A group of patients says the money should be spent with more urgency. In other news, Stephen Schwarzman is giving $25 million to his public high school; Betsy DeVos is donating her $200,000 salary to education and special-needs charities; disgraced Oxfam official left an earlier job over sex-worker allegations; ‘On Point’ radio host Tom Ashbrook has been fired; and much more.
from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Spending/242555
In other news, President Trump gave $100,000 of his salary for infrastructure projects; the Intel Foundation is donating $1 million to the International Rescue Committee to teach coding skills to refugees; charitable giving makes people more attractive to others, according to a study; the Oxfam scandal widens; the 50 best workplaces for charitable giving; and more.
from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Childrens/242548
Poor Americans would be hardest hit. Also, the plan’s food-stamp replacement; its elimination of NEA, public TV, and other cultural groups; and a bipartisan “no” to cutting aid money. In other news, an Oxfam deputy resigns over how sex claims were handled, and a whistle-blower says the charity ignored concerns; drugmakers supported groups that pushed opioid use; fact-checking Matt Damon’s clean-water promise in a Super Bowl ad; and more.
from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-How/242534
With 40 percent of the Motor City lacking internet access, the Detroit Community Technology Project provides high-speed networks to underserved neighborhoods.
from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Tech-Nonprofit-Keeps-Detroit/242487
Urban Alliance CEO Eshauna Smith works to make sure low-income high-school students, many of them minorities, get opportunities like the one she had.
from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Leader-Shares-Her-Life-Story/242514
New Jersey Community Capital buys pools of troubled mortgages at a discount and then modifies the loans to help homeowners. Vacant properties or converted to affordable housing.
from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Nonprofit-Uses-Creative-Impact/242494