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Dan and Jennifer Gilbert, founders of the Gilbert Family Foundation

$500M Fund to Help Detroit Neighborhoods, Pay Tax Debt

DETROIT (AP) — A billionaire businessman whose companies have invigorated Detroit's downtown announced a $500 million ...
Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton on Super Bowl Commercial and COVID-19 Vaccine

NEW YORK (AP) — Dolly Parton has been singing about everyday office employees working "9 to ...
NFL football game

Super Bowl Week Helps ‘Shine a Light’ on Human Trafficking

One night when Kirk Cousins was 16, as he listened to a presentation at his family's ...
National Guard troops walk outside the Capitol

Foundations Focus Their Attentions on Saving Democracy

NEW YORK (AP) — Democracy, as President Joe Biden declared in his inaugural speech, survived a ...
tiny homes

Tiny House Village Planned Near Downtown St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis is the latest city with plans for a village of ...
The Grandfather Mountain

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 ...
Jennifer Gregg and Mark Oppenheim at KLCS studios

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 ...
KLCS Logo with Poster

INSIGHT: KLCS Promo on Los Angeles Nonprofits

In this collaboration with KLCS in Los Angeles, host Mark Oppenheim interviews nonprofit leaders from Los ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Two New $7M Clinics Open for Low-Income Families in Charlotte

Two New $7M Clinics Open for Low-Income Families in Charlotte

Thanks to a $7 million donation from the American basketball player, Michael Jordan, two new medical ...
University of Michigan Receives $10M Donation to Develop Solutions for Health Inequality

University of Michigan Receives $10M Donation to Develop Solutions for Health Inequality

A $10 million donation will help Michigan Medicine establish a new University of Michigan Center for ...
Indiana Teachers Receive $47M for Professional Development Opportunities

Indiana Teachers Receive $47M for Professional Development Opportunities

Indiana schools and teachers all across the state will be benefiting from a recent $47 million ...
Cleveland College Scholarships Program Receives $40M Donation

Cleveland College Scholarships Program Receives $40M Donation

A college scholarships program in Cleveland, Ohio received a $40 million donation from the Cleveland Foundation ...
American Family Children’s Hospital Receives $10M for Cancer Research for Children

American Family Children’s Hospital Receives $10M for Cancer Research for Children

The American Family Children’s Hospital received a $10 million donation from Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer ...