philanthropy

  • Novo1
    December 15, 2016  

    From a young age, Jacqueline Novogratz wanted to be a force for good in the world. Now she is combatting poverty by bringing business to communities that haven’t had access to banking. Instead of just giving away money or resources, Novogratz’s nonprofit invests in entrepreneurs with the goal of bettering people’s lives. This is Novogratz’s Brief But Spectacular take on the moral imagination. Continue reading

  • Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla are seen with their daughter named Max in this image released on December 1, 2015. Zuckerberg and his wife said they plan to give away 99 percent of their fortune in Facebook stock to a new charity the couple were creating, while announcing the birth of their first child on Tuesday. REUTERS/Courtesy of Mark Zuckerberg/Handout        ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX1WQS6
    December 2, 2015  

    Following the birth of their daughter Max, Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan have announced they will donate 99 percent of their wealth to charity. The money will be managed by a limited liability corporation called the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and will focus on health and education. Gwen Ifill discusses the move with Stacy Palmer of The Chronicle of Philanthropy. Continue reading

  • A general view of The Broad Museum prior to a dinner gala in Los Angeles, California, September 17, 2015. The new museum built by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad, featuring their collection of modern art, will open to the public on September 20. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni - RTS1O3T
    September 18, 2015  

    Billionaire Eli Broad began his fortune building tract homes in the Detroit suburbs, and over the decades he and his wife also built an impressive art collection. Now the brand new Broad Museum is set to open in Los Angeles, part of his larger effort to make the city into an arts mecca. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading

  • The Barclays - Preview Day 2
    December 30, 2014  

    The viral ALS Ice Bucket Challenge was a watershed moment in the evolution of philanthropy, but using social media to raise money has not been a universally successful strategy. Stacy Palmer of The Chronicle of Philanthropy and Amy Sample Ward of the Nonprofit Technology Network join Hari Sreenivasan for a conversation about donating in the digital age. Continue reading

  • Lt. Sean Flood, Ranger Deb McNamara, Ranger Ted Fusco and Capt. Stephen Owens, who help provide security at the Massachusetts State House, participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Aug. 7. Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images
    December 29, 2014  

    This year, a challenge to Facebook users to douse themselves in ice water became an internet craze, raising millions for ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease. Gwen Ifill talks to Nancy Frates, the mother of the man who inspired the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, about the impetus for the viral fundraising campaign and how it has advanced awareness and research of the disease. Continue reading

  • 2index127
    NEWSHOUR WEEKEND
    December 22, 2013  

    Studies show that Americans are the most charitable people in the world, but a change to charitable deductions may reduce the overall amount given to charity by billions. Charity Navigator’s CEO Ken Berger explains how to choose a charity which provides the best giving value per dollar. Continue reading

  • August 20, 2013  

    Country music legend Dolly Parton has delivered nearly 50 million free books to children’s homes. Called Imagination Library, the program started in 1996 in one one rural Tennessee county and has spread to 1,400 communities across the United States, England and Canada. Special correspondent for education John Merrow reports. Continue reading

  • May 29, 2013  

    Country music legend Dolly Parton has delivered nearly 50 million free books to children’s homes. Called Imagination Library, the program started in 1996 in one one rural Tennessee county and has spread to 1,400 communities across the United States, England and Canada. Special correspondent for education John Merrow reports. Continue reading

  • September 21, 2011    

    Even in a sluggish economy, Americans still give away billions of dollars to charitable causes. With this in mind, Judy Woodruff spoke with the authors of a new book aimed at making charitable giving more effective. Titled “Give Smart: Philanthropy … Continue reading

  • December 30, 2010  

    WNPR reporter John Dankosky narrates a Connecticut Public Television report on how legendary actor Paul Newman’s charitable food company is still thriving after his 2008 death. The Newman’s Own Foundation evolved into one of the most-recognizable celebrity-run charities and recently surpassed $300 million in donations. Continue reading

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