“The unique impact of Fannie’s and Freddie’s charitable giving in our region [News, 9/11]


Letter to the Editor: “Fannie, Freddie, and Ordinary People” (WaPo, 9/11) – from Chuck Bean (Nonprofit Roundtable) and Tamara Lucas Copeland (Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers) – “Fannie and Freddie have been two of the largest investors in the local nonprofit community, supporting programs for the people whom nonprofits serve every day… Without their philanthropy in these fragile economic times, our region will experience even greater problems.”

Future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Worry Local Non-Profits (WAMU, 9/9) Tamara Lucas Copeland: “The whole community is worried about the impact of what’s happening at Freddie and Fannie. THey make an incredible contribution so we are all waiting to see.”

Nonprofits worry about future of donations from Fannie, Freddie (Examiner, 9/9)

Eleanor Holmes Norton reminds Fannie Mae to remember D.C. (WBJ, 9/9) – “Norton told Allison in their meeting that Fannie Mae’ partnership with the city had resulted in new affordable housing, reduced homeless rates and significant local charitable giving.”

Freddie, Fannie, and Philanthropy (Chronicle, 9/10)

9/11/08
Pentagon Memorial Dedicated on 7th Anniversary of Attacks (WaPo, 9/11)

TWO FRIDAY EVENTS:
“Strengthen Your Great Nonprofit” (Nonprofit Roundtable) – 9am
“Building Stronger Communities through Community Benefits Agreements” (Washington Regional Equity Network) 5pm

PHILANTHROPY
“Causecast” — where celebrities pitch nonprofits (WaPo, 9/11)
Donors Leave the Details to a Fund (NYTimes, 9/9) – “particularly appealing for people giving $1 million or less”
– A nice story about the impact of a scholarship fund for students who have lost a parent. The fund is administered by Montgomery County Community Foundation (WaPo, 9/11)
United Way of the National Capital Area kicks off its “Creating Healthier Futures for Children” campaign (Gazette, 9/11)
U.S. charities feel chill from weak economy (Reuters, 9/10)

DC SCHOOLS
Fenty offers $1.5B plan to update school buildings (WaPo, 9/11)

BUDGETS
Md. – Additional budget cuts are prepared (WaPo, 9/10)
Va. – Va. budget ills force cuts in Prince William County (Examiner, 9/11)