Reading is Fundamental: A Profile

It’s no secret that many children, especially those from lower income families, have trouble keeping up at school, especially with reading. That’s why organizations like Reading is Fundamental (RIF) exist—to promote literacy and provide access to books and fun, educational programming that supports and encourages reading. RIF is the largest children’s literacy nonprofit in the […]

Substance Abuse Programs for NYC Youth Likely to Lose Funding

Due to changes in a New York state agency’s process for awarding grants to programs dealing with substance abuse prevention, many youth organizations are set to lose hundreds of thousands of dollars in funding. The New York Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, or OASAS, has developed a new set of guidelines that many […]

Girl Scouts Return Transphobic Donation, Raise 3x as Much Money in a Week

In May of 2015, the Girl Scouts of Western Washington received a $100,000 donation, an amount of money that could have sent around 500 Girl Scouts to summer camps. Their elation did not last long, though, as the donor sent along a note shortly afterward, stating that the money was not to be used to […]

Ab and Nancy Nicholas Donate $50 Million to UW-Madison

Businessman Albert “Ab” Nicholas and his wife Nancy Nicholas have donated $50 million to the University of Wisconsin-Madison for student scholarships. The $50 million donation is the largest student-aimed gift from individual donors in the school’s history. “By a wide margin [it’s] the largest scholarship ever—and there’s not a close second,” said UW Foundation President […]

Canadian Charity to Challenge Government Audits in Geneva

The Canada Revenue Agency, that country’s equivalent of the IRS, has a rule that limits charitable organizations from spending more than 10% of their resources on “political activity.” One group, Canada Without Poverty, is headed for Geneva to argue before the United Nations Human Rights Committee that this rule is unfair and is essentially a […]

Property Tax Exemption Stripped from New Jersey Hospital

Morristown Medical Center, a New Jersey hospital that has mixed non- and for-profit work, was recently stripped of its property tax exemption by a tax court judge in that state. The issue first came to court in 2006 and has only recently been settled. The issue, according to the judge, is that the hospital, and […]