Philanthropy

American Book Awards honor cultural diversity

Aug 13, 2018

Books on human caging, early Detroit and African-American culture in Los Angeles are among this year's winners for works reflecting the country's diversity

Rent control fuels costliest fight on California 2018 ballot

Aug 12, 2018

Los Angeles-based health care nonprofit known for funding controversial ballot measures wages expensive battle with real estate industry over rent control in California

Serving on corporate board while in Congress? That could end

Aug 10, 2018

Congressman Chris Collins' indictment on insider trading charges is drawing attention to the fact that members of Congress are not prohibited from serving on corporate boards as long as they don't receive compensation for doing so

Comedian Kevin Hart helping 18 students at HBCUs

Aug 8, 2018

Comedian Kevin Hart, KIPP schools and the United Negro College Fund have teamed up to give scholarships to 18 students to attend historically black colleges and universities

Ms. Foundation strategic plan to focus on women of color

Aug 7, 2018

The Ms. Foundation for Women says it will put $25 million over five years toward organizations that are led by and focus on women and girls of color and form its first-ever fund that will allow it to take a stronger stance on political and policy issues

Tap and pray: Churches using card readers for donations

Aug 6, 2018

Thousands of Christian churches across the world are now using portable card readers or apps to take donations as people increasingly stop carrying cash on them.

Random fundraisers could dine with Patrick Dempsey

Aug 4, 2018

Actor Patrick Dempsey is offering to have dinner with five, randomly selected individuals who raise money for families affected by cancer

Texas district accepts gun donations after school shooting

Jul 31, 2018

A Houston-area school district where 10 people were shot to death in May has accepted about $220,000 worth of guns, ammunition and weapons training donated for its security staff

Groundbreaking for the Obama presidential delayed until 2019

Jul 30, 2018

Groundbreaking for the Obama Presidential Center will be delayed until next year because of a delay in the federal review process

Arts and science medal ceremonies absent under Trump

Jul 26, 2018

White House ceremonies for arts and science medal winners, a tradition dating back to the 1980s, have been absent so far in the Trump administration

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