Welcome to This Week in Philanthropy, a weekly compilation of philanthropic news, events, people news, reports and philanthropic job opportunities.
Council Launches New Resources for Weathering the
Website and Online Thought Journal Added to Resource Arsenal
Council on Foundations
“Our new website, Economic Xchange, offers information, resources, and other tools and solicits your feedback. Our new, bi-monthly e-journal, Thought>Action>Impact, devotes its inaugural issue to examining the economy. Visit this dynamic, online platform to access tools and resources and learn how your colleagues are responding to the economic crisis.”
Los Angeles Business Journal
By David Haldane
“In a move that could have big repercussions in L.A.’s world of philanthropy, one of the area’s largest charitable foundations is departing from tradition by giving grants—not for programs but for operating expenses—to financially battered nonprofits. The Los Angeles-based Weingart Foundation, which distributes about $45 million annually in Southern California, is expected to announce Monday that it will offer unusual ‘core support’ to underwrite administrative costs for social service agencies that provide necessities such as food, shelter and health care to the region’s poor, unemployed and sick.”
The Gazette (Iowa)
By Jeff Raasch
“Six-year-old Jacqueline Juett used a rather direct approach as she turned $20 into a donation of more than $500 for flood recovery. ‘Gimme 20 bucks,’ the blonde-haired girl from Mount Vernon would say. Her tactic worked, and on Monday she gave a check for $516.46 to the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation. Foundation President and CEO Dan Baldwin couldn't recall a donation from anyone as young as Jacqueline. ‘It's the purest form of the human spirit,’ he said.”
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