The collapse of Sam Bankman-Fried’s business empire has led federal prosecutors to scrutinize his brother, Gabe, who ran a pandemic-prevention group.
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Former Partner of Victor Rivera Admits to Homeless-Shelter Bribe Scheme
Sheina Levin was a former business partner of Victor Rivera, whose dealings were the subject of a New York Times investigation.
The Left Is Eating Itself
How purity politics leave progressive power on the table.
N.I.H. Did Not Properly Track a Group Studying Coronaviruses, Report Finds
An internal federal watchdog said that the health agency had not given adequate oversight to EcoHealth Alliance, which had been awarded $8 million in grants.
How Nonprofit Hospitals Put Profits Over Patients
A Times investigation revealed that many of these institutions are abandoning patients and straying from their charitable missions.
2 Students Killed in Shooting at Des Moines Youth Program
The authorities said the attack, at an educational mentorship program, was “targeted.” A staff member was also injured.
Biden Administration Invites Ordinary Americans to Help Settle Refugees
The program to speed up refugee arrivals will allow private citizens to sponsor families in their communities after raising funds and undergoing training.
A Charity Tied to the Supreme Court Offers Donors Access to the Justices
The Supreme Court Historical Society has raised more than $23 million in the last two decades, much of it from lawyers, corporations and special interests.
Helping a Family Carry On, After a Child’s Abilities ‘Just Turned Off’
For a boy with a rare disease, a nonprofit’s monthly visits are vital. But compassion extends beyond the simple task of food delivery.
A Secret Society Tied to the Underground Railroad Fights to Save Its Home
The Black women of the United Order of Tents are scrambling to save their grand Brooklyn headquarters, and to preserve their ambitious future.
They Created a Drug for Susannah. What About Millions of Other Patients?
Scientists have made rapid progress in customizing drugs for ultrarare diseases. The hard part now is making such treatments on a large scale.
The Left’s Fever Is Breaking
Maurice Mitchell on progressive dysfunction.
How a Sprawling Hospital Chain Ignited Its Own Staffing Crisis
Ascension, one of the country’s largest health systems, spent years cutting jobs, leaving it flat-footed when the pandemic hit.
Sam Bankman-Fried’s Parents Under Scrutiny in FTX Collapse
The FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried’s mother and father, who teach at Stanford Law School, are under scrutiny for their connections to their son’s crypto business.
Project Veritas Says It Provided $20,500 in ‘Excess Benefit’ to Its Founder
The conservative nonprofit said it had paid for staff to accompany its founder, James O’Keefe, when he starred in a 2021 production of “Oklahoma!”
Key Partner in Covax Will End Support for Middle-Income Nations
Many of the poorest countries will continue to get free Covid shots, but global demand for them has plummeted, driving a shift away from the goal of broad coverage.
A Times Square Hotel Was Set To Become Affordable Housing. Then the Union Stepped In.
An influential hotel workers’ union is flexing its power at a key moment in the city’s recovery, affecting major projects from casinos to homeless shelters.
How New York City Became a Free-for-All of Unlicensed Weed
Shops selling weed have proliferated since the state legalized cannabis last year, thriving in confusion over their legality and a lack of enforcement.
Inside Sam Bankman-Fried’s Quest to Win Friends and Influence People
In just three years, the FTX co-founder built a massive operation to woo politicians, regulators and nonprofits to support his crypto goals.
Leonard Leo’s Network Is Increasingly Powerful. But It Is Not Easy to Define.
The groups in the network spent nearly $504 million on policy and political fights, including grants to about 150 allied groups, between mid-2015 and last year.
They Wear Leather, Ride Motorcycles. And Protect Children From Abusers.
A nonprofit on Staten Island offers a nontraditional, “ride-or-die” sphere of protection for vulnerable youth.
Welfare Scandal in Mississippi May Tarnish Brett Favre’s Legacy
His role in the misappropriation of welfare money has infuriated people in his native Mississippi and prompted some fans to call for his removal from the Hall of Fame.
How a Hospital Chain Used a Poor Neighborhood to Turn Huge Profits
Bon Secours Mercy Health, a major nonprofit health system, used the poverty of Richmond Community Hospital’s patients to tap into a lucrative federal drug program.
They Were Entitled to Free Care. Hospitals Hounded Them to Pay.
With the help of a consulting firm, the Providence hospital system trained staff to wring money out of patients, even those eligible for free care.
Donors Worry About a Cash Crunch for Voter Registration Groups
Indictments Accuse 44 in Minnesota of Brazen Pandemic Aid Fraud
The Justice Department said the defendants had stolen $240 million intended to feed children, in what appears to be the largest theft so far from a pandemic-era program.
