WaPo editorial: Prince George’s nonprofits lack support [News, 12.11]


WaPo editorial: Economic downturn exposes insufficient support for Prince George’s charities(12/11) – There should be “an open and competitive forum in which nonprofits vie for county dollars. An impartial group, such as the Prince George’s Community Foundation, should be in charge of approving the grants.”
> See also: The Partnership for Prince George’s County

Family Charities Get Focused (WSJ, 12/10) – “moving from a scattershot to a rifle shot” – ” [T]rustees of [WG member] Hill-Snowdon Foundation firmed up the general mission statement they had created about eight years ago, [outlining] the foundation’s focus on low-income families and communities, particularly youth of color and no- and low-wage workers.”

Time for sacrifice on the part of foundations (Women’s Foundation Blog, 12/10)

Charity donation decline gives rise to innovation (WaTimes, 12/10)

HEALTH
Close to $51 Million In Health Grants Given (WaPo, 12/11) – “Sharon Baskerville, chief executive of the DC Primary Care Association, said its $29.7 million will go to the continued funding of its plan to establish community health clinics across the city.”

NATION’S CAPITAL
DC Appleseed report calls for infrastructure help from Feds (WAMU, 12/11) – (More from WaPo quasi-blog thing.)

EDUCATION – Gates Foundation to study ‘cash for grades’ (LATimes, 12/9)

AFFORDABLE HOUSING – Aid Applicants Criticize D.C. Freeze (WaPo, 12/11)

DONATIONS – $75 Million Bequest From Alumnus Is Georgetown’s Biggest-Ever Gift (WaPo, 12/11)