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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.
September 24th, 2014
Source: Nonprofit Quarterly
These five strategies, according to Living Cities, showcase the important engagement between the public and private sectors needed to achieve meaningful, large-scale results in cities. More »
September 21st, 2014
Source: The Huffington Post
The Rockefeller family is divesting some of its massive fortune from fossil fuels, the New York Times reported on Sunday. The Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the family's charitable arm, will announce the landmark move in a video conference on Monday along with 49 other foundations. More »
September 17th, 2014
Source: Philanthropy MA Blog
Associated Grant Makers is the beneficiary of The Art Connection's donation program, having received 13 works of art which now hang through out the AGM offices. In late spring, a few AGM members and AGM staff served as the "selection committee", reviewing 400 pieces of art before narrowing down the... More »
September 11th, 2014
Source: Hemenway & Barnes
Today is September 11 and, like many Americans, I will be thinking about the day in 2001 that changed our country forever.  Yesterday, anticipating the anniversary, I was struck by how crisp the clouds were and how bright the sun.  The air had a bit of the feel of fall, just as it did thirteen... More »
September 8th, 2014
Source: The Boston Globe
The Boston Foundation’s assets have passed the $1 billion mark, after a year of strong investment gains and a record $112 million in grants made to charities. The 99-year-old community foundation also recorded its second-best year of raising money, as donors sent it $112 million during the fiscal... More »
August 28th, 2014
Source: Philanthropy MA Blog
How would you feel about going sock-less for a week when you hadn’t planned your wardrobe for that situation? More »
August 21st, 2014
Source: Philanthropy MA Blog
You may have heard recently about the America Gives More Act (H.R. 4719), a bill that passed in the House of Representatives in July. This bill brings together five tax provisions (described below) related to philanthropy. Associated Grant Makers joins The Forum of Regional Associations of... More »
August 19th, 2014
Source: Philanthropy MA Blog
A new state tax credit taking effect in 2014 provides foundations, individuals and corporations with an unprecedented opportunity to deepen the impact of their philanthropy.  The Community Investment Tax Credit (CITC)  is designed to encourage individuals, companies, foundations, and others to... More »


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