Latest Philanthropic foundations News

Foundations, major donors tackle nation’s nursing shortage

Dec. 06, 2022 09:24 AM EST

As more nurses leave their jobs in hospitals and health-care centers, foundations are pouring millions of dollars into efforts to ensure that more stay in the profession and get more out of the job than just the applause and pats on the back they got during the bleakest days of the pandemic. ...

Jimmy V Classic more than game for Iowa's Patrick McCaffery

Dec. 05, 2022 15:48 PM EST

Iowa's meeting with No. 15 Duke at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night is more than just another game to Patrick McCaffery. The game opens the Jimmy V Classic doubleheader, which raises funds for cancer research through the V Foundation. The second game matches No. 2 Texas against...

Mississippi revises demands on Favre in welfare lawsuit

Dec. 05, 2022 15:37 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Department of Human Services on Monday changed its demands against retired NFL quarterback Brett Favre in a lawsuit that seeks repayment of misspent welfare money that was intended to help some of the poorest people in the U.S. The department...

Chesapeake Bay watershed getting $33.8 million in grants

Dec. 03, 2022 10:46 AM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Chesapeake Bay is getting about $33.8 million in conservation grants. The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announced the grants Friday to support the restoration and conservation of the bay watershed. NFWF and U.S. Environmental...

Q&A: Jacob Harold creates philanthropist 'toolbox,' guide

Dec. 01, 2022 10:06 AM EST

Jacob Harold believes philanthropy needs more “strategic promiscuity” – battling the world’s problems using a variety of approaches. It’s an idea that mirrors his wide-ranging career. Harold was president and CEO of GuideStar before it merged with Foundation Center to form...

Fidelity Charitable: New grants to surpass deposits in 2022

Nov. 29, 2022 06:07 AM EST

Fidelity Charitable, the nation’s largest grantmaker, expects 2022 will be the first year since 2018 that the value of grants from its donor advised funds exceeds the value of investments going into the funds. Jacob Pruitt, Fidelity Charitable’s president, told The Associated...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Nov. 28, 2022 14:14 PM EST

Detroit News. November 26, 2022. Editorial: Shareholders should decide who runs companies Governments have an obvious responsibility to monitor the operations of both public and private companies for compliance with laws crafted to protect investors, customers and...

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. ...