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Harvey Relief: Individual Pledges/Commitments (Table 1.4)

September 09, 2017

Biblical. That's the word that best describes the rainfall visited on Houston and southeastern Texas by Harvey, the Category 4 hurricane that slammed into Texas on August 25. The storm meandered over the region for four days, dumping up to forty inches of rain in many places and over fifty in some, becoming the wettest tropical storm ever to hit the contiguous United States.

The catastrophic flooding that followed displaced nearly 40,000 people, prompted more than 17,000 rescues, and damaged over 200,000 homes (of which 12,700 were destroyed). The storm also caused at least 70 deaths and as much as $180 billion in damage, making it one of the deadliest and costliest hurricanes in U.S. history.

Support for relief and recovery efforts began to pour in within forty-eight hours and continued at an impressive clip for the next ten days. Here at the Foundation Center, our colleagues Andrew Grabois and Grace Sato have been tracking the corporate response, and thanks to their efforts, we're able to provide some good detail on more than $28 million from celebrities, sports figures, and wealthy individuals (see Table 1.4 below). We've also tracked nearly $189 million in corporate pledges/commitments of cash and product donations (Table 1.1), more than $58 million in foundation contributions (including $10 million from the United Arab Emirates) (Table 1.2), and over $9 million in public charity pledges/commitments (Table 1.3) — for a total, as of September 9, of almost $285 million ($284,911,000) pledged or committed to Harvey relief and recovery by private individuals and the private sector. Impressive.

We realize we haven't captured every dollar committed to relief and recovery efforts — and are aware that a lot of individual contributions have flowed into J.J. Watt's Houston Flood Relief Fund that may not be represented in our tables — but we do think this is as comprehensive accounting as you're likely to find. We encourage you to send us additional information as you encounter it and/or corrections to the information posted below. You can email that info (and any questions you might have) to Mitch at mfn@foundationcenter.org.)

As we're posting this, powerful Hurricane Irma, which has already flattened Barbuda and caused serious damage to Antigua, St. Martin/St. Maarten, and parts of the British Virgin Islands, has the Florida Keys and south Florida in its sights. Our thoughts are with everyone in the region who was not able to evacuate (or chose to ride the storm out in place). We'll be back on Monday with updates as the damage reports start to roll in.

Table 1.1 (Corp.) | Table 1.2 (Fdns) | Table 1.3 (PCs) | Table 1.4 (Inds)

Table 1.4: Individuals

Grantmaker Type Recipient Amount Notes
Leslie Alexander NBA owner Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund $4,000,000  
Odell Beckham, Jr.  Pro football player Americares, Samaritan's Purse $100,000  
Chris Brown Musician American Red Cross $100,000  
Sandra Bullock Actor American Red Cross $1,000,000  
Charles Butt Businessman Houston Flood Relief Fund $5,000,000  
Jim Crane (Houston Astros) Businessman Houston Flood Relief Fund $4,000,000  
Ellen DeGeneres, Ellen DeGeneres Show Entertainer American Red Cross, SPCA Texas, Unknown Recipient(s) $75,000 American Red Cross ($25,000), SPCA Texas ($25,000)
Jimmy Fallon, The Tonight Show Entertainer Houston Flood Relief Fund $1,000,000  
James Harden Pro basketball player Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund $1,000,000  
Kevin Hart Actor American Red Cross $25,000  
Kieu Hoang Businessman Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund $5,000,000  
Huntsman Family Business Beaumont Foundation $1,000,000 To launch Huntsman Flood Fund
Kardashian-Jenner Family Family Reality TV personalities American Red Cross, Salvation Army $100,000  
DJ Khalid Record producer American Red Cross $25,000  
Kroenke Family American Red Cross $1,000,000  
Nicki Minaj Musician Houston Flood Relief Fund $25,000  
McNair Family (Houston Texans) NFL owner United Way of Greater Houston Relief Fund $2,000,000  
Paul Simon and Edie Brickell Musicians Unknown Recipient(s) $1,000,000  
Amy Adams Strunk (Tennessee Titans) NFL owner Houston Flood Relief Fund $1,000,000  
Donald Trump POTUS Multiple Recipients $1,000,000  
J.J. Watt Pro football player Houston Flood Relief Fund $100,000  
Chris Young Musician American Red Cross $100,000  
    TOTAL: $33,575,000  

 

September 15, 2017

Businessman Kieu Hoang pledges $5 million to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.

