Kyle Peterson, executive director of the grant maker, discusses how family members remain active in continuing the philanthropic legacy of Sam and Helen Walton, pouring $1.3 billion into education alone. Other areas of interest include the environment and cultural attractions.
from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/video/podcast-how-the-next-generati/6466/
The Charles Koch Foundation gave $77 million to colleges last year, which is 75 percent more than in 2015. In other news, the Vera Institute for Justice is pledging to match spending on legal aid for undocumented immigrants in several cities; the Gates Foundation and others form a $100 million fund to fight neglected diseases; the notion of cash grants for the poor gains momentum; and more articles about giving and about museums.
from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Koch/241793
http://files.givewell.org/files/conversations/Development_Media_International_10-04-17_(public).pdf GiveWell spoke with Mr. Head and Dr. Murray of Development Media International (DMI) to learn about DMI’s progress in 2017 and its future plans. DMI is a GiveWell standout charity. Conversation
from Newly published GiveWell materials https://groups.google.com/d/msg/newly-published-givewell-materials/_0u2X14s6YY/8nSwoPl2CwAJ
http://files.givewell.org/files/conversations/Greg_Garrett_10-06-17_(public).pdf GiveWell spoke with Mr. Garrett of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) to learn about GAIN’s progress and future plans. GAIN is a GiveWell standout charity. Conversation topics included GAIN’s current
from Newly published GiveWell materials https://groups.google.com/d/msg/newly-published-givewell-materials/rgqNb7X-0Gc/QG_vKg51CwAJ
http://files.givewell.org/files/conversations/Jonathan_Gorstein_09-11-17_(public).pdf GiveWell spoke with Professor Gorstein to learn about the progress and future plans of the Iodine Global Network (IGN), a GiveWell standout charity. Conversation topics included the current state of IGN’s
from Newly published GiveWell materials https://groups.google.com/d/msg/newly-published-givewell-materials/Fx5DSV-P2sg/p85RnWRzCwAJ
In other news, GOP tax proposals could cost charities billions; Bill Gates gives $50 million to Alzheimer’s research; the National Trust for Historic Preservation creates $25 million fund to preserve African-American historical sites; and other news and features on disaster relief, on museums, and more.
from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Elite/241776
The loss of incentives to give, coupled with changes in education and health care are bad enough. Add the politicizing of charities and the meddling in nonprofit affairs and itâs a disaster.
from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Opinion-Nonprofitsthe/241775
Also, AIDS activists want designer Kenneth Cole to step down as amfAR board chair over his controversial deal with Harvey Weinstein; the University of Louisville may sue its own foundation over excessive spending; the veterans charity VietNow is being dissolved over “egregious fraud”; plus more news.
from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-Update-Justice-Dept/241760
This week in the Business of Giving, Carol Naughton, president of Purpose Built Communities, discusses the group’s replicable model for success.
from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/video/podcast-3-pillars-that-help-o/6455/
Also, more than 400 millionaires tell Congress not to raise their taxes; several orchestras have received eight-figure contributions; Charles Koch is making major gifts to foreign-policy programs at universities; a new study analyzes the attributes of the new philanthropist; and much more.
from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Higher/241751