Charity law

Foundation Transition Continues Prominent Washtenaw County Philanthropy

Friday, April 9, 2021 - 8:00pm

The Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation (AAACF), Washtenaw Countys dedicated endowment, will now proudly carry on the philanthropic legacy of one of the countys oldest and most prominent family foundations, the Buhr Foundation.

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  • The Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation (AAACF), Washtenaw Countys dedicated endowment, will now proudly carry on the philanthropic legacy of one of the countys oldest and most prominent family foundations, the Buhr Foundation.
  • The Buhr Foundation will cease its operations as a private foundation and family members will continue their philanthropy in perpetuity through donor-advised funds of AAACF.
  • Since making its first grant in 1954, the Buhr Foundation has supported dozens of nonprofit organizations.
  • The Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation (AAACF) manages more than $170M in charitable assets and enriches the quality of life across Washtenaw County by distributing millions of dollars annually in grants, scholarships, and investments.

Survey: 60 Percent of US Workers Concerned About Their Mental Health in Pandemic's Aftermath

Friday, April 9, 2021 - 5:29pm

Men especially decreased participation in community wellbeing programs, compared to a lesser decrease among women.

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  • Men especially decreased participation in community wellbeing programs, compared to a lesser decrease among women.
  • Unfortunately, nearly one-fifth of workers (18 percent) do not feel comfortable discussing their hardships at work without fear of negative consequences.
  • One-fifth of respondents overall were unable to maintain their regular health routine, an indicator of possible health issues in COVID-19's aftermath.
  • Founded in 1916, we are a non-partisan, not-for-profit entity holding 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt status in the United States.

Western Union Foundation Announces New Partnerships to Advance Vaccine Education & Workforce Training in Q1/2021

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 1:00pm

The Western Union Foundation recognizes that this momentas the global pandemic recovery effort begins in earnestis a crucial one for the communities we serve, said Foundation Executive Director Elizabeth Roscoe.

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  • The Western Union Foundation recognizes that this momentas the global pandemic recovery effort begins in earnestis a crucial one for the communities we serve, said Foundation Executive Director Elizabeth Roscoe.
  • The Aspen Institute and International Medical Corps will receive funds from the Western Union Foundation to address these challenges.
  • Western Union and the Foundation are further enabling vaccine adoption by donating funds on behalf of each vaccinated Western Union employee and allowing employees to donate directly to the cause.
  • The Western Union Foundation is a separate, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable corporation and receives support from The Western Union Company, its employees, agents, and business partners.

The Nextep Charitable Foundation Supports the Community With Four Impactful Donations

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 3:00pm

NORMAN, Okla., April 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Nextep Charitable Foundation is pleased to have made recent donations totaling $38,000 to four deserving nonprofits.

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  • NORMAN, Okla., April 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Nextep Charitable Foundation is pleased to have made recent donations totaling $38,000 to four deserving nonprofits.
  • Each organization plays a vital role in supporting the community, which is the core of the Nextep Charitable Foundation's mission.
  • "We created the Nextep Charitable Foundation to better serve the communities we call home," said Brian Fayak, Nextep founder and CEO.
  • The Nextep Charitable Foundation looks forward to continuing to support local organizations that are making a difference in our communities.

St. Louis Community Foundation Grants $117 Million to Nonprofits in 2020

Monday, April 5, 2021 - 7:16pm

With more than $117 million granted to 2,300 nonprofits in St. Louis and around the world, the St. Louis Community Foundation and its donors enjoyed another record year of giving in 2020, St. Louis Community Foundation officials announced today.

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  • With more than $117 million granted to 2,300 nonprofits in St. Louis and around the world, the St. Louis Community Foundation and its donors enjoyed another record year of giving in 2020, St. Louis Community Foundation officials announced today.
  • Community endowed funds, which are held by the St. Louis Community Foundation for the benefit of the St. Louis region, seeded and catalyzed the COVID-19 Regional Response Fund, Bond added.
  • The St. Louis Community Foundation is a nonprofit foundation with approximately 800 charitable funds with total assets more than $502 million.
  • Over the last 10 years, St. Louis Community Foundation and its donors made nearly $600 million in grants to charitable organizations.

