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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.
January 25th, 2018
Source: Inside Philanthropy
It’s not often that a nonprofit touts how much it isn't doing to help low-income Americans, but that’s a key pitch of the Family Independence Initiative (FII). And funders are listening. More »
January 23rd, 2018
Source: CNBC
Laurence D. Fink, the founder and chief executive of investment firm BlackRock, informed business leaders at the world's largest corporations last week that they need to contribute to society if they want to receive the company's support. More »
January 16th, 2018
Source: Philanthropy MA Blog
AGM's website and databases will be down for maintenance on THURSDAY, JAN 18, 2018 from 5-7pm.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  Thank you.  More »
January 16th, 2018
Source: Accounting Today
While the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act made some changes to the charitable giving provisions in the Tax Code, the climate for giving to private foundations is as strong or stronger than it has ever been, according to Jeffrey Haskell at Foundation Source. Haskell, who heads a team of accountants and... More »
January 4th, 2018
Source: Inside Philanthropy
Around the United States, local schools are mainly funded by state and local property taxes. In some places, especially affluent suburbs, property taxes are the main funding source for public schools. These local school levies can be extraordinarily high—over $20,000 for many homeowners in states... More »
December 22nd, 2017
Source: Philanthropy MA Blog
Please note AGM's Office will be closed Monday, December 25, 2017 through Monday, January 1, 2018. On behalf of AGM's Board, our Chief Executive Officer, Jeff Poulos, and the AGM Staff, we want to wish our Members and philanthropic community a joyous holiday season! We look forward to seeing you at... More »
December 14th, 2017
Source: Hemenway & Barnes
There are no hard and fast guidelines, as every donor’s situation is different. Surveys by major foundations and other philanthropy-serving organizations vary, but show that on average most adult Americans give away between three and five percent of their adjusted gross income every year. More »
December 12th, 2017
Source: Wicked Local - Weston
The Foundation for MetroWest’s Youth in Philanthropy program, which provides middle and high school students with educational and philanthropic opportunities, has announced the launch of a new program for high school students in Weston. More »


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