Pew Charitable Trusts offers D.C. nonprofits below-market office rent [News, 6/16]


Pew will lease 90 percent of its new building at 901 E St. NW to nonprofits at 10 to 15 percent below market rates (WaPo, 6/16). With rent for class A office space in downtown Washington up 30 percent since 2001, this is welcome news.

FORECLOSURES
US foreclosure filings surge 48 percent in May (AP, 6/13)
* June 19: Regional Housing Foreclosure Summit (Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, sponsored by WG member Freddie Mac)

PHILANTHROPY
CEO of Campbell Soup, on corporate philanthropy… (Forbes, 6/13)
Charities get inventive with name-dropping (MSNBC, 6/14) – “recipients get inventive with named gifts”
Stewart Mott, philanthropist, dies (IHT, 6/13)
Fundraising Fizzles For Myanmar And China (Nonprofit Times, 6/15) – “Donors don’t think their money will get there”
Philanthropy Has Seen Better Days (BusinessWeek, 6/13) – “charity has stumbled along with the economy”

ENVIRONMENT
Pickup for the Potomac (WaPo, 6/16)- “A regional coalition tackles littering — but it needs more help from governments, businesses and the public.”
– OPINION: “Please Don’t Rob Us of Our Park” (WaPo, 6/15) – the downside of development at Poplar point

JUVENILE JUSTICE
Councilmen: Fenty slow to act with troubled youth (Examiner, 6/13) – Councilman Mendelson: “It’s a problem to have juveniles at the adult jail.”

HIV/AIDS
AIDS Cases Missed In D.C. – hundreds of deaths went unreported (WaPo, 6/14)

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@WG:
GreenSPACE Funders Briefing – June 16
Funders Forum on Workforce Development – June 17
Family Philanthropy Symposium – June 17
“Integrating Mental and Physical Healthcare” – June 18