The September 11 terrorist attacks spotlighted the fact that Americans are generous contributors, but a survey conducted earlier this year shows that many people are frustrated by the lack of information about what their donations are used to accomplish.
The Alcoa Foundation, the charitable arm of the world's largest aluminum producer, is extending its new approach to corporate philanthropy to Richmond, Virginia, the former headquarters of Reynolds Metals Co., a company that Alcoa Inc. acquired last year.
According to a new poll released by Independent Sector, 73 percent of Americans who contributed to September 11-related relief and recovery efforts say they will continue to give as much or more than they usually give to other causes.
The American Red Cross may use a portion of the more than $450 million it has collected for relief efforts related to the September 11 terrorist attacks to prepare for future disasters and terrorist strikes, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
The Rockefeller Foundation has announced a new group of twenty-four participants in its Next Generation Leadership (NGL) program. The two-year initiative is designed to discover ways of strengthening U.S. democracy in the 21st century.
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation has announced that it awarded grants totaling $21 million to organizations working to provide family planning and reproductive health services, education, and advocacy in eight of the world's poorest countries.
Commonwealth Fund Report Finds Lack of Racial and Ethnic Health Data Hinders Efforts to Close Gaps in Health Care
A new report from the Commonwealth Fund finds wide gaps between the goals of federal initiatives to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in health care as well as the manner in which federal health agencies collect data needed to achieve these goals.
Having invested more than $575 million in biomedical engineering education and research since its founding in 1975, the Whitaker Foundation has announced that it is phasing out its grant programs to coincide with its planned closing in 2006.
According to a Columbus Foundation survey, gifts received by U.S. community foundations totaled $4.1 billion in 2000, a 13 percent increase from 1999, while the amount of grants paid out by those foundations rose 12 percent, to about $2.1 billion.
Florida Atlantic University has announced a $10 million gift from Christine E. Lynn, a former nurse who now heads Lynn Insurance in Boca Raton.
Enterprise Rent-A-Car, one of the largest car rental firms in the U.S., has announced a $25 million gift to Washington University in St. Louis to create a permanent endowment for scholarships to African-American and financially disadvantaged students.
The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation has announced an $11.1 million grant to the Center for the Study of Social Policy to create a new center to protect children from abuse and neglect through public-private partnerships in individual communities.