Latest Philanthropy News

Food waste becomes California's newest climate change target

Dec. 09, 2021 09:02 AM EST

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — Banana peels, chicken bones and leftover veggies won't have a place in California trashcans under the nation's largest mandatory residential food waste recycling program that's set to take effect in January. The effort is designed to keep landfills in the most...

MacKenzie Scott won't say how much she's giving 'this time'

Dec. 08, 2021 20:36 PM EST

In a blog post titled “No Dollar Signs This Time,” billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott said she won’t reveal how much she has given to charity since her last round of donations earlier this year, in an effort to reduce the attention she draws. Instead, she wrote a reflection on what...

Reward for info on poisoned wolves grows to nearly $43K

Dec. 08, 2021 13:02 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The reward for information leading to the conviction of the person or persons who poisoned at least eight wolves in eastern Oregon this year has grown to $42,977. Three groups – Wolves of the Rockies, Trap Free Montana and The 06 Legacy Project – added...

Airbnb's nonprofit makes resettling refugees a core mission

Dec. 07, 2021 21:49 PM EST

Mousa and Rasha Alkhafaji were already anxious when they emigrated from Iraq to the United States in 2017. Even though Mousa Alkhafaji had finally received a Special Immigrant Visa for his work with the U.S. Armed Forces in Iraq, his family’s original flight had been canceled when...

Foundation increases gift to Maine arts center by $1M

Dec. 07, 2021 10:22 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A foundation has increased its gift to a Maine university to help create a new arts center in the state's largest city. The University of Southern Maine said Tuesday the Crewe Foundation has given an additional $1 million toward the construction of a new...

Picasso, Cassatt art among pieces donated to Boston College

Dec. 07, 2021 00:09 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Works by Pablo Picasso, Mary Cassatt and Winslow Homer are among 30 pieces of art worth more than $20 million that alumnus and legendary investment manager Peter Lynch is donating to Boston College's art museum, the university announced Tuesday. The works — 27...

Residents in Haines gather to remember landslide victims

Dec. 06, 2021 20:11 PM EST

HAINES, Alaska (AP) — Residents gathered in Haines to remember the two people killed by a landslide last year. The ceremony, held Saturday, honored kindergarten teacher Jenae Larson and David Simmons, who worked for an economic development organization, Anchorage television...

Nonprofit to offer Texas offensive linemen $50,000 annually

Dec. 06, 2021 16:43 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Every Texas Longhorns offensive lineman on scholarship will get $50,000 annually for use of their name, image and likeness to support charitable causes, a new nonprofit entity announced Monday. Horns with Heart said “The Pancake Factory” would start in...

Gaston County Toys for Tots spreads Christmastime cheer

Dec. 06, 2021 00:02 AM EST

GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — Hundreds of motorcyclists rumbled through Gastonia on Sunday all in an effort to help out Santa to give a child a gift to open Christmas morning. ”This is an amazing because where we get to see other riders while helping kids around the...

Skiing Santas back to shredding Maine slopes for charity

Dec. 05, 2021 19:33 PM EST

NEWRY, Maine (AP) — Santa is back to “sleighing” it on the ski slope. More than 230 skiing and snowboarding Kris Kringles took to a western Maine resort on Sunday to raise money for charity. The jolly ol’ St. Nicks took a break last year...