October 27, 2010

The Quest for ‘Deeper Learning’

RE: Philanthropy

By Barbara Chow
10/26/10

The director of the education program at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation shares details of their organization’s efforts to make the most of their education investments and promote deeper learning.
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Kellogg Provides ¾ of United Way Goal

Battle Creek Enquirer

By Elizabeth Willis
10/27/10

More than three-fourths of a local charity’s $5.4 million fundraising goal has been met by one company. Kellogg Co. again demonstrated its commitment to the United Way of Greater Battle Creek with a record-breaking $4.1 million donation this year, topping its contribution last year of $3.6 million.
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Google Donation to Fund Digital Journalism Innovation

Agence France-Presse

10/26/10

Google, which has had strained relations with some US newspaper publishers, announced on Tuesday it was donating five million dollars to encourage innovation in digital journalism.
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Gray Works to Firm Up Donor Support for Education Reforms

The Washington Post

By Bill Turque
10/26/10

A gathering of education philanthropists and reform advocates on Sunday was to reassure the influential network of private foundations which have poured an estimated $20 million into D.C public schools over the past four years – that Vincent C. Gray is serious about sustaining the reforms launched by outgoing Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee.
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Coalition invests $80 Million for Poor in Five Cities

USA Today

By Haya El Nasser
10/27/10

Living Cities, a philanthropic collaborative of 22 of the world’s largest foundations and financial institutions that supports low-income residents, will announce $80 million in grants, loans and investments on Thursday. Nineteen urban centers competed for the money, but five won for programs that challenge conventional wisdom: Baltimore, Cleveland, Detroit, Newark and Minneapolis-St. Paul.
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Amid Recession, U.S. Companies Boost Non-Cash Giving

Reuters

By Michelle Nichols
10/27/10

Most U.S. companies gave less money to charity in 2009, but total corporate philanthropy rose seven percent to $9.9 billion, boosted by product, service, land and space donations, a study released on Wednesday found. The Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy’s “Giving in Numbers” report said cash giving fell to $3.8 billion last year from $4 billion in 2008, while noncash philanthropy rose to $6.1 billion from $5.3 billion.
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