Friday, March 15, 2013
Providence wins philanthropy challenge — Brown Daily Herald: Providence won the $5 million grand prize in the Bloomberg Philanthropies Mayors Challenge yesterday, according to a press release from Mayor Angel Taveras’ office. The contest� — sponsored by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s charitable organization — called for submissions of inventive ideas to improve life and solve problems faced by cities across the country.
Clinton Foundation Donates $700,000 for Haiti's Development - Day News | Day News: Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, through the Clinton Foundation, awarded grants in Haiti to help them develop their agriculture sector. He has been the special envoy of the United Nations to Haiti since 2010, even before a killer earthquake hit the Caribbean island country. The grant will be used for tree planting, developing coffee farms and training farmers.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Sean Penn's charity is to receive $8.75 million to help Haiti earthquake survivors | Amy Andrews Gossip Girl | IrishCentral
Sean Penn's charity is to receive $8.75 million to help Haiti earthquake survivors | Amy Andrews Gossip Girl | IrishCentral: The actor has agreed a deal with the Haitian government and the World Bank to get cash to fund a 16-month relief project to move approximately 14,000 homeless victims of the natural disaster off of private golf course Petionville country club, which they have been occupying for the past three years.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
NJ Gov. Christie defends pace of disbursements in Superstorm Sandy relief charity run by wife - The Washington Post
NJ Gov. Christie defends pace of disbursements in Superstorm Sandy relief charity run by wife - The Washington Post: The Republican governor said the Sandy relief fund was never meant to provide immediate assistance to those recovering from New Jersey’s worst natural disaster, which killed 40 residents, left three-quarters of the state without power and caused $37 billion in damage in the state. The storm, which was spawned when Hurricane Sandy merged with two other weather systems, killed people in 10 states, but New Jersey and New York were hit the hardest.
Fundraising, Part 7: International affairs group aims to show impact | Philanthropy North Carolina: In the face of natural disasters like Hurricane Sandy, donors increasingly expect international relief charities to show “your work is actually accomplishing something,” says Bob Ottenhoff, president and CEO of the Center for Disaster Philanthropy in Washington, D.C.
Monday, March 11, 2013
Americans gave $713 mn to disaster-hit Japan: report: Americans have given nearly three-quarters of a billion dollars in private donations to help tsunami-wracked communities, a report said, as Japan marked the second anniversary of the disaster Monday.
Sandy charity's aid slow getting to victims: The Sandy relief fund chaired by New Jersey first lady Mary Pat Christie has raised more than $32 million so far. But four months after the superstorm, none of that aid has reached storm victims yet.