Fannie/Freddie giving update: “No final funding decisions have been made” [News, 10.27]


FANNIE/FREDDIE GIVING UPDATE
It’s a hard time to be a charity – (USAToday, 10/27) – FHFA Director James Lockhart wrote on Oct. 2 “it is envisioned” that Fannie and Freddie “will continue to make charitable contributions.” Corinne Russell, an FHFA spokeswoman, said Friday no final funding decisions have been made.

> Have you contacted your members of Congress about the need to preserve Fannie and Freddie’s charitable giving at current levels? Please report any contacts by sending us a quick note (copeland@washingtongrantmakers.org).

AFTER SCHOOL
After Tragedy, Triumph for a D.C. Neighborhood (WaPo, 10/26) – Millicent Williams of the D.C. Children and Youth Investment Trust Coorporation (WG member), on a “new partnership… with the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation to bring outstanding after-school programs to the Trinidad neighborhood.”

JUVENILE JUSTICE/YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
WaPo columnist cites many improvements with DYRS, then says: “So why, a reader might ask, does this column continue to focus on this single D.C. agency?” Answer: “It’s hard to find a D.C. government agency that has had so many of its wards end up either in more trouble or dead” (WaPo, 10/25). And he’s right, that would be hard. The DC Housing Authority? Nope. Public Library? Nope…

SOCIAL PROFIT SECTOR
Wal-Mart charity chief: Nonprofits must team up (BostonHerald, 10/24)
Ailing bond market puts nonprofits on the edge (WBJ, 10/24)
Grantmakers: Don’t miss two great events on Nov. 12!

DC SCHOOLS
Baptism by Fire Vulcanized Rhee, ‘Brat Pack’ Peers (WaPo, 10/27) – Some Rhee history.
Long Battle Expected on Plan to Fire Teachers – D.C. Union Being Aided By National Organization (WaPo, 10/25)

ARTS
NoMa gets public art grant from D.C. (WBJ, 10/24)

HEALTH
Health costs jump 3 times Md. salaries (HometownAnnapolis.com, 10/24) – From a new Families USA report