Social Service/Public Welfare/Human Services

Two nonprofits geared toward Montgomery's older residents set to merge
May 4, 2011

To bolster long-term economic viability of one nonprofit while expanding intergenerational services for the other, two Montgomery County, Md. organizations that serve seniors are merging.

Wheaton-based Interages will become part of the Rockville-based Jewish Council for the Aging of Greater Washington July 1. Leaders of both organizations say the merger will mean an increased focus on intergenerational relations in JCA's already existing programs, which include everything from job-search support to senior transportation.

LifeCare allies with 4th small charity
May 4, 2011

LifeCare Alliance, central Ohio's largest Meals-on-Wheels provider, is adding violence prevention and safety skills to its growing array of health and nutrition services for the elderly and others.

Officials are to announce the nonprofit organization's fourth merger in eight years, this time with IMPACT Safety, a smaller charity that has been working in the city for 18 years.

Chuck Gehring, LifeCare president and CEO, said the move will help the community to meet a growing need, especially among senior citizens.

Pew Announces More Than $7.1 Million to Support The Philadelphia Region’s Most Vulnerable Adults
April 22, 2011

The Pew Charitable Trusts announced that it will provide $7,168,000 over the next three years to 45 Philadelphia-area organizations that serve some of the region’s most vulnerable adults. These agencies help low-income individuals with limited education and work skills to obtain competitive employment; expand the availability of proven treatment approaches for persons with serious mental illness or substance abuse; and ensure a comprehensive array of services for adults with multiple needs, thereby enhancing their prospects for greater independence.

Social-justice funding totals $3.1 billion
April 13, 2011

Grants by the biggest U.S. foundations to support social justice totaled $3.1 billion in 2009 and accounted for more than 14 percent of their grant dollars, virtually flat compared to 2008, and 11 percent of their grants, a new report says.

Forty-seven percent of social-justice grant dollars supported international activities, says Key Facts on Social Justice Grantmaking, a report by the Foundation Center.

Rights groups fear charity crackdown in Cambodia
April 8, 2011

Leading human rights groups urged the Cambodian government on Thursday to drop a controversial draft law they fear is aimed at restricting the activities of campaigners and charity workers. The proposed law, which is in the final stages of review, "should be abandoned because it will undermine rather than promote civil society," Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and six other groups said in a joint statement.

CARE, in Return to Roots, Will Offer Virtual Packages
March 8, 2011

"CARE" packages spawned a nonprofit group, the Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere, now known as CARE.

The organization later dispensed with the packages, instead focusing on large development projects and disaster relief operations, and the term “care package” entered the vernacular.

CARE is staking a claim to it again, this time with a 21st-century twist. On Wednesday, the charity is officially offering the packages via a Web site,