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Giuliani Seeks Nonprofit Status for Twin Towers Fund

Posted December 7, 2001

New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani has announced plans to convert the Twin Towers Fund, established to help the families of uniformed personnel killed in the September 11 terrorist attacks, into a private charity that he would lead....

Technology Giants Launch Philanthropy and Voluntarism Web Site

Technology Giants Launch Philanthropy and Voluntarism Web Site

Posted December 2, 2001

Technology companies AOL Time Warner, Yahoo!, and Cisco Systems have launched a Web site to help people volunteer and donate to charities, fueling the online giving movement that gained momentum after the September 11 terrorist attacks....

Social-Change Philanthropy Addresses Roots of Social Problems

Posted December 2, 2001

While traditional relief charities like soup kitchens and shelters provide important services, some philanthropy experts say organizations that address the root causes of social problems may be more effective in the long term....

White House Hopes Legislation Will Boost Charitable Giving

White House Hopes Legislation Will Boost Charitable Giving

Posted December 1, 2001

In an effort to boost charitable giving in the United States, the Bush administration is trying to push through its "Armies of Compassion" legislation, which includes the controversial faith-based initiative, before the end of the year....

Bradley Foundation Announces New President

Bradley Foundation Announces New President

Posted November 30, 2001

The Milwaukee-based Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation has announced that Michael W. Grebe will step down in July as CEO of the law firm Foley & Lardner to become the foundation's new president....

Fund for Survivors of Pentagon Attack Appoints Board

Fund for Survivors of Pentagon Attack Appoints Board

Posted November 27, 2001

The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region has announced the board members that will oversee distribution of the foundation's $12 million Survivor's Fund, which was established solely for victims of the terrorist attack on the Pentagon....

California Endowment, Kaiser Permanente to Support Tourism Workers

California Endowment, Kaiser Permanente to Support Tourism Workers

Posted November 26, 2001

The California Endowment and HMO Kaiser Permanente have announced a program to provide financial assistance to Southland workers and their families displaced by the steep decline in tourism in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks....

IRS Expedites Tax-Exempt Applications for September 11 Charities

Posted November 24, 2001

The Internal Revenue Service has acted with uncharacteristic speed to process applications for tax-exempt status from new charities established to address the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C....