Philanthro-teens delving into nonprofit world
February 2, 2011

Meet the teen philanthropists. Kids are mobilizing their peers to address everything from infant mortality in developing nations to neighborhood concerns. They're donating presents to charity and establishing their own nonprofits.

In the past year, 79% of girls in the U.S. have contributed food or clothing, 53% have given their own money, and 66% have asked family or friends to give or volunteer.

Today's teens also plan to be generous when they get older. More than 75% say they will regularly give to charity.

Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund gets split 3 ways
January 21, 2011

The Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund, which has assets of about $280 million, is being broken into thirds and dished out to the foundations of each of the offspring.

The handover won't happen for nearly two years, and in the meantime the 60-year-old foundation will continue to hand out grants, said fund Executive Director Amy Lyons.

Then, on Dec. 31, 2012, the fund will shut its doors and the existing foundations of John and Douglas Goldman and their sister, Susan Gelman, will receive whatever assets are in the fund's pot.

Mentoring Program Turns Cameras on Its Young Clients
January 14, 2011

FOR the first time in its more than 100-year history, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America is actively seeking donations, through a nationwide campaign, to underwrite its work with children at risk.

Called “Start Something,” the campaign uses traditional as well as social media to illustrate the positive impact the adult volunteers of Big Brothers Big Sisters have on children’s lives, and to solicit both volunteers and financial support.

Sounders FC players to guest bartend to benefit nonprofit
January 11, 2011

America SCORES Seattle, a nonprofit after-school soccer and literacy program, will be the beneficiary of the Sounders FC Guest Bartender Night at The Great Nabob on Tuesday January 18th at 6pm. This fun event will feature Sounders FC players off the pitch and behind the bar, all to support SCORES.

Give2Asia Partners with Afghan Connection to Improve Health and Education for Afghan Children
January 11, 2011

Give2Asia, a U.S.-based public charity promoting transformative philanthropy for Asia, announced a new partnership with Afghan Connection to improve access to education and health for nearly 100,000 children, youth, and young adults throughout Afghanistan.

U.S. donors can make tax-deductible donations online to Give2Asia in support of Afghan Connection at, or by sending donations to “Give2Asia” by check, wire, or securities transfer.

Insurance industry awards grants to nonprofits in Ct., N.J. and N.Y.
December 27, 2010

The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF) New York division awarded grants to eight not-for-profit organizations at its year 2010 benefit dinner.

It chose organizations that focus on education, children at risk, the environment, and disaster preparedness.

The grant recipients are Boys & Girls Clubs of America; Boys Hope Girls Hope of New York; Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation; Community Mainstreaming Associates; Covenant House of New Jersey; Hudson River Sloop Clearwater; Starlight Children’s Foundation NY•NJ•CT; and World Cares Center.

NSPCC raises £100,000 from mystery Facebook campaign
December 15, 2010

The NSPCC has received donations totalling £100,000 from a Facebook campaign that it did not initiate, it has revealed.

The campaign asks people to change their profile picture on the social networking website to their favourite cartoon character as a way of showing their support for an end to violence against children.

The children's charity said last week that it had nothing to do with the campaign, but it had resulted in the number of people supporting it on Facebook jumping from 65,000 to 115,000.

SIDS nonprofit receives national grant
December 15, 2010

The Iowa Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Foundation has received a $5,000 grant from the CJ Foundation for SIDS, the largest SIDS organization in the United States.

Funds will be used for the design and distribution of educational brochures highlighting the American Academy of Pediatrics’ recommendations for safe sleep. Free brochures will be given to educators, health care providers and child care providers across Iowa.

Teenager’s nonprofit raises thousands for research
December 13, 2010

Ever wonder how you can ramp up your charitable-giving efforts? Monica Oxenreiter, a 16-year-old in Pittsburgh, might provide some inspiration. People who give $100 to the nonprofit Oxenreiter started can “buy” their ZIP code — and, on a bright-yellow map on her website that details donations nationwide, that ZIP code turns lime-green.

That’s the ingenious idea behind Oxenreiter’s Zip the Cure, a nonprofit she created to generate contributions for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, or JDRF. See