SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — The world's richest person made the single-largest charitable contribution in 2020, according to The Chronicle of Philanthropy's annual list of top donations, a $10...
NEW YORK (AP) — The American Journalism Project said Thursday that it was awarding $2 million in grants to three nonprofit newsrooms, including one based in New York City that targets the...
SEATTLE (AP) — MacKenzie Scott, philanthropist, author and former wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, has announced that she has given away $4.1 billion in the past four months to hundreds of...
NEW YORK (AP) — Longtime St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright has won the Roberto Clemente Award, given annually by Major League Baseball for community involvement and...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some of entertainment’s biggest names from Nicole Kidman to John David Washington shared encouraging words for aspiring young creators whose organizations were collectively...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Deep-pocketed and often anonymous donors are pouring over $100 million into an intensifying dispute about whether it should be easier to vote by mail, a fight that could...
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The University of Notre Dame is projecting a more than $100 million revenue shortfall for the upcoming fiscal year in part because of the coronavirus outbreak, according to...
NEW YORK (AP) — While celebrities and billionaires have announced huge gifts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, many charities and nonprofits are still struggling. Donations to some churches have...
REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said Friday he is stepping down from the company's board to focus on philanthropy.
Gates was Microsoft's CEO until 2000 and since then...
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The World Health Organization’s chief launched a global fund on Friday to raise money to help the world’s nations respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, saying “every dollar...
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Hundreds of Penn State students have raised almost $11.7 million dollars for pediatric cancer patients in the annual 46-hour dance marathon known as Thon.
NEW YORK (AP) — “Sesame Street” in the past year has tackled everything from foster care to substance abuse. Now its latest effort is trying to help children suffering as a result of the Syrian...
It may not come as a surprise that millennials are passionate about giving back.
Millennials as a generation believe in supporting causes more than individual organizations, are likely to be...
ATLANTA (AP) — The billionaire owner of the Atlanta Falcons is making his first major drive into international philanthropy.
The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation is expected to announce...
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — The life of Oklahoma State University alumnus and benefactor T. Boone Pickens has been celebrated on the campus where the late energy industry billionaire donated hundreds...
NEW YORK (AP) — In the decade since striking a deal that required him to register as a sex offender, Jeffrey Epstein has sought to underwrite all manner of youth causes, such as a baseball program...
SEATTLE (AP) — If a billionaire's approach to philanthropy is a reflection of himself, Charles Koch's latest initiative tackling poverty embodies both the wealthy industrialist's business acumen...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Henry Bloch, who helped found tax preparation giant H&R Block, died Tuesday at age 96, the company announced.
Bloch died of natural causes at St. Luke's Hospice in...
CLEVELAND (AP) — A retired businessman and his wife have donated $3 million to endow the position overseeing American art at the Cleveland Museum of Art.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Hundreds of Penn State students have raised more than $10.6 million dollars for pediatric cancer patients in the annual 46-hour dance marathon known as Thon.
The $10,621,683.76 total was announced Sunday afternoon at the conclusion of the Penn State Interfraternity Council/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, billed as the world's largest student-run philanthropy.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Hundreds of hardy Penn State students are taking part in the annual 46-hour dance marathon known as Thon to raise money for pediatric cancer patients.
The Penn State Interfraternity Council/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, billed as the world's largest student-run philanthropy, kicked off Friday night and runs through Sunday.
Last year, students raised more than $10 million for pediatric cancer patients and their families at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.
KIRKLAND, Wash. (AP) — Bill and Melinda Gates are pushing back against a new wave of criticism about whether billionaire philanthropy is a force for good.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Community Foundation says a campaign to create an endowment to benefit nonprofit groups has raised more than $100 million.
Anchorage television station KTVA reports the total includes a $40 million gift from an unnamed single donor.
The foundation on Wednesday announced the $100 million threshold collected over five years.
FREEPORT, Maine (AP) — L.L. Bean's renewed focus on the outdoor fun proclaimed in its "Be An Outsider" campaign is being reflected in the retailer's corporate giving.
The Maine-based retailer is doubling its charitable giving to $4 million and channeling the new gifts to outdoors-oriented nonprofits, part of a trend of companies sharpening their philanthropic focus at a time when corporate responsibility is high on the minds of consumers.
JERUSALEM (AP) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has been awarded Israel's 2019 Genesis Prize in recognition of his philanthropy and commitment to combatting anti-Semitism, organizers of...
HOUSTON (AP) — With a stirring rendition of "I'll Fly Away" marking the conclusion of a memorial service for former Houston Texans founder and owner Bob McNair, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones wiped tears from his eyes Friday afternoon.
SEATTLE (AP) — From Jeff Bezos' free preschools to Andrew Carnegie's public libraries, education stands out as a favorite cause among America's wealthiest people.
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The Ruth Mott Foundation has promoted a vice president to become its next president.
The Flint-based philanthropy says Raquel Thueme succeeds Handy Lindsey Jr., who retired this month. Thueme had been the foundation's vice president of programs.
Thueme's experience includes four years as president and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A private liberal arts college with campuses in New Mexico and Maryland has seen a spike in donations since announcing plans to decrease tuition.
St. John's College reported more than 1,000 small gifts in its annual fund, totaling more than $750,000 since September. The Capital Gazette reports the amount is nearly twice as much what the annual fund raised during the same period in 2017.
SEATTLE (AP) — Prior to his death on Monday, billionaire Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen invested large sums in technology ventures, research projects and philanthropy, some of it eclectic and highly speculative. What happens to those commitments now?
