June 24, 2010

Podesta Among Obama’s Picks for Service Board

Huffington Post

By Ann Sanner
6/24/10
President Barack Obama is nominating John Podesta to serve on the board that helps set policies and direction for the government’s national service agency – the Corporation for National and Community Service. Podesta, who guided Obama through the presidential transition process, is among seven people Obama plans to nominate to the bipartisan board today. Council on Foundations CEO Steve Gunderson is asked for comment.
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Irvine Foundation Announces $8.6 Million in New Grants

Philanthropy News Digest

6/23/10
The Irvine Foundation is supporting the arts, civic engagement and “linked learning” programs through 15 grants totaling $8.6 million. Organizations receiving support include the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the San Francisco Symphony, the Creative Work Fund, and the California Charter School Association.
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Minnesota Entrepreneurs Combine Business, Philanthropy and Personal Involvement

MinnPost

By Brad Allen
6/23/10
Former Medtronic Chairman and CEO Winston Wallins was recognized at the Social Venture Partners-Minnesota annual conference for his longstanding philanthropic contributions to Minnesota. At the gathering of nearly 400 social investors and entrepreneurs, participants discussed how organizations could build an environmentally sustainable economy. Social Venture Partners International is a network of 25 local chapters whose members come together to donate money and time to non-profits they support.
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Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Announces 2010 Graduate Scholarship Participants

Philanthropy News Digest

6/23/10
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has announced the 35 recipients of its 2010 Graduate Scholarships, who will each receive up to $50,000 to support them in achieving their academic and professional goals. This is the ninth year the foundation is supporting the Graduate Scholarships. This year’s students come from 20 states and 11 foreign countries.
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UN Says Poor Nations on Track to Cut Poverty

Associated Press

By Edith M. Lederer
6/23/10
Third world countries are making progress in reducing the number of people living in extreme poverty, and are on track to halve to the number of people living on $1 a day by 2015, according to a new UN report. By 2015, around 920 million people are expected to be living below the international poverty line – half the number in 1990.
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Federal Plan to End Homelessness Unveiled by the White House

Huffington Post

By Jonathan Daniel Harris
6/22/10
A new White House plan to tackle homeless is receiving positive reviews from stakeholders as a good first step, but with caution over whether all the strategy can be translated into meaningful action. Affordable and supportive housing, access to sustainable employment, and encouraging health care as part of homeless assistance programs are all centerpieces of the initiative – but much of the planning and execution for making the plan’s goals a reality have yet to be done.
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