Updated individual total: $33,575,000


Harvey Relief: Public Charity Commitments (Table 1.3)

Biblical. That's the word that best describes the rainfall visited on Houston and southeastern Texas by Harvey, the Category 4 hurricane that slammed into Texas on August 25. The storm meandered over the region for four days, dumping up to forty inches of rain in many places and over fifty in some, becoming the wettest tropical storm ever to hit the contiguous United States.

The catastrophic flooding that followed displaced nearly 40,000 people, prompted more than 17,000 rescues, and damaged over 200,000 homes (of which 12,700 were destroyed). The storm also caused at least 70 deaths and as much as $180 billion in damage, making it one of the deadliest and costliest hurricanes in U.S. history.

Support for relief and recovery efforts began to pour in within forty-eight hours and continued at an impressive clip for the next ten days. Here at the Foundation Center, our colleagues Andrew Grabois and Grace Sato have been tracking the corporate response, and thanks to their efforts, we're able to provide some good detail on more than $9 million in public charity pledges/commitments (see Table 1.3 below). We've also tracked nearly $189 million in corporate pledges/commitments of cash and product donations (Table 1.1), more than $58 million in foundation contributions (including $10 million from the United Arab Emirates) (Table 1.2), and over $43 million from celebrities, sports figures, and wealthy individuals (Table 1.4) — for a total, as of September 9, of almost $3000 million ($299,934,500) pledged or committed to Harvey relief and recovery by private individuals and the private sector. Impressive.

We realize we haven't captured every dollar committed to relief and recovery efforts — and are aware that a lot of individual contributions have flowed into J.J. Watt's Houston Flood Relief Fund that may not be represented in our tables — but we do think this is as comprehensive accounting as you're likely to find. We encourage you to send us additional information as you encounter it and/or corrections to the information posted below. You can email that info (and any questions you might have) to Mitch at mfn@foundationcenter.org.)

As we're posting this, powerful Hurricane Irma, which has already flattened Barbuda and caused serious damage to Antigua, St. Martin/St. Maarten, and parts of the British Virgin Islands, has the Florida Keys and south Florida in its sights. Our thoughts are with everyone in the region who was not able to evacuate (or chose to ride the storm out in place). We'll be back on Monday with updates as the damage reports start to roll in.

Table 1.1 (Corp.) | Table 1.2 (Fdns) | Table 1.3 (PCs)| Table 1.4 (Inds)

Table 4: Public Charities

Grantmaker Type Recipient Amount Notes
American Jewish Committee Public Charity Multiple Recipients $34,000  
Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio Public Charity Texas Baptist Men, Salvation Army $100,000  
CHS Caregivers Fund Public Charity Diocese of Rockville Centre Hurricane Harvey Fund $100,000  
Direct Relief International Public Charity Unknown Recipient $200,000 Also entire current inventories worth $100 million made available
Henry Schein, Inc. Public Charity Multiple Recipients $500,000 Cash, in-kind and employee match
Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, Inc. Public Charity Unknown Recipient(s) $2,000,000  
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Public Charity Unknown Recipient(s) $1,000,000 Up to $1 million in direct support to help blood cancer patients in affected communities
NFL Foundation, Inc. Public Charity United Way of Greater Houston Flood Relief Fund $1,000,000 Matching Houston Texans donation
PETCO Foundation Public Charity Unknown Recipient(s) $2,300,000 All For Saving Lives fund raising campaign in Petco stores and online through September 10
PetSmart Charities, Inc. Public Charity Multiple Recipients $2,000,000 To animal welfare agencies; also pet food and supplies
Scholarship America, Inc. Public Charity Unknown Recipient(s) $200,000 For college students affected by Harvey
    TOTAL: $9,634,000  

 

September 15, 2017

Scholarship America, Inc. announces a $200,000 donation to unknown recipient(s) in support of college students affected by Harvey.

Updated public charity total: $9,634,000


Harvey Relief: Foundation Pledges/Commitments (Table 1.2)

Biblical. That's the word that best describes the rainfall visited on Houston and southeastern Texas by Harvey, the Category 4 hurricane that slammed into Texas on August 25. The storm meandered over the region for four days, dumping up to forty inches of rain in many places and over fifty in some, becoming the wettest tropical storm ever to hit the contiguous United States.

