Catholic Order Struggles to Raise $100 Million to Atone for Slave Labor

Jesuits established a trust to answer for their history of enslaving Black people. But frustrated descendants tell Rome the order is “not delivering in deed.”

#black-people, #compensation-for-damages-law, #jesuit-conference-of-canada-and-the-united-states, #philanthropy, #priests, #roman-catholic-church, #slavery-historical

After Basquiat Raid, Orlando Museum Faces Crisis of Credibility

As OMA cancels three shows, some donors shift their support — and a celebrated collection — to the Rollins Museum of Art.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #art, #basquiat-jean-michel, #de-groft-aaron-h, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #finances, #frauds-and-swindling, #museums, #orlando-museum-of-art, #philanthropy

Hey Hey! Ho Ho! These Climate Activists Get Paid to Go.

Some environmental protesters are earning salaries from new nonprofit groups that believe taking it to the streets is more important than ever.

#air-pollution, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #extinction-rebellion, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #just-stop-oil, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #philanthropy, #rockefeller-family, #standard-oil-co, #sunrise-movement

Three Sentences That Could Change the World — and Your Life

The philosopher William MacAskill lays out the case for longtermism: “Future people count. There could be a lot of them. And we can make their lives better.”

#audio-neutral-informative, #climate-change-album, #ethics-personal, #philanthropy, #philosophy

More Americans Are Going Hungry, and It Costs More to Feed Them

The director of the nation’s largest network of food banks is seeing support dwindle as need rises: “You’re in the middle of a battle, and people are leaving the field.”

#babineaux-fontenot-claire, #families-and-family-life, #feeding-america, #food-banks-and-pantries, #food-insecurity, #inflation-economics, #philanthropy, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #tabithas-way-local-food-pantry, #wages-and-salaries

The U.S. Has a New Crisis Hotline: 988. Is It Prepared for a Surge in Calls?

The United States is rolling out a reimagined suicide prevention number to address a national mental health crisis. But funding and staffing issues have left some questioning whether it’s ready.

#emergency-telephone-numbers, #mental-health-and-disorders, #national-suicide-prevention-lifeline, #philanthropy, #substance-abuse-and-mental-health-services-administration, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

The Culture War That More Christians Should Be Fighting

If we don’t talk about economic justice, we are advancing an emaciated view of Christian political engagement.

#christians-and-christianity, #income-inequality, #internal-sub-only-nl, #philanthropy, #poverty

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.

#alden-global-capital, #bainum-stewart-jr, #baltimore-md, #baltimore-sun, #fenton-justin, #imtiaz-patel, #kimi-yoshino, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #nonprofit-organizations, #philanthropy, #the-baltimore-banner, #tribune-publishing-company

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.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #black-lives-matter-movement, #democratic-party, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #minorities, #nonprofit-organizations, #philanthropy, #race-and-ethnicity, #whites

Will Biden’s Gas Tax Holiday Make a Difference?

Many economists say suspending federal taxes on gas will not significantly cut prices for consumers.

#amazon-com-inc, #american-action-forum, #arm-holdings-plc, #bankman-fried-sam, #beijing-bytedance-technology-co-ltd, #bersin-alan-d, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #birol-fatih, #buffett-susan-thompson-foundation, #buffett-warren-e, #capital-gains-tax, #china, #corporate-taxes, #europe, #federal-taxes-us, #great-britain, #gun-control, #holtz-eakin-douglas, #income-tax, #philanthropy, #politics-and-government, #russia, #ukraine, #united-states, #united-states-economy

Gun Control Advocates Have More Money Now, but Money Can’t Buy Zeal

After more mass shootings, one side is gaining donors and political will; the other is galvanized by gun rights. Will anything be different?

#ballmer-connie, #ballmer-steven-a, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #bloomberg-michael-r, #buffalo-ny-shooting-may-14-2022, #everytown-for-gun-safety, #firearms, #giffords-gabrielle, #gun-control, #law-and-legislation, #mass-shootings, #national-rifle-assn, #newtown-conn-shooting-2012, #philanthropy, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

Can We Tech Our Way Out of Climate Change?

The billionaire venture capitalist John Doerr offers his views on what Silicon Valley’s elite can — and can’t — do about our global crisis.

