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Next Takeover Target: US Philanthropy

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Foundations of social change noted in philanthropic efforts

Foundations of social change noted in philanthropic efforts: "Change Philanthropy: Candid Stories of Foundations Maximizing Results through Social Justice”
This groundbreaking book shows how to increase funding for social justice philanthropy. Social justice philanthropy provides direct services to alleviate suffering and works to transform the systems and institutions that cause that suffering. Written in an engaging, easy-to-read style, Change Philanthropy offers an insider’s view what works and what doesn’t work when developing grantmaking strategies in support of social change. It gives clear guidance showcases foundations of all types and sizes including Liberty Hill Foundation, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, Needmor Fund, Jacobs Family Foundation, Discount Foundation, Global Fund for Women, Schott Foundation, Ford Foundation, and the Open Society Institute. The book also includes a wealth of illustrative examples and contains practical suggestions and tips that can be appl…

Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy Honors The Boston Beer Company

"When I started The Boston Beer Company I couldn't get a bank loan or find capital, plus there was so much I didn't know about starting a small business," said Sam Adams Founder Jim Koch. "As the company grew and became more successful, we naturally identified with other 'little guys' who benefited from a leg up to help achieve their dreams. It became important to me to find a way to give back to other start-ups like mine and create opportunities for them to get funding and advice. I know how useful that would have been in starting Samuel Adams 25 years ago."
clipped from The Founder's Award bestowed on the second anniversary of the Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream Program NEW YORK, June 2 /PRNewswire/ --Today,the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP) presents its prestigious Founder's Award at the 10th Annual Excellence Awards in Corporate Philanthropy to The Boston Beer Company. Two years ago, Samu…

Big US cities primed to raise taxes, revenues to balance budgets

Virtually every major municipality in the United States is looking for ways to balance budgets to recover from the effects of the recent economic downturn. Major improvements in employment could go a long way to solving the crisis, but meanwhile, local tax payers may find that tax and fees will be rising. clipped from The latest review of municipal budgets in 13 major cities by The Pew Charitable Trusts’ Philadelphia Research Initiative finds that almost all of the cities are dealing with another year of budget shortfalls, albeit slightly smaller than last year, and four of them intend to raise major taxes or impose broad new fees for fiscal 2011. The update, Not Out of the Woods: The Recession’s Continuing Impact on Big City Taxes, Services and Pensions, also finds that most of the cities are trying to reduce the size of their workforces or win further concessions from municipal unions on benefits, or both, as they cope with the recession’s ongoing impact on municip…

Oprah closes charity as daytime show ends but remains committed to philanthropy

Oprah closes charity as daytime show ends but remains committed to philanthropy: "Oprah Winfrey's charity, the Angel Network, is closing down as the popular U.S. television talk show host prepares to end The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2011 after 25 years to set up her own cable TV network.

The Angel Network said on its website ( that the charity, which stemmed from Winfrey's popular daytime chat show, would not be accepting donations from May 24 and was ending its grant-making program."