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September 11 Fund to Close

September 11 Fund to Close

December 9, 2004

In the three-plus years since 9/11, the fund has collected $534 million from more than two million donors and made 559 grants totaling $528 million....

Habitat for Humanity Leadership in Flux

December 8, 2004

Millard Fuller, who founded the home-building charity in 1976, has stepped down as CEO after a series of disagreements with the organization's board....

Major Donors, Universities Clash on Intent

Major Donors, Universities Clash on Intent

December 2, 2004

Many believe institutions should be able to adapt over time, adhering to the spirit if not the strictest interpretation of a gift, but they also wonder if too much flexibility can end up distorting the donor's intent....

NAACP President to Step Down

December 2, 2004

Kweisi Mfume will end his tenure as president and CEO of the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization at the end of the year....

Dance Theatre of Harlem School Reopens

December 2, 2004

Supporters have donated more than $1.6 million, including $500,000 from an anonymous benefactor identified as New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg....

Hewlett Foundation Announces $57 Million in Grants

November 30, 2004

The foundation also announced the creation of a global development program that will focus on making foreign aid more efficient and on funding programs and research designed to remove barriers to agricultural trade in the poorest countries....