Comedian Stephen Colbert's massive super PAC cash stash won't fund political attack ads or anything of the sort. Instead, it's going to six charitable organizations. Colbert announced that the $773,704.03 his now-defunct Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow super PAC is giving $125,000 each to the Hurricane Sandy relief efforts of charities DonorsChoose.org, Team Rubicon and Habitat for Humanity, plus another $125,000 each to Yellow Ribbon Fund, which supports injured military members, the Center for Responsive Politics and the Campaign Legal Center.
New York, NY - May 5, 2009 - The award-winning Do Something (www.DoSomething.org), the largest national organization in America for young people and social change, can now add the 2009 Webby People's Voice Award in the category of Youth to its list of "awesome things we've done."
NEW YORK, April 21, 2009 — The Bill & Melinda Gates
Foundation and DonorsChoose.org, the online charity that connects
individual "citizen philanthropists" with classrooms in need, today
announced a landmark grant that enables DonorsChoose.org to fund up to 50
percent of the cost of individual classroom projects developed by teachers
to promote college-readiness among students in high-need and underserved
urban and rural public schools.
What do leatherback turtles, burning forests and Harrison Ford all have in common? They’re the key components of some very successful marketing campaigns launched by Conservation International, a nonprofit organization missioned to protect the richest regions of plant and animal diversity in 34 international biodiversity hot spots, wilderness areas and marine ecosystems. With headquarters in Arlington, Va., CI works in more than 40 countries on four continents. Last year, it distributed more than $30 million in funding to its partners to implement conservation activities. And over the past six years, it has provided more than $97 million to fund more than 1,200 nongovernmental