Community Development Grant News

Selected community development grants and philanthropy news from foundations and the federal government from around the Web.

$7 Million in Native Grants From Ford Foundation
Foundation: Ford Foundation

Ford Foundation has bestowed seven million dollars to Native American communities and organizations. The grant money is split between several groups, but there is a common cause. The belief behind...more

Social Enterprise Using Crowdfunding for Homeless Development

Ford Foundation has bestowed seven million dollars to Native American communities and organizations. The grant money is split between several groups, but there is a common cause. The belief behind...more

Habitat for Humanity GTA - Largest Build Yet with Social Impact Investment

In Toronto on the 4th of August 2016, Habitat Greater Toronto Area and community leaders worked together to begin the construction of a housing structure that will provide housing for 50 vacancies....more

Corporate Philanthropy's Mixed Motivations; Airbnb and Homelessness in NYC

It is no surprise that New York real estate has been quickly becoming more and more expensive. The company Airbnb, which allows home owners to rent out their homes, has been involved in a New York...more

Nonprofit Work After Retirement? Maybe You Can Make It Pay

Many people have passions for charities these days. Some love to volunteer in addition to their regular work in the business world. What if you could get paid for working at the Nonprofit for which...more

Affordable Housing Beyond the Scope of Government

Rachel Alembakis, a special contributor to Probono's Not for Podcast, in the podcast "Affordable Housing Beyond the Scope of Government" suggests that governmental support for new affordable housing...more

Johns Hopkins President on Social Innovation in Baltimore

A meeting to discuss social innovation in the Baltimore area was held at the White House on June 6th. Several key leaders participated in the event, such as Robert J. Daniels, President of John...more

What does a Community Foundation do?

A Community Foundation is an organization dedicated to aiding a community by improving the lives of others. The Foundations are local non-profits, and help the community they reside in. It serves as...more

MacArthur Foundation Chief Addresses Criticism of Minority Support
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation

The president of the MacArthur foundation defended the organization's philanthropic work with black and Latino groups, after being accused of spending only 1% annually on such organizations. Ms....more

Nonprofit Buzz: Nonprofits also need board members

Serving on the board of a non-profit can be a very beneficial experience. There is a wide range of industries or interests that you could serve on a board for. From animal rights to the performing...more






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