The catastrophic flooding that followed displaced nearly 40,000 people, prompted more than 17,000 rescues, and damaged over 200,000 homes (of which 12,700 were destroyed). The storm also caused at least 70 deaths and as much as $180 billion in damage, making it one of the deadliest and costliest hurricanes in U.S. history.

Support for relief and recovery efforts began to pour in within forty-eight hours and continued at an impressive clip for the next ten days. Here at the Foundation Center, our colleagues Andrew Grabois and Grace Sato have been tracking the corporate response, and thanks to their efforts, we're able to provide some good detail on more than $58 million in foundation contributions (including $10 million from the United Arab Emirates) (see Table 1.2 below). We've also tracked nearly $189 million in corporate pledges/commitments of cash and product donations (Table 1.1), over $9 million from public charities (Table 1.3), and more than $28 million from celebrities, sports figures, and wealthy individuals (Table 1.4) — for a total, as of September 9, of almost $285 million ($284,911,000) pledged or committed to Harvey relief and recovery by private individuals and the private sector. Impressive.

We realize we haven't captured every dollar committed to relief and recovery efforts — and are aware that a lot of individual contributions have flowed into J.J. Watt's Houston Flood Relief Fund that may not be represented in our tables — but we do think this is as comprehensive accounting as you're likely to find. We encourage you to send us additional information as you encounter it and/or corrections to the information posted below. You can email that info (and any questions you might have) to Mitch at mfn@foundationcenter.org.)

As we're posting this, powerful Hurricane Irma, which has already flattened Barbuda and caused serious damage to Antigua, St. Martin/St. Maarten, and parts of the British Virgin Islands, has the Florida Keys and south Florida in its sights. Our thoughts are with everyone in the region who was not able to evacuate (or chose to ride the storm out in place). We'll be back on Monday with updates as the damage reports start to roll in.

Table 1.1 (Corp.) | Table 1.2 (Fdns) | Table 1.3 (PCs) | Table 1.4 (Inds)

Table 2: Independent, Family, Community Foundations

Grantmaker Type Recipient Amount Notes
Micky and Madeleine Arison Family Foundation Family Foundation Multiple Recipients $1,000,000 To be split evenly among Direct Relief, Houston Food Bank, Operation Homefront, Save the Children, and United Way of Greater Houston
Laura and John Arnold Foundation Family Foundation Greater Houston Community Foundation $5,000,000  
Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation Family Foundation Greater Houston Community Foundation $100,000  
Arthur M. Blank Foundation Family Foundation American Red Cross $1,000,000 Matching fund for victims of both Harvey and Irma
Bohemian Foundation Independent Foundation NoCo Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund $2,000,000 1:1 match up to $2 million for donations made by individuals, businesses, and corporate donors in Larimer and Weld County, Colorado
Boston Foundation, Inc. Community Foundation Greater Houston Community Foundation $25,000  
Michael & Susan Dell Foundation Family Foundation Rebuild Texas Fund $36,000,000 To launch Rebuild Texas Fund ($18 million); 1:2 text match campaign (up to $18 million)
Leonardo Di Caprio Foundation Independent Foundation United Way Harvey Recovery Fund $1,000,000  
Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Family Foundation Unknown Recipient $500,000  
Huntsman Foundation Family Foundation Beaumont Foundation $1,000,000 To launch Huntsman Flood Fund
J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation Family Foundation American Red Cross $250,000  
Taube Philanthropies Family Foundation All Hands Volunteers $1,000,000 Jewish community needs ($100,000)
United Arab Emirates Sovereign fund Multiple Recipients $10,000,000 Embassy officials will coordinate with state/local leaders about specific relief and recovery efforts
Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation Family Foundation Houston Food Bank, Jewish Family Services (JFS) of Houston, Mission Continues, Team Rubicon $500,000  
    TOTAL: $59,375,000  

 

September 15, 2017

The Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation announces a $100,000 donation to the Greater Houston Community Foundation Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.

Updated foundation total: $59,375,000


Harvey Relief: Corporate Pledges/Commitments (Table 1.1)

Biblical. That's the word that best describes the rainfall visited on Houston and southeastern Texas by Harvey, the Category 4 hurricane that slammed into Texas on August 25. The storm meandered over the region for four days, dumping up to forty inches of rain in many places and over fifty in some, becoming the wettest tropical storm ever to hit the contiguous United States.

