philanthropy

The uphill climb for nonprofits

Compassion is something that should be worn proudly like a badge. With so many in the world in desperate need of relief, any donations or acts of charitable kindness can’t be underestimated or devalued. But what happens when charities and nonprofits cannot properly deliver on their proposals...

Friday, December 1, 2017 - 2:58pm

Put the ‘sweat’ in the Ugly Sweater Run

Ugly Sweaters don’t get much of a run outside of the closet. Their irony, humor, and charm are only brought out for holiday parties, Christmas morning, and that one time you should have done laundry several days ago. Now there’s a chance to show pride in your ugly sweater as you sweat it out at the...

Monday, November 21, 2016 - 3:30pm

Philly parks, libraries get $100M grant for makeover

Amid year-over-year budget cuts to Philadelphia's libraries, parks and recreation centers, the William Penn Foundation just announced its largest-ever grant to revitalize these neighborhood institutions.The Old City-based nonprofit is giving $100 million to the city. It's a grantthat covers one-...

Monday, November 21, 2016 - 1:33am

OK Fest unites good bands for a good cause

Philly will resound with music this weekend. Whether you like rock, punk, garage, grunge, folk, roots, R&B, metal, blues, pop or hip-hop, there will be a show for you between the OK, XpoNential and This Is Hardcore music festivals all in town within the next 96 hours. In this week’s City Paper...

Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 9:52pm

While you were sleeping...

Good morningAirlines rushed to introduce a two-crew cockpit rule as serious depression was investigated astheAlps crash pilot's motivation.Apple'sTim Cook said he'llgive away his fortune, while theWhite House declared it would spend a fortune on itswar on superbugs. Meanwhile,Willie Nelson declared...

Friday, March 27, 2015 - 3:47pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook to give away his $785m fortune before he dies

Reuters -Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook is joining the roster of the very rich who are giving away their wealth.Fortune magazine cited the head of the world's largest technology corporation as saying he planned to donate his estimated $785 million fortune to charity – after paying for his 10-...

Friday, March 27, 2015 - 3:38pm

Child deaths to half in 15 years as deadly diseases eradicated, say Gates

Reuters –Worldwide child deaths will be halved over the next 15 years, polio, guinea worm and river blindness will be eradicated, and there will be a single-dose cure for malaria.The predictions appear in the annual letter from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, chaired by the Microsoft Corp...

Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 1:15pm

Holiday cards that fight hunger

If you're still hunting for the perfect holiday card to send your loved ones, Food Bank NYC not only has some festive choices, they also help fight hunger. The non-profit is selling the cards at foodbanknyc.org for $3 each, which will be delivered within three and five days. Digital cards to send...

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 9:02pm