Category: People & Projects

Médecins sans Murs

Doctors without Walls is Santa Barbara’s local answer to Médecins sans Frontières; since 2005, they’ve served over 10,000 people through weekly clinics.
“‘Doctors without Walls’ is a group of people who are dedicated to providing free volunteer medical care to the most vulnerable people in Santa Barbara County.… MORE >>

Free tuition in Philly

Lower-income kids in Philadelphia area can receive free school tuition, thanks to grants to a nonprofit that took over 15 archdiocesan schools.
“Independence Mission Schools, a model of urban education that combines private education with entrepreneurial business management practices and academic accountability, offers parents in Philadelphia another option to consider for their children’s pre-K to eighth grade education.… MORE >>

Russia’s richest (and most generous)

Wealthiest Russian, Alisher Usmanov, is also his nation’s most philanthropic: He gave away $194 million in 2013, which puts him at 14th on global list.
“Alisher Usmanov, Russia’s wealthiest man, was also its most generous philanthropist in last year, donating $194-million, according to a Bloomberg survey of the country’s 25 richest people and their giving.… MORE >>

Prince William goes to work at nonprofit

Following “successful career as a search-and-rescue pilot,” Prince William joins nonprofit air-ambulance charity, will donate salary back to charity.
“East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA), a registered charity, reveals the Duke of Cambridge is joining the service as a helicopter pilot.… MORE >>

WV nonprofit gets $2m to help vets

Nonprofit West Virginia Community Action Partnerships received $2 million from Veterans Affairs to help homeless vets in their state.
“Homelessness is a problem affecting many of West Virginia’s veterans.… MORE >>

Another way LeBron is exceptional

What does LeBron James’s return mean for OH nonprofits? Rick Cohen notes that his foundation has “put some significant dollars” into programs.
“According to the most recent three years of the foundation’s Form 990s posted on GuideStar, the foundation has had some significant ups and downs related to its fund-raising, but unlike some other sports and celebrity charities, James’s foundation has put some significant dollars into its signature youth programs.… MORE >>

Stopping summer slide

Practice Makes Perfect is a NYC nonprofit started by 22 year old who wants to arrest the “summer slide” many public school kids suffer from over vacation.… MORE >>

K of C celebrates

Knights of Columbus held 132nd annual convention in Orlando, FL, this week; celebrated charitable giving and 42nd consecutive year of membership growth.
“The Knights of Columbus has set a new record in charitable giving, continues to experience membership growth, and has established a new council in South Korea, according to Supreme Knight Carl Anderson in his annual report to the Knights’ 132nd annual international convention in Orlando.” — the New Haven (CT) Register… MORE >>

Lemonade out of lemons

PA restaurant specializes in fried chicken, generates 1,000 lbs. of bones a week; now they’re partnering with church to turn them into soup for homeless.
“t the end of each week, Federal Donuts – which has a menu exclusively featuring donuts, fried chicken, and coffee – disposes of the useless backs and bones of chickens.… MORE >>

Pledge? I don’t need no stinkin’ pledge

Cisco CEO John Chambers says he doesn’t need to sign any giving pledge; generous but private, he finds talking about his philanthropy “uncomfortable”.
“Philanthropy is a big issue in the tech industry these days.… MORE >>

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