Philanthropic foundations - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Philanthropic foundations Contradictions add up during Trump's Saudi visit WASHINGTON (AP) — As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump railed against President Barack Obama for failing to utter the words "radical Islamic terrorism." He accused the foundation run by Bill and Hillary Clinton of corruption for accepting charitable contributions from Saudi Arabia and chastised first lady Michelle Obama for not covering her head during a visit to the Ki... Sun, 21 May 2017 18:47:00 GMT 2017-05-21T18:47:00Z Miss America Organization tabs new president, CFO ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Miss America Organization on Wednesday promoted two executives to top roles in the group that stages the iconic pageant each year in Atlantic City. Josh Randle was named president and Eli Popicg (POP'-itch) was named chief financial officer of the Miss America Organization. Randle joined Miss America in 20... Wed, 17 May 2017 15:07:00 GMT 2017-05-17T15:07:00Z 2 new initiatives for US veterans' care coming to Colorado DENVER (AP) — Two civilian initiatives are coming to Colorado to help veterans and their families deal with traumatic brain injuries, post-traumatic stress and other problems, the University of Colorado said Friday. A five-year, $38 million gift from the Marcus Foundation will create the Marcus Institute for Brain Health at the university's Anschutz Medic... Fri, 12 May 2017 19:46:00 GMT 2017-05-12T19:46:00Z Ex-congresswoman may spend rest of life in prison for fraud JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown could spend the rest of her life in prison after being found guilty of taking money from a charity that was purported to be giving scholarships to poor students. The Thursday verdict came after prosecutors outlined a pattern of fraud by Brown, 70, and her top aide that included using hundreds of tho... Fri, 12 May 2017 07:29:00 GMT 2017-05-12T07:29:00Z Wisconsin-based atheist group sues Trump over church order MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin-based atheist group has filed a lawsuit asking a federal judge to strike down President Donald Trump's order easing enforcement of an IRS rule limiting religious organizations' political activity. A 1954 federal law prohibits tax-exempt charitable organizations such as churches from participating in political campaigns. Vi... Sat, 06 May 2017 00:47:00 GMT 2017-05-06T00:47:00Z Kellogg Foundation giving $51M to public schools in hometown DETROIT (AP) — The W.K. Kellogg Foundation announced Friday that it's giving $51 million over five years to the public schools in its southwestern Michigan hometown of Battle Creek, in the hopes of tackling low academic performance that has been linked to longstanding racial inequality and segregation. The grant, among the largest to a single, public K-12... Fri, 05 May 2017 20:29:00 GMT 2017-05-05T20:29:00Z Share hugs: Heap family calls for kind acts for Holly MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Former NFL tight end Todd Heap and his family are encouraging people to "share hugs and spread love and joy through random acts of heartfelt kindness" on Wednesday in honor of their late daughter's birthday. Police say Heap was moving a truck that ran over and killed his 3-year-daughter Holly in the driveway of their suburban Phoenix ho... Tue, 02 May 2017 13:31:00 GMT 2017-05-02T13:31:00Z Bayless wins restaurant, Solomonov best chef at Beard Awards CHICAGO (AP) — Chef Michael Solomonov of Zahav in Philadelphia took home the outstanding chef award Monday night at the James Beard Awards, and Chicago's Rick Bayless' high-end Mexican eatery Topolobampo won the outstanding restaurant honor. Another Philadelphia foodie — Stephen Starr of Starr Restaurants — won the outstanding restaurateur award at a cere... Tue, 02 May 2017 02:50:00 GMT 2017-05-02T02:50:00Z Pat's Run shadow runs expand to 32 cities to honor Tillman TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Every April, 28,000 runners descend upon the Arizona State University campus to cover the 4.2 miles of Pat's Run. The run started in 2004 as a way to honor Pat Tillman, the football player killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan after leaving a lucrative NFL career. Pat's Run has blossomed into much more since that in... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 18:43:00 GMT 2017-04-21T18:43:00Z Indian public health group loses permit for foreign funds NEW DELHI (AP) — India's government has canceled permission for foreign funding for one of the country's main public health organizations, whose donors include the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. It's the latest move by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government in cracking down on charities and nonprofits that receive funds from overseas and are often criticized for worki... