Less Money to Be Pledged at Bill Clinton's Summit
September 23, 2009

NEW YORK, September 21, 2009, Reuters — The international financial crisis will result in less money pledged to tackle global problems at former U.S. President Bill Clinton's philanthropic summit this week and there will likely be more U.S.-focused plans because of the recession, organizers say.

"Clunkers" Program Slows Car Gifts to U.S. Charities
August 17, 2009

WASHINGTON, August 16, 2009, Reuters — The popular "cash-for-clunkers" program is boosting U.S. auto sales and manufacturing but is also slashing donations to charities that rely on gifts of cars to fund social programs, charity officials say.

Philanthropy Outlook Upbeat, But Not for Religious Charities
July 31, 2009

July 30, 2009, Reuters — Philanthropy does not seem to have been hit by the global economic downturn. Contrary to some initial fears after the stock market plunge last year, giving by the rich to charitable causes seems to be rising as younger donors get more active in the field. But the report by Barclays Wealth, the wealth management arm of the British bank, says faith-based charities face falling donations because they’re not in step with this new generation of philanthropists.

Exclusive: Global Consumer Confidence Stabilizing
June 10, 2009

NEW YORK, June 2, 2009, Reuters — Global consumer confidence is stabilizing after falling for 18 months, providing a glimmer of hope for a shattered world economy in which three quarters of households cut spending, a survey showed on Tuesday.

Clinton Calls for Charity During Economic Chill
May 22, 2009

ANTIBES, France, Reuters, May 22, 2009 — Former U.S. President Bill Clinton called on guests at an amfAR AIDS research charity gala in France to give more to good causes during the recession.

Obama to Name Goosby as US Global AIDS Coordinator
April 28, 2009

WASHINGTON, April 28, 2009, Reuters — President Barack Obama said on Monday he would nominate Dr. Eric Goosby as the U.S. global AIDS coordinator, picking a former Clinton AIDS official to run one of President George W. Bush's most successful programs.

Museums Brace for Storm as Donors Shy Away
April 2, 2009

VIENNA, Reuters, April 1, 2009 — Two million euros in three months: that's the cost so far for Vienna's Albertina Museum, home to landmark Impressionist works by Monet and Renoir, as the financial crisis pulled some of its most generous sponsors.

U.S. College Endowments Lost 24 Percent in Six Months
March 5, 2009

US colleges and universities lost nearly one-quarter of their endowments' worth in the first half of their fiscal year, forcing them to cut staff and budgets just like corporations hurt by the financial crisis.