Chicago Foundation for Women Awards $1.1 Million in Grants

Chicago Foundation for Women Awards $1.1 Million in Grants

Jan 13

Disenfranchised women and girls from the Chicago area will now have a better chance of obtaining economic security and reproductive justice, thanks to a $1.114 million donation from the Chicago Foundation for Women. The donation was broken down into 43 grants, which were awarded to multiple different organizations and causes. According to Philanthropy News Digest, 29 grants totaling $810,000...

Community Steps Up After Thieves Loot Toys for Tots

Community Steps Up After Thieves Loot Toys for Tots

Dec 14

It’s the lowest of the low. Thieves posing as volunteers stole approximately $5,000 worth of toys from a children’s charity drive this past Monday. It happened at the Summit County Toys for Tots in Akron, Ohio. Surveillance footage showed the thieves loading bags and boxes full of stolen goods onto waiting trucks. According to Fox 8 Cleveland, police have identified the suspects. However, they...

Report: Former Muslim Aid Trustees Mismanaged Charity

Report: Former Muslim Aid Trustees Mismanaged Charity

Dec 07

One of Britain’s largest charities, Muslim Aid, is at the center of a scandal. A recent investigation by the U.K. Charity Commission revealed that former trustees seriously mismanaged the organization’s resources. According to The Times, Muslim Aid has an annual budget of £34 million. “The concerns were originally dealt with as part of a regulatory compliance case,” the commission said in...

Viral GoFundMe Campaign Was A Hoax, Prosecutor Says

Viral GoFundMe Campaign Was A Hoax, Prosecutor Says

Dec 01

Remember that heartwarming story about a homeless man who gave his last $20 to a stranded woman who ran out of gas? Well, as it turns out, it was all a lie. Court documents show that Johnny Bobbitt (the homeless man) conspired with Katelyn McClure (the stranded woman) and her former boyfriend, Mark D’Amico, to devise an uplifting tale about a generous vagrant. The goal? To convince the...

Airbnb Donates $5 Million to San Francisco Homeless Crisis

Airbnb Donates $5 Million to San Francisco Homeless Crisis

Nov 14

San Francisco-based company Airbnb was founded by Brian Chesky and Joe Gebbia. At the time, the two were living together as roommates. In an effort to make ends meet, they decided to let travelers rent an air mattress in their living room. In 2008, another roommate joined in and made a website. That’s when the new business began to take hold. Ten years later, and over four million homes,...

Musician Donates Album Proceeds to Mental Health America

Musician Donates Album Proceeds to Mental Health America

Nov 09

Brandon Fox is a singer from Chicago. His style is a mix between R&B and pop, with inspiration taken from Michael Jackson, Bruno Mars, and Stevie Wonder. Fox’s current path was shaped by two parents heavily affected by mental health issues. Both parents struggled with addiction and self-medication, to the point where Fox’s father committed suicide. Seeing his own risk rise, Fox...

Swiss Billionaire Makes $1B Donation to Preserve Natural Resources

Swiss Billionaire Makes $1B Donation to Preserve Natural Resources

Nov 01

Hansjörg Wyss is a Swiss billionaire who made a fortune in the American market by founding medical device manufacturer Synthes. Before his 2012 sale of his company to Johnson & Johnson, he donated approximately $300 million dollars. Since the $21 billion sale, his giving has increased dramatically. Like Bill Gates, Tim Cook, Elon Musk, and David Rockefeller, he has signed The Giving Pledge,...

Metallica Raises Money for Charity in WorldWired Tour

Metallica Raises Money for Charity in WorldWired Tour

Oct 27

Metallica, the 37-year-old heavy metal band from Los Angeles, California, is in the middle of their WorldWired tour, a three-year tour supporting their Hardwired… to Self-Destruct album from 2016. The WorldWired tour also saw the creation of the band’s nonprofit foundation, All Within My Hands, named after a song from their 2003 album, St. Anger. “All Within My Hands Foundation is...