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More HOF health services coming to help NFL players

Jul. 28, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Hall of Fame Behavioral Health is partnering with the largest provider of telepsychiatry services in the country under an agreement aimed at improving life for current and former NFL players. Array Behavioral Care brings more than 20 years of...

Study: Only half of American households donate to charity

Jul. 27, 2021 17:05 PM EDT

For the first time in nearly two decades, only half of U.S. households donated to a charity, according to a study released Tuesday. The findings confirm a trend worrying experts: Donations to charitable causes are reaching record highs, but the giving is done by a smaller and smaller slice of...

West Virginia University receiving funds to study rainforest

Jul. 26, 2021 04:04 AM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — The National Science Foundation has awarded more than $150,000 for ecology research at West Virginia University to study the interaction of trees and soil water in the Amazon rainforest. The $152,649 in funding was announced last week by...

Kemp to replace Underwood as CEO of Lakeshore Foundation

Jul. 25, 2021 10:34 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — John D. Kemp, an attorney who has spent years working with groups that assist the disabled, will take over later this year as chief executive of the Lakeshore Foundation, the organization announced. Directors of the Birmingham-based nonprofit...

Belarus shuts more civil society groups in wide crackdown

Jul. 23, 2021 11:53 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Belarusian authorities on Friday announced the closure of 15 nongovernmental organizations, part of a sweeping crackdown on independent media and civil society activists that includes shutting dozens of NGOs. The groups ordered to close include the...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jul. 23, 2021 10:34 AM EDT

Rutland Herald. July 22, 2021. Editorial: Heads above water It sounds like the plot of a movie. Maine Sen. Angus King urged government and private-sector officials to do more to be prepared because “the next Pearl Harbor, the next 9/11 will be...

Effort to fund racially diverse climate groups gets momentum

Jul. 22, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

Efforts to increase how much philanthropic funding goes to minority-led environmental organizations are gaining momentum, with one group's push for transparency from the nation’s top climate donors drawing big-name support. For months, Donors of Color Network, a...

Red Sox hit 5 HRs, beat Blue Jays 7-4 in Buffalo finale

Jul. 21, 2021 23:12 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — For the city of Buffalo, it was fun while it lasted. After not hosting a Major League Baseball game since its days as a Federal League outpost in 1915, Buffalo made the most of its opportunity, hosting the Toronto Blue Jays over two seasons because...

Human rights giving hits $3.7B record, but some regions lag

Jul. 21, 2021 10:13 AM EDT

Philanthropic funding to promote human rights globally reached a record $3.7 billion in 2018, according to a report released Wednesday. However, nearly half the donations came from 12 foundations, showing funding dependent on only a handful of donors, including The Bill and Melinda Gates...

Critics take aim at charitable money sitting in donor funds

Jul. 20, 2021 14:31 PM EDT

Wealthy philanthropists have long enjoyed an advantageous way to give to charity: Using something called a donor-advised fund, they've been able to enjoy tax deductions and investment gains on their donations long before they give the money away. These so-called DAFs set...