Human Services

Eagles Defensive End Chris Long Is Donating His Salary
October 18, 2017 at 1:21 pm

Chris Long is donating the rest of his year’s salary to increase educational equality. The Philadelphia Eagles’ defensive end already gave up his first six game checks to provide two scholarships for students in Charlottesville, Va. Now, he’s using the next 10 to launch the "Pledge 10 for Tomorrow" campaign. ”My wife and I have…

Kind’s Foundation Is Investing $20M to Teach Kids Empathy
October 17, 2017 at 11:09 am

Daniel Lubetzky, the founder of snack bar giant Kind, is a Mexican immigrant. His father was a Holocaust survivor. So when he started his business in 2004 with the name Kind, he envisioned it as a way to—besides sell food—encourage people around the world to be kinder to each other. As the company slogan puts…

Salesforce’s Philanthropic Arm Aims for $2M Fire Donation
October 13, 2017 at 8:36 am

Salesforce.org, the philanthropic arm of San Francisco software company Salesforce, has become the latest technology group to announce donations for fire relief. It will donate $500,000 to “support students and schools in need.” Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and his wife, Lynne, are donating $500,000 as well, and the company hopes to raise another $500,000 through…

Knight Foundation Donates $2.5M for Hurricane Aid in Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
October 9, 2017 at 11:12 am

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation pledged $2.5 million for hurricane relief and recovery efforts in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands Thursday during an annual journalism conference in Washington D.C. The money will go toward several nonprofit organizations that are providing immediate aid on the islands, along with several South Florida…

Sands, Adelsons Donate $4M to Aid Victims of Las Vegas Shooting
October 9, 2017 at 11:10 am

Las Vegas Sands Corp. and the Adelson Family Foundation said Thursday that they have established a $4 million relief fund in memory of those who lost their lives in Sunday’s mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip. Sands Cares, the global corporate giving program of Las Vegas Sands, and the Adelson Family Foundation, the charitable…

AIDS Nonprofit Known for Political Battles Is Becoming a Landlord
October 6, 2017 at 11:16 am

When the AIDS Healthcare Foundation waged an unsuccessful campaign this spring to crack down on “mega projects,” affordable housing developers argued its ballot measure would hurt poor renters and thwart sorely needed construction. Now the huge nonprofit is getting into affordable housing itself, saying it can provide it quicker and cheaper than such groups. “The…

Mike Bloomberg Offers to 'Match Every Donation' to Fight Gun Violence
October 5, 2017 at 12:33 pm

On Wednesday afternoon, former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg took to Twitter to announce that he will match donations given to Everytown for Gun Safety, a nonprofit organization that advocates for gun control that he founded in 2014. "US has a gun violence problem," the billionaire wrote. "I'll match every donation. Give now." Bloomberg…

News Match Kicks Off With $3M for Nonprofit Newsrooms
October 4, 2017 at 1:05 pm

For the second consecutive year, nonprofit news organizations have an opportunity to participate in a year-end fundraising match. The Democracy Fund, the Knight Foundation and the MacArthur Foundation are collaborating to match $3 million in contributions to nonprofit news organizations through the end of the year. More than 100 participating organizations are eligible to receive…

Donors: Syrian Refugees Not Getting Promised Aid From Nonprofit
September 29, 2017 at 11:43 am

The donors and volunteers were moved by the images and stories of need. In one photo, nine-year-old Aya, who fled war-torn Syria for a tent in Lebanon, wears a pink Minnie Mouse T-shirt as she stands along a dirt road, mounds of garbage behind her. What she would like more than anything would be to…