The catastrophic flooding that folloFwed displaced nearly 40,000 people, prompted more than 17,000 rescues, and damaged over 200,000 homes (of which 12,700 were destroyed). The storm also caused at least 70 deaths and as much as $180 billion in damage, making it one of the deadliest and costliest hurricanes in U.S. history.

Support for relief and recovery efforts began to pour in within forty-eight hours and continued at an impressive clip for the next ten days. Here at the Foundation Center, our colleagues Andrew Grabois and Grace Sato have been tracking the corporate response, and thanks to their efforts, we're able to provide some good detail on nearly $189 million in corporate pledges/commitments of cash and product donations (see Table 1.1 below). We've also tracked more than $58 million in foundation contributions (including $10 million from the United Arab Emirates) (Table 1.2), over $9 million from public charities (Table 1.3), and more than $28 million from celebrities, sports figures, and wealthy individuals (Table 1.4) — for a total, as of September 9, of almost $285 million ($284,911,000) pledged or committed to Harvey relief and recovery by private individuals and the private sector. Impressive.

We realize we haven't captured every dollar committed to relief and recovery efforts — and are aware that a lot of individual contributions have flowed into J.J. Watt's Houston Flood Relief Fund that may not be represented in our tables — but we do think this is as comprehensive accounting as you're likely to find. We encourage you to send us additional information as you encounter it and/or corrections to the information posted below. You can email that info (and any questions you might have) to Mitch at mfn@foundationcenter.org.)

As we're posting this, powerful Hurricane Irma, which has already flattened Barbuda and caused serious damage to Antigua, St. Martin/St. Maarten, and parts of the British Virgin Islands, has the Florida Keys and south Florida in its sights. Our thoughts are with everyone in the region who was not able to evacuate (or chose to ride the storm out in place). We'll be back on Monday with updates as the damage reports start to roll in.

Table 1.1 (Corp.) | Table 1.2 (Fdns) | Table 1.3 (PCs) | Table 1.4 (Inds)

