HARTFORD, Conn., August 19, 2009 —The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: HIG), in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of its industry-leading AARP(R)-branded auto and home insurance program, today announced the results of a new volunteerism and charitable gift survey among the 50+ population. The new research reveals key insights into the leading causes supported by consumers and how support may vary by age and AARP membership.
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San Francisco, CA., August 31, 2009 — The V Foundation for Cancer Research, one of the nation’s leading organizations for cancer research having raised over $80 million since its 1993 inception, and ExperienceProject.com, the world’s largest online forum for connecting and sharing life experiences, today announced results of the first ever TwitCause, a new weekly social media program designed to raise awareness and monetary support for various social cause groups and non-profit organizations via Twitter.
Troy, Michigan, August 25, 2009 — The Kresge Foundation’s grantmaking continues to seek a balance between responding to the immediate hardships arising from the economic downturn and the longer-term challenges of addressing enduring social, environmental, and economic problems. At its second-quarter board meeting in June, Trustees awarded 73 grants totaling $26 million for nonprofit organizations in 23 states, the District of Columbia, and Ireland.
Indianapolis, July 27, 2009 — Lumina Foundation for Education awarded grants totaling more than $18.3 million in the second quarter of 2009. These grants went to 25 organizations in 10 states and the District of Columbia.
BENTONVILLE, Ark., June 24, 2009 — The Walmart Foundation is donating $7.8 million to support food banks and provide healthy, summer meals to children who receive free or reduced-price lunches during the school year. Through partnerships with Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Feeding America, and local non-profits in the 10 states where children are most at risk of hunger, Walmart and its Foundation will help assure that their neighbors and those in local communities have access to nutritious food.
MCLEAN, Va., June 2, 2009 — Today, Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE:COF) announces the launch of Card Lab Connect, a credit card affinity program that helps nonprofits expand their giving channels, while providing their supporters with a convenient and meaningful way to donate to charity programs. Unlike most affinity card programs which generally cater to larger, national organizations, Capital One Card Lab Connect is available for nonprofits of all sizes.