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Donors to launch Houston newsroom with $20M in seed funding

Jan. 19, 2022 12:50 PM EST

Five philanthropies plan to spend more than $20 million to bolster news coverage in Houston and create what they say will be one of the largest local nonprofit news organizations in the country. The newsroom is anticipated to launch later this year or early 2023 on multiple...

Bloomberg funds city programs to build new urban solutions

Jan. 18, 2022 00:17 AM EST

Bloomberg Philanthropies is supporting the innovative solutions of 15 cities to try to get others to use them as blueprints to battle the world’s urban problems. The winners of this year's Global Mayors Challenge, announced Tuesday, span 13 nations and will make their solutions...

Over 50K Maine acres to be protected by conservation push

Jan. 17, 2022 08:17 AM EST

FAYETTE, Maine (AP) — More than 50,000 acres of land around Maine will be conserved as part of a land protection drive, according to a charitable foundation. The Maine Community Foundation said funding for the 15 conservation projects involved in the effort totals $619,000. The...

FACT FOCUS: Posts mislead on nonprofit vaccine rules

Jan. 14, 2022 17:38 PM EST

Critics of vaccine requirements are misrepresenting policy changes taken by Make-A-Wish Foundation and a Ronald McDonald House Charities facility to protect the children and families they serve from coronavirus. Both nonprofits have enforced COVID-19 vaccine rules in recent months,...

With more girls pregnant, Zimbabwe pushes a return to school

Jan. 12, 2022 03:30 AM EST

MUREHWA, Zimbabwe (AP) — Inside a sparsely furnished two-room home in rural Zimbabwe, a 3-month-old baby cries. His mother, Virginia Mavhunga, spends her days making trips to the well with a bucket on her head, selling fruits and vegetables at the roadside, cooking, cleaning, washing clothes —...

Germany to drop investigation into Olympic horse cruelty

Jan. 11, 2022 09:36 AM EST

POTSDAM, Germany (AP) — German prosecutors will drop an animal cruelty investigation into an athlete and a coach who were shown striking a horse during the Olympic modern pentathlon last year. The investigation will be dropped once athlete Annika Schleu and coach Kim Raisner have...

Home Depot Foundation gives $1M to civil rights center

Jan. 11, 2022 08:34 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Home Depot Foundation said it will give $1 million to the Atlanta-based National Center for Civil and Human Rights, which plans to use the donation to expand its museum and increase community education and training. The foundation, established by the...

Maine grants to improve senior transportation in rural areas

Jan. 10, 2022 02:08 AM EST

SACO, Maine (AP) — A charitable foundation in Maine is giving out a series of grants to help with transportation for older residents of the state. Maine has one of the oldest median ages in the country. The Maine Community Foundation said programs that help older residents with...

India restores foreign fund permit for Mother Teresa charity

Jan. 08, 2022 01:19 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s government has allowed Mother Teresa’s charity to receive foreign funds, weeks after blocking it saying the Catholic organization did not meet conditions under local laws, a lawmaker said Saturday. Derek O’Brien, a lawmaker from the opposition...

St. Louis-area bookkeeper sentenced for stealing $670,000

Jan. 06, 2022 10:38 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis-area bookkeeper has been sentenced to nearly four years in federal prison for stealing $670,000 from a trust fund that provided money for several charities. Paula K. Smith, 69, of O'Fallon, Missouri, was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court. She...