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.

Micki Free Helms in Homeless Vets Benefit Concert at Pomona Glass House
Grammy winner and guitarist Micki Free will take part in a benefit concert organized by the Costanoan Rumsen Carmel Tribe, which is headquartered in Pomona. The benefit concert will raise money...more



Volunteering With Youth Service and Conservation Corps on Earth Day
The Youth Service and Conservation Corps welcomes volunteers and provides them with paid job and leadership training, academic programming, and extra support through an approach that enhances...more

Foundation Giving Minnesota Expected to Rise in 2013
According to reporting in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Minnesota foundations and corporations expect to make modest increases in grant making during 2013, according to a survey released on Monday by...more

North Florida Dentists Spend Time Volunteering to Help People in Need
Dentists in North Florida volunteered to perform free dental work to those who have dropped by the Periodontist Associates of North Florida in Tallahassee. According to Periodontist Associates of...more

The Good Karmic Cycle of Intentional Philanthropy that Stimulates Social Change
When Dr. James "Greg" White and his orthodontist practice firm White, Greer and Maggard became involved in specific philanthropic projects, they realized that more people also became involved with...more

Angel Investor Ron Conway Targets Homelessness
Angel investor Ron Conway announces that his Sf.citi association of San Francisco-based tech companies will make Project Homeless Connect its philanthropy focus for the year. Sf.citi company tech...more

Senior Volunteer Award Seeks Nominations
Home Instead, Inc. sponsors the "Salute to Senior Service" program that is seeking men and women over the age of 65 who have done philanthropic contributions at least 15 hours a month. Senior...more

Bookmate Invests $3M to Bring Social-reading Love to Turkey, Scandinavia, Latin America
Social-reading subscription service Bookmate has announced it is taking a $3 million funding to share the love of reading to Turkey, Scandinavia, and Latin America this 2014. Russian consumer...more

Red Dirt Provides Clean Water For Life
A Kansas City-based social business, Red Dirt, makes artist-inspired iPhone cases, where its sale proceeds go to Water.org to provide clean water around the most underserved parts of the world. To...more

Wells Fargo Imparts $3.8 Million for Triangle Philanthropy Efforts
Wells Fargo & Co., provider of banking and investment, contributed $3.8 million in the Triangle East region in 2012. The donation is part of the $15.6 million in North Carolina philanthropy for...more






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Heartsong Ceremonies for Today’s World


Heartsong Ceremonies for Today’s World

Danu  Fox founded Heartsong Ceremonies when she observed the majority of the population no longer go to any kind of formal celebration or gathering. Fox view ceremonies as observances where magic happens. Heartsong Ceremonies aim for just that.


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