4.18.16 US Nonprofit News
American Red Cross receives $500,000 in support of its No More Fire Deaths Campaign, Heartland Canines for Veterans named a charity of Petland, Inc., Girl Scouts' annual Dessert Before Dinner fundraiser to be held on September 10th, Camp To Belong will hold a weeklong summer camp series to reunite foster siblings, and more.
It takes an involved community to get third-graders to read
We’ve all heard that literacy is the key to ending poverty. But what if the achievement had a critical deadline – a sort of time bomb, but one whose deafening tick could be silenced if all students could read on grade level by the end of the third grade?
Casey boosting social investing
The Annie E. Casey Foundation has allocated an additional $25 million of its endowment dollars for social investments designed to generate financial returns as well as social returns that advance its mission.
Fund aims to spur urban revitalization
The Living Cities Catalyst Fund has received initial commitments of $20 million to revitalize low-income areas.
State sees some progress in child well-being
North Carolina has made slight improvements in child well-being but still lags significantly behind other states, a new study says.
Up next: Leadership generation gap
Lately the media has been full of worries about the next generation of nonprofit leaders, but experts have known about the impending crisis for years.