November 24, 2010

These Children Are Not Someone Else’s Responsibility

RE: Philanthropy

By Rita L. Soronen
11/23/10

The executive director of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption recognizes National Adoption Awareness Month and emphasizes the need and opportunity for philanthropy to help secure permanent, loving homes for America’s foster children.
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Silicon Valley Community Foundation Awards $1.2M in Grants to Improve Regional Planning

San Jose Business Journal

By Elizabeth Kim
11/23/10

The Silicon Valley Community Foundation said Monday it awarded $1.2 million in grants to create sustainable land use and transportation plans in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties.
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Daily Drug Lowers AIDS Risk, Study Says

The Washington Post

By David Brown
11/24/10

When gay men at high risk of becoming infected with HIV through sex take a daily dose of antiretroviral drugs, their chance of catching the virus drops by at least 40 percent, according to a new study. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, provided $28 million, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation provided $16 million.
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Charity Group Ends Effort to Revise Anti-Terrorism Financing Guidelines

Philanthropy News Digest

11/24/10

The Council on Foundations and a working group of more than seventy charities, advocacy groups, and advisors have announced that they will end a seven-year effort to revise the U.S. Treasury Department’s Anti-Terrorist Financing Guidelines for U.S.-based charities.
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Microsoft Alumni Group is on a Social-Change Mission

The Seattle Times

By Kristi Heim
11/22/10

In the darkened room, a giant screen glowed with the words, “We changed the world once. Together, we can change it again.” For the 450 people assembled in a Seattle hotel ballroom last week, this is the motto of life after Microsoft. They’re channeling their ambitions from software into social change, and awarding grants to fellow alumni in a kind of venture-capitalist-inspired philanthropy.
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Companies Increasing Volunteer Work

The Washington Post

By Vanessa Mizell
11/22/10

Even businesses that fared better in the downturn are often opting to cap their monetary donations yet increase their volunteer work — especially during the holiday season when just about everyone steps up giving.
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Tough Year Ahead for Charities

The Christian Science Monitor

By Jeremiah Hall
11/22/10

If you donate money to save rain forests or support the arts in your community, experts at leading nonprofit watchdogs have a dire prediction for you. If 2010 seemed like a bad year for your favorite charity, just wait for 2011.
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