October 22, 2009, US News & World Report — Feeding Africa. Bracing the world for climate change. Rebuilding New Orleans. The Rockefeller Foundation's goals were lofty enough before the stock market collapse wiped out a quarter of its roughly $4 billion endowment. But Judith Rodin, the foundation's president, is unbowed. "We have a 100-year history, and we've seen the Great Depression and x number of recessions," she says matter-of-factly. "And our emphasis has always been on tackling the big problems, which have only gotten bigger."
New Orleans — The Greater New Orleans Foundation (GNOF) announced today the launch of the Community IMPACT Program. The Community IMPACT Program will award $1 million in grants to nonprofit organizations serving the Greater New Orleans region.
NEW ORLEANS, August 27, 2009 — The Greater New Orleans Foundation announced today that approximately $50,000 will be made available to 501(c)(3) organizations that serve the Norco community. Grants made from the Norco Community Fund aim to improve the quality of life for Norco residents through the support of programs that serve their community. The deadline to apply for a grant is September 18, 2009. A grant application form is available at www.gnof.org. Specific areas of interest include the arts and humanities, community building and development, education, environment, healthcare, human services, and youth development.
August 2009, Entrepreneur Magazine — If New Orleans needs a symbol of its entrepreneurial uprising, this is it: A grand building in the heart of the Warehouse District, once home to one of the city’s old-line law firms, has been completely taken over by young business renegades.
Seattle, WA, August 13, 2009 — MissionWise® announced today that it has recently added several projects from new and existing clients throughout the country. Established as the consulting arm of Comprehensive Health Education Foundation (C.H.E.F.®) to help organizations become stronger and more sustainable in their efforts to eliminate health inequities, MissionWise works with a variety of nonprofits such as funders, their grantees, and other health and human service organizations. Included among these are numerous local, regional, and national philanthropies, clinics, hospitals, universities, plus a variety of program and service providers.
August 6, 2009 — UnitedHealth Group today announced it has been recognized for its social responsibility and philanthropic efforts by three outside organizations.