A fundraising campaign in Northeast Wisconsin in January and February raised more than $50,000 to support victims in earthquake-ravaged Haiti.The Red Cross, Midwest Communications and Festival Foods joined together to raise funds for relief efforts.
WASHINGTON, D.C., September 16, 2009 — The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy announced today the election of Ana Garcia-Ashley, Joy Persall, Cynthia Renfro and Gerald L. Taylor to the organization’s board of directors.
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.
RICHMOND, Va., June 2, 2009, The Associated Press — Free health clinics in 14 states are getting financial help from Dominion Resources Inc.
May 21, 2009, The Journal Sentinel — A comprehensive report on philanthropy in Wisconsin found that nearly 90% of the 100 foundations surveyed reported their assets had shrunk in the last 12 months and more than half predicted a decrease in grant funding in 2009.
May 1, 2009, Governing — Winter Haven, Florida, imposes an accident- response fee—for services rendered when police officers and firefighters ride to the rescue. Wisconsin triples the price of its elk-hunting license—even though there aren't enough elk to warrant an elk-hunting season. Localities in Virginia win approval to increase the amount inmates pay for the privilege of being jailed—from a maximum of $1 per day to new limit of $5 per day.