Category: News & Notes

Home field advantage

When All Star Game comes to Minneapolis this July, charities will win too: Baseball fans can vote on which MN nonprofit will receive $500K grant.
“When Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game comes to Target Field in July, it will bring more than the nation’s top ball players.… MORE >>

Nonprofit needs scholarship donations

Nonprofit Coalition for Queens seeks to raise $1 million to support tech scholarship program; Reddit cofounder is raising $20K of it on his own.
“ Coalition for Queens, a Long Island City-based nonprofit, is struggling to raise $1 million to grow a program that teaches technology beginners the basics of coding and how to get high-paying tech jobs.… MORE >>

Kentucky gives

Kentucky Gives day was earlier this week; second year of the effort helped 308 nonprofits and raised over $440,000, a 25% increase over last year.
“The Second Annual Kentucky Gives Day, a 24-hour online giving event to benefit participating Kentucky nonprofits, raised a little over $110,000 more than last year for a grand total of $440,424.… MORE >>

Planting volunteers needed

Greening of Detroit will be planting trees on Saturdays from now until June 7; hopes to add 2,400 to area parks and neighborhoods before summer arrives.… MORE >>

Delicious philanthropy

Krispy Kreme announces 6th annual Drive for 45 Campaign; now through May 19, your doughnut purchases can help support NC camp for sick children.
“For six consecutive years, Krispy Kreme has held a fundraiser to provide summer camp experiences for children with chronic or serious illnesses via its Drive for 45 Campaign.… MORE >>

Happy 100th!

Here’s to 100 more: A NE branch of Knights of Columbus celebrated its first hundred years of “philanthropy and service” with a Mass and banquet.
“Members of the Knights of Columbus traveled by train from across the region to David City on Jan.… MORE >>

“A scripted Beltway PR move”

Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder’s peace offering is philanthropic contributions to as-yet-to-be-determined Native American causes.
“[W]e’ll have to decipher Snyder’s motivations solely from the letter he sent to ‘everyone in our Washington Redskins Nation’ Monday night.… MORE >>

“It’s all about the cash”

Well, of course it is: Kanye West and Kim Kardashian would rather settlement from You Tube suit go into their coffers, not (as proposed) to charity.… MORE >>

Love Utah, Give Utah

Second annual Love Utah, Give Utah giving campaign was yesterday; 464 organizations participated, and as of 9:30 last night, $876,000 had been raised.
“Some 464 Utah organizations celebrated the first day of spring Thursday for the second annual day of giving sponsored by the Community Foundation of Utah.… MORE >>

Ikea Foundation the global Rockefeller

Ikea’s annual report came out, and it shows a record year for profits and for charitable giving– which was up 21% over previous year.
“The 2013 annual report the Ikea Foundation released today reveals that its giving is growing – and fast.… MORE >>

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