Latest Charity fundraising News

Aurora promotes new hub for non profits and entrepreneurs

Jan. 26, 2020 4:43 PM EST

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — Officials in Illinois' second-largest city say a new center opening this month will be a gathering place for nonprofit groups, entrepreneurs and social innovators. City officials say the Thrive Collaborative Center in Aurora will provide low-cost space for groups and organizations to...

Alabama ministry clears students' lunch debt

Jan. 25, 2020 10:42 AM EST

MADISON, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama ministry is paying the lunchroom debts of all the students in Madison city schools' child nutrition program. The $21,000 gift was announced recently by Madison-based Inside-Out Ministries, Al.com reported. It clears the debt of more than 1,300 students who receive...

School stocks room with personal essentials, washer, dryer

Jan. 24, 2020 8:27 AM EST

THREE LAKES, Wis. (AP) — A school district in northern Wisconsin has refurbished an old photography dark room into a place where the basic needs of its students are met. Teachers at the Three Lakes School District raised money to furnish the room with a washer and dryer to help students who might not have...

FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2020, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg speaks at the Greenwood Cultural Center in Tulsa, Okla. They are circling each other like wary boxers, with taunts on Twitter, snarky asides and belittling depictions of one another. They rose to prominence in Manhattan on parallel tracks, amassed wealth real and perceived and displayed a penchant for putting their names on things.  President Donald Trump and Mike Bloomberg could hardly be more different as people but now they both want the same job: Trump’s. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Trump vs. Bloomberg: Fortunes collide in pricey knife fight

Jan. 24, 2020 2:45 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — They are circling each other like wary boxers, with taunts on Twitter, snarky asides and belittling descriptions. They rose to prominence in Manhattan on parallel tracks, amassed wealth real and perceived and displayed a penchant for putting their names on things. That's where the...

Tampa Bay QB Jameis Winston donates $50K to Miles College

Jan. 22, 2020 2:40 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The football program at Miles College is getting a boost thanks to a donation from Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston. Winston, a Hueytown, Alabama, native, on Wednesday presented Miles College President Bobbie Knight and Athletic Director Reginald Ruffin a check for...

Brown University fundraiser with ties to Epstein resigns

Jan. 22, 2020 11:34 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Brown University fundraising director has resigned, months after being placed on leave by the Ivy League school for his involvement in accepting donations from disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein while at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab, a Brown spokesman said....

State adds $1.1M to help combat homelessness

Jan. 19, 2020 4:15 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut is providing more than $1 million to combat homelessness. Democratic Governor Ned Lamont said last week that the additional $1.1 million in funding will support the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness' efforts to help families and individuals on the verge of...

In this recent photo, God Smile Ministry founder and director Michael Magan, left, listens as Dr. Janet Rowland, right, talks with patient Jennifer Hasley about denture treatment in Owensboro, Ky. Hasley is among the first three patients to benefit from the God Smile Ministry that helps recovering addicts with dentures. (Messenger-Inquirer/The Messenger-Inquirer via AP)

Going the Extra Smile: Recovering drug addicts get dentures

Jan. 19, 2020 11:38 AM EST

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — In less than four months of existence, God Smile Ministry is already impacting lives through improving their oral health. On Thursday (Jan. 9), the second and third patients of the faith-based nonprofit were being treated by Dr. Janet Rowland at her Rowland Family Dentistry office at...

Rocket Mortgage Classic giving more than $1.2M to nonprofits

Jan. 19, 2020 9:55 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — More than $900,000 is being given to groups in Detroit through the inaugural Rocket Mortgage Classic PGA Tour event held last year in the city. The disbursements will allow organizations to help city residents by increasing programs and enhancing neighborhoods, according to The Rocket Giving...

Planned Coast Guard museum has raised more than $50M

Jan. 18, 2020 3:07 PM EST

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — More than $56 million has been raised to build a Coast Guard museum in Connecticut. The Day newspaper reports that the National Coast Guard Museum Association has secured $15 million in federal funds, $21 million in private donations and $20 million through state borrowing for the...