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Share news about your grant making initiatives! AGM Grant Making Members are working on a variety of diverse causes including education, environment, healthcare and immigration (to name just a few). We want to promote your efforts and best practices. Help us spread your good works, event announcements and news items by emailing Gail Pinkham.
November 7th, 2016
Source: The New York Times
Mr. Adam, a 24-year-old Peace Corps volunteer at the time, noticed that a woman canvassing riders for donations to help her ailing son was having unusual success where others came up empty. The reason, he quickly realized, was in the woman’s hand: a copy of her son’s medical record that vivified... More »
November 2nd, 2016
Nonprofits are a cornerstone of American democracy. They reflect the political diversity of the American people. That diversity is well illustrated by two institutions currently in the news: the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation and the Donald J. Trump Foundation. More »
November 1st, 2016
Source: Animal therapy
Nowhere have concerns about foundations’ policy influence been greater in recent years than in the area of education. While critics of “education reform” like Diane Ravitch have for years warned of the outsized influence of what she terms the “billionaire boys club,” the critiques have now spread.... More »
October 27th, 2016
Source: The Boston Globe
The charitable-giving arm of Fidelity Investments raised more money than any other nonprofit in the country last year, outpacing United Way Worldwide, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s annual rankings published Thursday. Boston-based Fidelity Charitable ascended to the No. 1 slot for the... More »
October 19th, 2016
Source: Immigrant rights & services
The world’s wealthiest philanthropic donors are suffering their own so-far incurable problem: They’re allergic to making big bets, gifts of over $10 million to social change issues. More »
October 19th, 2016
Source: Homelessness
Convenience stores contributed or collected nearly $1 billion to charities over the past year, according to a national survey of retailers released today by the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS). More »
October 18th, 2016
Source: Inside Philanthropy
Last fall, we wrote about the Chicago Community Trust's shift towards general operating support and away from project funding. Back then, we were excited to learn about the new direction, as well as the trust’s promise to streamline the grantmaking process and be more open to grant renewals for... More »
October 11th, 2016
Source: Disability
American donors are changing their approach to charitable giving and their views on how to solve a wide range of global challenges, Fidelity Charitable reported in a study released Wednesday. “What we see in this study is a significant shift in the way people think about their giving—with changes... More »

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