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Cuts to Charitable Tax Deductions Could Dramatically Impact Giving to Area Nonprofits, Says United Way NCA

End of the Year Holidays and Decreased Federal Spending Strains Services for Region’s Most Vulnerable Citizens Press Release - WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area nonprofit community ...
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SolarNow Raises $9M From Novastar And Shell

Leading off-grid solar company SolarNow today announces its $9 million series-B equity round. This capital allows the Dutch company to scale its distribution in Uganda and Kenya and expand into ...
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LiveBeyond Christmas Catalog Encourages People to Give Beyond

Press Release - DALLAS, December 4, 2017 – As Christmas gift-giving time approaches, a faith-based non-profit working to improve conditions in the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere, has some ...
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Rooms That Rock 4 Chemo Founder Nancy Ballard Publishes New Book Detailing Organization’s Origin And Methods

Press Release - SAN FRANCISCO (December 15, 2017) — Nancy Ballard, the founder of Rooms that Rock 4 Chemo (RTR4C), a nonprofit organization devoted to redesigning cancer treatment rooms to ...
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Nonprofits and Foundations Stand United in Opposition to the Tax Bill

Press Release - (WASHINGTON, December 15, 2017) -- Independent Sector, the National Council of Nonprofits, and the Council on Foundations, collectively representing tens of thousands of charitable and philanthropic organizations, ...
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Industry Leaders Announce Breakthrough In Eco-Friendly Inks

EcoEnclose partners with Living Ink to test the world’s first algae-based printing ink, Algae Ink Press Release - DENVER, CO - 12/14/2017 (PRESS RELEASE JET) — Louisville, CO: EcoEnclose and ...
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Bayat Foundation Receives Mother Teresa Award for Social Justice

Afghanistan's Leading Private Philanthropy Received Honor At December 10th Ceremony Press Release - KABUL, Afghanistan, Dec. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bayat Foundation (www.bayatfoundation.org), Afghanistan's largest private, non-profit Health, Education ...
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Year-End Giving Means A Lifetime Of Impact With World Of Children

Holiday Giving is a Lifelong Gift for the World’s Most Vulnerable Children Press Release - LAGUNA HILLS, CA – December 14, 2017 – World of Children, a global recognition and ...
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Groundswell Announces Liberation Fund Grants: $1.35 million to Boost Grassroots Organizing Led by Women of Color and Transgender People of Color

Fifteen prominent women of color movement leaders team with Groundswell to recommend thirty organizations for Liberation Fund grants. Press Release - Groundswell is proud to announce $1,350,000 in grants for ...
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Direct Relief Reaches $1 Billion in Donations, Ranked 7th Largest U.S. Charity by Forbes

Press Release - SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Dec. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Direct Relief grew into the seventh largest charity in the United States in 2017, according to Forbes Magazine's newly ...
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Minneapolis Institute of Art Receives Two Major Grants in Support of Empathy and Diversity Initiatives

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Ford Foundation, and Walton Family Foundation Grants Total More than $1.25M Press Release - Minneapolis, MN, December 15, 2017 — The Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) ...
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Koret Foundation Announces New $10 Million Arts and Culture Initiative

Initiative Supports Bay Area Cultural Institutions, Local Arts, Music, And Culture Ecosystem Press Release - SAN FRANCISCO (December 13, 2017) -- The Koret Foundation has established a $10 million multi-year ...
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Global Impact Stands In The Gap To Serve Partners, Donors And Those In Need

2017 Annual Report released Press Release - ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 13, 2017 – Global Impact, whose mission is to build partnerships and resources for the world’s most vulnerable people, today ...
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Amida Care Hosts Free Community Fitness Class in Brooklyn with Support from NYC Council Member Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.

Amida Care Presents “Health is Wealth,” an Evening of Fitness to Inspire Healthy Living in Brooklyn Press Release - Brooklyn, NY (December 12, 2017) — On December 11, Amida Care, ...
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Rowland Hall-St. Mark Teacher Named Utah Educator of the Year

Press Release - DES MOINES, IOWA (December 13, 2017) – The National Speech & Debate Association (NSDA) is proud to announce Mike Shackelford from Rowland Hall-St. Mark is the 2017-2018 ...
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American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Foundation Selects Morris Animal Foundation as Partner to Invest in Animal Health

Foundations to Collaborate on Awarding New Grants that Reflect a Common Mission Press Release - DENVER/December 13, 2017 - The American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Foundation, as part of ...
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Central Park Conservancy Names Elizabeth Weinberg Smith President & CEO

Press Release - New York, NY — The Board of Trustees of the Central Park Conservancy has named Elizabeth Weinberg Smith President and Chief Executive Officer, effective March 1, 2018 ...
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Digital Opportunity Trust Youth From Africa And Middle East Visit Ottawa, Encourage Canada To Involve Youth As Innovators

Press Release - Six Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) youth from East Africa and the Middle East are visiting Ottawa from December 4-15 to discuss the powerful impact youth have when ...
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Aspiration Raises Nearly $50 Million to Continue Building America’s Defining Socially-Conscious, Sustainable Financial Firm

Social Impact Finance Leads Investment Round, Joined By Allen and Company, Alpha Edison, Omidyar Network, Orlando Bloom and Los Angeles Clippers coach “Doc” Rivers Press Release - LOS ANGELES, Calif ...
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Play For Rings with United Way and First Midwest Bank Offers Community Free M.B.A. Program and More

