According to a new report from the Commonwealth Fund, most states' high-risk health-insurance pools do not provide adequate access to health insurance for those denied coverage in the private market.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has announced a grant of more than $9 million to provide computers, Internet access, and training to 368 public libraries in Chile.
The Washington, D.C.-based National Endowment for Democracy, a private, nonprofit grantmaking organization established in 1983 to strengthen democratic institutions around the world, has awarded its annual Democracy Award to Mexican president Vicente Fox.
Avon Products has announced the launch of "Kiss Goodbye to Breast Cancer," a cause-related marketing initiative with a goal of raising $100 million for breast cancer research and prevention by the end of 2002.
United Way, the nation's largest private social services charity, raised $3.91 billion in the year ended June 30, an increase of $140 million, or 3.8 percent, over the previous year's total.
The Baltimore-based Annie E. Casey Foundation has announced the appointment of Burton Sonenstein, a seasoned executive with nonprofit and for-profit experience, as its chief financial officer.
Annie E. Casey Foundation Commits $1 Million to Governors Association to Strengthen Low-Income Working Families
The Baltimore-based Annie E. Casey Foundation has announced a $1 million, three-year grant to the National Governors Association's Center for Best Practices to assist states in their efforts to strengthen low-income working families.
The Marin Community Foundation in Lockspur, California, has announced a $650,000 grant to Homeward Bound of Marin toward the purchase and renovation of twenty single-room occupancy units in downtown San Rafael.
To commemorate its tenth anniversary, the NEC Foundation of America has announced grants totaling $1 million to three nonprofit organizations for projects that use technology to maximize individual potential.
The Florida-based Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation has developed a project that motivates economically and socially disadvantaged Jacksonville-area youth to improve behaviors and has the potential to be replicated by sports foundations around the country.
The Las Vegas-based Donald W. Reynolds Foundation has awarded grants totaling $35.8 million to four organizations — two in Arkansas and two in Oklahoma — for capital improvements through its Capital Grants Program.