Mortgage crisis will affect 90,000 children in DC, Md., Va. [News, 5/6]


Over 90,000 children in D.C., Md., Va. live in families that will lose their homes at some point in the next two years, according to a new report from First Focus. (Note: this figure includes statewide totals Virginia and Maryland.) Nationally, they estimate that 2 million children are living in families that will lose their homes–and that doesn’t include the rental market. Here’s the report, which goes into the behavioral and health consequences for children. (release, 4/30)

COF just found that 15 percent of foundations surveyed are supporting activities specifically related to the subprime mortgage crisis. Are you? Let me know–I’d like to let everyone else know about it.

PHILANTHROPY
– As the September 11 Survivors’ Fund winds down, a report from the Community Foundation on lessons-learned: “Process for Disaster Recovery: Lessons for Foundations and Other Partners”a tool for communities facing disasters. (wire, 5/5)
– The Case Foundation has announced the Final Four grantees in its Make It Your Own Awards (wire, 5/5)
Interview: Lynn Brantley, CEO of Capital Area Food Bank (Examiner, 5/6)

HEALTH
D.C. Universal Health Care BillProvider, Doctors May Pull Out of Program (WaPo, 5/6)

DC SCHOOLS
Mayor Fenty names two choices for school reform watchdogs (Examiner, 5/6) 
Rhee Moves To Dismiss Up to 30 Principals (WaPo, 5/6) – presumably, they are no longer her pals…

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@ WG:
– May 15:
 
When the Giving Gets Tough: Corporate Giving in Today’s Economy
– May 16: HWG presents: In Sickness and in Wealth