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Tiny House Village Planned Near Downtown St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis is the latest city with plans for a village of ...
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Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation Celebrates Tenth Anniversary of Public/Private Partnership

The Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation is celebrating the ten-year anniversary of the public/private partnership that ensures ...
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INSIGHT: WDSE Promo on Duluth Nonprofits

In this collaboration with WDSE in Duluth, host Mark Oppenheim interviews nonprofit leaders from  Northeastern Minnesota ...
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Preview: ONE Archives Foundation – Jennifer Gregg

Jennifer Gregg, Executive Director of the ONE Archives Foundation, discusses how educating youth on LGBTQ history ...
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Jackie O’s Island Getaway Sold to Land Preservation Groups

AQUINNAH, Mass. (AP) — The Martha's Vineyard estate of former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis is ...
San Quentin State Prison

California Devotes $30 Million to Aid Parolees in Pandemic

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has launched a $30 million program to provide thousands of parolees ...
Shane Goldsmith and Mark Oppenheim at KLCS studios

Preview: Liberty Hill Foundation – Shane Goldsmith

Shane Goldsmith, President & CEO of the Liberty Hill Foundation, discusses the importance of uniting community ...
Report: 1 in 3 Nonprofits May Close Due to the Pandemic

Report: 1 in 3 Nonprofits May Close Due to the Pandemic

Based on new findings, the Washington Post is offering cautious data for nonprofits affected by the ...
Nonprofit Report with Jay Williams

Racial and Economic Inclusion | Nonprofit Report

Host Mark Oppenheim interviews guest: Hartford Foundation for Public Giving President Jay Williams ...
Don Ness and Mark Oppenheim at WDSE studios

Preview: Ordean Foundation – Don Ness

Don Ness, Executive Director of the Ordean Foundation, discusses the power of partnering with organizations in ...
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INSIGHT: KLCS Promo on Los Angeles Nonprofits

In this collaboration with KLCS in Los Angeles, host Mark Oppenheim interviews nonprofit leaders from Los ...
Virus Outbreak Charitable Giving

Amid Pandemic, Charities and Nonprofits Face Huge Challenges

NEW YORK (AP) — While celebrities and billionaires have announced huge gifts to combat the COVID-19 ...
Virus Outbreak New York

Millions Holed Up at Home as Virus Profoundly Shifts US Life

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Millions of Americans began the work week holed up at home against the ...
US Severe Weather Tennessee

Tornado Relief Agencies Ask Volunteers to Take a Day Off

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The rare Tiehm's buckwheat stands less than a foot tall (30 centimeters) ...
Philanthropist Invests Millions into America’s Museums and Cultural Institutions

Philanthropist Invests Millions into America’s Museums and Cultural Institutions

Philanthropist and billionaire David Rubenstein is investing millions into the nation’s historic sites, museums and culturally ...
US Donates $8M for African Locusts Outbreak

US Donates $8M for African Locusts Outbreak

The United States government is donating $8 million to Africa amid the locusts outbreak, which is ...
Bill and Melinda Gates Donate $100M for Coronavirus Research, Operations to Help At-Risk Countries

Bill and Melinda Gates Donate $100M for Coronavirus Research, Operations to Help At-Risk Countries

The Gates philanthropists announced a $100 million donation to help fund research for treatments for the ...
Philanthropist Leaves Behind $45M for Opera Theatre of St. Louis

Philanthropist Leaves Behind $45M for Opera Theatre of St. Louis

The late philanthropist Phyllis Brissenden, who was 86 years old when she passed away, left behind ...
$8M Grant Helps San Diego to Update Balboa Park’s Botanical Building

$8M Grant Helps San Diego to Update Balboa Park’s Botanical Building

With an $8 million grant, San Diego will finally be able to update Balboa Park’s Botanical ...
Academy of American Poets Receives Largest Single Grant of $4.5M

Academy of American Poets Receives Largest Single Grant of $4.5M

The Academy of American Poets received a $4.5 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, ...
Walmart Donates $5M for National Museum of African American History and Culture

Walmart Donates $5M for National Museum of African American History and Culture

Walmart announced this month that it is donating $5 million to the National Museum of African ...
Portland Art Museum Receives $10M Donation from Philanthropist

