$325,000 in Grants from First West Foundation

The First West Foundation announced that it will donate over $325,000 in 2012 to charitable organizations to improve the quality of life in the Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley, Kitimat, and the...more

Impact Investing as a Tool for Social Change
Foundation: Case Foundation

In the opinion of Jean Case, Chief Executive Officer of the Case Foundation, philanthropy has been reticent to take risks in their investments out of a fear of failure. She started her foundation...more

Ai-jen Poo Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People
Foundation: Ford Foundation

Time Magazine has named Ai-jen Poo, director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Gloria Steinem of Time praised Poo for "showing the...more

$200 Million Agriculture Grants form Gates Foundation
Foundation: Gates Foundation

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has recently announced nearly $200 million in grants to be awarded to show support to small farmers. The fund will be used for agricultural development projects...more

Grant for Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society
Foundation: Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo

The J. Warren Perry and Charles Donald Perry Memorial Fund of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo made a grant for the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society totaling $37,180. The...more

How Architecture Positively Affects The Environment

Architecture can positively impact the environment. Upcoming architects are now spending time and energy looking at the relationship between new structures and the environment in which they’re...more

Professor Evelyn Brody on Private Philanthropy

Professor Evelyn Brody has posted a new paper, co-authored with John E. Tyler, III called How Public is Private Philanthropy? Separating Reality from Myth and and will appear in Philanthropy...more

Harold Shipp Received Civic Award of Philanthropy

During the annual Civic Awards of Recognition event, Mississauga builder Harold Shipp received the first Civic Award of Philanthropy from Mayor Hazel McCallion. Shipp has been a relentless...more

Winthrop Kiwanis Gets $20,000 Grant to Boost Opportunities for Students
Foundation: Community Foundation of North Central Washington

The Community Foundation of North Central Washington has awarded a $20,000 grant to Winthrop Kiwanis. The grant will help support a program designed to improve opportunities for students in the...more

Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy Awards Lighthouse Grant
Foundation: Bush Foundation

The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy has awarded a $25,000 Lighthouse Grant to Sanford Community Adult Education, to support its popular "Families Read" program. Barbara Bush Foundation...more

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Students, Skateboarding and Social Enterprise

To address the ongoing issue of student dropouts, Toronto District School Board (TDSB) teacher Craig Morrison started a school-business program called the Oasis Skateboard Factory (OSF) to help keep teens stay in school.

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