Philanthropy

Walton Family Foundation Awards $35 Million for River Restoration

Investments totaling $20 million and $15 million will support the restoration and long-term health of the Colorado River Basin and the Mississippi River Delta, respectively....

Change in the South Requires Focus on Wealth Building, Report Finds

The report from NCRP and Grantmakers for Southern Progress calls for funding community-driven economic development that builds local wealth....

MD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School Receives $10.5 Million Gift

The gift from alumnus John J. Kopchick and his wife, Charlene, will support a symposium series and a fellowship program at the UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences....

Cohen Foundation Awards $50 Million to Museum of Modern Art

In recognition of the gift, the museum will create the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Center for Special Exhibitions....

Steven Cohen, Billionaire Collector, Gives $50 Million to MoMA

The foundation of Mr. Cohen and his wife, Alexandra, donated the money to the museum’s capital campaign, and a gallery will be named for them.

Alan Cumming Unveils PETA’s Legal Action To Free His Caged Former Co-Star

Award-winning actor Alan Cumming joined PETA in Los Angeles this week to announce a landmark legal claim to release 11 chimpanzees — including Tonka, his co-star in the 1997 film Buddy, and 21-year-old Connor, who appeared in movies such as Spymate and MVP: Most Valuable Primate — who are languishing in a former breeding facility to accredited sanctuaries. Alan Cumming and PETA announce a landmark legal claim to release 11 chimpanzeesCredit/Copyright: Victoria Tulk/PETA“There’s no Hollywood ending for exotic animals used in productions,” Cumming said. “They are separated from their mothers and made reliant on trainers, often to be discarded when they grow up and become too dangerous and unmanageable on sets. I was heartbroken to learn that Tonka has been...

Lin-Manuel Miranda Offers A #Ham4All Shot At Attending Opening Night Of Hamilton

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Prizeo, the online giving platform that democratizes giving for all income levels, announced today that they are offering the chance for one lucky fan to attend the eagerly anticipated opening night of the musical Hamilton in Los Angeles – Wednesday, August 16, 2017. Video: Win Opening Night at Hamilton L.A. as the Guest of Lin-Manuel MirandaBeginning today, Miranda is inviting fans to make a donation to the Immigrants: We Get the Job Done Coalition at prizeo.com/hamilton. For only $10, donors will receive 100 entries for the grand-prize opportunity to join the opening night celebration of Hamilton in Los Angeles on August 16, including two VIP tickets to the performance at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre, two tickets to the star-studded after-party, a meet &...

Good Fortune: The Inspirational Life Story Of John Paul DeJoria

Good Fortune, the new documentary chronicling the “rags-to-riches” story of entrepreneur and philanthropist John Paul DeJoria, affectionately known as JP, opens this week. Good Fortune The John Paul DeJoria StoryJP is best known for building not just one, but two iconic billion-dollar businesses — John Paul Mitchell Systems and Patrón Spirits — and he now adds John Paul Pet and ROK Mobile to that roster as well. His professional accomplishments include several additional global enterprises, but what’s most important to him is staying true to his mantra, “Success Unshared is Failure.” DeJoria moves purposefully and energetically through life, rallying his employees, spearheading back-to-work programs for the homeless, helming a high-seas ship...

Kellie Pickler And Yolanda Adams Join PBS’ A CAPITOL FOURTH

Joining the all-star line-up for the 37th annual edition of PBS’ A CAPITOL FOURTH, broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, are acclaimed country music singer and songwriter Kellie Pickler, Grammy-nominated gospel legend Yolanda Adams and Broadway star and two-time Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes (BANDSTAND). Pickler, the AMERICAN IDOL alum, DANCING WITH THE STARS champion, and star of the hit TV show I LOVE KELLIE PICKLER will perform “This Land is Your Land” and “Small Town Girl” from her Gold-certified debut album. Adams, one of gospel’s seminal voices, will perform “Battle Hymn of the Republic” with Patrick Lundy & The Ministers of Music. Osnes will be featured in a patriotic medley and will also perform alongside the...

Spotlight: Warren Buffett’s Charity Work

The world’s second richest man continues to make his fortune in investment and turn it to philanthropy in the grand tradition of Carnegie and Rockefeller. In 2006 he made American history by making the largest ever charitable donation by an individual – $37bn to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Buffett’s Lincoln Town Car fetched $73,200 in charity auction for Girls Inc. Charities & foundations supported Warren Buffett has supported the following charities: Animal Rescue FoundationBill and Melinda Gates FoundationGirls Inc.GlideJames Redford Institute for Transplant AwarenessMake-A-Wish FoundationMusic RisingNoVo FoundationSmile Train Read more about Warren Buffett's charity work and events. Related articles Bids For Charity Lunch With Warren Buffet Reach $45...

Spotlight: After-School All-Stars’s Celebrity Supporters

Improving kids’ lives by nurturing their minds, bodies and spirits through programs that incorporate independent learning, academics and enrichment activities What They Do: - Provide comprehensive after school programs that are fun for kids and also keep them safe and help them achieve success in school and life. - Prepare middle school kids for high school, college, and the 21st century by offering academic support, enrichment opportunities, and health/fitness activities. - Serve nearly 90,000 youth annually through out-of-school time programs in 14 regions across the country. - Offer a model after school program for middle-school kids that can be replicated anywhere across the country. Celebrity supporters After-School All-Stars has 17 known supporters, including Don Cheadle, Arno...

Nonprofit Arts Generated $166.3 Billion in Economic Activity in 2015

The report from Americans for the Arts found that the nonprofit arts and cultural industry supported 4.6 million jobs and $27.5 billion in government revenue....