Martha's Table and Lyft are teaming up to offer 500 qualifying families in Washington, D.C., rides to Safeway, Giant and other grocery stores for $2.50. The pilot will run from January through June and will be open to approved families whose children attend school in select zones.
TisBest Philanthropy launched in 2007 with the goal of reducing holiday waste and increasing socially conscious giving. The organization, which generated $2.3 million for charity in 2017, offers customizable gift cards that recipients can apply to more than 300 charities partnering with TisBest or any charity listed by the Internal Revenue Service.
The Google Play Store opened up to charities this week in a way that allows 100% of donated amounts to go to Android users' selected causes by waiving fees. The American Red Cross, Girls Who Code, Doctors Without Borders USA and UNICEF are among the early participants of the program, called Giving Season on Play.
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The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History has named California Historical Society CEO Anthea Hartig as its new director. "It's a big leap, and I am incredibly honored that the Smithsonian has placed its trust in me," Hartig says.
Nonprofit programs that show promise when they're small often fail when it comes to scaling because of supply-and-demand constraints, the challenges of incorporating new processes and government involvement, says Mushfiq Mobarak of Yale University's Research Initiative on Innovation and Scale. Programs need to be researched more thoroughly, and nonprofits must be prepared to admit when something isn't working, says Mobarak.
Twenty-two percent of foundation heads said they would change their grant-making strategies following the 2016 presidential election, and a new survey from Exponent Philanthropy found that nearly 25% of organizations made changes. More than 50% of the groups revised their strategies pertaining to advocacy, either investing more in existing efforts or pursuing new options.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation CEO Sue Desmond-Hellmann says despair and pessimism -- not a lack of education or health care -- are the biggest threats to the world's future, and investing in human capital is one way to overcome those threats. Desmond-Hellman discusses the foundation's progress toward eradicating malaria and its investments in basic and applied research in global health, the so-called pharma valley of death, poverty, and Bill Gates' famously technocratic approach to solving problems.
Zach Ertz, a tight end for the Philadelphia Eagles, has used his Ertz Family Foundation to support education causes in the US and in Haiti. Recently, the foundation teamed up with education-technology company Chegg, which has pledged to donate $1,086 to the foundation for every touchdown Ertz scores, and $860 for every first down up to $86,000 total.
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