Latest Philanthropic foundations News

Pakistan launches new anti-polio drive amid spike in cases

Nov. 28, 2022 03:04 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani authorities launched a new nationwide anti-polio drive on Monday amid a spike in new cases among children, health officials said. It is the sixth such campaign this year and will last for five days, aiming to inoculate children under the age of 5 in high-risk areas. ...

Hong Kong court convicts Cardinal Zen, 5 others over fund

Nov. 25, 2022 01:30 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — A 90-year-old Roman Catholic cardinal and five others in Hong Kong were fined after being found guilty Friday of failing to register a now-defunct fund that aimed to help people arrested in the widespread protests three years ago. Cardinal Joseph Zen, a retired...

Buffett donates over $750 million to his family charities

Nov. 23, 2022 18:07 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire investor Warren Buffett donated more than $750 million in Berkshire Hathaway stock to the four foundations run by his family Wednesday, but unlike his annual gifts to charity each summer, the recipients didn't include the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. ...

Pope ousts leadership of Caritas Internationalis charity

Nov. 22, 2022 10:29 AM EST

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis on Tuesday ousted the management of the Vatican’s international charitable organization Caritas Internationalis and appointed temporary leadership after an external review found management and morale problems at its head office. A Vatican statement said...

Labor rules for German Catholic-run institutions to be eased

Nov. 22, 2022 09:15 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The Catholic Church in Germany is reforming its labor rules for employees of church-run institutions to allow them to work regardless of “their sexual identity and their way of life.” The German Bishops' Conference said that an assembly of diocesan representatives...

LA Dodgers donate $1 million to Elton John AIDS Foundation

Nov. 20, 2022 17:47 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers announced a $1 million donation to the Elton John AIDS Foundation during one of the star's weekend performances at Dodger Stadium, the last North American stop on his final tour. The team's principal owner, Mark Walter, and Dodgers...

Tennessee teacher nabs 'Oscar of Education' award

Nov. 19, 2022 10:41 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — At Dogwood Elementary, a sea of tiny students parted and turned around to look at their teacher, Alexis Guynes, who was sitting on a row of bleachers with tears welling up. Jane Foley, the senior vice president of the Milken Family Foundation, had just...

Foundations call for cooperation, some new pledges at COP27

Nov. 18, 2022 12:11 PM EST

As communities around the globe press their case at the COP27 conference in Egypt that climate damage is forcing migration and causing suffering as never before, philanthropic foundations pooled their resources to donate more than $2 billion to support climate adaptation projects. Overall, though...

Fiesta Bowl Organization hires Erik Moses as new CEO

Nov. 15, 2022 15:02 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Erik Moses has been hired by the Fiesta Bowl as its new executive director and CEO, the organization announced Tuesday. Moses will lead the Fiesta Bowl Organization, which hosts the Fiesta Bowl, Guarateed Rate Bowl and a parade. The organization has also...

World Population hits 8 billion, creating many challenges

Nov. 15, 2022 11:40 AM EST

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The world's population will likely hit an estimated 8 billion people on Tuesday, according to a United Nations projection, with much of the growth coming from developing nations in Africa. Among them is Nigeria, where resources are already stretched to the...