Women Are the Key to Stronger Communities

It’s been shown time and time again that if women are supported in their communities, they can bring out increased health, financial benefits, and opportunities for everyone involved. That’s why charity organizations supporting women—especially young women—are so important. The American Association of University Women The AAUW, based out of Washington, DC, has worked to empower […]

Google Awards €22 Million in Digital Innovation Grants

Google’s nonprofit arm, Google.org, recently announced that it had awarded nearly €22 million ($25 million) to European organizations seeking to support the integration of news and technology. The grants were made through Google’s Digital News Initiative and its DNI Innovation Fund. In this round of applications, the organization received more than 988 project submissions from […]

EBay Founder Pledges $100M to Fight Fake News and Hate Speech

Taken aback by the way “fake news” has wormed itself into mainstream political discourse, eBay founder Pierre Omidyar is pledging to fight misinformation and hate speech. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) will be among the independent and investigative media outlets that will receive funding from Omidyar’s coffers over the next three years. According […]

Brookings Institution Announces David M. Rubenstein Fellowship

On March 22, Brookings Institution President Strobe Talbott announced the establishment of the David M. Rubenstein Fellowship. The fellowship was made possible by a multi-million dollar gift from David M. Rubenstein, co-chair of the Brookings Board of Trustees and co-founder and co-CEO of The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest private equity firms. The […]

Russian Charity Brings Life to Children Suffering from Cancer

Curing cancer, particularly in children, is hard enough. But imagine if these children had no access to important resources that could save their lives! Increasing access and support is the drive behind Podari.Life, a Massachusetts-based nonprofit focused on providing services to children with cancer and their families. What makes Podari.Life unique, though, is its cultural […]

“Mexico City Policy” Goes Back On the Books

The nonprofit field is, often by necessity, a global one, wherein organizations in one country help people in others. Helping poor or oppressed people elsewhere is often a rallying cry, but it can also be a weak spot, as shown by Trump’s reinstatement of the Mexico City Policy, “which requires that organizations receiving U.S. federal […]

Kiva and the Microloan Phenomenon

Think you have to have big bucks to donate to charity? Think again! Microloan nonprofits like Kiva.org offer the average Joe an opportunity to donate where it counts. Boasting a 4-star overall rating from Charity Navigator, Kiva provides microloans for people in need who want to serve their community or start their own small business. […]

Anti-Terrorism Laws Can Harm Nonprofits

There are federal restrictions that provide stiff penalties for banks that allow for transfers of money from the U.S. to certain other countries, which could make them complicit in money laundering or funding terrorism. That’s obviously something that banks want to avoid, so they have developed a tendency to simply close the accounts of groups […]

Philanthropy Profile: The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

The belief that every life has equal value is what motivates the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. They strive to help all people all over the world lead healthy productive lives. This means different things in different places. In developing countries, this means improving people’s health and helping the lift them out of extreme poverty. […]

Giving Helps in the Short Term, but Can Harm in the Long Term

Americans donate a lot of time, money, and goods to charity, and that’s great. In 2014 alone, we donated $358 billion. But there’s a problem with this as well: sending aid somewhere isn’t always the best way to help with a problem. In fact, it can hurt after a while. Following a disaster like Hurricane […]