July 29, 2011

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Urges Philanthropists to “Step Up and Take Risks”

RE: Philanthropy

By Tom Vilsack

Earlier this week, I delivered the keynote address at the Council on Foundations Rural Philanthropy Conference in Kansas City, and I urged those in attendance to work hand-in-hand with us, our counterparts in state and local government, faith based organizations and non-profits to bring substantial, sustainable improvement to rural living conditions in small, rural communities across the country.
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Why a Community Foundation?

Morris Daily Herald

By Julianne Buck

In 1999, eight leaders of the Morris community gathered to think about the challenges to the future of our community. It is ironic that many of the concerns today are the same as those that faced these men and women. The initial goal was to look at issues that local government or charities could not or would not address for one reason or another.
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Harvard School of Public Health Receives $14.1 Million From Gates Foundation

Philanthropy News Digest


The Harvard School of Public Health has announced a four-year, $14.1 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to test the effectiveness of a new childbirth safety program aimed at reducing deaths and improving outcomes of mothers and infants in India.
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Which Grantmakers Are Making Awards in Maternal Health? Report Examines the “Landscape.”

Health Affairs

By Lee-Lee Prina

Just a few funders are “highly focused” on maternal health, according to the report, whose title is U.S. Maternal Health Donors: A Landscape Analysis. The main ones to know about are the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Others include the Fistula Foundation, Liya Kebede Foundation, and Preeclampsia Foundation, which are actually charities (not normally covered in GrantWatch). So, the field of donors is small, the report says.
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American Institute of Philanthropy Gives Charities Failing Grade

The Huffington Post

By Andrea Stone

A new charity rating guide by the watchdog American Institute of Philanthropy (AIP), has handed out ‘F’ grades to dozens of poorly run or shady organizations whom it says donors should steer clear of if they want more bang for their charitable buck.
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NGO to Establish Community Centres in Osun

Nigerian Tribune

By Tunde Oyekol

An international organisation based in Canada, the Gblobalnet Community Foundation, has signified its intention to establish at least three community development centres in Osun State, for the development of the rural communities in the state through collaborations with community development organisations in the state.
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