Latest Philanthropy News

Peter Prengaman to lead AP's expanding climate coverage

Dec. 01, 2021 11:43 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Peter Prengaman, a multiformat journalist and newsroom leader who has led coverage of major stories around the world, was named climate and environmental editor of The Associated Press on Wednesday. This new position will lead the news agency’s expanding coverage of...

Supply chain problems hit charities' holiday gifts for kids

Nov. 30, 2021 09:51 AM EST

With less than four weeks to go until Christmas, Kristyn Begari has been rushing to find enough doll styling heads to give to kids in need. But, the purchasing coordinator for the California-based nonprofit Family Giving Tree says it's been difficult to find them, or...

Millennial Money: Sustain generosity beyond the holidays

Nov. 30, 2021 08:56 AM EST

2020 asked a lot from us. We faced new challenges and reckoned with old ones, and often the world’s problems collided with our own individual needs. Help — whether in donations or even just attention — might’ve been hard to give when you required some yourself. If...

GivingTuesday CEO talks about campaign, younger donors

Nov. 29, 2021 17:10 PM EST

In the past 10 years, charities have made splashy fundraising appeals and raked in billions in donations on GivingTuesday, which takes place the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Last year, American donors gave nearly $2.5 billion amid growing needs brought on by the...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Nov. 29, 2021 09:03 AM EST

Cleveland Plain Dealer. Nov. 28, 2021. Editorial: Rocketing food costs are also harming the hunger safety net Eye-popping food price increases this fall, notably for meats, have taken a toll on many household budgets, especially for Thanksgiving. But...

Initiative targets diversity gap among leaders in academia

Nov. 28, 2021 16:32 PM EST

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Researchers at three universities in Maryland will study why there are so few women and people of color in leadership roles at universities. They're also hoping to bring more diversity to those top jobs. The Washington Post reported Saturday...

Restoration of North Pond in Chicago's Lincoln Park nears

Nov. 28, 2021 09:13 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Organizers of an effort to restore North Pond in Chicago's largest park hope to reach their fundraising goal and begin work by early next year. The Chicago Tribune reported that North Pond in Lincoln Park is drying up due to eroding banks and algae...

Maine art museum receives $750,000 gift, renames gallery

Nov. 28, 2021 08:13 AM EST

OGUNQUIT, Maine (AP) — A Maine art museum has received one of the largest gifts in its history and is renaming a gallery after the donors. The Ogunquit Museum of American Art said it received the $750,000 gift from Carol and Noel Leary. The gift will help fund the...

UNLV student who collapsed after charity boxing event dies

Nov. 27, 2021 17:47 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 20-year-old UNLV student has died several days after collapsing and being hospitalized shortly after participating in a Nov. 19 charity boxing match. Nathan Tyler Valencia's death Tuesday was announced Friday on Twitter by the university. “Our...

Nonprofit is new owner of Kauai's last Hawaiian fishpond

Nov. 27, 2021 13:33 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A Kauai nonprofit now owns the island's last remaining Hawaiian fishpond thanks to a private donation and the Trust for Public Land. The 102-acre Alakoko Fishpond dates back 600 years. Its owners put the property on the market for $3 million, Hawaii...