March 19, 2012

March 19: Philanthropy News


Big Grant Makers Don’t Expect to Increase Giving in 2012
Chronicle of Philanthropy

Most of the nation’s biggest foundations aren’t increasing their grant making in 2012, a new Chronicle study finds. That’s tough news for grant seekers since most foundations

UCLA Gifts Make Endowment Biggest Gainer as Harvard Lags Behind

By contrast, the endowment at Harvard University, the world's richest college, shrank 3.7 percent to $31.7 billion. Private donations to UCLA have rebounded ...

Failure of Chief Fundraisers Puts Charities at Risk
Chronicle of Philanthropy

The fundraiser who got the chief development job at a large charity looked good on paper. And she had a lot more than just an impressive résumé. Her poise and personality wowed executive leaders and trustees in interviews . . .

Gates Foundation Invests $220-Million in Tuberculosis Research
Chronicle of Philanthropy

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will donate $220-million over five years to an organization that is working on tuberculosis treatments, according to ...

Indonesian Acts in 'Giving Back to Society'
New York Times

“You have to give people the bait, not the fish,” said Tahir, the founder of a vast Indonesia-based business empire. “The fish, you can finish ...

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