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Philanthropy

"Your Shot Texas" Boosts Vaccinations with Nonprofit Grant Money

AUSTIN, Texas -- "Your Shot Texas" is set to give additional nonprofit, community-based organizations money for programs that increase access to …

National Blood Shortage Hits ND Centers

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - A perfect storm is putting a strain on blood-bank supplies in North Dakota and around the country. It's a combination of trauma …


Mobile Clinics to Provide Medical, Emotional Care for Underserved AZ Students

PHOENIX, Ariz. - Studies estimate about 60% of Arizona children do not have regular access to primary health care, but a new grant program is looking …


Nebraska Communities Band Together to Tackle Vaccine Distribution

SCHUYLER, Neb. -- Communities across Nebraska are banding together in response to the COVID-19 health emergency, and volunteers have become critical …

Texas Benefits from Post-Disaster Philanthropy

HOUSTON - When the unexpected winter storm hit Texas in February, foundations, corporations and individual donors stepped up to help communities …


Foundations: Advancing Equity Also Requires an Inward Look

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The world of philanthropy isn't immune from the need to improve workplace culture as society demands greater equity. One Minnesota …

Educators Hope to Boost Flagging College Enrollment Post-Pandemic

HOUSTON -- Many young people, especially those of color, are avoiding college enrollment, perhaps anticipating a post-pandemic job rebound that will …


Grants Program Funds Projects with 'Immediate Impact' on Communities

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Applications are open for AARP's Community Challenge grant program. The program provides funds for projects that can be produced …


ID Ranchers Wrangle Up Meals for Idaho Foodbank in 2021

BOISE, Idaho - A group of Idaho ranchers are riding to the rescue for people in need during the pandemic. Gem State companies are dedicating 100 …


 

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