An Unusual $1.6 Billion Donation Bolsters Conservatives
A low-profile Republican financier donated his company to a new group run by the influential operative Leonard A. Leo.
Live Performance Is Back. But Audiences Have Been Slow to Return.
Attendance lagged in the comeback season, as the challenges posed by the coronavirus persisted. Presenters hope it was just a blip.
76 Fake Charities Shared a Mailbox. The I.R.S. Kept Approving More.
The tax agency is the gatekeeper for America’s charity system, but reduced vetting has opened the door to scams.
Baltimore Banner, a News Start-Up, Aims to Challenge The Sun
The internet has pretty much killed local news wars. The Baltimore Banner, a nonprofit start-up, is trying to change that by taking on The Baltimore Sun.
Democrats Are Having a Purity Test Problem at Exactly the Wrong Time
“It has become too easy for people to conflate disagreements about issues with matters of identity,” one nonprofit official says.
The Billionaires Behind a Push to Reinvigorate U.S. Chip-Making
A group that includes Eric Schmidt and Peter Thiel isn’t simply funding the effort itself: It wants American taxpayers to help foot the bill.
As Border Crossings Soar, Biden Relies on Shelters to Manage Influx
With 8,200 crossings daily, an informal pipeline of shelters and other way stations to house and feed migrants has become central to the government’s response plan.
Trump Settles Suit Over Payments to Hotel for 2017 Inauguration
The lawsuit brought by the attorney general in Washington, D.C., claimed that the Trump hotel accepted excessive payments from the inaugural committee.
Texas’ Busing of Migrants to D.C. Isn’t Having Abbott’s Intended Effect Yet
The plan, meant to rattle President Biden, fits into his strategy for addressing record numbers of border crossings. The migrants said they were grateful for the chartered bus ride.
Crime Stoppers of Houston Takes a Partisan Turn
Crime Stoppers of Houston built its reputation on a successful tip line. Then it decided to take on Democratic judges.
Mark Zuckerberg Ends Election Grants
A spokesman for the Facebook founder said the money sent to election offices in 2020 was a “one-time donation.” The grants prompted Republicans to push for bans on private donations for elections.
These Artists’ Hunt for Studio Space Ended at the World Trade Center
Silver Art Projects, in its third year at 4 World Trade Center, is one of the programs that provide emerging New York artists with free studio space. Now it is adding an executive director.
MacKenzie Scott Tallies Her Donations So Far: $12 Billion to 1,257 Groups
The philanthropist announced new donations to Ukraine aid and Planned Parenthood, and said she would soon debut a database of all her giving.
Tree Planting Is Booming. Here’s How That Could Help, or Harm, the Planet.
Reforestation can fight climate change, uplift communities and restore biodiversity. When done badly, though, it can speed extinctions and make nature less resilient.
As a Crisis Hotline Grows, So Do Fears It Won’t Be Ready
Envisioned as the 911 for mental health, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline will soon be 988, with more services for more callers. But it’s already straining to meet demand.
Fraud Investigation in Food Aid Puts Focus on Role of Nonprofits
The F.B.I. is investigating what it called a “massive fraud scheme” in the Minneapolis area as the government cracks down on misuse of pandemic assistance.
The Flea Theater, Experimenting Again, Walks a New Tightrope
Back from the brink of extinction, the Off Off Broadway fixture is testing a new structure that gives artists the autonomy they demanded.
In Detroit, a Bet That Healthy Restaurants Can Help the City
For years, a coalition of groups has supported food businesses, seeing them as critical to the city’s continuing recovery. The pandemic has put its accomplishments to the test.
Shelter Operator Cited for Nepotism Still Gets Millions in City Funds
New York officials found misspending by African American Planning Commission, which runs homeless shelters, but public money continued to flow.
Tonga Is Receiving ‘Contactless’ Aid. There are Pros and Cons.
Covid-era travel restrictions have mostly prevented expatriate aid workers from flying into Pacific island nations after natural disasters. The results are mixed.
Victor Rivera, N.Y. Shelter Operator, Pleads Guilty in Bribery Scheme
Victor Rivera’s guilty plea followed a Times investigation that revealed allegations of sexual abuse and financial misdeeds at his nonprofit organization.
In Vermont, a Town Saved a Mountain, and a Mountain Saved a Town
After the Ascutney ski resort in Vermont closed because of erratic snowfall and mismanagement, it threatened to take with it the nearby town of West Windsor. The community took the situation into its own hands.
Millions Have Lost a Step Into the Middle Class, Researchers Say
The new figure points to the challenge for the majority of Americans who do not have a four-year college degree.
A Giving Guide
Many people think about charitable giving this time of year. We put together a guide.