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Share news about your grant making initiatives! AGM Grant Making Members are working on a variety of diverse causes including education, environment, healthcare and immigration (to name just a few). We want to promote your efforts and best practices. Help us spread your good works, event announcements and news items by emailing Gail Pinkham.
October 27th, 2016
Source: The Boston Globe
The charitable-giving arm of Fidelity Investments raised more money than any other nonprofit in the country last year, outpacing United Way Worldwide, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s annual rankings published Thursday. Boston-based Fidelity Charitable ascended to the No. 1 slot for the... More »
October 19th, 2016
Source: Immigrant rights & services
The world’s wealthiest philanthropic donors are suffering their own so-far incurable problem: They’re allergic to making big bets, gifts of over $10 million to social change issues. More »
October 19th, 2016
Source: Homelessness
Convenience stores contributed or collected nearly $1 billion to charities over the past year, according to a national survey of retailers released today by the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS). More »
October 18th, 2016
Source: Inside Philanthropy
Last fall, we wrote about the Chicago Community Trust's shift towards general operating support and away from project funding. Back then, we were excited to learn about the new direction, as well as the trust’s promise to streamline the grantmaking process and be more open to grant renewals for... More »
October 11th, 2016
Source: Disability
American donors are changing their approach to charitable giving and their views on how to solve a wide range of global challenges, Fidelity Charitable reported in a study released Wednesday. “What we see in this study is a significant shift in the way people think about their giving—with changes... More »
October 11th, 2016
Source: Philanthropy News Digest
Expanding opportunities and eliminating barriers to health and success for young men of color is critical to fully realizing a national "culture of health," a series of issue briefs (executive summary, 5 pages, PDF) from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation finds. More »
September 29th, 2016
Source: Aging
A little lighthearted and very New England-centric approach to shining the spotlight on charities. Ben, Matt and Tom promote a new Omaze campaign offering one person and a guest the chance to win a night out in Boston with the three celebrities. The funds raised will support the stars’ individual... More »
September 15th, 2016
Source: Animal therapy
At effective foundations, the how of grantmaking is everyone’s business. When grantmakers think about their funding strategy, we often focus on where we will give, to what, and to whom. We think about the results we want our funding to spark or enable. But strategy is supported (or not) by... More »

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