#computers-and-the-internet, #doerr-john, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #intergovernmental-panel-on-climate-change, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #philanthropy, #venture-capital

A Tennessee Deli Nurtures Its Ties to Ukraine

A couple opened Potchke, a pop-up in Knoxville, to showcase their love of the war-ravaged country and its cooking.

#chefs, #delicatessens, #faber-laurence, #knoxville-tenn, #philanthropy, #potchke-knoxville-tenn-restaurant, #restaurants, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukrainian-americans, #williams-emily

Summer Camp for All

It’s hard to imagine a more ideal escape for young people living through an extraordinary time of grief, loneliness and upheaval.

#american-camp-assn, #bank-street-college, #black-people, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #federal-aid-us, #hispanic-americans, #income-inequality, #medicine-and-health, #mental-health-and-disorders, #minorities, #new-york-city, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #philanthropy, #poverty, #psychology-and-psychologists, #summer-season, #youth

What Vaccine Apartheid Portends for the Climate Future

Gestures of good will and concern from developed countries can hide nationalism so pointed that it amounts to something like sadism.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #internal-sub-only-nl, #philanthropy, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #vaccination-and-immunization

Guy Fieri, Elder Statesman of Flavortown

TV’s spike-haired rhapsodist of roadside eats is still playing it for laughs. But he’s also winning food-world respect as a sort of graying eminence.

#celebrities, #chefs, #content-type-personal-profile, #diners-drive-ins-and-dives-tv-program, #fieri-guy, #new-jersey, #philanthropy, #restaurants, #television

Sam Bankman-Fried, Crypto Billionaire, Wants Washington to Follow His Lead

Sam Bankman-Fried is a studiously disheveled billionaire who made a fortune overseeing trades that are too risky for the U.S. market. Now he wants Washington to follow his lead.

#baha-mar-nassau-bahamas-hotel, #bankman-fried-sam, #bitcoin-currency, #campaign-finance, #computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-personal-profile, #flynn-carrick, #hk-ftx-trading-ltd-futures-exchange, #philanthropy, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #singer-peter-1946, #virtual-currency

Warhol’s ‘Marilyn’ Sells for $195 Million, Shattering Auction Record for an American Artist

At Christie’s sale for charity, the glamorous silk-screen beat out Basquiat’s skull painting that set a record in 2017.

#art, #auctions, #basquiat-jean-michel, #christies, #finances, #monroe-marilyn, #philanthropy, #picasso-pablo, #rotter-alex, #warhol-andy-museum

John Doerr Gives Stanford $1.1 Billion for Climate School

The billionaire venture capitalist said the study of climate change and sustainability would be the “new computer science.”

#colleges-and-universities, #doerr-john, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #philanthropy, #stanford-university

Reviving the Renaissance Temples of Venice’s Jewish Ghetto

An $11 million project is underway to restore three decaying synagogues and preserve the city’s history of harboring European Jews.

#art, #jews-and-judaism, #museums, #philanthropy, #renaissance-historical-era, #restoration-and-renovation, #synagogues, #venice-italy

Why Ramadan Generates Millions in Charitable Giving Every Year

During the Muslim holy month, there is a strong focus on helping others.

#mosques, #muslim-americans, #muslims-and-islam, #philanthropy, #ramadan

Fresh Air and the Great Outdoors

The Fresh Air Fund offers a summer escape from New York City.

#camp-hayden-marks, #camps-and-camping, #content-type-personal-profile, #fresh-air-fund, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #philanthropy, #summer-season

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.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #conflicts-of-interest, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #crime-stoppers-usa, #criminal-justice, #houston-tex, #nonprofit-organizations, #ogg-kim, #philanthropy, #texas, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Unapologetic Heirs of Nazi Fortunes

In a country that is celebrated for its culture of reckoning and remembrance, the richest families are often an exception.

#automobiles, #daimler-benz-ag, #forced-labor, #germany, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #mercedes-benz, #names-organizational, #nuremberg-war-crimes-tribunal-1945-49, #philanthropy, #piech-automotive, #volkswagen-ag, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Biden’s Tax Forms Show He and the First Lady Earned $610,702 in 2021

The president and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, also reported donations of $17,394 to 10 charities.

#biden-foundation, #biden-jill-tracy-jacobs, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #emhoff-douglas-c, #flatiron-books, #harris-kamala-d, #income, #income-tax, #philanthropy, #simonschuster-inc, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Deep-Pocketed Developer Who Helped Take Down the Lieutenant Governor

Gerald Migdol, a Harlem developer, became the linchpin in a federal investigation that led to the indictment and resignation of Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin.

