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InvestigateWest: Cleaner buildings will cost billions

Oct. 18, 2021 19:20 PM EDT

Pumping insulation into walls and scrapping gas furnaces aren’t the most glamorous ways to attack climate change. Renovating old buildings seems downright mundane compared to fast-charging elec-tric cars or efficient high-rise buildings. But for Francisco Ramos, upgrading his Northeast...

Youth homelessness organization gets $2.5M grant

Oct. 10, 2021 11:35 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Boston nonprofit that provides services for homeless, runaway and at-risk youth has received a $2.5 million grant, the largest in the organization's more than 50-year history. The five-year grant to Bridge Over Troubled Waters from the Liberty Mutual...

Advocates, lawmakers push hospitals to help more with bills

Oct. 10, 2021 08:16 AM EDT

Swamped with medical bills? The hospital that treated you may be able to help. Whether you learn about this before those bills wind up in debt collections is another matter. Medical bills often represent large, unexpected shocks that can crash...

Over $33M going to help sexual assault victims in Virginia

Oct. 09, 2021 10:06 AM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — More than $33 million in U.S. Department of Justice grants has been awarded to 26 Virginia-based public and non-profit organizations to fund programs that address violence against women, a federal prosecutors says. Acting U.S. Attorney Raj Parekh...

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...

Phoenix, other cities keep growing as climate danger rises

Oct. 07, 2021 11:46 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The mustard-colored apartments built as public housing more than half a century ago are among the hottest spots in Phoenix, with only a few scrawny trees and metal clothesline poles offering shade in dusty courtyards. The two-story stucco structures in...

Foundations, new donors build $51M fund to support workers

Oct. 05, 2021 15:16 PM EDT

A fund created by a group of social-justice-minded foundations including Ford and Rockefeller and donors like Jack Dorsey and MacKenzie Scott shortly after COVID hit has more than quadrupled in size to $51 million and is now pouring money into activities and advocacy to strengthen the social...

Once a hero, Oregon congressional candidate funds questioned

Oct. 02, 2021 15:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alek Skarlatos, a hero soldier-turned-Republican congressional candidate, started a nonprofit shortly after his 2020 defeat in a western Oregon race, pledging to advocate for veterans “left high and dry” by the country "they put their lives on the line for." ...

Powell meets a changed economy: Fewer workers, higher prices

Sep. 24, 2021 16:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Restaurant and hotel owners struggling to fill jobs. Supply-chain delays forcing up prices for small businesses. Unemployed Americans unable to find work even with job openings at a record high. Those and other disruptions to the U.S. economy —...

State cultural, arts organizations share $1M in funding

Sep. 20, 2021 16:14 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — More than 100 cultural, humanities and arts nonprofits in Rhode Island are sharing nearly $1 million in federal funds to help them survive and recover from the coronavirus pandemic, officials anounced Monday. The money administered by the RI...