Category: People & Projects

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 >>

MTV gets into philanthropy

With help from MTV (in form of creative help and social media), nonprofit that helps ex-cons find employment has new awareness campaign launching this month.
MTV teamed with volunteer platform Catchafire to put creative and social firepower behind a worthwhile, “tough sell” cause–the Center for Employment Opportunities, which offers comprehensive job services to people leaving prison.” — Lydia Dishman, FastCompany.com… MORE >>

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