July 27, 2011

Your Bake Sales DO Matter

RE: Philanthropy

By Diane Miller
7/26/11

Family, agriculture, small towns, and stories are all near and dear to my heart, so I am enjoying this week’s Rural Philanthropy Conference. During the first session of the Creating and Capturing Philanthropic Resources in Rural Communities track, we heard about Rural Development Philanthropy (RDP). And as rural towns and regions seek to transform their communities, they are finding out that it’s not just about the money.
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Foundation Conference Examines Help for Rural Areas

The Kansas City Star

By Annie Greenberg
7/27/11

Don Macke, director of the Center for Rural Entrepreneurship at the Rural Policy Research Institute, said the best help usually came from community members themselves.
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What’s Up With National Rural Council

Daily Yonder

7/26/11

Secretary Vilsack responded to questions related to philanthropy, discussing how government and philanthropy might work together in new ways to leverage resources more creatively for small communities and how American philanthropy generally has not responded to issues of rural child poverty and lack of development in rural areas. Secretary Vilsack indicated that he was on his way to address a Council on Foundations rural philanthropy meeting in Kansas City this week.
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Four Tribal Colleges to Receive an Initial $800,000 Each Under American Indian College Fund’s Early Childhood Education Project

PRNewswire-USNewswire

7/26/11

In April 2011, the American Indian College Fund announced a $5 million grant award from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to fund four early childhood education projects located at tribal colleges and universities and serving Native children.
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Tennessee Will Use Grant to Help College Students Graduate Quicker

The Commercial Appeal

By Richard Locker
7/25/11

Tennessee was one of 10 states selected by Complete College America to equally share a $10 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help public institutions guide and aid students to reduce the time it takes to get their degrees. Thirty-three states applied.
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Oklahoma City Business Community Gives Back

News OK

By Carol Troy
7/27/11

The 1995 bombing of the Murrah Federal Building was a terrible act of violence, but the response of our people set a standard of excellence across the country, which became known to all as “The Oklahoma Standard.” That standard is part of the fabric of our business community, as well. Our people believe in giving back. We give generously of our time and talent to help the nonprofit community excel.
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Philanthropists of Tomorrow Start With the Work We Do With Our Kids Today

The Huffington Post

By Jim Gibbons
7/26/11

Most parents look to the holiday season as a means to teach their children about gratitude. But as a parent of three children, including teens and tweens, I can tell you that there are many other opportunities to teach your children about helping others and expanding their mindsets beyond their own needs.
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