Children/Youth

How a Camp Experience Improved My Focus for Solicitation
June 28, 2019 at 9:37 am

I am currently engaged in a silent phase campaign to raise dollars for several Salvation Army priorities in Indiana. One such priority is through solicitation by acquiring funds to build new cottages for a camp in Southern Indiana...

Chan, Zuckerberg Donate $30M to Support 'Reach Every Reader'
March 12, 2018 at 11:34 am

Reading is essential for learning, yet students across the U.S. are completing elementary school with inadequate reading abilities, which often follow them throughout their academic careers. A student who fails to read in first grade has a 90 percent probability of reading poorly in fourth grade and a 75 percent probability of reading poorly in…

Seattle Children’s Receives $60M Donation to Fund Care for Sick Children
February 13, 2018 at 12:28 pm

Seattle Children’s, the largest children’s hospital and pediatric research center in Washington state, says it has received the second largest donation in its history from the late Seattle businessman Bruce Leven, who passed away in September. The gift, announced Tuesday, is expected to exceed $60 million and will help the organization offer financial assistance for children…

Grants to Strengthen Financial Sustainability of Agencies Serving Persons With Disabilities, Vulnerable Children
January 11, 2018 at 12:11 pm

Lilly Endowment has approved $80 million in grants for seven human services agencies that help individuals with disabilities and three agencies that help vulnerable children and youth. The grants are designed to support the agencies—all based in central Indiana—as they enhance their long-term impact by building stronger financial futures. Each agency will use most of…

Want Fresh Ideas? Put a Kid on Your Board of Directors
November 28, 2017 at 10:16 am

Teenagers are irresponsible. They are lazy and entitled and never look up from their smart devices. Wait, what about Jack Andraka, who identified an early detection mechanism for pancreatic cancer… while he was in high school? He not only invented it, he pitched the idea to 200 research professors to test it and earned workspace in a scientific lab...

CBT Nuggets Commits $2M (in Bitcoin) to Nonprofit Youth Housing Project
November 10, 2017 at 11:02 am

An avant-garde initiative to provide housing for homeless teenagers in Lane County received a cutting-edge gift from a Eugene tech firm this week: a pledge of $2 million worth of bitcoin, the novel non­governmental digital currency. A coalition of local non­profit agencies, including the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County, has been working…

St. Vincent de Paul Receives $2M Donation for Homeless Youth
November 7, 2017 at 12:25 pm

Two million dollars have been donated to Saint Vincent de Paul in the largest donation that the organization has ever received. The money was donated by a Eugene IT software company, CBT Nuggets, to fund a youth home for homeless teenage boys. According to St. Vincent de Paul's Executive Director Terry McDonald, about 600 kids…

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…

Obama Foundation Sets Summit to Promote Civic Engagement
September 14, 2017 at 10:17 am

Starting next month, the Obama Foundation will begin a series of one-day training sessions and also will host a summit aimed at promoting civic engagement among students and young adults, officials said Wednesday. In a video, former President Barack Obama said the programming, along with the creation of a fellowship program and the incorporation of…

Nonprofit Owner Given Jail for Spending Grant Money Meant for Summer Jobs
September 1, 2017 at 11:23 am

The former owner of a small nonprofit on Chicago's West Side was sentenced to 21 days in jail Thursday for spending thousands of dollars in state grant money on herself instead of giving summer training jobs to teenagers. In handing down the sentence, U.S. District Judge Elaine Bucklo told Franshuan Myles that the damage done…