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Nonprofit helps formerly incarcerated firefighters get jobs

Jun. 02, 2022 11:42 AM EDT

For years California, Florida, Oregon, Washington, and other states have relied on incarcerated men and women to fight wildfires. They are trained to perform grueling work while earning just a few dollars, sometimes as little as $2 a day. Incarcerated workers who serve as volunteer...

NFL renews 21 grants for Inspire Change social justice push

Jun. 01, 2022 18:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has renewed 21 national grants worth $6.5 million as part of the league's “Inspire Change” social justice initiative. The league announced the renewals Wednesday. That brings the NFL to more than $244 million in contributions to 37 national grant...

AP Exclusive: Black Lives Matter has $42 million in assets

May. 17, 2022 12:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The foundation started by organizers of the Black Lives Matter movement is still worth tens of millions of dollars, after spending more than $37 million on grants, real estate, consultants, and other expenses, according to tax documents filed with the IRS. In a new,...

How the Constitution teaches students to disagree civilly

May. 02, 2022 11:56 AM EDT

The motto for Great Valley High School and its 1,400 students in the Pennsylvania borough of Malvern, about 25 miles west of Philadelphia, is “Creating a new age of learning.” It may be helping create a new age of conversation, too. By all accounts, political...

Program helps Congo families protect endangered gorillas

Apr. 22, 2022 09:06 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Decades of conservation efforts have stabilized the population of endangered mountain gorillas in eastern Africa. But the number of Grauer’s gorillas — a less furry, lower elevation-dwelling animal — has declined, largely due to habitat loss and hunting. On...

Program helps foundations fund Black-led nonprofits better

Apr. 20, 2022 14:42 PM EDT

A new effort to help grantmakers change the way they work so they can better support Black-led nonprofits was announced Monday. Abundance is a collaboration between three Chicago-area grantmakers, Chicago Beyond, the Grand Victoria Foundation, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation....

Inflation hits nonprofits' services, ability to fundraise

Apr. 08, 2022 09:23 AM EDT

Last Mile Food Rescue in Cincinnati started shopping in November for a refrigerated box truck to move perishable donations from food retailers to distribution sites. The purchase would take some of the pressure off overstretched volunteers, who would have to make three or more runs in their cars to...

Community Foundation of Washington County names new director

Apr. 08, 2022 07:10 AM EDT

GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A key nonprofit agency in Mississippi’s Delta region has named a new executive director, The Delta Democrat-Times reported. Melanie Powell was recently named executive director of the Community Foundation of Washington County. Powell brings...