Laura and John Arnold are giving $10 million personally to ensure Head Start can keep running during government shutdown.
“Head Start programs across the country closed because of the government shutdown will reopen Tuesday thanks to a $10 million contribution from a pair of Texas philanthropists.… MORE >>
Is PA businessman convicted of federal corruption charges hoping his continued philanthropy will favorably influence sentencing judge?
“Robert K. Mericle was a philanthropist long before he became a felon.… MORE >>
Evidence suggests IRS continued surveillance on some Tea Party nonprofits well after tax-exempt scandal erupted and purported clean up began.
“Republicans investigating the IRS targeting scandal said Wednesday that the agency continued to conduct secret surveillance on tea party groups even after approving them for tax-exempt status.… MORE >>
“Corporate responsibility law”: India will require foreign and domestic companies with profits above $78m to dedicate at least 2% to charity.
“The corporate responsibility law — which applies to both foreign and domestic companies — requires that all firms that generate profits of about $78 million or more annually in the country spend at least 2 percent of those earnings on community development projects.… MORE >>
Austin, TX nonprofit that offered “unauthorized legal services” to illegal immigrants is shuttered by attorney general and fined $500K.
“A Central Texas organization accused of providing unauthorized legal services to immigrants has been closed and must pay fines and restitution of more than $500,000.… MORE >>
If it passes, CA’s SB 323 would penalize “discriminatory nonprofits” like the Boy Scouts and Little League by stripping them of tax-exempt status.
“A California bill that could strip tax-exempt status from Little League, the Boy Scouts of America and other ‘discriminatory’ nonprofit youth-serving groups could come up for a final vote this week.… MORE >>
One Briton’s bequest — £520,000 to “whichever government is in office,” for benefit of nation — resulted in controversy after attempted bipartisan snatch.
“A £520,000 bequest shared between the Tories and Lib Dems will be handed to the Treasury, amid claims it was meant to be left to the nation.… MORE >>
In wake of NY Times report, investigations into Clinton Foundation continue (and multiply); now comes news that travel consumed $50m over 9 years.
“Bill Clinton’s foundation has spent more than $50 million on travel expenses since 2003, an analysis of the non-profit’s tax forms reveal.… MORE >>
New First-Time Donor’s Super Credit (FDSC) means charitable donation can garner tax savings “between 61.1% and 74.4%” for some Canadians.
“Imagine making a $1,000 donation to charity with an after-tax cost of only $256.… MORE >>
CO nonprofit Citizen Awareness Project and nine other groups sue IRS for releasing details of its tax-exemption application to ProPublica.
“Citizen Awareness Project, a conservative Denver, Colo.… MORE >>