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$25M gift to start triple negative breast cancer center

Jan. 26, 2022 08:32 AM EST

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — A $25 million gift from an anonymous donor to a North Carolina cancer center will allow for more research into a highly aggressive breast cancer that disproportionately affects Black, Latina and young women and previously has had limited funding, a news release said. ...

Resolutions for a generous and green new year in the garden

Jan. 19, 2022 17:08 PM EST

Something miraculous happens to gardeners at this time of year. I don’t know what triggers it. Perhaps it was the sight of Christmas trees and lights, or the presence of all those poinsettias. Whatever the cause, by January, gardeners have let go of last year’s gardens and start to dream about...

UN agency: Palestinians in crisis-hit Lebanon need funds

Jan. 19, 2022 08:51 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — A U.N. agency appealed Wednesday to the international community to donate tens of millions of dollars to help improve living conditions for Palestinians in crisis-hit Lebanon. The appeal by the agency for Palestinian refugees, or UNRWA, is asking for an additional...

Liz Weston: How to get more joy while giving to good causes

Jan. 17, 2022 07:14 AM EST

We may think spending money on ourselves will make us happier than spending it on someone else. That belief can make it hard to carve money out of our budgets to give to good causes. But research shows that spending money on others is more likely to make us happy. This seems to be a...

Tax credit measure for private school donations fails

Jan. 12, 2022 18:56 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A proposal that would have indirectly subsidized private K-12 schools in Nebraska by offering tax credits to scholarship donors stalled Wednesday in the Legislature. Supporters fell five votes short of the 33 they needed to overcome a filibuster and force a...

Tennessee State Parks holding fundraiser through January

Jan. 07, 2022 04:07 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee State Parks says it is holding a fundraiser in January that allows people to vote for their favorite park with each dollar they donate. Each dollar given during the My TN State Park fundraiser will count as one vote for the selected park, with...

Black Holocaust Museum to reopen with $10 million donation

Jan. 04, 2022 12:54 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A $10 million grant from an anonymous donor will allow America's Black Holocaust Museum to reopen in Milwaukee next month following years of struggles to remain viable. The museum was founded in 1988 and closed in 2008. In 2017, ground was broken for the a new...

$15B from Gates, French Gates tops 2021 biggest gift list

Jan. 04, 2022 10:30 AM EST

It was a healthy year for big gifts to charitable causes in 2021, a year that saw one of the largest multibillion-dollar contributions in more than a decade, according to a Chronicle of Philanthropy tally. The power philanthropists Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates announced in May...

Atlanta nonprofits stretch to meet missions amid pandemic

Jan. 01, 2022 00:08 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — As COVID-19 was grinding the world to a halt, Susan Anderson realized that her volunteer organization needed to make some changes — and it needed to make them fast. Open Hand Atlanta relied on dozens of volunteers who were used to darting in and out of the...

Charities wade into NFT craze with mixed financial results

Dec. 29, 2021 11:12 AM EST

On GivingTuesday, officials at New Jersey-based health care charity Sostento learned they would receive a donation of roughly $58,000 by the end of the week. The donation was unlike any the nonprofit had received before. It was derived from the proceeds of the sale of a nonfungible...