America Is Falling Apart at the Seams

Why are so many of us behaving so badly?

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #education-k-12, #firearms, #hate-crimes, #loneliness, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #national-highway-traffic-safety-administration, #philanthropy, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #united-states, #yglesias-matthew

‘Davos Man,’ Marc Benioff and the Covid Pandemic

They stepped up in the pandemic “to save the world,” says Marc Benioff of Salesforce. Even as their tax practices and perches kept them above its troubles.

#benioff-marc, #content-type-personal-profile, #corporate-social-responsibility, #corporate-taxes, #davos-switzerland, #high-net-worth-individuals, #income-inequality, #philanthropy, #san-francisco-calif, #tax-shelters, #world-economic-forum

Building a Hub for New Art in Athens ‘Under the Shadow of the Acropolis’

Many associate culture in Athens with ruins and ancient artifacts. But the Greek government and several big philanthropic foundations want to put the city on the international contemporary art map.

#art, #athens-greece, #finances, #greece, #greek-civilization, #museums, #national-museum-of-contemporary-art-emst-athens-greece, #onassis-cultural-center, #philanthropy, #politics-and-government

In the Lower Ninth Ward, an Artist Renews His Purpose

Kevin Beasley was invited to create an installation in New Orleans for a few months. Instead he bought land, and met his neighbors.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #art, #beasley-kevin, #black-people, #hurricane-katrina-2005, #new-orleans-la, #philanthropy, #prospect-new-orleans, #whitney-museum-of-american-art

Boldface Names Give Los Angeles a New Cultural Center

An OMA-designed pavilion at the Wilshire Boulevard Temple was helped along by Eli Broad. It houses Wallis Annenberg’s GenSpace, a center for older people.

#annenberg-foundation, #annenberg-wallis, #architecture, #broad-eli, #content-type-personal-profile, #elderly, #genspace-los-angeles-calif, #irmas-audrey-pavillion-los-angeles-calif, #koolhaas-rem, #leder-steven-z, #los-angeles-calif, #oma-office-for-metropolitan-architecture, #philanthropy, #shigematsu-shohei, #synagogues, #wilshire-boulevard-temple-los-angeles-calif

India Cuts Off Foreign Funding of Mother Teresa’s Charity

The move is part of a tightening of rules on organizations financed by donations from abroad and comes amid a rise in attacks on religious minorities.

#freedom-of-religion, #india, #missionaries-of-charity, #modi-narendra, #philanthropy

A Giving Guide

Many people think about charitable giving this time of year. We put together a guide.

#givewell, #nonprofit-organizations, #philanthropy

The 2021 Good Tech Awards

This year, technology companies stepped up on housing and criminal justice — with a dash of whistle-blowers mixed in.

#3-d-devices-and-effects, #3-d-printers, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #criminal-justice, #deepmind-technologies-ltd, #haugen-frances, #meat, #nonprofit-organizations, #philanthropy, #scott-mackenzie, #social-media, #start-ups, #whistle-blowers

Franklin A. Thomas, Pathbreaking Ford Foundation President, Dies at 87

He rose from working-class Brooklyn to become the first Black person to run a major American philanthropic organization.

#bedford-stuyvesant-brooklyn-ny, #bedford-stuyvesant-restoration-corporation, #black-people, #deaths-obituaries, #ford-foundation, #nonprofit-organizations, #philanthropy, #thomas-franklin-a

Billionaire Jeff T. Green Resigns From Mormon Church

Jeff T. Green, the chief executive of a technology firm, said he was leaving because of the church’s wealth and stance on social issues such as gay rights.

#brigham-young-university, #forbes-magazine, #green-jeff-t, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #mormons-church-of-jesus-christ-of-latter-day-saints, #philanthropy, #salt-lake-tribune, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #utah

A Box of Cash, a Secret Donor and a Big Lift for Some N.Y.C. Students

When a City College physics professor opened an ordinary box that had been sitting in the mail room, he was startled by its contents.

#city-college-of-new-york, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #philanthropy, #physics, #scholarships-and-fellowships, #tuition

It’s Been a Hard Year. These 3 Charities Could Use Your Help.

The world needs an outpouring of generosity.

#gifts, #internal-sub-only-nl, #nonprofit-organizations, #philanthropy, #polaris-project, #poverty, #refugees-and-displaced-persons

Give Where You Live

Find the people doing good work in your own community and help them do it.

#charlottesville-va, #philanthropy, #poetry-and-poets, #women-and-girls

What’s Better Than Charity?

Mutual aid fulfills needs, but it also builds stronger, more resilient communities.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #food-banks-and-pantries, #friendship, #income-inequality, #internal-sub-only-nl, #philanthropy

Ken Kragen, a Force Behind ‘We Are the World,’ Dies at 85

Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie and Quincy Jones were among the public faces of that 1985 fund-raising record. But behind the scenes, Mr. Kragen made it all happen.

