The Associated Press

Arts an Easy Target as Many States Cut Budgets
September 2, 2009

LAWRENCE, Kan., The Associated Press, August 29, 2009 — Ben Ahlvers is a full-time arts education coordinator, but his passion is with the fanciful creatures, human figures and oversized hammers he fashions from clay.

University of Miami Genomics Institute Gets $20 Million Gift
August 31, 2009

MIAMI, August 27, 2009, The Associated Press — An institute at the University of Miami will receive a $20 million gift to research some common but complex disorders including autism and Parkinson's, university officials announced Thursday.

Pa.'s Budget Stalemate Frays its Social Safety Net
August 14, 2009

HARRISBURG, Pa., August 13, 2009, The Associated Press — Pennsylvania's six-week-old budget stalemate has turned off the spigot that normally keeps billions of taxpayer dollars flowing for social services for the poor, prompting scores of nonprofit agencies to lay off workers, take out loans and cut back to survive.

A.P. in Deal to Deliver Nonprofits’ Journalism
June 15, 2009

June 13, 2009, The New York Times — Four nonprofit groups devoted to investigative journalism will have their work distributed by The Associated Press, The A.P. will announce on Saturday, greatly expanding their potential audience and helping newspapers fill the gap left by their own shrinking resources.

Auto Dealers' Cuts Mean Less Cash for Charities
May 19, 2009

BOSTON, May 15, 2009, The Associated Press — Jim Dimopoulos can't remember every organization his car dealership helped out in its 36 years of operation: police and fire associations, cheerleaders, baseball teams, even high school yearbook classes in his town.

Recession Gives Small Colleges an Economics Lesson
May 12, 2009

CRAFTSBURY COMMON, Vt., The Associated Press, May 11, 2009 — The 92 students at Sterling College are used to roughing it , they learn how to use an ax, sleep outside in the winter and raise a quarter of their food.

But the recession created a new hardship, forcing administrators to plead with the cash-strapped state for $350,000 for a new dorm that it hopes will attract the minimum of 115 students it needs to survive.

Colleges Get Mysterious Millions
April 17, 2009

DES MOINES, Iowa, The Associated Press — A mystery is unfolding in the world of college fundraising: During the past few weeks, at least nine universities -- including two in North Carolina -- have received gifts totaling more than $45 million, and the schools had to promise not to try to find out the giver's identity.

Southern Christian Leadership Conference Plans Poor People's Campaign
March 20, 2009

The Southern Christian Leadership Conference hopes to mobilize 50,000 people in the Mississippi Delta this summer in a campaign to draw attention to the poverty of a region where some Americans still live in homes with dirt floors and brown water flows from their faucets.