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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.
September 25th, 2017
Source: Mission Asset Fund
Mission Asset Fund (MAF) announced it has surpassed its original fundraising goal and will now be able to provide $2,500,000 in scholarships to 5,000+ Dreamers to pay for DACA renewals by the October 5 deadline. Early this month, the Trump administration announced that the Deferred Action for... More »
September 19th, 2017
Source: Hemenway & Barnes
With national attention once again turning to the wrath of a powerful hurricane, we are returning to a topic about which we have written before, the persistent question of how to help neighbors and communities in times of a natural disaster. More »
September 14th, 2017
Source: AGM Blog
*** Updated: September 14, 2017 9:20am *** Florida Florida Philanthropic Network posted an extensive list of various ways to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma - including ways to GIVE and VOLUNTEER. Visit: https://www.fpnetwork.org/hurricaneirma   Texas More »
August 28th, 2017
Source: United Philanthropy Forum
Areas in Texas between Corpus Christi and Houston are experiencing extreme flooding due to Hurricane Harvey, a record-breaking storm. More rain on the way is expected to make matters even worse. The Red Cross has already established 21 shelters and is prepared to offer 30+ more.  Other... More »
August 15th, 2017
Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy
When events as horrific as what happened in Charlottesville erupt, many of us in philanthropy are struck with sadness, outrage, disgust, depression, shock, and terror. While we take in all the information we can — especially the insights of trustworthy analysts and commentators — we ourselves start... More »
August 3rd, 2017
Source: Fox Business
FOX Business has learned members of Congress are seriously considering a change to the tax code known as universal charitable deductions.  It could help fulfill one of President Donald Trump's promises to offer the middle class tax relief. The idea has also been discussed with senior administration... More »
July 31st, 2017
Recent years have seen a stirring of hope among funders and nonprofits working to reduce the carnage from guns in America, which claims some 35,000 lives annually. New strategies and new funding streams, most notably from Michael Bloomberg, have created a new sense of momentum on an issue that's... More »
July 17th, 2017
Source: The Hill
The nonprofit sector is pressuring lawmakers and the White House to protect the charitable tax deduction. The tax-reform plans released by the Trump administration and House Republicans would keep the deduction for charitable donations, but also increase the size of the standard deduction, likely... More »

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