Latest Philanthropy News

Predators' Rinne wins Clancy Trophy for leading on, off ice

Jun. 14, 2021 21:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne has won the King Clancy Memorial Trophy that annually honors an NHL player for leading on the ice and off it with humanitarian work. The league announced Monday night that the National Hockey League Foundation...

Food insecurity worsens, even in America's breadbasket

Jun. 14, 2021 01:06 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — As the sun set behind an overcast sky in early December, deepening the cold of the late afternoon, Jesse Rennich stood in line with about 30 others before an Adopt-a-Block food distribution drop at Tatley Place in south Bismarck. Dressed in jeans...

Maine nonprofit gives out more than $400K for summer meals

Jun. 13, 2021 10:53 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A nonprofit group in Maine has given out more than $400,000 to school districts and community organizations to help with summer meals for children. Full Plates Full Potential said the funding will go to 64 organizations around the state. The...

Eastern Michigan gets $1M gift for math, automotive programs

Jun. 13, 2021 09:24 AM EDT

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Eastern Michigan University has received a $1 million gift from alumnus Jack E. Roush who co-owns NASCAR team Roush Fenway Racing. The gift will support mathematics and automotive programs, Eastern Michigan said. A $400,000...

Browns WR Landry says OBJ looks "amazing" after knee surgery

Jun. 12, 2021 22:55 PM EDT

EASTLAKE, Ohio (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr.'s knee looks fine for football. His softball swing needs work. The Browns wide receiver, who suffered a season-ending knee injury last season, took part Saturday in teammate Jarvis Landy's charity softball event, which drew 7,000...

Mining company donation goes to dorm renovation at Nicholls

Jun. 12, 2021 10:35 AM EDT

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Mining company BHP has donated $200,000 to a Louisiana university for upgrades to housing facilities. The Houma Courier reports that the donation was made for renovations on two residence halls — North and South Babington...

NH GIVES raises record $3.7M in 24-hour online event

Jun. 12, 2021 08:32 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A record $3.7 million was raised in 24 hours for New Hampshire nonprofits through NH Gives, an annual online fundraising event. More than 13,000 people contributed to the event run by the New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits held June 8-9. ...

Outdoor theater gets $10 million donation

Jun. 10, 2021 09:10 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An outdoor theater struggling through the COVID-19 pandemic has received a massive donation. The Wisconsin State Journal reported Thursday that the Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation has handed the American Players Theatre $10...

Vandals deface billboard that honored slain Chicago cop

Jun. 09, 2021 21:02 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A billboard honoring a Chicago police officer who was killed on duty in 2018 was defaced with the word “propaganda.” The billboard, sponsored by the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation, showed a photo of Officer Samuel Jimenez and a positive message...

Senators push measure to accelerate DAF, foundation giving

Jun. 09, 2021 15:35 PM EDT

Two key U.S. senators introduced legislation Wednesday designed to spur faster payouts from donor-advised funds and foundations, giving new momentum to an effort that has deeply divided philanthropy. Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley, of Iowa, a former chairman of the...