“An Imbalance of Need and Aid” in Prince George’s County [News, 12.1]


PHILANTHROPY
“An Imbalance of Need and Aid” in Prince George’s County (WaPo, 11/30) – Pr. George’s has a weak charitable support system. Washington Grantmakers and the Prince George’s Community Foundation “formed the Partnership for Prince George’s County to award grants to small but successful nonprofit groups.” [Background]
LA’s Weingart Foundation to fund operating costs (LATimes, 12/1) – Interesting… but maybe presented as more groundbreaking than it really is?
Philanthropy Day Honors Generosity (WaPo, 11/27) – AFP recognizes philanthropy. WG member Joseph Suarez gets Outstanding Diversity Leader award.

EDUCATION
rheetime“Can She Save Our Schools?” – Michelle Rhee is on the cover of the Dec. 8 Time Magazine.

HIV/AIDS
Today, Dec. 1, is World AIDS Day – find DC events (FightHIVinDC.org)

HUNGER
Food banks report spike in needy on Thanksgiving (AP, 11/28) – “Donations to the Salvation Army in the Washington, D.C., area have dropped 20 percent, while the agency grapples with a 30 percent increase in requests for assistance” … “The Capital Area Food Bank…said calls from needy residents have jumped nearly 250 percent in the past six months. But cash donations are down about 10 percent from last fall, and food contributions have declined 15 percent.”

HOUSING
Edward Norton’s $9,000,000,000 Housing Project (that’s $9 Billion) – profile of Enterprise Community Partners (FastCompany, Dec. 2008)

GIVING CIRCLES
Profile: African-American Women’s Giving Circle in the Washington, D.C. (MSN Money, 11/26)