Social Service/Public Welfare/Human Services

Juneteenth: Celebrating Black Heritage
June 19, 2020 at 12:48 pm

Juneteenth celebrates the end of slavery in the U.S. The name is a combination of the words “June” and “nineteenth.”

Technology Impacts How OneSight Is Bringing Vision Care to the World
June 6, 2019 at 12:30 pm

There are over 1 billion people in the world who are in need of vision care and have no access to them—either because they can’t afford it or they don’t have access to the right medical care. This is why it is OneSight is committed to eradicating the global vision care crisis...

Harnessing the Power of Talent and Technology to Aid in the Refugee Crisis
October 12, 2018 at 2:02 pm

In the social good sector, nonprofits are striving day after day to create the most impact, to make a difference in the world. We are no strangers to the refugee crisis; you see and hear it in the headlines everyday. In fact, the number of forcibly displaced people has grown to 68.5 million...

Charity to Provide Military Survivor Benefits During Shutdown
January 22, 2018 at 12:52 pm

A Maryland-based charity has promised to ensure the families of fallen troops will be paid survivor benefits during the government shutdown. The Fisher House Foundation will ensure benefits including a $100,000 payment will be paid within days of a death, Fisher House spokesperson Kerri Childress told CNN. "Under a government shutdown, the Department of Defense…

Why I Give Away Cash Out of My Car Window
January 17, 2018 at 12:30 pm

Around the first of each month, I go through my bank’s drive-through and get some cash in $5 and $10 bills. I keep the money in the console of my car to give away to people on street corners asking for assistance when I’m driving around...

LinkedIn Commits to Affordable Housing With $10M Investment in TECH Fund
December 28, 2017 at 9:48 am

LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network based in Silicon Valley, has invested $10 million in TECH Fund, an initiative of Housing Trust Silicon Valley to get more high-tech organizations, large employers and philanthropists involved with creating affordable housing in the Bay Area. With this Mountain View-based investment LinkedIn is the first company to use their…

Chicago Foundation Awards $100M to Syrian Children's Program
December 21, 2017 at 11:12 am

A Chicago foundation awarded $100 million Wednesday to two New York-based organizations to help educate millions of Syrian refugee children through home visits, learning centers and local versions of the educational program "Sesame Street." The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced Sesame Workshop and the International Rescue Committee as joint winners of a…

National Preservation, Philanthropic Groups Partner for $25M Funding Initiative to Transform Cultural Landscape
November 30, 2017 at 12:38 pm

The National Trust for Historic Preservation, in partnership with the Ford Foundation, The JPB Foundation and the Open Society Foundations, announced the launch of the African-American Cultural Heritage Action Fund. The multi-year national initiative is aimed at uplifting the largely overlooked contributions of African Americans by establishing a grant fund for the protection and restoration…

Bill Gates' Charity Is Offering $10M to 'Innovators' Who Can Solve the World's Challenges
November 14, 2017 at 11:37 am

Bill Gates' charitable foundation is putting up $10 million to fund ideas aimed at improving education, eradicating poverty, stopping climate change, among other causes. On Tuesday, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced a partnership with the MiSK Foundation, a nonprofit philanthropic organization established by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman. The MiSK Grand Challenges…

Nonprofit Will Use $16M Bail Fund to Free People From US Jails
November 13, 2017 at 11:44 am

Beginning in January, activists will station themselves at jails in St. Louis and elsewhere around the country and begin using a $16 million bail fund in a bid to combat the so-called criminalization of race and poverty. The program’s proponents say it will save hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars now spent to house detainees…