#africa, #belafonte-harry, #deaths-obituaries, #hands-across-america, #jackson-michael, #jones-quincy, #kragen-ken, #philanthropy, #pop-and-rock-music, #richie-lionel, #usa-for-africa, #we-are-the-world-song

‘When I Will Be Old, Maybe. But Now, I Feel Myself Young.’

After his wife’s sudden death, Eduard Arzunyan needed some help.

#content-type-personal-profile, #new-york-times-neediest-cases-fund, #philanthropy, #united-jewish-appeal, #writing-and-writers

How to Know Your Donations Are Doing the Most Good

GiveWell investigates charities to find the most cost-effective ways to do good.

#altruism, #ethics-personal, #givewell, #karnofsky-holden, #open-philanthropy, #philanthropy

Teachers Scramble to Scoop Up Cash in Promotion Called Demeaning

Ten teachers in South Dakota competed for $5,000 in dollar bills to spend on classroom improvements. Critics called the event at a hockey game in Sioux Falls demeaning.

#education-k-12, #philanthropy, #sioux-falls-sd, #sioux-falls-stampede-hockey-team, #south-dakota, #squid-game-tv-program, #teachers-and-school-employees, #united-states-hockey-league, #wages-and-salaries

Education Is Like a Beautiful Garden

Consider giving to education-related charities this holiday season.

#education-k-12, #internal-sub-only-nl, #khan-academy, #kristof-nicholas-d, #philanthropy, #united-states-economy, #wikipedia

It May Not Feel Like It Right Now, but There Is a World of Good We Can Do

A few worthies from Times Opinion’s giving guide and a few … unworthies.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #democratic-party, #education-k-12, #gun-control, #guttmacher-institute, #hunts-point-bronx-ny, #inflation-economics, #philanthropy, #planned-parenthood-federation-of-america, #united-states-politics-and-government, #zero-to-three

How to Help Victims of the Tornadoes

Here’s how to pitch in as local and national volunteers and aid groups mobilize to help hard-hit areas.

#american-red-cross, #americares, #arkansas, #care, #content-type-service, #feeding-america, #gofundme, #humanitarian-aid, #illinois, #international-medical-corps, #kentucky, #kentucky-state-police, #mississippi, #missouri, #philanthropy, #salvation-army, #tennessee, #tornadoes, #united-way-of-america, #volunteers-and-community-service

Elon Musk’s Latest Innovation: Troll Philanthropy

Some very wealthy people give their money away in an attempt to burnish their reputations. Not the Tesla C.E.O.

#bezos-earth-fund, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #gates-bill, #high-net-worth-individuals, #musk-elon, #nonprofit-organizations, #philanthropy, #scott-mackenzie, #social-media, #soskis-benjamin, #space-exploration-technologies-corp, #tesla-motors-inc

Jacqueline Avant, Philanthropist and Wife of Music Producer Clarence Avant, Is Fatally Shot

Ms. Avant, 81, was found with a gunshot wound after the police received a report of a shooting at her home in Beverly Hills early Wednesday, the police said.

#avant-clarence, #avant-jacqueline-d-2021, #black-people, #motown-records, #netflix-inc, #philanthropy, #pop-and-rock-music, #rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame-and-museum

Met Museum Jump-Starts New Modern Wing With $125 Million Gift

The donation from a trustee, Oscar L. Tang, and his wife, Agnes Hsu‐Tang, reinvigorates the long-delayed project and is the largest capital gift in the Met’s history.

#agnes-hsutang, #art, #hollein-max, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #museums, #oscar-l-tang, #philanthropy, #weiss-daniel-h

Laszlo Z. Bito, Scientist, Novelist and Philanthropist, Dies at 87

He fled communist rule in Hungary, discovered a treatment for glaucoma in the U.S., then became an author and a voice against authoritarianism in his homeland.

#bard-college, #bito-laszlo-z, #books-and-literature, #deaths-obituaries, #glaucoma, #hungary, #philanthropy, #politics-and-government

More Than $1 Million Raised to Help Kevin Strickland

More than 20,000 strangers have donated to an online fund-raiser to help Kevin Strickland’s re-entry to society.

#black-sherrie-d-1979, #decisions-and-verdicts, #false-arrests-convictions-and-imprisonments, #ingram-larry-d-1979, #kansas-city-mo, #missouri, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #philanthropy, #strickland-kevin-1959, #walker-john-d-1979

Jake Wood Was Once a Warrior, Then a Nonprofit Leader. Now He’s an Entrepreneur.

Jake Wood was a Marine sniper in Iraq and Afghanistan. Now he works in the philanthropic sector and is “leading with love.”

