More money but not for all.
Memberships, subscriptions and small donations are reducing reliance on big grants, but mainly for the outlets that were already flourishing.
Michael Bloomberg gave Johns Hopkins $1.8 billion in 2018.
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When the only fixes getting funded are designed to leave the status quo intact, the results of philanthropy inevitably fall short.
Eating right is good for families.
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Many of the low-income people who do use VeggieBook after downloading it at food pantries are eating more nutritious meals, often with more focused family time at the table.
No longer tangled and pointing in the right direction.
Fixes for small pieces of massive problems show that overarching crises may be less hopeless than they appear.
Political clout doesn’t guarantee a healthy bottom line.
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More often than not, the group owes more money than it has available to spend at the end of the year.
There’s no such thing as a free luggage tag.
Donor premiums are a common fundraising tactic. But recent research suggests that they are not cost-effective.
Rally organized by HIAS, a Jewish group that supports refugees, outside the White House.
The idea of welcoming the stranger is central to Christianity, Judaism and Islam. Today, that engenders a responsibility to shield refugees and other immigrants from violence and oppression.
Supply and demand are often out of sync in the drug industry.
Shortages and high prices are making pharmaceuticals, often including generics, out of reach for millions of Americans.
Donated breast milk.
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The ability to help save other babies’ lives can make recovering from a big loss easier.
Fewer Americans fund nonprofits these days.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers is trying to make charitable donations easier and more affordable through a new employee benefit.
The value of bitcoin gifts is subject to swift changes.
Harvesting gains from digital money by giving some of it away can be better for donors than the nonprofits they support.
The flood damage from Hurricane Harvey, including this Friendswood, Texas, house, will take years to repair.
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The urge to provide disaster aid is borne out of the best characteristics of humanity. But it's important to consider when to donate to disaster survivors, along with what and to whom to give.
Fraud has organizational consequences.
Adopting best practices like making it easier for staffers to blow the whistle when they observe wrongdoing can help.
Loading new furniture donated to Hurricane Irma survivors in Chokoloskee, Fla.
The billions of dollars worth of aid dispatched every year to alleviate the suffering and damage after earthquakes and hurricanes would do more good if it didn't get clumped up.
Even privately run colleges and universities get money from the federal government.
Yet the money spent on student loans, Pell Grants and funding for research is not generally keeping pace with the demand for higher ed.
A homeless man in Times Square.
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With such an enormous challenge, where would it make sense to start? We looked into our archives for stories on what it would take to eradicate homelessness in the US today.
Donald Trump at his Mar-a-Lago club.
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Donations from the Donald J. Trump Foundation to Charities Hosting Events at Mar-a-Lago violate the spirit but not the letter of federal tax law.
Many people in South Sudan live in camps for the internally displaced after years of war.
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On top of boosting South Sudan's development, these groups are showcasing what refugees can accomplish in the US.
American and Israeli flags above Jerusalem rooftops prior to President Trump’s May 2017 visit.
Israel's increasingly conservative policies on social and religious issues appears to be playing a role.
Overcrowding is harder to define than it may appear.
New nonprofits don't make the same impact everywhere. In most places, there's enough money to go around to support new ones.