Robert Wood Johnson Foundation gives $400K to reduce childhood obesity in DC [News, 12.3]


CHILDHOOD OBESITY
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to give $400,000 to D.C.-based program aimed at fighting childhood obesity. (WaPo, 12/3)

PHILANTHROPY
COF’s Steve Gunderson: “Three actions the new Congress should immediately take to remove barriers to increased philanthropic activity.” (WaTimes, 12/3)
Mergers and Alliances: Should More Charities Consolidate Operations? – a Chronicle discussion (12/2)
“Despite slump in assets, Weinberg Foundation sets record with $100 million in grants” (BalSun, 12/3)

DONORS/NONPROFITS
Razoo’s online platform for charitable giving now available to the public. (Also offers “0% transaction fee” donations for social profit organizations. Can this be?) (wire, 12/3)

HIV/AIDS
AIDS: D.C.’s Silent Stalker of Women (WaPo, 12/3) – “In the District, the number of women living with AIDS increased by more than 76 percent in six years — nine out of 10 of them black women.”

HIGHER EDUCATION
College May Become Unaffordable for Most in U.S.  (NYTimes, 12/3)
Harvard’s Endowment Takes 22 Percent Hit (AP, 12/3). It’s down $8 billion. I am suddenly reminded of this $100M gift. Oh well.

-Nick