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 […]

Rasmuson Foundation Awards Almost $9 Million to Alaska Nonprofits

The Anchorage-based Rasmuson Foundation recently announced that it made grants totaling $8.6 million to 18 Alaska nonprofit organizations. This is one of the largest awards in the foundation’s history. “These uncertain economic times in Alaska have put a strain on many of the programs that fill a critical role in our state,” said Rasmuson Foundation […]

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 […]

Bezos Crowdsources His Next Philanthropic Effort

On June 15, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos wrote a tweet nobody expected. It was an image with the text “This tweet is a request fro ideas. I’m thinking about a philanthropy strategy that is the opposite of how I mostly spend my time—working on the long term. For philanthropy, I find I’m drawn to the […]

Gund Sells Painting to Start Criminal Justice Reform Fund

Philanthropist Agnes Gund, a former president of the Museum of Modern Art, sold one of her most valuable paintings to provide seed funding for a nonprofit criminal justice reform fund. Roy Lichtenstein’s “Masterpiece” hung on Gund’s mantel until she sold the piece in January for $165 million, including fees. Most of that money—$100 million—went to […]

Detroit’s Strategic Neighborhood Fund Gets $2.5 Million in Philanthropic Support

On June 1, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation announced that they are investing $1.5 million in Detroit’s Strategic Neighborhood Fund. The Strategic Neighborhood Fund is a public-private partnership between the City of Detroit and Invest Detroit whose goal is to show that neighborhood redevelopment can be done in financially sound, sustainable, and […]