July 26: Open Society, Plaid Enterprises, Fidelity and Hands-On

Open Society Foundations pledged total of $5.5 million to Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, New York City Center for Economic Opportunity and New Profit Inc. to strengthen communities and spur economic growth; investment to be matched by federal Social Innovation Fund and private dollars.

Plaid Enterprises donated $2 million in arts and crafts supplies to Kansas City-based Children International.

Fidelity Investments and HandsOn Network partnering to help revitalize learning environments in 11 middle schools across U.S.; effort will involve more than 3,000 Fidelity employees volunteering over 30,000 hours, mainly on weekends.

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