Philanthropy Roundup: February 2019

Philanthropy Roundup
Donors Choose has provided teachers with a simple way to seek funding for their pet projects that they wish the school would fund.

If you’re a philanthropist, your schedule might make it hard to keep up with the latest news, topics and emerging trends in the world of giving back.

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Our “Philanthropy Roundup” posts highlight stories – at the local and national level – that are valuable to our readers and will keep you up to date in the world of philanthropy. Check out the articles below.

Philanthropy Roundup

Philanthropy 50: Where They Live, Where They Give, and More
The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Find out more about America’s 50 biggest donors: their ages, source of wealth, where they live, and where they give. And see the entire Philanthropy 50 report featuring The Chronicle’s analysis of the list and giving trends among megadonors, many of whom are giving to tackle problems related to technology and social upheaval.

“A Very Different Era.” Why a Tech Donor is Stepping up for Journalism Ethics
Inside Philanthropy
Tech donor and Craigslist founder Craig Newmark has stepped up his giving in recent years to tackle urgent issues like voter protection and the integrity of news. Most recently, Craig Newmark Philanthropies gave a total of $15 million to support journalism ethics. The gifts—$10 million to the Columbia Journalism School and $5 million to the Poynter Institute—will bolster efforts to strengthen journalism ethics for the digital age.

How to Make Philanthropy Part of Your Business Year-Round
Forbes Philanthropy
Corporations only account for 5 percent of all charitable giving, compared to individuals who account for 70 percent, according to Giving USA. Not only are business leaders missing an opportunity to make positive changes in the communities they serve, but they’re also losing the chance to boost team member morale and show potential guests that they value more than just money. In this article, Saxbys CEO Nick Bayer shares four steps to make philanthropy part of your organization all year long.

Donors Choose and the power of small-scale philanthropy
Philanthropy Daily
Teachers often have pet projects that they wish the school would fund, but that central offices won’t spend money on. Happily, teachers now have a crowdfunding option to support their projects. Since 1998, Donors Choose has provided teachers with a simple way to seek funding for their projects. In 20 years, three million people have donated $760 million through his website to support 1.2 million projects from 470,000 teachers at public schools and charter schools.

San Diego Will Temporarily Shelter the Homeless in Its Own City Hall Complex
Voice of San Diego
After a shelter tent for homeless women and families closes this spring, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer has decided to move the shelter run by nonprofit Father Joe’s Villages to the second floor of Golden Hall, an event center next to the city administration building.