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:19:00 GMT 2017-04-21T12:19:00Z Indian green watchdog: Festival massively damaged river bank NEW DELHI (AP) — An expert panel appointed by India's top environmental watchdog has said that damage caused by a cultural festival held on the banks of the Yamuna River a year ago would need at least a decade to be fixed. The panel set up by the National Green Tribunal after the Art of Living Foundation's World Culture Festival said Wednesday that restor... Thu, 13 Apr 2017 11:31:00 GMT 2017-04-13T11:31:00Z The Latest: Chinese composer Du Yun stunned by Pulitzer win NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Pulitzer Prizes in journalism and the arts (all times local): 6 p.m. When Chinese composer Du Yun heard she won the Pulitzer Prize for music, she thought it was a prank. Yun had just returned from a day of panels at The Culture Summit in Abu Dhabi, and her librettist texted her the go... Mon, 10 Apr 2017 23:04:00 GMT 2017-04-10T23:04:00Z Daily News, ProPublica win Pulitzer for eviction scandal NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Daily News and ProPublica won the Pulitzer Prize for public service Monday for uncovering how police abused eviction rules to oust hundreds of people, mostly poor minorities, from their homes. In a year when the tumultuous presidential campaign dominated U.S. news, David A. Fahrenthold of The Washington Post was honored with t... Mon, 10 Apr 2017 19:54:00 GMT 2017-04-10T19:54:00Z American Revolution Museum exceeds fundraising goal at $152M PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia's Museum of the American Revolution says it has exceeded its $150 million fundraising effort, just weeks before it opens to the public. A $2.5 million gift from Comcast and The Aileen K. and Brian L. Roberts Foundation put the fundraising campaign at $152 million. The gift was made in honor of the museum's architect Robert A.M. Stern, and the... Wed, 05 Apr 2017 15:59:00 GMT 2017-04-05T15:59:00Z Emmett Till relative asks Sessions to push civil rights law WASHINGTON (AP) — Family members of Emmett Till pushed Attorney General Jeff Sessions Tuesday to enforce a law that that allows prosecutors to reinvestigate old civil rights murder cases. Deborah Watts, Till's cousin and co-founder of the Emmett Till Legacy Foundation and Alvin Sykes, a member of the Emmett Till Justice Campaign, met with Sessions before going down to the Sm... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 22:12:00 GMT 2017-03-28T22:12:00Z George Lucas gives another $10M to USC for student diversity NEW YORK (AP) — George Lucas has given another $10 million to the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts to fund the student diversity program he helped establish. The donation was announced Monday by USC, Lucas' alma mater. Last fall, USC established a foundation in Lucas' name to support students from underrepresented communities who qualify for finan... Mon, 27 Mar 2017 19:26:00 GMT 2017-03-27T19:26:00Z Canadian wins $1M global teacher prize for work with Inuit DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Canadian school teacher who encourages hope and acts of kindness in an isolated corner of Quebec won a $1 million prize Sunday in what has become one of the most high-profile awards for teaching excellence. Maggie MacDonnell was awarded the annual Global Teacher Prize during a ceremony in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, b... Sun, 19 Mar 2017 20:44:00 GMT 2017-03-19T20:44:00Z Dolly Parton fund helps 921 who lost homes in wildfires PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (AP) — Dolly Parton's My People Fund has issued monthly checks to 921 people who lost their homes in deadly wildfires that ravaged East Tennessee last year. The Knoxville News Sentinel ( reports that Dollywood Foundation President David Dotson said the fund received more than 80,000 donations in December and January, which has allowe... Tue, 14 Mar 2017 15:38:00 GMT 2017-03-14T15:38:00Z Wisconsin men arrested in theft of 100,000 diapers FOX CROSSING, Wis. (AP) — Two Wisconsin men are facing theft charges for allegedly stealing 100,000 diapers. Police in Fox Crossing allege the men stole nearly 1,800 cases of diapers — valued at more than $45,000 — from a charitable organization that provides goods to families in need. The men, John Forbes and Jason Havel, were charged Wednesday with one count of theft of mo... Wed, 08 Mar 2017 22:50:00 GMT 2017-03-08T22:50:00Z PHOTO GALLERY: 'Beverly Hills Dog Show' to debut POMONA, Calif. (AP) — Canine competitions get a new TV offering next month: "Beverly Hills Dog Show." The two-hour program, presented by Purina, will air on USA Network on April 16, co-hosted by actor John O'Hurley and David Frei, a breeder, owner, handler, judge and author. The pair also hosts "The National Dog Show." The judging was c... Wed, 