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Immigration demonstrators

Nonprofits Help Fund Immigrants’ Legal Fights on Deportation

As the number of immigrants seeking court permission to avoid deportation grows, foundations in Los Angeles ...
Hawaii Gov. David Ice speaks at the AES Corporation's coal-fired power plant in Kapolei, Hawaii during a ceremony to mark the closure of the facility, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022. As Hawaii transitions toward its goal of achieving 100% renewable energy by 2045, the state's last coal-fired power plant closed this week ahead of a state law that bans the use of coal as a source of electricity beginning in 2023. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)

Hawaii Quits Coal in Bid to Fight Climate Change

HONOLULU (AP) — The last bits of ash and greenhouse gases from Hawaii's only remaining coal-fired ...
A captured merlin is held near Lake Michigan

As Species Recover, Some Threaten Others in More Dire Shape

GLEN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Concealed behind trees near Lake Michigan, two scientists remotely manipulated a ...
Intermountain Power Agency spokesperson John Ward

Can Green Hydrogen Save a Coal Town and Slow Climate Change?

DELTA, Utah (AP) — The coal plant is closing. In this tiny Utah town surrounded by ...
new graduates line up

Work at a School or Nonprofit? You Could Erase Student Loans

NEW YORK (AP) — When Melissa Martinez applied to have her student loan debt forgiven more ...
President Abraham Lincoln

The Long, Ongoing Debate Over ‘All Men Are Created Equal’

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Jennings is CEO of the Lambda Legal organization, a prominent advocate ...
The ExxonMobil Refinery

Environmental Justice Advocates Slam Supreme Court Ruling

The Supreme Court decision to limit how the Environmental Protection Agency regulates carbon dioxide emissions from ...
Masavi Perea

Latino Activism Leads in Grassroot Efforts on Climate Change

PHOENIX (AP) — Students at a largely Hispanic elementary school in Phoenix have long lined up ...
A police officer stands watch at the entrance of 36th Street Station after multiple people were shot on a subway train, Tuesday, April 12, 2022, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)

Nets Donate $50,000 to Recovery After Subway Shooting

NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets held a moment of silence before their play-in game ...
Sharon Lavigne, founder of environmental justice group Rise St. James, is second from the left as she and members Myrtle Felton, Gail LeBoeuf and Rita Cooper

Catholic Award for Louisiana Environmental Justice Advocate

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A retired special education teacher turned environmental justice advocate will receive what ...
Doris Day

Doris Day’s Animal Charity Honors Late Star With Fundraiser

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 100th anniversary of Doris Day's birthday is being recognized with a ...
Two girls holding signs

Private Companies and Citizens Offer Creative Aid For Ukraine

While our political leaders are giving rousing speeches in Washington, companies like Ahrefs, Microsoft, BP, and ...
Howard University campus

Howard Gets $2M Grant to Digitize Black Newspaper Archive

Howard University has received a $2 million donation to digitize a major collection of Black newspaper ...
John Lewis, left, and his wife, Lillian, lead a march of supporters

Foundation Named for Late Civil Rights Pioneer John Lewis

ATLANTA (AP) — A foundation named for U.S. Rep. John Lewis and his wife has been ...
Dudley Digges House

Historic Black Children’s School Receives $5 Million Grant

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — A foundation has given a $5 million boost to efforts to preserve ...
FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2019, file photo, Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates pose together in Kirkland, Wash. A handful of Americans donated at least $1 billion to charity last year, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s annual ranking of the 50 Americans who gave the most to charity in 2021. Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates topped the list, pledging $15 billion to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a huge player in global health and American education. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Gates, French Gates Top List of Biggest U.S. Charity Donors

A handful of Americans donated at least $1 billion to charity last year, according to the Chronicle ...
FILE - Ashley Williams Watt walks near a wellhead and flowline at her ranch, Friday, July 9, 2021, near Crane, Texas. The wells on Watt's property seem to be unplugging themselves. Some are leaking dangerous chemicals into the ground, which are seeping into her cattle's drinking water. And she doesn't know how long it's been going on. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Interior Department Approves $1B to Clean Up Abandoned Wells

The Department of Interior is spending $1.15 billion to cap abandoned oil and gas wells across ...
Rihanna

Rihanna’s Foundation Donates $15 Million to Climate Justice

Rihanna is backing her belief that climate change is a social-justice issue by pledging $15 million ...
A poster is displayed on the International Monetary Fund

IMF Policy Panel Endorses $650 Billion Increase in Resources

WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund on Thursday authorized a $650 billion expansion of the ...
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 ...
Poster with WDSE logo

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, ...