#benjamin-brian-a-1976, #bribery-and-kickbacks, #campaign-finance, #content-type-personal-profile, #corruption-institutional, #friends-of-public-school-harlem, #friends-of-public-school-harlem-inc, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #migdol-gerald, #new-york-city, #philanthropy

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.

#absentee-voting, #campaign-finance, #center-for-technology-and-civic-life, #chan-priscilla, #elections-house-of-representatives, #elections-senate, #facebook-inc, #meta-platforms-inc, #nonprofit-organizations, #philanthropy, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #project-democracy, #social-media, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #zuckerberg-mark-e

Donors Pledge $41 Million to Monitor Thawing Arctic Permafrost

The six-year effort by climate scientists and policy experts aims to fill gaps in knowledge about planet-warming emissions and help affected communities in Alaska.

#alaska, #belfer-center-for-science-and-international-affairs, #carbon-dioxide, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #methane, #permafrost, #philanthropy, #scott-mackenzie

Who Is MacKenzie Scott?

Three decades after worrying about making rent, she is now giving away billions — all while trying to keep herself out of the spotlight.

#bezos-jeffrey-p, #content-type-personal-profile, #morrison-toni, #philanthropy, #scott-mackenzie, #writing-and-writers

Minnesota Woman to Repay $120,000 Raised in Philando Castile’s Name

The Minnesota attorney general’s office said most of the money Pamela Fergus raised to pay off students’ lunch debt was not used as intended.

#castile-philando-1983-2016, #crowdfunding-internet, #education-k-12, #minnesota, #philanthropy, #suits-and-litigation-civil

After Russia Invaded Ukraine, a U.S. Nonprofit Shifted Its Mission

Spirit of America was focused on helping counter Russian propaganda but now is sending helmets, Kevlar vests, radios and vehicles to Ukraine.

#defense-and-military-forces, #philanthropy, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #spirit-of-america, #ukraine, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

Philanthropists Push Police Searches of DNA Databases

When the police can’t afford to solve cold cases, deep-pocketed donors can.

#crime-and-criminals, #crowdfunding-internet, #dna-deoxyribonucleic-acid, #forensic-science, #genealogy, #genetics-and-heredity, #gofundme, #philanthropy, #police

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.

#habitat-for-humanity, #madre, #nonprofit-organizations, #philanthropy, #planned-parenthood-federation-of-america, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #scott-mackenzie

MacKenzie Scott Gives $436 Million to Habitat for Humanity

The donation is part of an ongoing effort by Ms. Scott to give away her fortune.

#affordable-housing, #amazon-com-inc, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #habitat-for-humanity, #high-net-worth-individuals, #philanthropy, #reckford-jonathan, #scott-mackenzie

Christie’s to Offer a Marilyn Monroe by Warhol for an Estimated $200 Million

Proceeds from the sale, in May, of “Shot Sage Blue Marilyn,” will benefit the Thomas and Doris Ammann Foundation Zurich.

#ammann-thomas-and-doris-foundation-zurich, #art, #auctions, #christies, #monroe-marilyn, #philanthropy, #warhol-andy

Juilliard’s President Is Challenged but Retains Support of Board

The school’s chairman and biggest benefactor, Bruce Kovner, had wanted its president, Damian Woetzel, to leave after a negative evaluation. He marshaled support and stayed.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #boards-of-directors, #content-type-personal-profile, #culture-arts, #finances, #juilliard-school, #kovner-bruce, #lincoln-center-for-the-performing-arts, #marsalis-wynton, #music, #philanthropy, #woetzel-damian

New Jersey Freight Firm Aids Ukrainian Civilians Facing War

After Russia’s invasion, Meest-America, which specializes in shipping goods to Eastern Europe, shifted to a singular focus.

#new-jersey, #philanthropy, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #ukrainian-americans, #volunteers-and-community-service, #warehouses

Jewish New Yorkers Unite to Raise Millions for Ukraine

New York City is home to some 300,000 Jewish immigrants from the former Soviet Union.