CED Statement on Voting Rights

Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 7:30pm

The Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board (CED) is the nonprofit, nonpartisan, business-led public policy center that delivers well-researched analysis and reasoned solutions in the nation's interest.

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  • The Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board (CED) is the nonprofit, nonpartisan, business-led public policy center that delivers well-researched analysis and reasoned solutions in the nation's interest.
  • CEDTrustees are chief executive officers and key executives of leading US companies who bring their unique experience to address today's pressing policy issues.
  • Collectively they represent 30+ industries, over a trillion dollars in revenue, and over 4 million employees.
  • Founded in 1916, we are a non-partisan, not-for-profit entity holding 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt status in the United States.

EndBrainCancer Initiative Continues Its Expansion

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - 12:56pm

According to the EndBrainCancer Initiative, this expansion of EBCI's current Board of Directors will allow the organization to flourish and grow through:

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  • According to the EndBrainCancer Initiative, this expansion of EBCI's current Board of Directors will allow the organization to flourish and grow through:
    Supporting EBCI's mission and vision with expertise throughout this transition process.
  • Identifying and securing additional sources of funding, financial opportunities, and B2B contracts which also includes making a personal financial contribution.
  • Asking the right questions to maintain focus on the organization's potential as the pre-eminent player in the brain tumor advocacy space.
  • The EndBrainCancer Initiative (EBCI, formerly the Chris Elliott Fund) is a national brain tumor patient advocacy and services organization and 501(c) 3 social enterprise with offices and its "Direct Connect" Center & Referral Clinic located in Redmond, Washington.

Touch-A-Life Foundation Adds Chris Funk as New Board Advisor

Thursday, March 25, 2021 - 3:05pm

25, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Touch-A-Life Foundation , a non-profit organization to support the needy and underprivileged, today added Chris Funk as its newest board advisor.

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  • 25, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Touch-A-Life Foundation , a non-profit organization to support the needy and underprivileged, today added Chris Funk as its newest board advisor.
  • As a TALScouts board advisor, Chris will help provide his educational expertise and resources to further develop the TALScouts program, encouraging students to volunteer to give back to their community.
  • Chris has been in public education for the past twenty-nine years working in San Jose Unified for the past eighteen years; fourteen as an administrator.
  • For more information on the Touch-A-Life foundation, visit http://www.touchalife.org
    The Touch-A-Life Foundation is a non-profit organization (please view IRS approved exemption document 501(c)(3)), founded in 2012, to support the needy.

Community Foundations Seek to Address Racial and Social Justice Issues in 2021 – NEPC Survey

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - 1:00pm

The findings highlight community foundations vital role in supporting their local communities during a year of turbulence and hardship.

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  • The findings highlight community foundations vital role in supporting their local communities during a year of turbulence and hardship.
  • More than two-thirds (69%) of community foundations reported an increase in donations in 2020 and 46% reported an increase of at least 10%.
  • In parallel, community foundations increased their grantmaking efforts to address racial and social justice issues (reported by 91%) and healthcare-related causes (reported by 83%) over the last year.
  • NEPCs Community Foundation Survey was fielded in March 2021 and includes the perspectives of the nations leading community foundations and their leaders.

ALTA Good Deeds Foundation Awards $125K in Grants

Thursday, March 18, 2021 - 6:00pm

WASHINGTON, March 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --The American Land Title Association (ALTA) Good Deeds Foundation , the registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded by ALTA , the national trade association of the land title insurance industry, today announced the recipients of $125,000 in grants.

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  • WASHINGTON, March 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --The American Land Title Association (ALTA) Good Deeds Foundation , the registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded by ALTA , the national trade association of the land title insurance industry, today announced the recipients of $125,000 in grants.
  • "The Foundation's mission centers on the idea that 'good deeds grow communities,'" said Foundation Board Chair Mary O'Donnell, president and CEO of Westcor Land Title Insurance Co. "The stories of these organizations and the ALTA members who support them were incredibly moving and telling of our industry's commitment to building and strengthening local communities."
  • Good deeds are woven into the fabric of who they are.
  • Founded in 2020 by the American Land Title Association, the ALTA Good Deeds Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.