Edwards, Colorado, August 17, 2009 — Roundup River Ranch has been awarded a $1 million grant from Hole in the Wall Camps Foundation to assist with its mission of building a camp for children with life-threatening illnesses. “This grant signifies dedication from the Hole in the Wall Foundation in assisting Roundup River Ranch to move to the next level of sustainability for future operations,” said Alison Knapp, Founder and Board Chair of Roundup River Ranch. “The grant also provides great momentum for us to complete the capital campaign and bring us that much closer to breaking ground this fall.”
Menlo Park, Calif., July 7, 2009 — Community-based nonprofits and religious gay groups get top ratings in the GreatNonprofits 2009 Pride Choice Awards. Local LGBTQ nonprofits focusing on education, service, and advocacy received more positive ratings than large national nonprofits. Religious organizations, surprisingly, also made a strong showing in the list of winners.
According to a recent study by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, companies intend to hire 22 percent fewer college graduates this year compared to last year's class. In early reports from the NACE's study of 2009 graduating seniors due out in April, as many as 63 percent of students surveyed are concerned that the economy will negatively affect their job prospects.
Over and above the tens of millions for D.C. schools, courts, infrastructure and the Metrorail system found in the massive federal spending bill is more than $10 million earmarked by Congress for District-based organizations.
In a webinar last month titled "Positioning for Wealth Transfer," Campbell & Company Vice President Bruce Matthews talked about the need for organizations to prepare programs that take full advantage of this boon.
In a speech to a joint session of Congress, President Obama called on lawmakers to pass a bill that would greatly increase participation in national-service programs.