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Open Society Foundations Sue Hungary Over Civil Society Law

Open Society Foundations Sue Hungary Over Civil Society Law

Posted September 25, 2018

OSF argues that recent Hungarian legislation making it illegal for individuals or civil society organizations to support asylum or residence applications breaches the guarantees of freedom of expression and association enshrined in the European Convention of Human Rights....

Wealthy U.S. Investors Lag Peers in Sustainable Investing

Wealthy U.S. Investors Lag Peers in Sustainable Investing

Posted September 25, 2018

A survey by UBS Group found that while 65 percent of respondents said they believe "it is highly important to help create a better planet," only 39 percent globally and 12 percent in the United States actually have any sustainable investments in their portfolios....

Oceana Receives $10.5 Million for Ocean Conservation

Oceana Receives $10.5 Million for Ocean Conservation

Posted September 24, 2018

The grant will enable Oceana to continue campaigning for science-based policies that safeguard critical marine habitats; protect ocean species; establish sustainable, science-based management of fisheries and deter illegal fishing; and reduce ocean pollution....

NYPL Receives $12 Million for Permanent Exhibition

NYPL Receives $12 Million for Permanent Exhibition

Posted September 22, 2018

The gift from philanthropist Leonard Polonsky and the London-based Polonsky Foundation will support a permanent exhibition of rotating treasures from the library’s extensive research collections....

Community Foundation Update (09/22/18)

Community Foundation Update (09/22/18)

Posted September 22, 2018

News and staff announcements from community foundations in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Oklahoma, Vermont....

Entrepreneurs Donate More to Charity, Study Finds

Entrepreneurs Donate More to Charity, Study Finds

Posted September 21, 2018

According to a new study from Fidelity Charitable, entrepreneurs donate 50 percent more than non-entrepreneurs, volunteer more, and are more likely to give to charity when they exit their businesses....

Emory Receives $29.2 Million From Wounded Warrior Project

Emory Receives $29.2 Million From Wounded Warrior Project

Posted September 20, 2018

The five-year grant will enable the Emory Healthcare Veterans Program to continue to provide transformative care for veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, and depression and anxiety....

Political Nonprofits Must Name Donors, Courts Decide

Political Nonprofits Must Name Donors, Courts Decide

Posted September 20, 2018

By declining to intervene, the U.S. Supreme Court let stand a decision by a federal judge to throw out a decades-old FEC regulation that allowed nonprofits to keep the names of their donors secret....

Vanderbilt Receives $25 Million for Military Scholars Program

Vanderbilt Receives $25 Million for Military Scholars Program

Posted September 19, 2018

The Bass Military Scholars Program will provide financial aid and programming support for military veterans in the university's Law School, Owen Graduate School of Management, Peabody College, School of Medicine, and School of Nursing....