A mixed effect on giving

May 27, 2008

The Inquirer reports, “With a souring economy, soaring gas prices, mortgage woes and layoffs, you might expect charitable giving to take a nosedive.”

Source: A mixed effect on giving

Ways you can help City Harvest grow

May 27, 2008

The Inquirer reports, “Even if you aren’t a community gardener, you can help City Harvest, says Claire Baker of Philadelphia Green, which runs the prison-gardening program. It can always use gardening books and tools, fruit and vegetable seeds, mature perennials or trees and, of course, donations.”

Source: Ways you can help City Harvest grow

United Way to Target Health, Education and Income

May 15, 2008

The Washington Post reports, “The United Way of America, alarmed at the nation’s fraying safety net, will announce today that it will direct its giving toward ambitious 10-year goals that would cut in half the high school dropout rate and the number of working families struggling financially.”

Source: United Way to Target Health, Education and Income

Pa. charity donations decline, report shows

May 15, 2008

The Inquirer reports, “Pennsylvania foundations held 5.1 percent of U.S. charitable foundation assets, but Pennsylvania donors made only 3.6 percent of total new U.S. charitable donations in 2005, according to figures released today.”

Source: Pa. charity donations decline, report shows

Flower power helps 4 children’s charities

May 14, 2008

The Inquirer reports, “Volunteer group sells plants in Rittenhouse Square.”

Source: Flower power helps 4 children’s charities

HUD makes $1 billion in grants available through 35 programs

May 8, 2008

HUD announces that, “The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today published its Fiscal Year 2008 ‘SuperNOFA,’ an annual funding notice that makes available more than $1 billion in grants through 35 programs.”

Source: HUD makes $1 billion in grants available through 35 programs

Program promoting riverfront development

May 6, 2008

The Phila. Business Journal reports, “The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission is taking a step toward igniting development along the Schuylkill and Delaware rivers in Philadelphia.”

Source: Real estate wrap: Program promoting riverfront development

Three projects in Philadelphia get HUD grants

May 2, 2008

The Inquirer reports, “The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded $6 million in community development grants to three projects in Philadelphia. The grants will revitalize abandoned, idled and underused commercial and industrial property.”

Source: Three projects in Philadelphia get HUD grants

Foundations Set Record for Giving in ’07

May 2, 2008

The New York Times reports, “Giving by foundations set a record last year, hitting almost $43 billion, compared with $39 billion in 2006, according to estimates by the Foundation Center.”

Source: Foundations Set Record for Giving in ’07

Charities See Opportunity for Donations as Rebates Reach Taxpayers

April 30, 2008

The New York Times reports, “Charities are hoping to capitalize on the rebates that are starting to land in taxpayers’ mailboxes this week.”

Source: Charities See Opportunity for Donations as Rebates Reach Taxpayers

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