After hurricanes, there are always people who could use a hand.
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After a hurricane strikes or an earthquake makes shockwaves, try to support nonprofits that are clear about what they do and how they will spend your money.
An illustration from the Christian Herald showing famine-hit people in India.
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For International Day of Charity on Sept. 5, a history of how the Christian Herald mobilized Americans in the late 19th century to give millions for the relief of global suffering.
Two of the top donors who made constructing the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture possible were black.
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Billionaire Robert F. Smith made a big splash when he told Morehouse grads he would pay off their student debt. Yet his generosity adheres to a long African American tradition.
A proposed charitable law could simulate this sea of piggy banks.
It may be easier to give money away when you budget for it.
Will this help the thousands of Americans who need a kidney transplant get one in time?
The need for organs to transplant far exceeds the supply.
Left: Robert Smith. Right (clockwise from left): Beyonce Knowles-Carter, Jay-Z, LeBron James and Nicki Minaj.
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A recent gift by billionaire Robert Smith to pay off the student loans of 2019 graduates of Morehouse points to the potential of America's black elite to pay off all black students' college loans.
Individual givers, including celebrity couple Chrissy Teigen and John Legend, are the main source of charitable support.
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Although far fewer Americans took the charitable deduction on their tax returns, giving stayed fairly steady, according to the annual Giving USA report.
Most adults under 49 without kids must work 20 hours a week to get food stamps.
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When asked to donate money they had earned through participating in a study, average people tended to choose the less onerous requirements rather than big ones.
Michael Bloomberg, Robert F. Smith and MacKenzie Bezos are among the big givers making headlines.
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As the debate over what ails philanthropy heats up, the questions are going beyond whether massive charitable donations help or hurt society.
Big charitable endeavors are bringing her priorities into focus.
Some, like Melinda Gates and Priscilla Chan, became affluent through marriage. Others, like Oprah Winfrey, earned fortunes on their own.
In the wake of the Notre Dame fire, critics argue the money donated to the Paris cathedral would have been better directed elsewhere.
Those who don't give often face less media scrutiny.
About a million Rohingya refugees are living in Bangladesh.
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It's not necessarily because of Islamophobia.
Habitat for Humanity homeowner Keosha Hendricks cuts a ceremonial ribbon, in La Vergne, Tenn.
A study that compared Habitat for Humanity affiliates found that what nonprofits are doing may matter more than how much they’re spending.
Harnessing adolescents’ readiness to help can be good for them and their communities.
Teens get a bad rap as selfish, dangerous risk-takers. But neuroscience and psychology research is revising that image: Adolescents are primed to help those around them, with positive benefits for all.
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.
Gee, you shouldn’t have.
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The problems from a disappointing gift don't end once you've awkwardly thanked the giver and tossed the wrapping paper.
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.
Did a Trump Foundation charity event in 2016 boost his candidacy?
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A New York judge will decide whether Trump owes more than $2.8 million in restitution.
Central American migrants playing soccer at a temporary shelter in Tijuana.
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This help is often given in kind rather than in dollars and cents. Without it, these migrants might have nowhere to go and nothing to eat.
The Salvation Army is among the top few U.S. charities.
Around this time of the year, The Salvation Army's red kettles become visible as part of holiday giving. How this British evangelical organization came to the US is interesting history.