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Share news about your grant making initiatives! AGM Grant Making Members are working on a variety of diverse causes including education, environment, healthcare and immigration (to name just a few). We want to promote your efforts and best practices. Help us spread your good works, event announcements and news items by emailing Gail Pinkham.
November 20th, 2014
Source: NPR
If you don't have a place to live, getting enough to eat clearly may be a struggle. And since homelessness in the U.S. isn't going away and is even rising in some cities, more charitable groups and individuals have been stepping up the past few years to share food with these vulnerable folks in... More »
November 19th, 2014
Source: Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center
MassBudget, in partnership with the Massachusetts Medicaid Policy Institute, is releasing a new budget brief, Understanding the Actual Cost of MassHealth to the State More »
November 18th, 2014
Source: Philanthropy MA Blog
In partnership with Bank of America Charitable Foundation, AGM is proud to announce the twenty nonprofit organizations from throughout Massachusetts that will be participating in the Nonprofit Learning Institute. Entering its fourth year, the Nonprofit Learning Institute is comprised of a series of... More »
November 18th, 2014
Source: Barr Foundation
Following my arrival in May, one of the very first activities I instigated was to gather with small groups of alumni of the Barr Fellowship, to share meals together in neighborhoods throughout Boston. Through these wide-ranging and engaging conversations, I came to learn what an extraordinary group... More »
November 18th, 2014
Source: The Nonprofit Quarterly
While the critiques of for-profit colleges have been scathing and constant (such as this article by freelancer Barry Yeoman that slams for-profit colleges for “Potemkin” degrees, fabricated prospects of employment, and leading students into “a lifetime of debt”), no one should be carried away that... More »
November 17th, 2014
Source: The Nonprofit Quarterly
Given the immense diversity of foundations, it is a challenge to talk about any aspect of foundation behavior that goes beyond the minimum required in law and public policy to reach prescriptions for the behavior of foundations across the board. More »
November 12th, 2014
Source: Massnonprofit News
Foundations and other nonprofits that want to invest in Community Development Corporations in Massachusetts have until the end of the year to do so and, under a new program, claim a state tax credit equal to half of their donation. More »
November 10th, 2014
Source: Philanthropy MA Blog
Associated Grant Makers mourns the passing of R. Bruce Taylor, husband of fomer AGM President Janet C. Taylor. Janet was one of the original staff members at AGM and served 9 years as President. AGM named its former library in honor of Ms. Taylor, and after the closing of the library in 2013, AGM... More »


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