Portland Art Museum Receives $10M Donation from Philanthropist

Portland Art Museum received its largest donation from a single donor this month ...
Microsoft: $250M more for affordable housing in Seattle area

Microsoft: $250M more for affordable housing in Seattle area

SEATTLE (AP) — One year after Microsoft announced it was committing $500 million toward affordable housing ...
Donations Pouring in for Bushfires in Australia - Your Help Is Needed

Donations Pouring in for Bushfires in Australia – Your Help Is Needed

As bushfires continue to burn in Australia, thousands of dollars in donations are still pouring in, ...
Though Donations Increased for the Biggest Charities, the Number of Americans Donating is Decreasing

Though Donations Increased for the Biggest Charities, the Number of Americans Donating is Decreasing

The number of Americans donating to charities is decreasing and has been for the last couple ...
Howard University in Washington D.C. Receives Its Largest Donation from a Foundation

Howard University in Washington D.C. Receives Its Largest Donation from a Foundation

Howard University in Washington D.C. received a $4 million gift this year to help advance its ...
The Road to Change and Equality for One of the Biggest Charities

The Road to Change and Equality for One of the Biggest Charities

Over the years, the Salvation Army, one of the biggest and most recognizable charities dedicated to ...
Lincoln Park Zoo Receives $15M Donation to Rebuild Its Lion Habitat

Lincoln Park Zoo Receives $15M Donation to Rebuild Its Lion Habitat

Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago will be reconstructing its lion habitat space thanks to a $15 ...
Lego Foundation Donates $100M to International Rescue Group for Learning through Play

Lego Foundation Donates $100M to International Rescue Group for Learning through Play

The Lego Foundation donated $100 million to the International Rescue Group committee to help bring children ...
Museum of Idaho Receives $500,000 Donation for New Exhibit

Museum of Idaho Receives $500,000 Donation for New Exhibit

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — The Museum of Idaho has received a $500,000 donation that will ...
The Moral Dilemma That Comes with Selecting a Charity to Donate to

The Moral Dilemma That Comes with Selecting a Charity to Donate to

An analysis on the patterns of decision-making when it comes to donating money to charity revealed ...
Philanthropist Donates Millions to Cover UCLA Medical School Students

Philanthropist Donates Millions to Cover UCLA Medical School Students

This month, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine announced the philanthropist and billionaire David Geffen donated ...
Red Kettles Mobile Donations

No Cash? Salvation Army Now Accepting Mobile Donations

CHICAGO (AP) — Carolyn Harper made her pitch for donations to the Salvation Army with a ...
Couple Donates $50M to Nature Sanctuary in SoCal to Prevent Development

Couple Donates $50M to Nature Sanctuary in SoCal to Prevent Development

A couple in southern California donated $50 million this month to the Banning Ranch nature reserve ...
Moody Foundation Donates $100M to SMU

Moody Foundation Donates $100M to SMU

This month, the Moody Foundation announced that it would be donating $100 million to Southern Methodist ...
3 Universities, Medical Center Get $1B to Teach and Research

3 Universities, Medical Center Get $1B to Teach and Research

Three universities and a health care institution are sharing a gift of more than $1 billion ...
Nigerian Philanthropist Makes $14M Donation to Save the Children

Nigerian Philanthropist Makes $14M Donation to Save the Children

One of Nigeria’s richest men donated $14 million to the Save the Children Fund to help ...
Judge Fines Trump $2 Million For Misusing Charity Foundation

Judge Fines Trump $2 Million For Misusing Charity Foundation

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge Thursday ordered President Donald Trump to pay $2 million to ...
YouTubers Raise $10M for Tree Planting Initiative Within A Week

YouTubers Raise $10M for Tree Planting Initiative Within A Week

YouTubers have helped raised more than $10 million in funds for a tree planting initiative called ...
Nebraska Center Receives $11 Million for Obesity Prevention

Nebraska Center Receives $11 Million for Obesity Prevention

The Nebraska Center for the Prevention of Obesity Diseases is receiving $11 million to continue its ...