Assembling backpacks of food for students to take home in Flint, Mich.
Kathleen Payton/Food Bank of Eastern Michigan
Backpack programs that give students easily prepared foods, like boxed macaroni and cheese and canned beans, can make a difference.
A Special Olympics basketball clinic in Charlotte, N.C. in January 2019.
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The White House proposed these cuts for three years in a row. That clashes with longstanding bipartisan leadership regarding rights for all people with disabilities.
US demonstrators who favor and oppose stricter gun laws, in 2018.
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Legislators in a growing number of democracies are clamping down on civil society. In the United States, it's happening at the state level.
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.
Anti-opioid protest at the Harvard Art Museums, which the Sackler family has supported with charitable gifts.
There are limits to what charities can do now about past donors who are accused of morally reprehensible behavior.
Carol Folt, the next president of the University of Southern California.
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New systems with stricter rules would make it easier to hold colleges and universities accountable on behalf of the taxpayers who support them.
Many people aided by the campus admissions scheme wanted to attend the University of Southern California.
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There is no system in place to detect charitable fraud on the scale allegedly committed by a counseling company and its sham nonprofit.
Donald Trump spoke at AIPAC’s annual conference during his 2016 presidential campaign.
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The American Israeli Public Action Committee has managed to work with Democrats and Republicans alike. Will that change now that Israel has tacked to the right?
Tom Stewart fought to bring the sexual abuse that he endured as a Boy Scout to light.
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These reorganizations may provide roadmaps for other nonprofits to follow if they face abuse allegations in the #MeToo era.
A new grant from the Gates Foundation to promote ‘high-quality’ curriculum comes with strings that could constrain teachers.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is on a mission to get schools to adopt a "high-quality" curriculum. But the effort will constrain teachers and stifle creativity, an education scholar argues.
Destiny Watford and other Baltimore youth leaders derailed plans to build a big incinerator in their neighborhood.
The Goldman Environmental Prize
Showing up at school board meetings might not sound as exciting as marching in the streets. But it can be an effective way to change things at the local level.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.