Environment

More Nonprofits Are Becoming Eco-Friendly—Here's How Yours Can, Too
June 27, 2019 at 9:32 am

Most people who create nonprofit organizations do so because they have a charitable heart, and they wish to serve on the front lines of solving the worlds' toughest problems. One of the biggest issues we are facing today is epidemic pollution levels and rampant global warming...

Nature Valley, National Park Foundation Announce Partnership
February 1, 2018 at 12:29 pm

Nature Valley granola bars, a long-standing advocate of the preservation of national parks in the U.S., has announced a partnership with National Park Foundation. The newly established partnership includes a three-year commitment and a donation of up to $3 million from Nature Valley...

New Crops, Technology Needed to Help Farmers Adapt to Rising Heat: Gates Foundation
December 14, 2017 at 11:18 am

New technologies are the key to helping Africa and Asia’s smallholder farmers adapt to climate change, said the Gates Foundation as it pledged funding to research new crops that can thrive amid rising heat, drought and erratic rainfall. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation unveiled a $300-million plan to help farmers on Tuesday, with funds…

The Time to Act Is Now
October 10, 2017 at 12:01 pm

The nonprofit sector in our community is the glue that holds us together. They fight for justice, care for the sick and vulnerable, and respond in times of crisis. One natural disaster or tragedy can wreak havoc on a nonprofit’s already thin bottom line...

Big Philanthropists Flock to DC’s Bridge Park Project to Battle Gentrification
September 25, 2017 at 12:04 pm

The proposed 11th Street Bridge Park that would cross the Anacostia River continues to inspire big-name philanthropists to write big checks to revitalize some of the District’s poorest neighborhoods and help low-income residents prepare should an economic turnaround arrive. The latest is JPMorgan Chase. Over the next 3 years, the financial giant agreed to donate $10 million…

Climate Bonds Pioneered by Goldman Lure Storm-Plagued Cities
August 16, 2017 at 11:01 am

As climate change pushes U.S. cities to build protections against stronger storms and more frequent floods, the Rockefeller Foundation is helping cities with a novel kind of financing, one that transfers some of the risk of innovative projects from cities to investors. The foundation, established with John D. Rockefeller’s oil wealth, announced Wednesday it will…

Courthouse Nonprofit Launches Fund to Help Sustain Asian Fisheries
August 15, 2017 at 10:33 am

A Courthouse-based nonprofit has launched a new investment fund to help coastal fishers in Asia be more sustainable, raising $10 million in its first round of funding. Non-governmental organization Rare, which focuses on global conservation, manages The Meloy Fund, an investment fund that looks to incentivize sustainable fisheries and increase the number of fish in…

How 'Catalytic Philanthropy' Could Solve Global Waste
July 18, 2017 at 11:54 am

The world faces a looming challenge of handling our waste, an increasing percentage of which is made of plastic, which simply does not go away. Plastic usually accounts for up to 20 percent of a municipality’s waste generation by weight, but by volume, the proportion is significantly higher. Most small communities do not have access…