Category: News & Notes

Liberian disabled refugee starts nonprofit

A disabled refugee living in Lawrenceville, GA, has started a nonprofit to bring mobility devices to his native Liberia. “‘Everything I see here, I want to take there.” “Sitting in his living room in a suit, his right foot bound in a purple cast, Samuel Dean’s passion for helping the disabled is evident.… MORE >>

Richmond nonprofit receives $150K donation from stranger

Serendipitous meeting between owner of Richmond nonprofit and immigrants to Miami ended in a $150K donation to the nonprofit. “What seemed like a fluke, overseas encounter has brought blessing to the founder of a local nonprofit, and a challenge to the Richmond community.… MORE >>

After school programs receive grant

After school programs can help many working poor families, and the Mott Foundation has given $4M  to fund those programs in the Flint, Michigan area. “Today, efforts to help Flint, Mich.-area youth succeed in—and beyond—the classroom received a significant boost from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, which has announced nearly $4 million in funding for afterschool and youth employment programs in the area.”–Rachel Clark, Afterschool SnackMORE >>

Couple loves to give to Dayton

Dayton has a couple that has lived in and loved the town for over five decades; the MacIlwaines now give back to the community they love.… MORE >>

Nonprofit for severely disabled under federal investigation

DOJ is investigating a nonprofit, SourceAmerica, which handles $3B in taxpayer dollars to find employment for the severely disabled. “The nation’s premier federal program that provides work for people who are severely disabled is mired in widespread corruption, financial fraud and violations of the law, numerous sources tell CNN.… MORE >>

Utility company gives to communities they serve

PA natural gas company gives back to their everyday customers; invests money back into the communities under which their pipelines run. “Philanthropy as a form of community relations is a smart business move at most corporations.… MORE >>

CA attorney general most predictable in US

In wake of controversial Planned Parenthood organ-farming videos, AG Kamala Harris announces CA will launch investigation into nonprofit that uncovered story. “California’s attorney general said Friday that she will review an anti-abortion group’s undercover videos targeting Planned Parenthood to determine if the activist group has breached nonprofit registration or reporting requirements or other state laws, the Associated Press reports.” — the Chronicle of PhilanthropyMORE >>

Children’s leukemia nonprofit accused of fraud

New York AG accuses National Children’s Leukemia Foundation of raising millions for bone marrow registry and cancer research building that allegedly do not exist. “Over the years, donors gave millions of dollars to the National Children’s Leukemia Foundation, perhaps motivated by brochures or telemarketing pitches describing the charity’s bone marrow registry or its cancer research building.… MORE >>

Fireworks did not fly for nonprofit proceeds

When purchasing fireworks at Anaheim Fireworks, many buyers didn’t designate a selected charity, so some nonprofits will miss out on charitable proceeds. “Nonprofits will receive only a small portion of the $375,000 generated by Anaheim’s first fireworks sales in 29 years, primarily because most buyers didn’t designate a charity at the time of purchase, city officials said this week.” –Art Marroquin, the Orange County RegisterMORE >>

Daughters of Charity keep hospitals open

Daughters of Charity get $250m from private investment firm, after original buyer backed out when AG stipulated they keep all 6 affected CA hospitals open. “A private investment firm will make a $250-million cash infusion in a struggling chain of six Catholic hospitals in California under a deal announced Friday.… MORE >>

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