Category: People & Projects

New Generation of African American Philanthropists

To mark the start of Black Philanthropy Month, the Charlotte Observer… MORE >> profiles NGAAP, a “youngish” giving circle of black professionals.
“NGAAP – New Generation of African American Philanthropists – is showcasing a number of activities during August, established as Black Philanthropy Month in 2011 by the international African Women’s Development Fund.

More from Peter Buffett if you want it

If you want to hear Peter Buffett expand upon his “philanthropic colonialism” op-ed from last week, check out Huffington Post here.
“Philanthropist Peter Buffett is continuing the conversation about his ‘philanthropic colonialism’ theory.… MORE >>

Oprah is museum’s most generous donor

With gift of $12m, Oprah becomes largest donor yet to National Museum of African American History and Culture, slated to open in DC in 2015.
“Oprah Winfrey is giving $12 million to a museum being built on Washington’s National Mall that will document African-American history, officials said Tuesday.… MORE >>

Simpsons’ Sam Simon giving it all away

“I don’t think the spirit of Hollywood is such a spirit of generosity,” says Simpsons producer Sam Simon, who’s dying of cancer and giving his fortune away.… MORE >>

Bill Clinton, Ryan Seacrest, et al

Hollywood Reporter… MORE >>‘s annual philanthropy issue is out: Bill Clinton and Carey Wasserman, grandson of legendary agent, are highlighted as philanthropic mutual admirers.
“Clinton regards Wasserman as ‘a perfect example of the new generation of philanthropists — one with an expansive worldview, a strong understanding of the power of technology as a tool for giving and a bias for action.

More on Givver

Now that Givver, the Twitter-based charity tool, has been around a while, here’s a longer piece from its hometown paper describing mission.
“The premise is simple.… MORE >>

Federal aid to help NM vets

Goodwill and 2 other nonprofits will receive nearly $2 million in federal aid to prevent NM veterans from homelessness.
“The federal government is awarding grants of $1.9 million to three nonprofit groups for services to New Mexico veterans who are homeless or in jeopardy of losing their homes.… MORE >>

Warby Parker and 1 million eyes

Web-based eyeglass pioneer Warby Parker distributed its 500,000 pair of free glasses this week, and updated its philanthropic mission.
“…Warby Parker has hit a deeply personal milestone–a total 500,000 pairs of glasses distributed through their Buy a Pair, Give a Pair program and an updated Do Good website that places full focus on their charitable aims.… MORE >>

Nonprofit cuts out the middleman

Nonprofit Troops Direct helps US soldiers by providing necessities–from body armor to Gatorade–they may not otherwise have while deployed.
“ TroopsDirect, an organization that fills custom orders from servicemen and women in the field, at sea and on U.S.… MORE >>

“Philanthropy is fun”

“Philanthropy is fun,” declares Australia’s “Victorian of the Year” Jeanne Pratt, who’s helped raise over $500m AUD for charity over the years.
“Philanthropist Jeanne Pratt has taken out Victorian of the Year after helping raise more than $500 million for charities home and abroad.… MORE >>

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