Table 1: Company-Sponsored Foundations, Corporate Giving Programs

Grantmaker Type Recipient Amount Notes
Aaron's, Inc. Corporate Giving Program Unknown Recipient(s) $145,000 Employee donations ($45,000)
Abbott Fund, Corporate Giving Program Company-Sponsored Foundation, Corporate Giving Program Multiple Recipients, Unknown Recipient(s) $1,000,000 Value of donated healthcare and nutrition products ($100,000
Abbvie Foundation Company-Sponsored Foundation Multiple Recipients $1,000,000  
Academy, Ltd. Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program Unknown Recipient(s) $2,500,000 Value of unified command center and shelter for first responders
AdvoCare International L.P. Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross $100,000 Employee and customer match ($50,000)
Agropur, Inc. Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program Unknown Recipient(s) $25,000  
Ahold USA (Stop & Shop, Giant Food of Landover, and Giant Food Stores of Carlisle) Corporate Giving Program Multiple Recipients $250,000 Cash ($175,000), in-kind ($75,000)
AkzoNobel, Inc. Corporate Giving Program Multiple Recipients $250,000 American Red Cross ($50,000), Hurricane Harvey Disaster relief Fund ($50,000), misc. recipient ($50,000), employee match ($100,000) $50,000 to Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Fund, $50,000 to miscellaneous recip, $100,000 employee match"
Albertsons Companies, Inc. Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program Multiple Recipients $200,000 Customer match
Allergan Foundation Company-Sponsored Foundation American Red Cross $100,000  
Allstate Foundation, Company Contributions Program Company-Sponsored Foundation, Corporate Giving Program Multiple Recipients, Unknown Recipient(s) $750,000 For Harvey/Irma relief efforts; includes employee and agency owners match ($500,000), student match ($250,000)
Amegy Bank of Texas Corporate Giving Program Corporate Giving Program United Way Flood Relief Fund $850,000  
Ameren Corporation Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross $25,000 Also employee contributions
American Express Company Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross $250,000 For immediate disaster relief ($150,00), employee match ($100,000)
American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross $100,000 Also employee match
American International Group (AIG) Corporate Giving Program Multiple Recipients, Center for Disaster Philanthropy $1,000,000 Immediate needs ($500,000), medium- and longer-term recovery efforts ($500,000)
AmerisourceBergen Foundation Company-Sponsored Foundation Unknown Recipient(s) $100,000 For Harvey/Irma relief efforts
Amway Corporation Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross, International Red Cross $250,000 For Harvey/Irma relief efforts, including in Caribbean; also in-kind donations
Anadarko Petroleum Corporate Giving Program United Way of Greater Houston Relief Fund $1,000,000  
Andersen Corporate Foundation, Corporation Contributions Program Company-Sponsored Foundation, Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross, Houston Habitat for Humanity $175,000 Employee match ($25,000), value of donated windows and doors ($100,000)
Associa Cares, Inc. Company-Sponsored Foundation American Red Cross $50,000  
Apple Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross $5,000,000 Incudes additional $3 million for relief efforts benefiting people affected by Harvey and Irma
Assurant Foundation Company-Sponsored Foundation American Red Cross $100,000  
AT&T Foundation, Corporate Contributions Program Company-Sponsored Foundation, Corporate Giving Program Greater Houston Community Fund, American Red Cross, Coastal Bend Community Foundation, Multiple Recipients $300,000 Employee match ($50,000)
Atlanta Falcons (NFL)/Atlanta United (MLS) Corporate Giving Programs American Red Cross, United Way, World Vision $1,000,000 To be split by the three organizations
Avangrid Foundation, Inc. Company-Sponsored Foundation American Red Cross $50,000  
Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Inc. Company-Sponsored Foundation American Red Cross, Unknown Recipient(s) $1,000,000 Employee match ($750,000)
Bayer Corporation Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program Multiple Recipients $100,000  
BB&T Corporation Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross $100,000  
BBVA Compass Foundation Company-Sponsored Foundation American Red Cross $250,000 Will also raise $250,000 in employee and customer contributions
BD Corporate Giving Program Corporate Giving Program Americares, TBD $700,000 For victims of Harvey and Irma; $100,000 employee match for Americares; $600,000 in cash and product donations to TBD
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Inc. Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross $25,000 Also employee match
BMO Financial Group Corporate Giving Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross $100,000  
Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation, Inc. Company-Sponsored Foundation Unknown Recipient(s) $125,000 Corporate contributions and employee match. Also product donations
Boeing Company Charitable Trust Company-Sponsored Foundation American Red Cross $1,000,000  
BP America Corporate Giving Program Company-Sponsored Foundation Multiple Recipients $750,000 Also employee match through foundation
Bridgestone Americas, Inc. Corporate Giving Program Corporate Giving Programs American Red Cross $1,000,000 For Harvey/Irma relief efforts
Campbell Soup Company Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross, Feeding America, Multiple Recipients $160,000 Value of product donations ($85,000), employee match ($25,000)
Camping World, Inc. Corporate Giving Program Unknown Recipient(s) $2,000,000 Match. Also product donations
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce Corporate Giving Program Corporate Giving Program Unknown Recipient(s) $100,000  
Cargill, Incorporated Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program Multiple Recipients, Unknown Recipient(s) $250,000 Also employee giving via payroll deduction ($150,000), value of 150,000 tons of donated animal feed ($100,000)
