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  • November 19, 2018 4:21 PM | Kurt Foreman

    Thanks to a $200,000 matching grant from the Longwood Foundation, along with its own extensive fundraising efforts, Brandywine Valley SPCA was able to purchase and reopen an abandoned shelter as a rescue and rehab facility capable of housing more than 2,000 animals each year.

    They rescued both the abandoned facility and the animals the community once hoped to serve, and will now work with cruelty survivors, disaster victims, newborn animals at risk in other shelters, and those who need training to make them good candidates for adoption.

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  • November 19, 2018 4:18 PM | Kurt Foreman

    The Mid-Del Foundation, the charitable arm for Harrington Raceway and Casino, held its annual grant luncheon Nov. 12. 

    Representatives from 29 local organizations were on hand to receive financial grants from the foundation, which supports organizations and activities involving agricultural, civic, and social needs  in Delaware. The foundation was established to consolidate the charitable undertakings of Harrington Raceway Inc.

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  • November 19, 2018 4:14 PM | Kurt Foreman

    The Delaware Health Care Commission awarded a mini-grant to Christiana Care Health System to test a new  model that will improve the coordination of patient care, as part of the State Innovation Model initiative.

    Christiana Care Health System’s CareLink Behavioral Health Medical Home Pilot was awarded $62,168 to test a reimbursement model to foster behavioral health integration within primary care practices.

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  • November 19, 2018 4:12 PM | Kurt Foreman

    The Fund For Women celebrated its 25th Anniversary in October.

    In 2017, 18 nonprofit agencies in all three Delaware counties received a total of $190,046 for projects that help women and girls avoid abuse and poverty, improve their physical and mental health, gain financial independence, and address many other social issues.

    Since 1993, the fund has awarded over $2.5 million in grants to hundreds of nonprofit programs statewide.

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  • November 19, 2018 4:10 PM | Kurt Foreman

    In its new Building Opportunity in Delaware initiative, the DCF is working to foster discussion and collaboration that will empower the community to reduce the opportunity gap Putnam described. Through a thoughtful and rigorous process, the DCF has identified three focus areas

    in which it can provide valuable civic leadership: the success of Delaware youth, a thriving Latino population and equitable communities.

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  • November 19, 2018 4:04 PM | Kurt Foreman

    Thirty-two New Castle County high school students will experience the joys and challenges of being philanthropists this year through the Delaware Community Foundation’s Youth Philanthropy Board (YPB).

    YPB includes students from public, private and parochial schools.The Dellaware Community Foundation gives the New Castle County students $15,000 to award to local charities.

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  • November 19, 2018 3:47 PM | Kurt Foreman

    New York City is keen to attract private capital to 306 designated opportunity zones across the five boroughs, says Eric Clement of city’s Economic Development Corp. 

    Proposals to do just that emerged from a gathering last month of New York real estate investors, fund managers, impact investors, attorneys and consultants.

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  • November 19, 2018 3:26 PM | Kurt Foreman

    The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation has selected the great-grandson of its founder to be chief executive. Longtime CEO William White announced he is passing the leadership reins to his son, Ridgway.

    His appointment by Mott Foundation Trustees makes White the fourth leader in the history of the foundation whose philanthropic efforts have aided schools and neighborhoods in the city of Flint but also grown to national and international efforts.

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  • November 19, 2018 3:24 PM | Kurt Foreman

    In the three years since Facebook introduced fundraising tools, people on the social network have raised $1 billion for charities and for personal causes, such as family medical emergencies and tuition costs. 

    "It’s been really incredible to see how much it’s grown," says Emily Dalton Smith, director of social good product at Facebook. "We’re more motivated than ever to keep building tools and help our community raise funds for the people and causes they care about."

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  • November 14, 2018 2:33 PM | Kurt Foreman

    Nonprofits have some hope that the new Congress will pursue small tax-law changes to their liking following the outcome of Tuesday’s elections, congressional observers said, but bigger tax changes that would help charities remain an uphill climb.

    Meanwhile, the ban on nonprofit politicking, which President Trump and many other Republicans have been pushing to repeal, appears more likely to survive.

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