Following a string of union victories at Amazon and Starbucks, a group of prominent progressive grant makers is seeking to put a total of $20 million into a coalition with organized labor that will steer funds to organizing and advocacy campaigns in the South.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion about community foundations, with guests; Jenny Flynn, President & CEO of Community Foundation for Southern Arizona Keith Burwell, President of Toledo Community Foundation & Nancy Anthony, President of Oklahoma City Community Foundation.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on foundations that serve women with guests: Felicia Davis, President & CEO of the Chicago Foundation for Women; Elizabeth Barajas-Roman, President & CEO of the Women’s Funding Network and Mary Rutherford, President & CEO of the Montana Community Foundation.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund on Thursday authorized a $650 billion expansion of the 190-nation lending institution’s resources with the aim of providing more support for vulnerable countries as they battle the coronavirus pandemic.
DETROIT (AP) — A billionaire businessman whose companies have invigorated Detroit’s downtown announced a $500 million fund to improve neighborhoods on Thursday, starting with $15 million that will pay off the property tax debt of 20,000 of the city’s poorest homeowners.
Host Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on the importance of community foundations with Dan Smith, President & CEO of the Vermont Community Foundation; and Matthew Randazzo, President & CEO of the Dallas Foundation.
NEW YORK (AP) — Democracy, as President Joe Biden declared in his inaugural speech, survived a barrage of misinformation and an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol to achieve a peaceful transfer of power.
The Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation is celebrating the ten-year anniversary of the public/private partnership that ensures the protection of its namesake mountain for generations to come. This storied North Carolina “island in the sky,” which was named a Biosphere Reserve by the United Nations because of its 16 distinct ecological communities and 72 rare or endangered species, was privately owned until 2010.
Don Ness, Executive Director of the Ordean Foundation, discusses how the organization is able to fund local organizations and address the issues of poverty in the Duluth community. This interview was produced in collaboration with WDSE/WRPT.