Philanthropy

Oprah gives $500,000 to high school after-school program

May 19, 2019

Oprah Winfrey announced she's giving $500,000 to an initiative at a New Jersey high school that's aimed at keeping kids off the streets

Met Museum: No more money from family connected to OxyContin

May 15, 2019

The Metropolitan Museum of Art says it will stop taking money gifts from members of the Sackler family connected to the pharmaceutical company that makes OxyContin

Drugmaker will donate meds for US push to end HIV epidemic

May 9, 2019

Drugmaker Gilead agrees to donate prevention meds in US push to end HIV epidemic

Salt Lake Tribune announces plans to convert into nonprofit

May 8, 2019

The Salt Lake Tribune has announced plans to become a nonprofit as it moves toward a nontraditional model that it hopes will ensure long term stability after years of financial struggles

Backers seek funds for North Dakota Teddy Roosevelt library

May 5, 2019

An heir to the Walmart fortune, a wealthy governor and oil companies could fund a big chunk of the private money needed for a Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library in North Dakota's western Badlands

San Francisco billionaire gives $30M to study homelessness

May 1, 2019

A San Francisco billionaire is donating $30 million to the University of California, San Francisco, to research the causes of homelessness and potential solutions

Harvard, MIT receive $9 million for research on cannabis

Apr 30, 2019

Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are sharing what is being the largest private donation supporting research into marijuana and its effects on the human brain

Trump says NRA 'under siege' by New York investigation

Apr 30, 2019

President Donald Trump says the National Rifle Association is "under siege" in New York after state Attorney General Letitia James announced an investigation into the group

Booker tax returns show income drop, high charitable giving

Apr 24, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker has released 10 years of tax returns, showing his income dipped significantly last year but he remained generous toward charity

AP joins global initiative to expand reporting on religion

Apr 24, 2019

AP, Religion News Service and The Conversation form initiative to expand reporting on religion

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