#agudath-israel-of-america, #brighton-beach-brooklyn-ny, #brooklyn-nyc, #hasidism, #humanitarian-aid, #jews-and-judaism, #new-york-city, #orthodox-judaism, #philanthropy, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #zelensky-volodymyr

Melania Trump Event Postponed Because of Fund-Raising Issues

Florida regulators found that a company working on the charitable event had not registered properly. The former first lady’s office said it would be rescheduled.

#florida, #philanthropy, #trump-donald-j, #trump-melania, #united-states-politics-and-government

Vladimir Potanin, Russian Oligarch, Steps Down as Guggenheim Trustee

Mr. Potanin, one of the richest men in Russia and a Guggenheim Museum donor for decades, is the latest oligarch affected by widening outrage over the war in Ukraine.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #art, #guggenheim-solomon-r-museum, #museums, #philanthropy, #potanin-vladimir-o, #putin-vladimir-v, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022

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.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #black-people, #detroit-mich, #discrimination, #entrepreneurship, #immigration-and-emigration, #minorities, #nonprofit-organizations, #philanthropy, #restaurants

Richard Blum, Political Donor and Husband of Senator Feinstein, Dies at 86

As a financier, he amassed a fortune that he spent on Democrats, helping to propel his wife from San Francisco mayor to a long career in the Senate.

#blum-capital-partners, #blum-richard, #deaths-obituaries, #elections-senate, #feinstein-dianne, #philanthropy, #san-francisco-calif, #united-states-politics-and-government

Using Your Investment Gains to Help People in Ukraine

If you have an investment portfolio or own a home, you’ve probably experienced big gains. Here’s how to use those winnings to help.

#content-type-service, #personal-finances, #philanthropy, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #stocks-and-bonds

Charitable Giving Went Up During the Pandemic. Why?

Despite economic turmoil and physical danger, charitable giving went up during the pandemic. Why?

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #philanthropy, #recession-and-depression, #remittances

Charitable Offer by Melania Trump Is Rejected, a Move She Calls ‘Politics’

Mrs. Trump assailed what she called attempts to “cancel her” as she comes under criticism, along with her husband, for post-White House fund-raising efforts.

#e-commerce, #florida, #holberton-school, #nonfungible-tokens-nfts, #philanthropy, #trump-melania, #tulsa-okla, #united-states-politics-and-government

A Charity Led By Prince Charles Is Investigated As Prince Andrew Settles

A day after Prince Andrew settled a sexual assault lawsuit, the police announced they were investigating a charity led by Prince Charles.

#metoo-movement, #andrew-duke-of-york, #buckingham-palace, #charles-prince-of-wales, #conservative-party-great-britain, #elizabeth-ii-queen-of-great-britain, #epstein-jeffrey-e-1953, #giuffre-virginia-roberts, #great-britain, #maxwell-ghislaine, #philanthropy, #politics-and-government, #royal-families, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Wary of Economic Neoliberalism, Groups Fund Research on Alternatives

Two foundations committed funding for economic and policy research focused on alternatives to traditional economic thinking.

#hewlett-william-and-flora-foundation, #income-inequality, #johns-hopkins-university, #labor-and-jobs, #omidyar-network, #philanthropy, #research, #united-states-economy

Yale to Evaluate Policies on Donor Gifts and Influence

Plans for a new faculty committee to protect academic freedom came after the head of a prestigious program resigned, citing donor interference.

#academic-freedom, #colleges-and-universities, #gage-beverly, #philanthropy, #salovey-peter, #the-grand-strategy-program, #yale-university

Fermat’s Theorem: The Texas Oil Heir Who Took on Math’s Impossible Dare

James M. Vaughn Jr., wielding a fortune, argues that he brought about the Fermat breakthrough after the best and brightest had failed for centuries to solve the puzzle.

#content-type-personal-profile, #fermat-pierre-de, #mathematics, #philanthropy, #research, #texas, #university-of-texas-at-austin, #vaughn-foundation-fund, #vaughn-jr-james-m, #wiles-andrew, #your-feed-science

John Arrillaga Sr., Who Helped Build Silicon Valley, Dies at 84

Starting in the 1960s, he developed the area’s farmland into office parks that housed fast-growing technology companies.

#arrillaga-john-sr-1937-2022, #colleges-and-universities, #computers-and-the-internet, #deaths-obituaries, #peery-arrillaga-real-estate-firm, #philanthropy, #real-estate-commercial, #silicon-valley-calif, #stanford-university