Minnesota Philanthropists Focus On Putting People to Work

Many charities serving low-income or homeless people operate in crisis mode: they operate soup kitchens to relieve hunger, provide shelters for people to sleep at night, or provide emergency financial assistance, for example. But things are changing in Minnesota. There, philanthropic organizations have realized that these emergency programs are stabilizing people and families in crisis, […]

Indoor Farms and Food Deserts in Denver

“Food deserts” are urban regions where there are large populations but little or no access to fresh food. The Elyria-Swansea and Globeville neighborhoods in Denver are perfect examples: 10,000 people with no full-service grocery store, in areas with some of the lowest incomes in the city. Without access to fresh food, people living in food […]

Sad About Trump? Donate or Volunteer but Get Out There

For many Americans, the 2016 presidential election was perhaps one of the darkest days in recent memory. Even the most die-hard Donald Trump fans, though, would admit that this has been the most contentious, divisive election cycle in decades. Judging from the nation’s shocked reaction and the numerous post-election protests happening, there is a lot […]

Don’t Lose Sight of the Details While Looking at the Big Picture

In a world that is increasingly interconnected, it’s important to think about the big picture, especially if you’re dealing with a problem as significant as ISIL. But big pictures have lots of detail in them, and it can be easy to get caught up in the major shapes of the big picture, while losing sight […]

India Now Has “Rice Bucket Challenge” Charity

Inspired by the global charity chain that spread awareness about the disease ALS, Manju Latha Kalanidhi came up with an similar way to help those in need by utilizing something she calls the “Rice Bucket Challenge.” In this challenge, all one needs to do is buy or cook a bucket of rice and feed someone […]

Millions Raised at the Annual Robin Hood Foundation Gala

Earlier this month, hedge fund managers, philanthropists, entertainers, and some of the most powerful people in business came out for the Robin Hood Foundation’s Annual Benefit Gala. According to CNBC, “With a who’s who of bankers and hedge fund titans in attendance, the Robin Hood Foundation’s annual gala raised more than $60 million, cementing its […]

With Federal Cuts in Place, Food Pantries Need More Support Than Ever

On November 1st, 2013, President Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 expired. The stimulus program enhanced the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, increasing food stamp and other benefits nationwide by about 13.6 percent. But now that it has ended, those benefits have been cut back. Now, we’re back at pre-recession SNAP allotment […]

The Robin Hood Foundation Raises $5 Million to Fight Poverty

This week, leaders in global economy gathered to gain invaluable insider tips from prominent hedge fund managers, all in the name of charity. The Robin Hood Foundation hosted their inaugural “Investors Conference,” which raised $5 million for fighting poverty in NYC. 100% of the proceeds will be put towards the honorable cause, with the help […]

Food Pantry: Putting an End to Childhood Hunger

It’s a pretty sad situation when you know you don’t have enough money to feed your kids.  It puts a pit in your heart knowing you want nothing more than to provide a healthy meal for them.  Yet, there is hope.  Food banks across the country help put food on the table and in our […]

Half the Sky Movement Empowers Women with Facebook Game

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  Social media is one of the most powerful tools that charitable causes can use to ignite a base of young people eager to be inspired and take action.  Today, mothers and children are bonding over a new breed of games on Facebook that raise awareness about poverty and women’s rights issues all over the […]