Press Release - LOCKPORT, Ill., Dec. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Play For Rings, a recreation outreach company, will use grant money from United Way of Will County and First Midwest ...
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Centre Foundation Awards More Than $54,000 In Annual Grants

Press Release - State College, PA – Centre Foundation recently selected 25 local organizations to receive grants from this year’s field-of-interest funds, totaling more than $54,000. Each September, organizations are ...
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Space Foundation Board Selects Chris Kraft to Receive the 2018 General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award

Press Release - COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Dec. 11, 2017) – Each spring, during its Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, the Space Foundation confers its highest honor – the General James ...
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Aisha C. Moodie-Mills to Leave Victory Fund and Victory Institute; Former Houston Mayor Annise Parker Now at the Helm

Press Release - Washington, DC – Today Victory Fund and Victory Institute announced the resignation of President & CEO Aisha C. Moodie-Mills, and that former Houston Mayor Annise Parker will ...
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Report Provides Detailed Insight On The Impact Measurement And Management Practices Of Impact Investors

Press Release - NEW YORK, December 7, 2017 – A new report, published by the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), provides a comprehensive survey of the state of impact measurement ...
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Win $40,000 for Your Business Idea in the 2018 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge

All college students in Utah are invited to compete by submitting an executive summary by Feb. 15, 2018 Press Release - Dec. 7, 2017 – The application is now open ...
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New York Cares Held Its 2017 Winter Benefit Honoring Jeanne Straus And The David Rockefeller Fellows Program For Their Leadership And Commitment To Supporting New Yorkers

NBA Legend Bob Lanier Served as One of the Evening’s Master of Ceremonies Press Release - (New York, NY) – New York Cares, the largest volunteer network in New York ...
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National Dream-Granting Organization Board of Directors

Santa Barbara resident Daryl Stegall joins Board of Dream Foundation Press Release - Santa Barbara, Calif. –– Today, Dream Foundation, the only national dream-granting organization for terminally-ill adults, announced the ...
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Hartford Funds Launches its First NextShares Product

Hartford Global Impact NextShares Fund Brings Socially Responsible Investing to the NextShares Platform Press Release - Wayne, Penn. December 7, 2017 - Hartford Funds today announced the launch of Hartford ...
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UNICO National Donates $50,000 to a Hospital in Rieti, Italy Devastated by an Earthquake in 2016

Press Release - FAIRFIELD, N.J., Dec. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- UNICO National, the largest Italian American Service Organization in the country, has donated $50,000 its members raised after the August ...
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Closed Loop Partners Announces The Appointment Of A VP Of Closed Loop Oceans

New team member will lead the development of the firm's work to finance waste and recycling infrastructure in emerging economies to address ocean plastics Press Release - New York -- ...
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Thousands of Jewish Young Adults to “Act Now for Racial Justice” on MLK Day 2018

Repair the World’s fifth annual MLK Day campaign confronts inequity and grows in size Press Release - New York, NY – The largest Jewish service organization, Repair the World, will ...
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Reed Smith’s Social Impact Finance Group Structures World’s First Cross-border Healthcare Impact Bond

Press Release - LONDON – December 6, 2017 – On November 30, UBS Optimus Foundation and Palladium International Limited announced the formation of the world's first healthcare development impact bond, ...
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Global Celebration Of The Holidays For Projects Abroad

Projects Abroad reaches far and wide to treat others these holidays Press Release - NEW YORK – December 6, 2017 – This month, Projects Abroad will celebrate the holiday season ...
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Klick Releases Holiday Single ‘You Make Winter Warm’ with Andrew Huang in Support of Operation Warm and Children in Need

Company donating funds per download to buy up to 500 new winter coats for children living below the poverty line; video stars Huang, hundreds of Klicksters, and a vinyl record ...
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Academy Museum Announces Its Board Of Trustees, Headed By NBCUniversal Vice Chairman Ron Meyer

A Dozen Leaders from Film and Philanthropy Assume Governance of the New Museum, Scheduled to Open in 2019 Press Release - LOS ANGELES, CA, DECEMBER 5, 2017 – Kerry Brougher, ...
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Hilton Prize Coalition Recognizes 25 Fellows: Emerging Humanitarian Leaders to Watch

Press Release - ALEXANDRIA, Va., December 5, 2017 — The Hilton Prize Coalition, an independent alliance of the 22 winners of the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize, recognizes its 2017 ...
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Amida Care, NYS AIDS Institute, and NYC Community Organizations Publish “Hire Me! End AIDS with Jobs”

Press Release - Amida Care has published a special community publication, “Hire Me! End AIDS with Jobs,” produced in partnership with Alliance for Positive Change, Alpha Workshops Studio School, Cicatelli ...
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Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau Partners With The Jack & Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation To Give The Gift Of Lasting Memories

The Destination Hosted a Family Affected by Cancer on an Unforgettable Getaway Press Release - FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – DECEMBER 1, 2017 – The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors ...
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The Drug Enforcement Administration and Discovery Education Launch Second Annual Operation Prevention Video Challenge for High School Students Nationwide

-- ‘Operation Prevention Video Challenge’ Encourages Teens to Submit Video Public Service Announcements to Educate their Peers on the State of the Opioid Epidemic -- Press Release - Silver Spring, ...
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Novozymes And Grundfos Kick Off Collaboration For Clean Water

Biology and pump technology are combined, when the two leading global players enter an open innovation collaboration to find new solutions to the world’s water challenges. Press Release - COPENHAGEN, ...
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