Outside of bland assurances from his investment company, no one seems quite sure.
SEATTLE (AP) — Bill Gates is rallying behind school quality in developing nations with a push for more assessment data, a new initiative that links the Microsoft co-founder's signature U.S. education priorities with his more prominent global philanthropy work.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as the world's largest philanthropy issued its latest "Goalkeepers" report on Tuesday, urging for more comparable student assessment data worldwide and help getting girls through their schooling.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The University of Kentucky has opened a center for student philanthropy.
A statement from the school says the center will focus on education and engagement as it aims to teach students the value of philanthropy. The Center for Student Philanthropy officially opened last week in the Gatton Student Center, and officials say it is among the first of its kind in the nation.
SEATTLE (AP) — Marking another phase in his education agenda, Bill Gates is now taking a more targeted approach to help struggling U.S. schools.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is now funding groups working directly with clusters of public schools in some of the most impoverished regions of the country. Many of those third-party groups already had relationships with the world's largest philanthropy, and some of the grants went straight to a school district and charter schools organization.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Con Hogan, a longtime Vermont official who dedicated his life to serving others under a series of governors from both parties, and through private philanthropy and nonprofit organizations, has died. He was 77.
He died Sunday at his home in Plainfield, his wife, Jeannette Hogan, said Monday. The cause was unclear.
WASILLA, Alaska (AP) — The board of directors of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race has four new members, including a former Olympian.
The Iditarod Trail Committee announced Monday that former Olympic cross-country skier Nina Kemppel will serve on the board.
Kemppel is chief executive officer of the Alaska Community Foundation, a group that supports philanthropy to strengthen Alaska communities.
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle region is home to America's two richest men, but their local legacies to date represent two very different eras for the city.
While Amazon's Jeff Bezos is blamed by some for rising rents and clogged city streets, Bill Gates is largely admired for helping lead the computing revolution and donating billions through his philanthropy.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The president and CEO of the country's largest community foundation has been ousted after a law firm hired to investigate workplace bullying and harassment issued a scathing report that included sexual, racist and other inappropriate remarks by some executives, a newspaper said Thursday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Fueled by a surging stock market and huge gifts from billionaires, charitable giving in the United States in 2017 topped the $400 billion mark for the first time, according to the latest comprehensive report on Americans' giving patterns.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota businessman and philanthropist said Tuesday he is donating $100 million to the National University System, a nonprofit that focuses on education and philanthropy initiatives.
The donation by T. Denny Sanford is the largest in the nonprofit's history and comes a year after Sanford gave $28 million to the network, which supports students looking for alternative ways to learn.
McLEAN, Va. (AP) — The conservative Charles Koch Foundation is dramatically increasing its donations to colleges and universities at a time when its philanthropy is facing increasing scrutiny, according to tax records.
The foundation gave nearly $49 million to more than 250 colleges across the U.S. in 2016, according to an Associated Press review of the foundation's most recent tax records. That's a 47 percent increase over 2015.
ABINGTON, Pa. (AP) — The superintendent of a Philadelphia-area high school told parents she understood why they opposed renaming the school after an alumnus who made a $25 million donation, but then told the billionaire she was disappointed in their reaction.
LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — Recovery efforts continue to help some Hawaii residents get back on their feet following a devastating flood.
About 30 community leaders from Kauai's North Shore met Saturday to discuss relief efforts and allocate donations and services to areas where they are most needed after last weekend's flooding, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported .
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tom Benson was admiring the beautiful architecture of the Notre Dame Seminary chapel on South Carrollton Avenue one day in 2011 when one of the seminarians spoke up.
Sure, this is nice, he said, but you should see the conditions we're living in.
A quick tour showed Benson the contrast between the seminary's impressive public areas and its living quarters, where students were housed without air conditioning and amid exposed wiring and windows in need of replacement.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Agricultural Foundation has taken on a five-year challenge to fundraise $4 million to help support the state's agriculture industry.
Gov. Dennis Daugaard said Tuesday money raised by the foundation will be matched with $1 million from the state and the South Dakota Community Foundation.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Hundreds of hardy Penn State students have raised more than $10 million for pediatric cancer patients in the annual 46-hour dance marathon known as Thon.
The $10,151,663.93 total was announced Sunday afternoon at the conclusion of the Penn State Interfraternity Council/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, billed as the world's largest student-run philanthropy.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Nonprofit leaders in Indiana say it's too early to determine the impact of tax changes on charitable organizations nationwide.
The regulations are expected to reduce the number of donors who lower their federal tax bills by using a deduction for giving, the Indiana Business Journal reported.
A study from the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy estimates that total giving could drop by $13.1 billion. That would be the biggest drop since the Great Recession.
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — While other workers on the bus to the National Reactor Testing Station slept or played bridge during the 1960s, chemist William Maeck studied the Standard and Poor's stock guide.
The approach was "simple." During the 50-odd-minute ride from Idaho Falls to the desert site, Maeck poured over columns, calculated numbers in his head and marked future investments on the page.
NEW YORK (AP) — Hurricane Maria has devastated Puerto Rico , destroying buildings leaving its more than 3.4 million residents largely without power. Food and drinking water are also difficult to come by, and the recovery will be long, difficult and expensive.
NEW YORK (AP) — Hurricane Maria has devastated Puerto Rico, destroying buildings leaving its more than 3.4 million residents largely without power. Food and drinking water are also difficult to come by, and the recovery will be long, difficult and expensive.