The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Home Depot Pledges $30-Million for Green-Building Effort
August 4, 2009

August 4, 2009, The Chronicle of Philanthropy — The home-repair and construction company Home Depot is pledging $30-million to help Habitat for Humanity International build affordable housing that is environmentally friendly.

Economy Pushes Fundraisers' Confidence to New Lows
August 3, 2009

August 3, 2009, The Chronicle of Philanthropy — Confidence in the fund-raising climate continues to be at or near record lows, according to the latest biannual survey of fund raisers conducted by Indiana University’s Center on Philanthropy.

Nearly Half of Charities Have Cut Jobs, Survey Says
July 30, 2009

July 29, 2009, The Chronicle of Philanthropy — Nearly half of nonprofit organizations (47.5 percent) have laid off staff members to cut costs as donations dwindle, according to a survey by Campbell & Company, a group that consults with charities.

52% of Charities Saw Drop in Spring Donations, Survey Finds
July 24, 2009

July 23, 2009, The Chronicle of Philanthropy — Just over half of charities saw a drop in donations between March and May of this year, the same portion as reported a decline between October and February, according to a survey by the nonprofit watchdog group Guidestar.

New York Grant Maker to Close Due to Decline in Assets
July 10, 2009

July 10, 2009, The Chronicle of Philanthropy — Hit hard by the economic downturn, a small foundation has opted to spend all of its remaining assets and close its doors — a move some nonprofit leaders have encouraged.

7 in 10 Nonprofit Groups Make Changes in Their Investment Mixes, Survey Finds
July 8, 2009

July 8, 2009, The Chronicle of Philanthropy — Seventy-one percent of American nonprofit organizations in a new survey say that they are making changes in how they allocate their invested assets, in the wake of staggering losses brought on by the recession and market volatility, according to SEI’s Institutional Group, an investment manager with headquarters in Oaks. Pa.

President Obama Seeks the 'Most-Promising Nonprofits in America'
July 1, 2009

Washington, D.C., June 30, 2009, The Chronicle of Philanthropy — President Obama announced today that White House officials will travel across the country to find “the most promising nonprofits in America” as the administration decides how to spend a new $50-million fund to help charities expand innovative social projects.