The Wall Street Journal

Big Grant Aims to Help Patients Maintain Dignity
August 30, 2012

A large health care grant unveiled Tuesday is aimed at tackling an often overlooked side effect of hospital care: the loss of dignity that afflicts particularly sick patients.

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, created by the Intel Corp. founder and his wife, plans to award $500 million to hospitals over the next decade with the lofty aim of eliminating all preventable harms done to patients in acute-care settings.

IRS Action May Signal Impending Probe of Political Nonprofits
June 28, 2012

The Internal Revenue Service is preparing to question some large 501(c)(4) advocacy groups about their political activities, signaling a possible investigation into whether the organizations are violating their nonprofit status, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Holly Paz of the IRS's tax-exempt division told a conference of certified public accountants Friday that the agency is working on a questionnaire to send to such groups. The agency has not set a date for when the queries will go out.

The Facebook effect: Will charities reap some of the IPO dough?
February 2, 2012

What will a new generation of Facebook millionaires do with their wealth? It’s a good bet that many will splurge on a fancy new car, purchase a new home or perhaps even plan a trip to space. But it's also likely that they’ll be giving some of it away to charity.

Experts expect charitable causes and nonprofits to be among the side beneficiaries of the minting of 1,000 or more new millionaires from Facebook’s impending initial stock offering.

State Budget Losses Expected to Cause Problems for Nonprofits Through 2013
December 8, 2011

Despite signs the economy is improving, nonprofits that rely on state money should brace for at least two more years of tough times, a new report warns.

The report, prepared by Changing Our World, a philanthropy consulting firm, traces the evolution of the economic crisis, assesses its impact on state budgets, and explores whether philanthropy can make up for the loss of government spending on social programs.

Nearly Half of Europeans Give Annually, Survey Shows
June 22, 2011

Forty-four percent of Europeans contribute money or time annually to charity, with religion and a personal philosophy of helping others cited most often as the reasons for giving, according to The Wall Street Journal, which cites a new poll.

The Dutch are the most generous Europeans, with 77 percent giving annually, according to a survey of more than 17,000 people in 14 European countries by GfK CR Academy Brussels. Turkey ranked last at 9 percent.

Anne Frank Center moving closer to ground zero
April 25, 2011

The nonprofit Anne Frank Center plans to relocate to an office tower near ground zero in time for the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The Wall Street Journal reports that the organization will lease 2,500 square feet of space in a building on Church Street. It is currently located nearby, at Crosby Street.

Center co-chairwoman Deborah Chapin says it's fitting for an organization that promotes tolerance and human rights to be near ground zero. The nonprofit also offers educational programs about the Holocaust.