#afghanistan-war-2001, #content-type-personal-profile, #entrepreneurship, #executives-and-management-theory, #nonprofit-organizations, #philanthropy, #united-states-marine-corps

What Should I Do With My Big Fat Inheritance?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on the burdens of philanthropy — and more.

#corporate-social-responsibility, #ethics-personal, #philanthropy

Jeff Bezos Donates $100 Million to the Obama Foundation

The gift was the largest yet for the foundation and was among several splashy donations in recent months by Mr. Bezos, one of the world’s richest people.

#amazon-com-inc, #bezos-earth-fund, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #obama-foundation, #obama-barack, #obama-barack-h-presidential-library-and-museum, #philanthropy

The Consulting Firm Billionaires Turn to When They Give Away Money

A little-known organization called the Bridgespan Group is guiding the philanthropic choices of many leading donors, including MacKenzie Scott.

#asian-american-foundation, #bainco, #bridgespan-group, #consultants, #high-net-worth-individuals, #nonprofit-organizations, #philanthropy

Donors Withhold Gifts to Protest Changes at Hamptons Sculpture Garden

Some patrons of the LongHouse Reserve are upset that its veteran director was let go, but the board says it needed new leadership to expand the garden into a museum with a broader mission.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #art, #barratt-carrie-rebora, #boards-of-directors, #east-hampton-ny, #larsen-jack-lenor, #longhouse-reserve, #museums, #philanthropy, #sculpture, #tomicic-matko

What a $50 Million Donation Did for One H.B.C.U.

At Prairie View A&M, one of the historically Black colleges and universities where MacKenzie Scott donated millions, the mood is cautious optimism.

#black-people, #colleges-and-universities, #endowments, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #houston-tex, #howard-university, #income-inequality, #philanthropy, #prairie-view-am-university, #race-and-ethnicity, #scholarships-and-fellowships, #scott-mackenzie, #simmons-ruth-j, #texas, #united-states

Pressure Grows on G20 Nations to Get Covid Vaccines to the Poor

The world’s leaders are focusing on preventing future pandemics, but experts say rich nations are not doing enough to help the poor survive the current one.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #blinken-antony-j, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #draghi-mario, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #foreign-aid, #francis, #group-of-twenty, #income-inequality, #international-trade-and-world-market, #pfizer-inc, #philanthropy, #politics-and-government, #poverty, #rome-italy, #sullivan-jacob-j-1976, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #world-health-organization

A Farewell to Readers, With Hope

A columnist offers lessons learned from decades on the front lines of reporting and explains why he is leaving to run for office.

#children-and-childhood, #content-type-personal-profile, #elections-governors, #kristof-nicholas-d, #labor-and-jobs, #new-york-times, #philanthropy, #politics-and-government, #united-states, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #yamhill-ore

Brett Favre Repays $600,000 in Mississippi Welfare Fraud Case

The Mississippi state auditor said that Mr. Favre, the Hall of Fame quarterback, could still be sued if he does not pay an additional $228,000 in interest that he owes.

#dibiase-brett, #favre-brett, #football, #frauds-and-swindling, #mississippi, #philanthropy, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Divestment Is Pushing Money Away From Fossil Fuels

The divestment campaign has taken much of the shine off what was once the planet’s dominant industry.

#coal, #colleges-and-universities, #endowments, #ford-foundation, #france, #global-warming, #great-britain, #harvard-university, #ireland, #loyola-university-chicago, #manchin-joe-iii, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #paris-france, #peabody-coal-co, #pensions-and-retirement-plans, #philanthropy, #princeton-university, #quebec-province-canada, #reed-college, #rockefeller-foundation, #roman-catholic-church, #royal-dutch-shell-plc, #states-us, #stocks-and-bonds, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #united-states

Nadia Chaudhri, Scientist With an End-of-Life Mission, Dies at 43

She documented her last months with ovarian cancer on Twitter while raising funds to support students from backgrounds that are underrepresented in the sciences.

#chaudhri-nadia-1978-2021, #colleges-and-universities, #concordia-university-montreal, #deaths-obituaries, #ovarian-cancer, #philanthropy, #research, #social-media

For Christian Aid Ministries, Charity in Haiti Turns to Chaos

An organization based in Ohio and founded by Amish and Mennonites has been swept up in the violence roiling the country.

#amish, #boise-idaho, #brantly-kent, #brunson-andrew, #christians-and-christianity, #haiti, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #mennonite-churches, #missionaries, #ohio, #philanthropy, #port-au-prince-haiti, #seventh-day-adventists

Nearly $7 Million Awarded in First Earthshot Prizes

Costa Rica and the city of Milan were among the five winners that each received one million pounds, or nearly $1.4 million, to continue sustainability and conservation efforts during a ceremony in London.

