Daily News Roundup: Millions Given for Migrant Legal Aid

A Texas nonprofit is using the money, in part, to help parents contact their children by phone. In other articles, Facebook and crowdsourcing have helped fuel fundraising for migrants; in the months before its “zero-tolerance” immigration policy, the Trump administration awarded contracts and grants to nonprofits and business to run facilities housing migrant children; and other articles about Trump’s federal-agency overhaul plan and much more news.

from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Millions/243741

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Rockefeller President Cleared After Investigation Triggered by Employee Complaint

Wide-ranging allegations against Rajiv Shah, including steering money to friends, were found to be “without factual basis or merit,” says board chairman Richard Parsons.

from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Rockefeller-President-Cleared/243738

Interesting Read: Conversation with Rolf Klemm and David Doledec of Helen Keller International for an update

http://files.givewell.org/files/conversations/HKI_04-23-18_(public).pdf GiveWell spoke with Mr. Klemm and Mr. Doledec of Helen Keller International (HKI) to get an update on its activities. Conversation topics included HKI’s current projects and the possibility for HKI to receive a GiveWell

from Newly published GiveWell materials https://groups.google.com/d/msg/newly-published-givewell-materials/0OkWaFdJtTA/z-V9YodLCQAJ

Interesting Read: Grant to Evidence Action Beta

As part of GiveWell’s work to support the creation of future top charities, in March of 2018, Evidence Action Beta received a GiveWell Incubation Grant of $320,000 to support the Indian government’s work on iron and folic acid supplementation: https://www.givewell.org/research/incubation-grants/

from Newly published GiveWell materials https://groups.google.com/d/msg/newly-published-givewell-materials/C7GCDhcFq5Q/QYw2idAnCQAJ

Interesting Read: Grant to Fortify Health

As part of GiveWell’s work to support the creation of future top charities, in June of 2018, Fortify Health received a GiveWell Incubation Grant of $295,217 to start a new program aimed at mass fortification of wheat flour with iron in India: https://www.givewell.org/research/incubation-grants/f

from Newly published GiveWell materials https://groups.google.com/d/msg/newly-published-givewell-materials/JcdUktxdwZo/DHn0y98nCQAJ

Daily News Roundup: Donors Give Millions to Separate Migrant Families

Hundreds of thousands of people are giving to nonprofits to help families being separated at the U.S.-Mexican border, including to a record-breaking Facebook campaign that has brought in $12 million so far. Also, a look inside the nonprofits and companies that house the children. In other articles, the Trump administration is taking aim at safety-net programs as it eyes government reorganization; and much more about big philanthropy and other nonprofit news.

from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Donors/243728

Interesting Read: Conversation with Katharine Kreis and Dr. Megan Parker of PATH about its Ultra Rice program

http://files.givewell.org/files/conversations/PATH_04-24-18_(public).pdf GiveWell spoke with Ms. Kreis and Dr. Parker of PATH as part of its preliminary investigation into PATH’s Ultra Rice program. Conversation topics included an overview of Ultra Rice, PATH’s work on Ultra Rice in India, its

from Newly published GiveWell materials https://groups.google.com/d/msg/newly-published-givewell-materials/3oWAIOB3fF0/DKW_ImzyCAAJ

Daily News Roundup: Outrage Over Family Separations Prompts Protests by Advocay Groups

Rallies are planned in 132 cities on June 30 to protest the Trump administration’s policy of detaining immigrant children apart from their parents. In other articles, one Texas nonprofit reaped $450 million to house detained children in a former Walmart store; the CEO of a nonprofit shelter for detained immigrant children — and who called police on a Democratic senator when he tried to enter the building — is paid $770,000; and much more about big philanthropy and other news.

from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Outrage/243717