CarMax, Inc. Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross $100,000 Also employee match from CarMAx Foundation
Carnival Cruise Line, Carnival Foundation Corporate Giving Program, Company-Sponsored Foundation Multiple Recipients $1,000,000 To be split among Direct Relief, Houston Food Bank, Operation Homefront, Save the Children, and United Way of Greater Houston
Casey's General Stores, Inc. Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross $100,000 Employee match
Caterpillar Foundation Company-Sponsored Foundation American Red Cross $300,000  
CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. Corporate Giving Program Unknown Recipient(s) $500,000  
CenterPoint Energy Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross, Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, United Way of Greater Houston $1,250,000 Includes $250,000 each to the three named recipients
Century Communities Corporate Giving Program Houston Food Bank, Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund $500,000 Houston Food Bank ($125,000), Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund ($125,000)
Charter Communications, Inc. Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program Unknown Recipient(s) $1,000,000 Value of donated public service announcements
Cheniere Energy, Inc. Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross $1,000,000  
Chevron Corporation Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross $1,000,000 Also employee match
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program United Way of Greater Houston $750,000 Employee match ($250,000)
CH2M HILL Companies Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross $70,000  
Cigna Foundation Company-Sponsored Foundation American Red Cross $100,000  
Cisco Systems Foundation Company-Sponsored Foundation American Red Cross, Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund $1,000,000 Employee match ($500,000 - up to $10k per employee)
Citi Foundation Company-Sponsored Foundation American Red Cross $1,000,000  
CITGO Petroleum Corp. Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, Unknown Recipient(s) $5,000,000</a Part of a fund of up to $5 million set aside to provide aid to those affected
Coach Foundation Company-Sponsored Foundation American Red Cross $200,000 Also employee match
Comerica Incorporated Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross $100,000  
Conn's, Inc. Corporate Giving Program Unknown Recipient(s) $200,000 Match
ConocoPhillips Corporate Giving Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross, United Way of Greater Houston $5,000,000 $1.5 million to Red Cross in addition to earlier $1 million gift
Continental Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross $50,000 Employee donations ($25,000)
Covestro LLC Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross $100,000 Also employee contributions
Crestwood Equity Partners Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross of Greater Houston $125,000 Red Cross of Greater Houston ($100,000), Matagorda County ($25,000)
CUNA Mutual Group Corporate Giving Program Corporate Giving Program CUAid $50,000 For affected employees
Cushman & Wakefield Corporate Giving Program Corporate Giving Program Multiple Recipients, Unknown Recipient(s) $100,000 Employee match ($50,000)
CVS Health Foundation, Corporation Contributions Program Company-Sponsored Foundation, Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross, Greater Houston Community Foundation, Salvation Army, Unknown Recipient(s) $175,000 Employee match ($25,000), Value of donated products
Daimler AG Corporate Giving Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross $1,000,000 On behalf of U.S. subsidiaries
Dallas Cowboys Football Club, Ltd. Corporate Giving Program United Way of Greater Houston's Flood Relief Fund $1,000,000  
Dell Inc. Corporate Giving Program Corporate Giving Program Multiple Recipients $500,000 Also employee match
DentaQuest Corporate Giving Program Corporate Giving Program Michael & Susan Dell Foundation Rebuild Texas Fund $1,000,000  
DENSO North America Foundation Company-Sponsored Foundation American Red Cross $50,000  
Diageo North America, Inc. Corporate Giving Program Unknown Recipient(s) $200,000 Cash, supplies, and water
Dick's Sporting Goods Foundation, Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc. Corporate Giving Program Company-Sponsored Foundation, Corporate Giving Program DonorsChoose.org, American Red Cross, Unknown Recipient(s) $5,500,000 $1 million for community youth sports leagues, teams, organizations affected by Harvey/Irma; $1 million for up to $25,000 for eligible schools' sports programs; $3.5 million in donated clothing and footwear
Direct Energy, LP Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross $25,000 Employee match
Discover Financial Services Corporate Giving Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross $1,500,000 For Harvey/Irma relief efforts ($1 million); cardmember donation matching program ($500,000)
Dollar General Corporation Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross $50,000 For relief and recovery efforts across Texas and Louisiana
Dollar Tree, Inc. Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross, Unknown Recipient(s) $500,000 Affected employees ($250,000)
Dominion Foundation Company-Sponsored Foundation American Red Cross $75,000  
Dow Chemical Company Foundation, Contributions Program Company-Sponsored Foundation, Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross, Multiple Recipients $1,100,000 Employee match ($100,000)
E. & J. Gallo Winery Corporate Giving Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross $100,000 Also employee match
Eli Lilly and Company Foundation Company-Sponsored Foundation American Red Cross $250,000 Also employee match and product donations
Entergy Corporation Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross $500,000 Also employee match
Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation Company-Sponsored Foundation American Red Cross $1,000,000  
Exelon Corporation Contributions Program, Exelon Foundation Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross $350,000  
Exxon Mobil Corporation Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross $8,500,000 Employee match ($6,000,000), value of In-kind donations ($2,500,000)
Facebook, Inc. Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program CDP Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund $1,000,000  
FCA US LLC, FCA Foundation Corporate Giving Program, Company-Sponsored Foundation Multiple Recipients $200,000 Americares ($50,000), First Response Team of America and Team Rubicon ($75,000)
Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas Corporate Giving Program Multiple Recipients $7,000,000 Grants ($6.7 million), member donations ($275,000)
FedEx Corporation Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program Unknown Recipient(s) $1,000,000 Cash and value of transportation support to deliver critical medical aid and supplies
FirstEnergy Foundation Company-Sponsored Foundation American Red Cross, Unknown Recipient(s) $75,000 Employee match ($50,000)
Foresters Financial Corporate Giving Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross $50,000  
Fortis Inc. and ITC Holdings Corp Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross $100,000  
Friedkin Group Corporate Giving Program United Way of Greater Houston Relief Fund $500,000  
Frontier Communications<.strong> Corporate Giving Program Rebuild Texas Fund $1,000,000  
Frost Bank Charitable Foundation Company-Sponsored Foundation Unknown Recipient(s) $1,100,000 Match (up to $100,000 for affected employees)
FULLBEAUTY Brands, Inc. Corporate Giving Program Delivering Good $300,000 In-kind
Gap Foundation, Gap, Inc. Company-Sponsored Foundation, Corporate Giving Program Unknown Recipient(s) $1,000,000 Includes a cash grant from Gap Foundation, donations from Gap Inc. brands, and employee-matched donations
General Electric Foundation, Inc. Company-Sponsored Foundation American Red Cross $500,000 Also employee match
General Mills, Inc. Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program Feeding America, American Red Cross $150,000 Employee match ($50,000)
GoFundMe Corporate Giving Program Direct Impact Fund $100,000  
Google.org Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross, Unknown Recipient(s) $1,750,000 Google.org and employee contributions
Guy and O'Neill Inc. Corporate Giving Program Multiple Recipients $200,000 In-kind donation of diapers
H. E. Butt Grocery Company Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program Unknown Recipient(s) $100,000 Also customer contributions
HanesBrands Corporate Giving Program Multiple Recipients $2,250,000 In-kind to Delivering Good and Glen Raven Logistics ($2,000,000 ), American Red Cross ($25,000)
Hanmi Bank Corporate Giving Program Unknown Recipient(s) $100,000  
HCA Healthcare Corporate Giving Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross, HCA Hope Fund $2,000,000  
Hercules Capital, Inc. Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross $25,000  
Hess Corporation Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund $1,000,000 Also employee match
Hilltop Holdings Inc. Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross $50,000 Also employee contributions
Hilton Worldwide Corporate Giving Program Corporate Giving Program Unknown Recipient(s) $500,000  
Home Depot Foundation, Inc. Company-Sponsored Foundation American Red Cross, Salvation Army, Convoy of Hope, Operation Blessing and Team Rubicon $2,000,000 For short-term relief and rebuilding needs; includes additional commitment of $1 million to support hurricane relief efforts
Honeywell Corporate Giving Program Unknown Recipient(s) $2,000,000  
Houston Texans Foundation Company-Sponsored Foundation United Way of Greater Houston Flood Relief Fund $1,000,000  
Humana Foundation, Inc. Company-Sponsored Foundation American Red Cross $250,000  
Hyundai Motor America Corporate Giving Program Multiple Recipients $200,000 For five children's hospitals in Texas
IBM Corporate Giving Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross $2,000,000 Cash and value of in-kind technology and services
Intel Foundation Company-Sponsored Foundation Unknown Recipient(s) $250,000 Employee match
Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross $1,000,000 Also employee match
International Paper Company Foundation Company-Sponsored Foundation American Red Cross, Feeding America $1,000,000  
J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross $25,000 Also help to affected J.C. Penney employees from the Golden Rule Relief Fund
Jefferies Group, Inc. Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program Unknown Recipient(s) $1,000,000 Also pledged to donate all net trading commissions from trading on Wednesday, August 30
Johns Manville Corporation Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross $50,000  
JPMorgan Chase & Co. Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program Multiple Recipients (Red Cross and others) $1,000,000 Also employee match
Kaiser Permanente Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross, Mental Health America of Greater Houston $1,000,000  
Kansas City Southern Charitable Fund Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross, Unknown Recipient(s) $75,000 Employee match ($25,000)
KBR, Inc. Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program KBR Charitable Foundation Disaster Relief Fund $500,000 For employees affected by Harvey
Kellogg Company Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program Feeding America $100,000  
KeyBank Foundation Company-Sponsored Foundation American Red Cross, Houston Food Bank $100,000  
Kia Motors America, Inc. Contributions Program, Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia Corporate Giving Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross $300,000 For Harvey/Irma relief efforts
Kinder Foundation Company-Sponsored Foundation United Way of Greater Houston Flood Relief Fund $1,000,000  
