across the country will be participating in a local festival to sign up as organ transplant donors. In...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

Blackbaud Chief Executive to Step Down
Blackbaud, the country's largest maker of fundraising software has recently announced that its CEO is set to step. This bold move is said to be caused by the company's declining quarterly earnings,...more

Biocom Institute Launches STEM Voice Video Competition
Biocom Institute launched a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) Voice video competition in collaboration with The Coalition of State Bioscience Institutes (CSBI). The STEM...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

Women in Longview Day Volunteer Inspires Other Women
Sandra Skoog, a Linden-resident and long-time volunteer, hopes to empower and help other women through the organization she volunteers for - Women in Longview Day. Women in Longview celebrates the...more

Football Tournament Tackles Homelessness and Addiction Recovery
The 'Homelessness to Recovery' football tournament is intended to help people recovering from addiction and homelessness. The tournament brought teams from across the North East area and even a...more







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