#attenborough-david, #awards-decorations-and-honors, #catherine-duchess-of-cambridge, #conservation-of-resources, #philanthropy, #william-duke-of-cambridge

Mississippi Threatens to Sue Brett Favre Over $828,000

The former Green Bay Packers quarterback was among more than 10 people who received letters from the state auditor demanding repayment of tens of millions of dollars connected to an extensive welfare fraud scheme.

#dibiase-brett, #favre-brett, #football, #frauds-and-swindling, #mississippi, #philanthropy

Rucker Park, a Basketball Mecca, Gets New Life

Rucker Park in Harlem has been a proving ground for amateurs and professionals for generations. “We don’t come there giving you roses,” one player said. “You got to earn it.”

#area-planning-and-renewal, #asap-ferg, #basketball, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #national-basketball-assn, #national-basketball-players-assn, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #parks-and-recreation-department-nyc, #philanthropy, #playgrounds, #roberts-michele-a, #rucker-holcombe-park-harlem-ny

‘It’s Like Kismet’: How a Long-Empty Building Found the Perfect Tenant

This old, triangular clinic was created to serve the poor and infirm. God’s Love We Deliver was up to the task.

#delivery-services, #gods-love-we-deliver, #gottlieb-william-real-estate, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #new-york-city, #nonprofit-organizations, #philanthropy, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #soho-manhattan-ny, #west-village-manhattan-ny

Housing Boss Earns $1 Million to Run Shelters Despite a Troubled Past

Some executives at nonprofit groups that operate New York City homeless shelters are benefiting from the plight of the people they serve.

#bribery-and-kickbacks, #brown-jack-a-iii, #conflicts-of-interest, #core-services-group-inc, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #executive-compensation, #frauds-and-swindling, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #group-homes-and-supportive-housing, #homeless-persons, #nepotism, #new-york-city, #nonprofit-organizations, #philanthropy, #rivera-victor-m-1960

MacArthur Foundation Announces 2021 ‘Genius’ Grant Winners

This year’s 25 winners include Ibram X. Kendi, who wrote “How to Be an Antiracist,” the poet Hanif Abdurraqib and the writer and curator Nicole Fleetwood. The awards come with prestige — and $625,000.

#art, #awards-decorations-and-honors, #betts-reginald-dwayne, #casteel-jordan, #cristina-ibarra, #kendi-ibram-x, #macarthur-john-d-and-catherine-t-foundation, #monica-munoz-martinez, #nicole-fleetwood, #philanthropy, #rivera-alex-1973, #scholarships-and-fellowships, #writing-and-writers, #zollar-jawole-willa-jo

Saving the Artwork of the South: Deep Investment, and a Drone

From Birmingham to Gee’s Bend, the Souls Grown Deep Foundation is directly investing in Alabama communities where artists and quilters live, work — and struggle.

#alabama, #arnett-bill-1939-2020, #art, #birmingham-ala, #black-people, #boykin-ala, #minter-joe, #museums, #philanthropy, #poverty, #quilts, #souls-grown-deep-foundation

Their Produce Is Pristine Enough for Picky Chefs. But They Give It Away.

The couple behind Carversville Farm believe that everyone deserves high-quality food, so they donate most of theirs to kitchens feeding the neediest in Philadelphia.

#agriculture-and-farming, #bucks-county-pa, #carversville-farm-foundation, #dorazio-amy, #dorazio-tony, #food-insecurity, #organic-foods-and-products, #philadelphia-pa, #philanthropy, #soup-kitchens

At Covid Summit, Biden Sets Ambitious Goals for Vaccinating the World

But his plans face a tough road as pressure grows for big pharmaceutical companies to share their vaccine technologies with poorer nations.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #general-assembly-un, #income-inequality, #international-trade-and-world-market, #philanthropy, #shortages, #speeches-and-statements, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

Valentino Wants Everyone to Get Vaxxed — and Cloned

How an upstart label joined forces with the Italian luxury brand to create some very of-the-moment sweats.

#2021-fall-fashion-week, #cloney-fashion-label, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fashion-and-apparel, #george-duke-christian-iii, #logos, #paris-fashion-week, #philanthropy, #piccioli-pierpaolo, #trademarks-and-trade-names, #vaccination-and-immunization, #valentino-fashion-group-spa, #your-feed-fashion

Bezos Puts $1 Billion of $10 Billion Climate Pledge Into Conservation

A year after announcing the Bezos Earth Fund, the Amazon founder detailed how some of the money would be spent.

#andes-mountains, #bezos-earth-fund, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #congo-river, #conservation-of-resources, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #philanthropy

Global Supply Shortages Reach All the Way to a Haitian Aid Group

Continuing disruption to factory production and bottlenecks in shipping are leaving nonprofit groups short of goods for vulnerable communities worldwide.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #international-trade-and-world-market, #nonprofit-organizations, #philanthropy, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #second-harvest, #ships-and-shipping, #shopping-and-retail, #shortages, #third-world-and-developing-countries