Sandra Cyr

Nov 5, 2018

Meet. Share. Do.

A civic engagement initiative, born in Chicago, sparks a national movement.

Nov 5, 2018

No Sides, Only Love

There is far less that divides us than the things that make us all human. Encircle gives youth a place they can come every day to feel respected and loved.

Nov 5, 2018

An “Equi-center” of Alliances

While collaborations may have a funding benefit, nonprofits should consider an informal alliance as a way to help improve the stability of their organizations. Sharing best practices, new ideas and even struggles experienced by an organization can give others new insights on ways to secure funding, enhance their programs, and use their resources more effectively.

Nov 5, 2018

What Traits do America’s Favorite Charities Share?

If you could only support one charitable organization, which organization would it be? Grey Matter dives in to find out what traits America’s favorite charities share.

Nov 5, 2018

55 Years Later, The Lawyers’ Committee Continues the Fight for Justice

The Lawyers’ Committee has been a strong player in the enforcement of civil rights and a vocal source of information and education about the need and justification for the protections of minorities and the importance of the rule of law. While it has many accomplishments, there is still much more to be done.

Nov 5, 2018

This is the America we Vow to Change

The definition of what it means to be American is to struggle and mold this country into what we know it can be. Muslim Women For is just one piece of that struggle to push the needle a bit forward.

Nov 5, 2018

11.5.18 US News

News about grants, gifts The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation awarded an additional $22 million in grants through its Safety and Justice Challenge. The new funding will support 12 new cities and counties working to reduce incarceration and […]

Nov 5, 2018

11.5.18 NC News

News about grants, gifts North Carolina Theatre donated more than $27,000 to World Central Kitchen, to support disaster relief work for victims of Hurricane Florence. NC Theatre’s cast of In the Heights spearheaded efforts to collect spare change from Raleigh audiences who attended the […]

Nov 5, 2018

Leveling the Playing Field in STEM for Underrepresented Youth

Please enjoy this piece from our archives that first published in September 2016. To help break the cycle of generational poverty, educational programming focused on STEM initiatives aims to foster academic excellence and create a pipeline to college for young scholars. Level Playing Field Institute utilizes STEM to eliminate barriers for students of color by creating a curriculum that fosters social justice, sustainability, and research.

Oct 29, 2018

10.29.18 International News

The Academy of Medical Sciences receives a pledge of £600,000 from the Dennis and Mireille Gillings Foundation, University of Calgary and Aga Khan University sign Memorandum of Understanding to facilitate international co-operation, IntraHealth International’ s 2018 International Conference on Family Planning to take place in November, and more.