in the news…

  • Charities Try to Keep Up With the Gateses (Jan. 14)
    “For most of the last century, three names – Carnegie, Ford and Rockefeller – have defined the world of foundation philanthropy, but that is changing, and fast.”
  • [Virginia First Lady Anne] Holton reveals foster-care initiative
    “The “For Keeps” program will work with Virginia’s human-services agencies and private organizations to find and strengthen permanent families for those older children and those at risk of entering foster care… Holton announced that the Freddie Mac Foundation [WG member] is the initial donor, presenting a ceremonial check yesterday for $94,500.”
  • Bush recognizes social entrepreneurship
    by Bill Shore of Share Our Strength [WG member]
  • Catholic Charities Launches Broad Anti-Poverty Campaign
    “…a new multi-year initiative designed to cut poverty in half by 2020”
  • Venture Fund Fueling Push for New Schools
    a profile of the NewSchools Venture Fund–heavily funded by Gates Foundation, also funded by Annie E. Casey Foundation [WG member]. “Analysts suggest NewSchools’ biggest impact has been to help firmly establish charter-management organizations-nonprofits that spawn and operate clusters of like-minded charter schools-as part of the education marketplace.”