Target helps build strong readers while constructing school library makeovers
Target dedicates 5 percent of profits to local community projects and has made a pledge to commit $1 billion to education programs by 2015. The Minneapolis-based chain is building a new generation of young readers through its School Library Makeover initiative, which improves literacy and family engagement in under-served communities.
It is the Season for Awards for Corporate Philanthropy
Kraft Foods, Xylem Inc., and Good360 in partnership with The Home Depot What do these businesses have in common? They are the 2012 winners of the Annual Excellence Awards presented by the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP) at its June 2012 conference. Video highlights of this year’s award-winning programs demonstrate the innovative ways that companies are addressing core community needs for food, water, and shelter.
Businesses urged to rethink social role
In an increasingly complex world, corporations need to change the way they do business by changing the way they address social problems, a new report says.
Use of corporate giving seen trailing its value
CEOs recognize the value of philanthropy to meet consumers’ rising expectations for companies’ social behavior, but few companies make efficient use of philanthropy, a new report says.
Nonprofit news roundup for June 10, 2008
France’s Chiraq starts foundation; lines between nonprofit and for-profit blur; and more.
Corporate giving rises despite economy
As the economy weakened and American companies struggled to keep earnings up, U.S. corporations gave more to charity last year, new research says.
Corporations pledge pro-bono work
A group of Fortune 500 companies have pledged to commit over $110 million in pro-bono services to nonprofits.