Daily News Roundup: Trump Breaks Presidential Tradition on Service Programs

The president’s budget plan slashes service programs that have long enjoyed support from both Republican and Democratic administrations. Also, wealthy Arabs begin to embrace large-scale public giving, and Texas is poised to let adoption organizations bypass prospective parents based on their faith or sexual orientation.

from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Trump/240174

Interesting Read: Conversation with Sightsavers and IDinsight about Sightsavers’ cataract program

http://files.givewell.org/files/conversations/Sightsavers_05-15-17_(public).pdf GiveWell and IDinsight spoke with Ms. Strong, Dr. Khan, Mr. Straney, and Ms. Lane of Sightsavers to learn about Sightsavers’ cataract program as part of GiveWell’s partnership with IDinsight to support the identificat

from Newly published GiveWell materials https://groups.google.com/d/msg/newly-published-givewell-materials/shDefo9pw-I/6VmcVl9VBgAJ

Daily News Roundup: Chicago Family Gives $100 Million for Immune-System Research

Also, medical groups say President Trump’s oroposed cuts in HIV/AIDS funding could cause the virus to surge again in Africa, and the head of the Conrad Prebys Foundation sues trustees over a payment to the late San Diego philanthropist’s son.

from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Chicago/240154

Interesting Read: GiveWell and IDinsight are partnering on a project on fistula surgery

We published a page describing how GiveWell is partnering with IDinsight to support the identification or development of a GiveWell top charity focused on fistula surgery: http://www.givewell.org/charities/IDinsight/partnership-with-idinsight/fistula-surgery-project. This partnership is part of

from Newly published GiveWell materials https://groups.google.com/d/msg/newly-published-givewell-materials/waGZvSZ-f8A/dMPZ6qXKBQAJ