11-Year-Old’s Nonprofit Allows Foster Children to ‘Carry With Confidence’

Imagine this: You are a child in the foster care system. You have no expectation of consistency or home. You have been moved four times in five years; the reasons don’t matter, but they keep coming up. You’re too expensive, you’re not a good fit, a judge you met once has decided you’re in the […]

Alaska Airlines Donates $100,000 to 10 Hawaii Youth-serving Nonprofits

“Hawaii has a special relationship with Alaska Airlines. During the Great Recession, the airline provided a U.S. West Coast connection and a much-needed boost to our economy,” said David Ige, the Governor of Hawaii. “Ten years later, it’s the number one carrier from that market, and its passengers contribute over $2 billion to the state’s […]

Tech Company Donates $500K to African-American Museum

Charleston, South Carolina, was a major port in the sea trade of slaves, tobacco, rum, and sugar that built the American South. The local historical archive has bills of lading, bills of sale, publications, and ship’s records that indicate an estimated 100,000 enslaved Africans arrived in Charleston at a single 18th-century wharf between the years […]

Women Called Moses Helps Domestic Violence Victims

Women Called Moses is a nonprofit in Dallas, Texas which benefits women, children, and families in crisis. They provide links to advocacy, crisis counseling, and what support they can offer, mostly to families affected by domestic violence. Founded and run by women of color, it’s a valuable mission for the vulnerable, and one that survives […]

Merck Foundation Launches Diabetes Care Initiative

The Merck Foundation has launched Bridging the Gap: Reducing Disparities in Diabetes Care, a five-year initiative to help improve diabetes care and health outcomes for vulnerable and underserved populations in the U.S. The initiative will bring $16 million over five years to eight clinics across the United States. The funding will help the grantees bring […]

NFL Star Chris Long Starts Scholarship for Charlottesville Students

Chris Long, defensive end for the Philadelphia Eagles, is from Charlottesville, Virginia. For him and his wife Megan, like his hometown, it’s been a long, trying summer. “In August, we watched people fill our hometown streets with hatred and bigotry,” Long said in a press conference. “Megan and I decided to try to combat those […]

Family Donates Solar Power Systems to Local Charities

Solar power is still a matter of some controversy, with arguments raging about whether or not an individual panel can ever recoup the energy cost of making it. But the technology improves day by day in leaps and bounds, and the more solar systems put in place, the lower the costs creep. Once installed, solar […]

Ruby Rose Donates to Houston LGBT Center In Wake of Hurricane Harvey

Fans of Orange is the New Black will remember Ruby Rose, who played virtually herself in two seasons of the show. In addition to being an actress, she’s also a model, a DJ, and a recording artist, with two movies coming out in the next few months. Rose has a history of charity work, supporting […]

Kaepernick Keeps His Philanthropic Promises

Colin Kaepernick’s career is still stalled over his decision to bring politics onto the football field with his quiet protest. But he’s far from inactive. In the wake of that protest, which was inspired by unequal treatment of black victims of police brutality, Kaepernick fledged a foundation, and pledged to donate $1 million to help […]

How You Can Help the Victims of Hurricane Harvey

In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past week, Hurricane Harvey made landfall on August 25. It’s the first Category 4 hurricane to hit the U.S. since Hurricane Charley in 2004. Houston has been devastated by the storm and the ongoing flooding that resulted from receiving some 30 inches of rain in […]