African Wildlife Foundation Donates Land to Help Rare Mountain Gorillas

On Wednesday, January 10, a wildlife conservation organization donated nearly thirty hectares of land to Rwanda’s largest national park to help the country grow their habitat for mountain gorillas. It seems a small donation, against the 16,000 hectares already invested in Volcanoes National Park, but the new territory is an established home to some of […]

Charitable Aid Coming to the Philippines After Tropical Storm Ravages Islands

Tropical Depression Kai-Tak spent several days scraping itself over the eastern Philippines the weekend of Saturday, December 16. On the island of Biliran, heavy rains, flash flooding, and landslides have left at least 50 people dead or missing, according to officials there. Nearly 90,000 have been forced out of their homes, while rough seas and […]

Man Creates Free ‘Vending Machine’ for Homeless

A young man named Huzaifah Khaled, in Nottingham, England couldn’t help but be struck by the increase in homelessness he saw in his hometown. Looking into their daily lives, he saw how difficult it was for many of them to get food, clothing, and other basics. Shelters and charities had limited resources and even more […]

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. […]