Latest Philanthropy News

Giving Tuesday offers needed boost to Delaware nonprofits

Dec. 04, 2021 10:43 AM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Nonprofit organizations throughout Delaware have been hit hard by rising prices on their necessary items, such as gas for Meals on Wheels’ vehicles or Habitat for Humanity’s construction materials. That’s why Sheila Bravo, the president and...

BP oil spill fund: $103M to projects in 3 Gulf states

Dec. 04, 2021 08:33 AM EST

Alabama, Florida and Mississippi are receiving more than $103 million in BP oil spill settlement money for new and continued coastal projects. “These projects, combined with existing investments, continue to advance our goal of protecting and restoring species and...

His Cause: NFL broadcaster's shoes will show damaged brain

Dec. 03, 2021 16:58 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — NFL player turned broadcaster Ross Tucker will wear shoes showing an image of a traumatized brain to raise money for the families of players who suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy. As part of the NFL’s “My Cause My Cleats” initiative,...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Dec. 03, 2021 16:24 PM EST

Portland Press Herald. December 1, 2021. Editorial: Some of our state’s most serious crimes go unreported The rate of offenses continues to fall in Maine, but that figure doesn’t say it all. There’s a lot to learn from...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Dec. 03, 2021 11:06 AM EST

Kyle Rittenhouse did not sue LeBron James for defamation CLAIM: Federal magistrate approved Kyle Rittenhouse’s $110 Million defamation suit against LeBron James. THE FACTS: No such ruling was made. Rittenhouse has not filed a defamation suit against...

Nashville Christmas concert to benefit homeless returns

Dec. 03, 2021 04:05 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The annual Nashville Unlimited Christmas concert to benefit homeless services provider Room in the Inn will take place on Tuesday. This is the 22nd year for the concert at the downtown Christ Church Cathedral. Musical guests this year include...

UNLV, fraternity suspend chapter after fatal boxing event

Dec. 02, 2021 17:22 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The fraternity that organized a charity boxing match where a University of Nevada, Las Vegas student competitor collapsed and later died of head injuries has been suspended both by the school and its national organization pending the outcome of investigations. ...

Donations improve how kids learn amid ongoing COVID concerns

Dec. 02, 2021 13:46 PM EST

When COVID-19 forced Claire Mansur to teach her fourth-grade reading students online instead of in the classroom, she thought about giving up as a teacher. Students at Gladstone Elementary School in Kansas City, Missouri, which serves a large population of immigrants and...

Reward for information on two abandoned dogs raised to $15K

Dec. 02, 2021 11:29 AM EST

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (AP) — An animal shelter has tripled the reward it is offering for help identifying the people who abandoned two dogs found by the side of the road in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, on Thanksgiving morning. The Potter League for Animals is offering $15,500...

Foundation donating $2.25M to improve children's cancer care

Dec. 02, 2021 10:56 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A foundation is making the largest gift in its history to help fight children's cancer in Maine. The Sam L. Cohen Foundation will donate $2.25 million to Maine Medical Center, Barbara Bush Children's Hospital and Maine Children's Cancer Program,...