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Stories with subject: Philanthropic foundations
  • Newark schools officials announce funds for school supplies 
    Updated: Sep-02-15 1:25 pm

    NEWARK, New Jersey - The new superintendent of schools in Newark tried to set a conciliatory tone Wednesday, appearing at a school to announce that district teachers would each receive $100 to spend as they wish on supplies and principals would get $7,500 for needs not covered in their budgets.

  • NY charity to get $4.38 million to cover past fund misuse 
    Updated: Sep-02-15 11:24 am

    ALBANY, New York - New York's attorney general has reached an agreement with former charity officers that will return almost $4.38 million of allegedly misused funds to the Homeland Foundation Inc.

  • Kansas State to celebrate Seaton Hall groundbreaking 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 5:05 am

    MANHATTAN, Kansas - Kansas State University is planning a groundbreaking ceremony for a $75 million renovation of expansion of a 100-year-old campus building.

  • Former Subway spokesman Fogle suing ex-aide over loan 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 3:35 pm

    INDIANAPOLIS - Former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle is suing the incarcerated former head of his charitable foundation for allegedly defaulting on a $191,000 personal loan to buy an Indianapolis home.

  • AP EXCLUSIVE: Chairman promises review of unspent charity story has photos
    Updated: Aug-27-15 7:07 pm

    SACRAMENTO, California - Nearly $10 million in charitable donations by California taxpayers sat unspent in government accounts at the end of last year, The Associated Press has found, and the Senate Governance and Finance Committee chairman said Thursday that he wants a review of state accounts and will hold a hearing to find out why the money hasn't been spent.

  • Vermont foundation gives $370k to promote education 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 4:23 am

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - An organization that supports the Vermont Community Foundation has awarded almost $370,000 to promote college and career education for Vermonters.

  • Eisenhower Foundation raises money for updates 
    Updated: Aug-23-15 4:16 pm

    ABILENE, Kansas - To mark the 125th year since Dwight D. Eisenhower's birth, a multi-million dollar fundraising campaign has begun to do a better job of telling the story of the nation's 34th president.

  • Whiteside Theatre group exposes original facade 
    Updated: Aug-23-15 9:49 am

    CORVALLIS, Oregon - A few blows from a hammer, a yank on a crowbar and a few pounds of elbow grease, and the concrete façade on the front of the Whiteside Theatre came down last Sunday morning. And for the first time in more than 50 years, the original exterior of the historic 1922 show palace was bathed in sunlight.

  • Meridian Community College receives $1 million donation 
    Updated: Aug-17-15 6:17 am

    MERIDIAN, Mississippi - Ever since Kathy Brookshire became executive director of the Meridian Community College Foundation some 15 years ago, she had a dream - that one day someone would walk through her office door and donate $1 million in support of MCC students.

  • Historical Society Foundation having fundraiser in Brookings 
    Updated: Aug-17-15 2:32 am

    PIERRE, South Dakota - The South Dakota Historical Society Foundation is having a fundraiser in Brookings with craft beer and coffee.

  • Vermont Community Foundation awards grants 
    Updated: Aug-16-15 10:17 am

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - The Vermont Community Foundation has awarded 29 grants to communities around the state for work that helps connect people to their neighbors, their land, and their history in ways that strengthen the community.

  • LeBron James, Akron making college possible for city kids story has photos
    Updated: Aug-13-15 9:13 pm

    SANDUSKY, Ohio - LeBron James is giving kids from Akron - ones with challenging backgrounds like his - the chance to go to college for free.

  • Prosecutor: NY-based 'scam charity' duped high school kids 
    Updated: Aug-13-15 6:15 pm

    MINEOLA, New York - More than 100 New York teenagers - and dozens in Chicago, Houston and Nashville, Tennessee - were duped by a Long Island-based "scam" charity into working at concession stands at major sports and entertainment venues in those cities on the promise they would be paid $9 an hour, but most received little or no compensation, prosecutors said.

  • MacArthur to fund 'big bets' on climate, criminal justice 
    Updated: Aug-13-15 6:12 pm

    CHICAGO - One of the nation's largest philanthropic foundations has announced a new focus on global climate change and reform of the U.S. criminal justice system.

  • Foundation donates $1 million for Auburn scholarships 
    Updated: Aug-13-15 4:35 pm

    ATLANTA - Auburn University has announced a $1 million donation toward scholarships for students in the metro Atlanta area.

  • Michigan man's 'Project Gump' run to end in Maine 
    Updated: Aug-12-15 12:52 pm

    PORT CLYDE, Maine - A 23-year-old Michigan native has raised more than $10,000 to help drill a well in Africa by running across the country as part of run called "Project Gump."

  • Maryland musician convicted of wire fraud in Montana 
    Updated: Aug-11-15 2:32 pm

    HELENA, Montana - A Maryland man has been convicted of wire fraud in Montana for misrepresenting himself as a Grammy-nominated saxophone player and soliciting money for a children's cancer foundation that prosecutors say benefited only him.

  • OSU gets grant to update fish, amphibian, reptile collection 
    Updated: Aug-11-15 12:28 pm

    STILLWATER, Oklahoma - The National Science Foundation has awarded a $422,000 grant to Oklahoma State University's Department of Integrative Biology to update facilities that house its fish, amphibian and reptile specimens.

  • Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma gets $55,000 Walmart grant 
    Updated: Aug-11-15 9:28 am

    OKLAHOMA CITY - The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma has received a $55,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation to fund a new employee who will work with retailers to secure more donated food.

  • $6 million grant to fund study of dams in New England 
    Updated: Aug-11-15 3:39 am

    DURHAM, New Hampshire - A $6 million grant from the National Science Foundation program will fund a four-year study examining the future of dams in New England.

  • Foundation raises $500K to send students to Catholic schools 
    Updated: Aug-10-15 11:22 am

    TOPEKA, Kansas - The Catholic Education Foundation has raised more than half a million dollars under a new state program to help children from low-income families attend private schools in northeast Kansas.

  • 7 years later, Iowa City shelter gets permanent home 
    Updated: Aug-08-15 11:37 am

    IOWA CITY, Iowa - It took seven years, but Liz Ford said she's excited about the Iowa City Animal Care and Adoption Center's move to its new facility within the next few weeks.

  • RI Foundation to offer grants to improve health care 
    Updated: Aug-08-15 9:34 am

    PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The Rhode Island Foundation is offering grants of up to $75,000 to organizations that work to improve health care in the Ocean State.

  • South Dakota tribe returning $25,000 donation from Redskins 
    Updated: Aug-07-15 9:19 pm

    SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - A Native American tribe from South Dakota will return a $25,000 donation from a charitable arm of the NFL's Washington Redskins, saying the team name is "derogatory and inappropriate."

  • Flint institutions get $5M in grants from Mott Foundation 
    Updated: Aug-06-15 5:37 am

    FLINT, Michigan - Flint Cultural Center institutions have received about $5 million in grants to enhance arts and cultural services for local schools and communities.