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NeighborWorks America, a congressionally chartered nonprofit, has announced grants totaling $70 million to revitalize neighborhoods, create vocational opportunities, and develop affordable housing through its nationwide network of nonprofits.
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Can it really be true that most people in jail are being held before trial? And how much of mass incarceration is a result of the war on drugs? These questions are harder to answer than you might think, because our country’s systems of confinement are so fragmented. The various government agencies involved in the justice system collect a lot of critical data, but it is not designed to help policymakers or the public understand what’s going on. As public support for criminal justice reform continues to build, however, it’s more important than ever that we get the facts straight and understand the big picture.
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The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, has announced grants totaling $4.1 million in support of twenty-five projects aimed at accelerating restoration and conservation of wildlife habitats in the Delaware River watershed.
Senator Carper, Senator Coons and Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester quoted in the story.
"The Delaware River Basin doesn't just provide drinking water for fifteen million Americans; it's an economic engine for Delaware's tourism, hunting, fishing, and agricultural industries," said Sen. Thomas Carper (D-DE). "We know that federal partnerships with local stakeholders improve ecosystem vitality and boost environmental quality for the Delawareans and wildlife that depend on a healthy Delaware River Basin. That's why I'm thrilled to see the first grants under this law be awarded, and I look forward to seeing the outcomes of these twenty-five important projects."
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A report from U.S. News & World Report and the Aetna Foundation ranks Douglas County, Colorado, as the healthiest community in the United States.
Funded by the Aetna Foundation as part of a $100 million commitment by CVS Health and its affiliates to community health, the report, Healthiest Communities Rankings 2019, evaluated nearly three thousand communities across eighty-one health-related metrics in ten categories, from education and population health to infrastructure and the environment. Douglas County, which moved up from second place on last year's list, topped the rankings of the five hundred healthiest communities, followed by Los Alamos County, New Mexico, up from fourth in 2018; Falls Church, Virginia, which topped last year's list; Loudoun County, Virginia; and Broomfield County, Colorado, down from third last year.
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Tight labor markets, long-term demographic trends, and a growing demand for workers with strong skills has economic development officials looking to an unlikely candidate for investment: young children.
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In Women Give 2019: Gender and Giving Across Communities of Color, the Women’s Philanthropy Institute seeks to understand how generosity links women across racial lines. While some research has examined race and charitable giving, this study is the frst to explore the intersection of race, gender, and giving.
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Traditional philanthropy, government, and capital markets must all work together to address today’s complex social challenges. As a civic leader, the San Francisco Foundation takes a holistic approach to advancing racial equity and economic inclusion in the Bay Area. Aside from grant funding, donor engagement, advocacy, and multi-sector partnerships, its diligent stewardship of the assets to which it is entrusted, along with strong performance, mean that the foundation can make an even greater impact on the Bay Area.
Across the United States, companies of all sizes increasingly recognize the importance of philanthropic community engagement. In 2017, those companies donated more than $20 billion to charitable causes.
Use the latest charitable giving data to transform your organization’s strategy. Tracking over $31 billion in U.S.-based charitable giving from the Blackbaud Index, the 2018 Charitable Giving Report is one of the most credible resources on fundraising performance in the social good community.
This open access book describes the differences in US census coverage, also referred to as “differential undercount”, by showing which groups have the highest net undercounts and which groups have the greatest undercount differentials, and discusses why such undercounts occur.
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