Foundations

Near to My Heart: William K. Nasser, MD
March 17, 2017 at 8:34 am

The groundbreaking ceremony for the proposed William Nasser Healthcare Education and Simulation Center at St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital was held on Mar. 16. I was there to witness a very important and well-deserved event...

Largest US Golf Charity Event Raises $8M
March 17, 2017 at 8:33 am

Play great courses. Support good causes. What’s not to like about charity golf? A reminder came on Sunday when 240 players wrapped up play at the Liberty Mutual Invitational National Finals at TPC Sawgrass. The event was the culmination of an annual series of more than 75 charity tournaments around the country that drew more…

Charles Koch Foundation Gives $2.2M to Penn Law School
March 10, 2017 at 9:02 am

The Charles Koch Foundation has a given a grant of up to $2.2 million to the University of Pennsylvania Law School for research on ways to improve fairness in the criminal justice system. The funding will go to the Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice at the law school. The center focuses on…

Nonprofit Accuses Rogers State University Foundation of Fraud
March 8, 2017 at 9:00 am

A nonprofit corporation that provides therapeutic horseback riding for children with disabilities has filed a lawsuit accusing Rogers State University Foundation of fraud. The Rogers State University (RSU) Foundation is accused of scheming to manipulate Bit by Bit Therapeutic Riding Center into agreeing to raise $1.3 million for land previously donated to the university for Bit by…

Google Contributes gRPC Framework to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation
March 7, 2017 at 10:30 am

Google announced that it is donating gRPC, its high-performance remote procedure call (RPC) framework, to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). The CNCF is already the open-source home of the Google-incubated Kubernetes container orchestration tool and similar projects that all aim to bring software containers and microservices to the mainstream. GRPC is the sixth project…

Nonprofit May Have Violated Tax Law By Donating to Anti-Muslim Platform
March 7, 2017 at 10:23 am

The David Horowitz Freedom Center, a controversial California-based nonprofit that sponsors virulently anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant campaigns in the U.S., has quietly played a prominent role in financing Dutch far-right nationalist Geert Wilders’s People’s Party for Freedom (PVV). The PVV’s platform calls for an end to Muslim immigration and the closing down of mosques and Islamic…

Obama to Receive JFK Foundation's 'Profile in Courage' Award
March 6, 2017 at 8:36 am

Former President Barack Obama has been named the 2017 "Profile in Courage" award honoree by the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation. The foundation said Thursday it is recognizing Obama for "expanding health security for millions of Americans, restoring diplomatic relations with Cuba and leading a landmark international accord to combat climate change." The award, created…

AIDS Healthcare Foundation Pushes to Shut Down Housing Development
February 27, 2017 at 8:58 am

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation oversees a global philanthropic empire that extends from its Hollywood headquarters to 15 states and 38 countries. The 30-year-old nonprofit organization treats hundreds of thousands of patients. It hands out tens of millions of condoms annually, and it puts up provocative billboards urging people to get tested for sexually transmitted diseases.…

Harvard University Names Rihanna Humanitarian of the Year
February 24, 2017 at 6:20 am

Rihanna is Harvard-bound—not to study, but to pick up the university's prestigious Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award. The Barbados-born singer will receive her award next Tuesday at the university. "Rihanna has charitably built a state-of-the-art center for oncology and nuclear medicine to diagnose and treat breast cancer at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Bridgetown, Barbados,"…