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December 15th, 2014
Source: The Nonprofit Quarterly
Within a day of the Boston Marathon bombing on April 15, 2013, state and city leaders had established the One Fund to centralize giving for the victims.  Since then, it has raised and distributed nearly $80 million to people killed and hurt by the blasts. “Now, after over a year and a half of... More »
December 12th, 2014
Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy
After the White House threatened to veto an $11-billion bill that would make permanent three tax breaks for charitable donations, the U.S. House of Representatives rejected the measure 275-149.  The bill would have provided tax incentives, which expired at the end of 2013, for donations of food,... More »
December 12th, 2014
Source: The Boston Globe
The Latino Legacy Fund made its first round of grants Wednesday, directing $100,000 to five local Latino-focused programs. Created in 2012, the Fund is the only charitable fund in Greater Boston focused solely on supporting Latino-led or Latino-focused nonprofits. The fund was seeded with... More »
December 11th, 2014
Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy
A vote is expected Thursday, December 11, 2015, on a federal bill, which would permanently allow tax deductions on donations to food backs, land set-asides for conservation, and donations to charity from IRA retirement accounts. More »
December 4th, 2014
Source: Forbes
A vision for the future of education sits within a converted church in the heart of a working-class neighborhood in northern Houston, abutted by auto parts stores and a heat treatment plant. At YES Prep North Central, homogeneity reigns: Of the 953 middle and high schoolers at the 11-year-old... More »
December 3rd, 2014
Source: New England Foundation for the Arts
Lawrence J. Simpson, board chair of the New England Foundation for the Arts, announced that Cathy Edwards will join the organization as executive director, beginning late January, 2015. Ms. Edwards comes to NEFA from the International Festival of Arts & Ideas in New Haven, CT, where she has... More »
December 2nd, 2014
Source: Member News
From Ellen Remmer, TPI's Interim Managing Partner: For more than 25 years, The Philanthropic Initiative (TPI) has actively promoted and advanced the field of strategic philanthropy. As we enter the next era, we look forward to taking philanthropy even further. We are committed to breaking new... More »
December 1st, 2014
Source: Philanthropy MA Blog
Giving with a Passion It’s that time of year again. My inbox and Twitter feed are overflowing with holiday well wishes (the Thanksgiving card is very in vogue these days), promotions for holiday shopping (free shipping! door busters!) and of course, advance buzz about #GivingTuesday. More »


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