Myelin Repair Foundation to Close in August

The Myelin Repair Foundation, a Bay Area nonprofit that has made incredible breakthroughs in supporting multiple sclerosis treatments, announced Monday that it will be closing its doors on August 31 due to lack of funding. Founded in 2003 by Scott Johnson, himself a sufferer of MS, the MRF operates on a comparatively small budget—about $5 […]

Study Ranks Quality of Charity Markets Across Country

A lot of factors go into charity work, and a lot of factors go into evaluating charities. A recent study of the 30 largest charity markets–that is, the cities that have the largest philanthropic effect–has some interesting information to share. The 30 markets, which were reviewed by charity watchdog Charity Navigator, account for 65% of […]

State of California in Legal Battle Over Identifying Donors

The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) has filed an injunction to stop California from enacting state laws that would require them to identify donors who gave more than $5,000 dollars. The State of California requires unredacted Schedule B forms, which would identify such donors, in order to pursue anti-fraud investigations, should they occur. By requiring […]

Human Rights Campaign Not as Equality Focused as Advertised

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is the largest LGBT civil rights advocacy and lobbying group in the United States. Chances are you’ve seen their equal sign stickers on cars before. They built their name by pushing for the legalization of gay marriage, a worthy cause to be sure, but their internal operations don’t quite live […]

Memorial Sloane Kettering Receives Record Gift From David Koch

Some have an incredibly big heart for giving—this is certainly true for David Koch. On Wednesday May 20th, the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center announced that it had received a record-breaking gift of $150 million from the influential American businessman, philanthropist, political activist, and chemical engineer. This money will go towards building the David Koch […]

Xprize to Host Competition for Best Adult Literacy App

Xprize announced today that it will be coordinating with the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation on a literacy campaign for adults. The competition will encourage participants to build mobile apps to promote adult literacy, with a total of $7 million prize money on the line. Last year Xprize […]

Chinese Gaming Company Wins Lunch With Warren Buffett

Beijing gaming company Beijing gaming company Da Lian Zeus Entertainment Co. won this year’s charity auction for lunch with Warren Buffett. The tongue-in-cheek bid of $2,345,678 isn’t the highest bid the charity auction has ever seen, but it definitely ranked quite high on the amounts bid in the past few years. The auction, hosted by […]

UK Charity Asks People to Donate £100,000 Each With Unsolicited Mailer

According to The Daily Mail, the Children’s Society, a charity in the United Kingdom, recently sent out 20,000 letters asking for £100,000 each, in order to fund aid workers through Britain and Wales. This is a lot of money for anyone to donate, equal to about $152,615 US. The real problem is that many people who […]

J.C. Flowers Foundation Works with Thomas Edwards on the Harlem Parolee

The J.C. Flowers Foundation is now working with Thomas Edwards on their Harlem Parolee Initiative. The Harlem Parolee Initiative started in 2010, when the J.C. Flowers Foundation was asked to pilot an innovative partnership among government, academic, and faith-based organizations, designed to help re-integrate recent parolees into Harlem’s vibrant community. As stated on the J.C. […]