Daily News Roundup: Mexican Billionaire to Give $110 Million to Earthquake Relief

In other news, a D.C. chef has served more meals in post-hurricane Puerto Rico than the Red Cross; an NPR investigation disputes the claim that a Trump-associated golf course has given $5 million to charity; a N.C. congressman is pushing to allow all taxpayers to claim a charitable deduction; a city on the outskirts of Silicon Valley is experimenting with a philanthropy-based basic income; and Philadelphia Eagles player Chris Long is pledging his full 2017 salary to charity.

from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Mexican/241500

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Daily News Roundup: Nonprofits Ask Jeff Bezos to Skip Tax Breaks and Help Communities

As cities prepare their bids for the new Amazon headquarters, dozens of nonprofits and other groups have written an open letter asking Mr. Bezos to invest in the civic health of whatever city he chooses. In other news, Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez raise $26 million for Puerto Rico hurricane relief; a film director plans to give residuals from Weinstein-backed movies to charity; how being socially minded can backfire for corporate CEOs; and more.

from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Nonprofits/241478

Interesting Read: Grant to IDinsight

As part of GiveWell’s work to support the creation of future top charities and improve the quality of our recommendations, in May of 2017, IDinsight received a GiveWell Incubation Grant of $2,321,617 to support its GiveWell-embedded team for the next twelve months: https://www.givewell.org/chari

from Newly published GiveWell materials https://groups.google.com/d/msg/newly-published-givewell-materials/Gj0ndBh7HZY/aTnvvwFsAAAJ

Daily News Roundup: Soros Gives $18 Billion to His Philanthropy

George Soros has transferred the bulk of his wealth to Open Society Foundations. In other news, Vertex Pharmaceuticals is donating $500 million to charity; lawsuits filed last month charged two Washington State hospitals with aggressive tactics against the poor; two families pledge $60 million to the University of North Carolina; and Sen. Al Franken will donate Harvey Weinstein gifts to charity. Plus, read about the common thread between gay and female Boy Scouts, and more.

from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Soros/241463

Daily News Roundup: Drug Company Commits $500 Million to Charity

The money, from Vertex Pharmaceuticals, will go toward STEM education and more. In other news, lawsuits filed last month charged two Washington State hospitals with aggressive tactics against the poor; two families pledge $60 million to the University of North Carolina; and Sen. Al Franken will donate Harvey Weinstein gifts to charity. Plus, read about the common thread between gay and female Boy Scouts, and more.

from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Drug/241463

Interesting Read: Conversation with Professor Jere Behrman of the University of Pennsylvania about early-life nutrition

http://files.givewell.org/files/conversations/Jere_Behrman_08-10-17_(public).pdf GiveWell spoke with Professor Behrman of the University of Pennsylvania as part of its investigation into the potential long-term effects of early-life nutrition-related interventions. Conversation topics included a

from Newly published GiveWell materials https://groups.google.com/d/msg/newly-published-givewell-materials/SMfC5rHHC4g/Uuft6-wYBQAJ

Daily News Roundup: $1.5 Billion Gift From Chinese Donor to Boost Conservation

The contribution, from He Qiaonv, is more than a third of her $3.6 billion net worth. In other news, Houston Methodist Hospital gets a $101 donation; the Clinton Foundation is keeping its gift from Harvey Weinstein; and donors are joining forces to tackle tough problems. Also read an opinion piece about the philanthropy of Bill Cosby and Harvey Weinstein.

from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-15/241456

Daily News Roundup: Google Pledges $1 Billion for Job Training

Grow With Google aims to help anyone with internet access to prepare for a job in technology. In other news, Rutgers decides to keep a $100,000 gift from Harvey Weinstein and his family foundation; and at Case Western Reserve, faculty members protest the role of a donor’s role on a search committee— and the dean fires back with a blistering six-page letter. Plus, more giving, news, and features.

from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Google/241444