Freddie Mac Foundation’s grant-giving total for 2009: $15 million [News, 2.13]


I don’t wish to alarm you, but it’s Friday the 13th. Don’t panic or anything. Just be careful, watch your back, and we’ll all make it through this together.

WOO HOOOO!
Fannie, Freddie return to grant-giving (WBJ, 2/12) – “Moya said the Freddie Mac Foundation’s grant-giving total for 2009 will be approximately $15 million, mostly in the D.C. region, down slightly from 2008’s figure of about $18 million. There will be a continued emphasis on stable homes and families, which includes funding to combat homelessness… Exactly how much Fannie Mae will be able to give this year or in the future is unclear.”

NOT WOO HOOO.
Half a Million Nonprofits Could Lose Their Federal Tax Exemptions, GuideStar Warns (wire, 2/10 – via COF’s Breaking News) – We’ve linked to this before, but it seems like a huge deal, so please to be spreading the word.

CAPITOL HILL
Patrick Tiberi Named New Republican Co-chair of Congressional Philanthropy Caucus (COF, 2/11)

STIMULUS
Impact of stimulus in DC, Va., and Md., according to White House projections (WaPo, 2/13)
“windfall for road repairs, energy projects, education and hospitals.”

DC’s DYRS
WaPo editorial: “Two Dead, No Answers” (2/13) – Too much secrecy regarding DYRS decisions, say the WaPo editors, “could undermine the useful reforms Mr. Schiraldi is attempting in the treatment of young offenders.”

ARTS
Stage theaters breathe life into neighborhoods (WBJ, 2/6) – Well, it’s like Mr. Lynch was saying…

News round-up will be back on Tuesday. Have a great weekend.