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Robin Hood Foundation- New York Anti-Poverty

New York City is filled with organizations that are working to help combat poverty, but one of the best, and the most awesomely named, is the Robin Hood Foundation.  Founded more than 20 years ago, the foundation works with some of the most innovative thinkers and thought leader, including financiers like Goldman Sachs Group CEO […]

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90-Year-Old Woman Swims for Charity

A Helena woman is still setting swimming records at 90, and doing so for a good cause. Charlotte Sanddal first started swimming long-distance when she joined the Navy in 1944. Growing up near Lake Michigan, Sanddal was no stranger to swimming in chilly waters. These days, the water isn’t quite as cold, and she’s swimming […]

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Mothers2mothers is out to save the world

Mothers2mothers really is out to save the world. They are an NGO that works to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV. In other words, they want to ensure that women who have HIV and are pregnant receive the proper treatments to prevent genetic transmission. By providing care that is often denied, m2m is empowering women and […]

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The Milken Institute – Bringing leaders throughout the world together

If ever there was a group that was determined to make the world a better  place, the Milken Institute would be one.  Actively determined to improving lives around the world, they partner with leaders in every possible field and enterprise to advance innovate economic and policy solutions that create jobs and enhance health.  Many of […]

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Five Influential People of 2012

2012 has been a year full of influential people doing good in the world, and we’re proud to add five people to our list. These five people have made a world of difference this year, and we expect they will continue to do so for years to come: Salman Khan didn’t start out with an […]

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Giving on the Rise in UK

Things are looking up for philanthropy—at least in the UK they are. A recent study by Coutts Institute, “The Million Pound Donors Report 2012,” found that the number of donations of over £1 million is at the highest level in five years. Over 232 donations for more than £1 million were made to philanthropic organizations […]

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Lupus Foundation of America

The Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to researching, supporting, and solving the mystery of Lupus, an incredibly cruel and devastating disease. Also called systemic lupus erythematosus, it is an autoimmune disease that can affect many areas of the body.  Despite the many suffers, the cause of lupus still isn’t known. […]

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Tommy Hilfiger works to win hearts after Sandy

Recovery from Hurricane Sandy will take quite a long time, but with the help of organizations like Tommy Hilfiger beleaguered areas might stand a better chance.  Within a day of hearing about the disaster in New York the organization’s CEO Gary Sheinbaum mobilized his team to bring clothing and donations to communities that needed it.  […]

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Philanthropy and Small Business

Just as small businesses can greatly strengthen the local economy, so too can they have a huge impact on philanthropy in the community. Size isn’t all that matters when it comes to philanthropy, and small businesses are often passed up as potential investors because they’re perceived as too small to make a difference. But when […]

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AGAPE, Featured Family Services Non-Profit

AGAPE is a non profit in Alabama that exists to provide service to children and families in need with a spirit of love and hope.  They’re a family services agency that works primarily in foster care, adoption, and counseling services for the northern 22 counties of Alabama. But that’s just a piece of the puzzle.  […]