Nervous Nonprofits Look for Signs of Hope in Foundation Report (onPhilanthropy, 2/11) – The Foundation Center’s Steven Lawrence: “Aggregate foundation giving in 2009 is expected to be down, but not as far as might be suggested given the performance of the stock market…We see foundations’ giving remaining stable or they will at least limit the reductions in giving.” (See the Foundation Center’s Foundation Giving Trends 2009.)
WG Members: Survey responses due tomorrow – The last day to tell us the impact of the recession on your grantmaking is tomorrow (Friday). One per organization, please. The survey was sent to your designated primary contact. Thank you!
Senate Committee Passes Bill (WaPo, 2/12) – Floor vote expected in coming weeks.
“The District is in the process of creating its first Public Art Master Plan.” (WAMU, 2/11)
Md., Va. foreclosure rates leveling, but remain high (Examiner, 2/12)
District Gets $165,500 For Urban Tree Canopy (WaPo, 2/12) – It’s a federal grant.
Groups Seek D.C. Council’s Ear on Stimulus Spending (WaPo, 2/12) – Advocates for homeless and poor testify.
UDC proposal would “double tuition at the city’s only public college.” (WaPo, 2/12)
Madoff Scandal’s Deep Impact On Funding for Health, Science (WSJ, 2/12)