08 Mar 2017 16:24:00 GMT 2017-03-08T16:24:00Z Spanish trio scoop prestigious US architecture prize LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A team of three Spanish architects has won the 2017 Pritzker Architecture Prize, with the jury praising their work for blending buildings into landscapes and connecting time and place. The award for Catalonia-based architects Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta was announced Wednesday by Tom Pritzker, chairman and presiden... Wed, 01 Mar 2017 15:31:00 GMT 2017-03-01T15:31:00Z Rihanna is named Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Rihanna has been named the 2017 Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year. The Grammy Award-winning singer will receive the Harvard Foundation's Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award at a ceremony scheduled for Feb. 28. Rihanna is being honored for several philanthropic efforts. She built a state-of-the-art center ... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 18:10:00 GMT 2017-02-23T18:10:00Z Saunders feels a connection to Palmer everywhere he goes LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sam Saunders tried to put his thoughts down on paper, except that it wasn't working. Instead, he stood behind the podium at St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, without notes, just powerful memories. He looked out at nearly 1,000 golf dignitaries from around the world who came to honor his grandfather, Arnold Palmer, whom Saunders eulogized with g... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 07:25:00 GMT 2017-02-17T07:25:00Z Stephen Sondheim to receive PEN 'literary service' award NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Sondheim's latest honor comes from literary and human rights organization PEN America. The group announced Wednesday that the composer is this year's recipient of the PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award. Meryl Streep will present Sondheim with the award at the group's annual literary gala April 25 at the American Museum of Natural History. ... Thu, 09 Feb 2017 02:35:00 GMT 2017-02-09T02:35:00Z Jamaica Kincaid among winners of Israeli foundation prize JERUSALEM (AP) — Author Jamaica Kincaid is among this year's winners of the prestigious Dan David Prize for scientific, technological and cultural accomplishments. The prize is administered by Tel Aviv University. On Tuesday it named the 2017 winners. The Dan David Foundation awards $3 million in prizes annually to recipients grouped in... Tue, 07 Feb 2017 17:48:00 GMT 2017-02-07T17:48:00Z A mix of despair and resolve for US Muslims in Trump era Four days after President Donald Trump was inaugurated, mental health counselors hosted a webinar on how their fellow American Muslims could cope. They surveyed the political landscape: a White House framing Islam itself as a threat, a surge in anti-Muslim hostility and suspicion of immigrants in general. The counselors offered tips such as limiting time ... Sat, 28 Jan 2017 02:21:00 GMT 2017-01-28T02:21:00Z Craigslist founder donates $500K to curb Wikipedia trolls SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Craigslist founder Craig Newmark is donating $500,000 to help curb harassment on Wikipedia. The Wikimedia Foundation announced Thursday that money from the Craig Newmark Foundation and Craigslist's Charitable Fund will go toward tools for Wikipedia's staff and volunteer editors to reduce harassment on the user-generated encyclopedia site. ... Fri, 27 Jan 2017 14:42:00 GMT 2017-01-27T14:42:00Z Lawsuits over Trump business threaten to tie up presidency WASHINGTON (AP) — As a businessman, Donald Trump has kept the courts busy. That's hardly likely to change when he enters the Oval Office, creating an unusual and potentially serious problem for a sitting president. Only a handful of presidents have undergone legal depositions during their terms, and even fewer have become embroiled in private lawsuits. Tr... Wed, 11 Jan 2017 08:26:00 GMT 2017-01-11T08:26:00Z Trump names Bush-era veteran and policy newcomer to posts WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday appointed an experienced hand from the George W. Bush era to his national security circle and a figure from the Trump Organization to make international deals. Thomas Bossert will become an assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism. A statement from Trump's tr... Wed, 28 Dec 2016 03:34:00 GMT 2016-12-28T03:34:00Z The Latest: Trump thanks Trump for consumer confidence boost WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST): 10:20 p.m. Donald Trump is taking credit — and thanking himself — for a surge in a key gauge of consumer confidence. The president-elect writes on Twitter that The Conference Board reported Tuesday that its consumer confidence index had climbed to 113.7 in December. ... Wed, 28 Dec 2016 03:30:00 GMT 2016-12-28T03:30:00Z