“Mortgage Giants’ Fall May Hurt Nonprofits” [News, 9/15]


Mortgage Giants’ Fall May Hurt Nonprofits (WaPo, 9/14) Chuck Bean, Nonprofit Roundtable: “The scale of their investments is simply unmatched in our region, and there’s no one else prepared to pick up the slack.”  Tamara Lucas Copeland, Washington Grantmakers: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s impact on social services cannot be measured in dollars alone. “It’s the leadership that they’ve shown as well…”
> Freddie Mac’s Hoops for the Homeless(R) Nets $600,000 to Help Fight Family Homelessness in DC Area (wire, 9/13)

VOLUNTEERING
The Serve America Act is a bill “aimed at recruiting 175,000 Americans of all ages to tackle national problems such as health care, education, energy and the environment.” (AP, 9/11)

PHILANTHROPY
33 Philanthropists Share Charitable-Giving Approaches in Study by Penn Philanthropy Center (wire, 9/12)
Givvy Launches Online Tools for Getting Organized About Your Charitable Giving (xconomy, 9/12) – Givvy.com
Top 10 Companies for Philanthropic Giving based on ’07 giving that benefits minority groups (HispanicBusiness.com, 9/11)

EQUAL RIGHTS
Ruling Inspires New Hope For Transgender People in Montgomery County (WaPo, 9/15)

THIS WEEK @ WG:
– Sept. 17 – Assessing a Grantee’s Financial Health and Accountability (Part 1, Part 2)
– Sept. 18 – Nosh, Network, and Knowledge Corporate Luncheon