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Mom starts scholarship fund to honor son killed in Ga. wreck

Oct. 16, 2021 00:22 AM EDT

CUMMING, Ga. (AP) — Each of Tarik Kindell’s family members and friends agree that he was an incredibly giving person — in more ways than one. Not only was he funny and charismatic, always knowing exactly what to say to make someone smile. He was also there for his...

A growing worry for charities: Tax havens for the rich

Oct. 09, 2021 06:01 AM EDT

A spotlight that has been thrown on how many of the rich and powerful shield their wealth is also intensifying a fear among philanthropy experts: That the tax havens being used by the wealthy will increasingly siphon money away from charitable causes. Wealthy Americans...

Study: Small nonprofits hit harder by COVID than larger ones

Oct. 07, 2021 16:14 PM EDT

Small arts organizations were among those hit the hardest by shrinking donations last year, according to a study by the Urban Institute. Small charities nationwide have faced significant losses in charitable giving as donors cut back during the COVID health and economic...

Georgia county’s schools raise $360K yearly for heart health

Oct. 03, 2021 00:14 AM EDT

CUMMING, Ga. (AP) — Students at Brookwood Elementary take part in all kinds of activities in their Physical Education classes in the spring. From playing kickball and jumping rope to juggling and dancing, these students seem to constantly be moving at school. Many in...

88% of Affluent Households Donated in 2020, New Study Says

Sep. 29, 2021 14:03 PM EDT

In a year beset with a global pandemic and other crises, the vast majority of wealthy households — 88% — gave to charity in 2020, according to a study from Bank of America and the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. “There was a high level of...

Memorial or high-rise? Future of condo collapse site argued

Sep. 23, 2021 15:59 PM EDT

The fight over whether the site of June's deadly Florida condominium collapse should be sold for development or turned into a memorial boiled over at a court hearing Thursday, with some victims' relatives begging for time to find a buyer who won't put a new luxury high-rise there. ...

Wildfire victims left with nothing get hope from donated RVs

Sep. 23, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

QUINCY, Calif. (AP) — Clutching a bag full of duct tape and snacks, Woody Faircloth climbs aboard a motorhome complete with carpet and drapes. At his side, his 9-year-old daughter, Luna, quizzes a family who has just donated the recreational vehicle, appropriately called Residency. In the...

Philanthropies pledge billions during UN meeting

Sep. 23, 2021 13:39 PM EDT

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced plans Thursday to spend more than $900 million over the next five years to curb global malnutrition, a move to stem the rise in world hunger during the COVID-19 pandemic. It's one of several pledges private donors made this week as world leaders...

Northwestern set to renovate stadium after $480 million gift

Sep. 22, 2021 17:23 PM EDT

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Northwestern is set to renovate its football stadium thanks to a $480 million donation from the family of Patrick and Shirley Ryan. The school said Wednesday that the gift will also help fund other university projects. But it's the lead donation to...

NE Indiana museum gets $500K federal grant for new roof

Sep. 20, 2021 07:37 AM EDT

AUBURN, Ind. (AP) — A northeastern Indiana auto museum has received a $500,000 grant for improvements that will include replacing a leaky roof that now requires more than 80 buckets to catch leaks throughout its third floor. The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum...