Charity gave 1,200 people keys to own home last year

The housing and homelessness charity Peter McVerry Trust has said it supported over 10,000 people in 2021, an increase of almost 30% on the previous year. The housing and homelessness charity Peter McVerry Trust has said it supported over 10,000 people in 2021, an increase of almost 30% on the previous year. The trust’s annual…

Billionaire to donate $1M every week to nonprofits

A billionaire business man in Massachusetts has vowed to donate $1 million a week, every week, for a year. Rob Hale is the CEO of Granite Telecommunications. The Hale Family has already gifted tens of millions of dollars to local hospitals and institutions. Now, they’re on their biggest mission yet, to gift $1 million a…

MacKenzie Scott donates $84.5 million to the Girl Scouts, which is the largest donation to the organization from a single person

The Girl Scouts said the donation will help the organization fund its programs, advance diversity, and recover from the effects of COVID-19. Billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott has donated $84.5 million to the Girl Scouts. The Girl Scouts said in a press release that the donation will help the organization fund its programs, advance diversity, and recover from the effects…

Dolly Parton gets Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy

Parton pledged to continue expanding her charitable work. Honors continue to roll in for Dolly Parton. The Tennessee songbird is days away from joining the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, but last week she was celebrated for her philanthropic work. She accepted the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy on Thursday in New York. Why it matters: As she accepted the…

Dolly Parton donation strategy: ‘I just give from my heart’

NEW YORK (AP) — Dolly Parton laughs at the idea that she is some sort of secret philanthropist. Sure, social media sleuths did piece together this week that the country superstar had been quietly paying for the band uniforms of many Tennessee high schools for years. And yes, it did take decades for her to…

Help Your Teens Become the Change They Want to See 

Teen Board is an initiative of The Jewish Fund that aims to develop teens as “philanthropists” and engage them in hands-on grant-making. A bored teen? Not the best experience for anyone (yes, parents, I’m talking to you, too.) A Teen Board? Well, that’s a different story and, by all accounts, a great experience in learning…

Philanthropy helps Penn State and Penn Staters to impact the world

READING, Pa. — When sisters and Penn State Berks graduates Nicol Varona Cancelmo, class of 2013, and Cory Varona-Corniel, class of 2011, were growing up in the Dominican Republic, they hated their curly hair, and they spent years fighting it with chemical straightening. As adults, though, they came to embrace its natural texture, and they…

Report: Billionaire-philanthropist, MacKenzie Scott donates $15 million to help provide affordable glasses

“The gift from Ms Scott is an incredible acknowledgement of the power of a simple pair of eyeglasses to unlock earning, learning, safety and well-being for people vulnerable to poverty,” said VisionSpring’s chief executive Ella Gudwin, reported the Guardian. MacKenzie Scott, a billionaire philanthropist and ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has recently donated $15 million to the…

Iowa Couple Shares Gift Of Abundance with Cedar Rapids Nonprofits

This is the couple’s second multi-million dollar gift to community organizations in seven years. A couple who have been business owners and major community philanthropists for decades have given another multi-million dollar gift to seven area nonprofits. According to KCRG, Mike and Jo Cambridge will be sending a combined $2.1 million over three years to United Way…

Emma Watson Once Shared Turning to Philanthropy Helped Her Deal With Fame

Emma Watson once opened up about how her philanthropy was a good way to deal with the difficulties that came with being famous. Emma Watson is known for using the celebrity she achieved through the Harry Potter franchise for charitable endeavors. Apart from just wanting to help others, Watson shared her philanthropy helped her feel better about her fame….