Kindred Healthcare, Inc. Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross $50,000  
Kohl's Corporation Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross $2,000,000 Aid to Kohl's employees ($1,000,000)
Kroger Co Foundation Company-Sponsored Foundation Houston Food Bank $100,000 For every social share of the #KrogerCares post, the foundation will donate $5 to the food bank, up to $100,000. Also, customer contributions
Kubota Tractor Corporation Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program Unknown Recipient(s) $1,000,000 Cash and product donations
Lee's Sandwiches Corporate Giving Program Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund $100,000  
Lennar Foundation Company-Sponsored Foundation United Way of Greater Houston Flood Relief Fund $1,000,000 Also employee match
Lexmark International, Inc. Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross $50,000 Employee match ($20,000)
Lockheed Martin Corporation Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program Unknown Recipient(s) $380,000  
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation Corporate Giving Program Multiple Recipients $1,000,000 American Red Cross, Salvation Army, and the United Way of Greater Houston Relief Fund ($500,000), in-kind ($500,000)
Lowe's Companies, Inc. Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross $500,000  
Lyft, Inc. Corporate Giving Program Greater Houston Community Foundation $100,000 Also customer contributions to Red Cross
LyondellBasell North America Inc. Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross $200,000  
M&T Bank Corporate Giving Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross $250,000 Employee match ($100,000)
Macy's Corporate Giving Program United Way of Greater Houston Flood Relief Fund $1,000,000  
Major League Baseball Corporate Giving Program Corporate Giving Program Multiple Recipients $1,000,000 Jointly with MLB Players Association
Marriott International, Inc. Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross $250,000 Also customer donations
MasterCard Inc. Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross $100,000 Also waiving any interchange related to donations to specific charities
Mattress Firm, Inc. Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program Unknown Recipient(s) $2,000,000 Value of product, customer donations
Mazda North American Operations Corporate Giving Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross $100,000 Together with foundation
McDonald's Corporation Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross, Unknown Recipient(s) $1,250,000 Employee match ($250,000)
McKesson Foundation, Corporate Contributions Program Company-Sponsored Foundation, Corporate Giving Program Direct Relief, World Vision $250,000 Value of product donations, also employee match ($100,000)
Merck & Co., Corporate Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program Hand in Hand Hurricane Relief Fund, Multiple Recipient(s) $1,250,000 For Harvey/Irma, also product donations
Michael Kors Holdings Ltd. Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross $500,000  
Microsoft Corporation Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross $100,000  
MillerCoors LLC Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross $25,000 Also 50,000 cans of drinking water to Red Cross
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program Unknown Recipient(s) $300,000</a  
Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. Corporate Giving Program Habitat for Humanity $100,000  
Motiva Enterprises LLC Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program Multiple Recipients $500,000  
Nationwide Insurance Foundation Company-Sponsored Foundation American Red Cross $500,000  
NBCUniversal, Inc. Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program Multiple Recipients, Unknown Recipient(s) $1,000,000 Value of advertising time ($500,000?)
New England Patriots LP Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross $1,000,000 Match
New York Community Bank Corporate Giving Program Team Rubicon $25,000 For hurricane relief efforts in the United States
New York Life Insurance Company Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross, Feeding Texas, Save the Children $350,000  
Nexstar Media Group, Inc. Corporate Giving Program Nexstar for Texas $2,500,000  
NextEra Energy, Inc. Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross $200,000 Employee match ($100,000)
Norfolk Southern Foundation Company-Sponsored Foundation American Red Cross, Food Bank of Houston $100,000  
NRG Energy, Inc. Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program Multiple Recipients, Unknown Recipient(s) $2,000,000 Value of in-kind donations and assistance ($1,000,000)
NuStar Energy L.P. Corporate Giving Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross, Salvation Army, San Antonio Food Bank $250,000  
Olin Corporation Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross $250,000 Also product donations
Oncor Electric Delivery Company, LLC Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross $100,000  
ONEOK Foundation, Inc. Company-Sponsored Foundation American Red Cross, Unknown Recipient(s) $500,000 For employees in need ($200,000)
Orbital ATK Corporate Giving Program United Way of Greater Houston Flood Relief Fund $100,000  
Pacific Gas & Electric Company Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross $50,000 Employee match
Panda Cares Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross, Tzu-Chi Foundation $1,000,000  
Patterson Companies Corporate Giving Program Unknown Recipient(s) $70,000  
PenFed Credit Union Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross $50,000  
Pentair Foundation Company-Sponsored Foundation American Red Cross $25,000 Also employee match
PepsiCo Foundation, Inc. Company-Sponsored Foundation American Red Cross $1,000,000 Also Aquafina purified drinking water from local business units
Pet Supermarket, Pet Valu Corporate Giving Program Unknown Recipient(s) $100,000 In-kind
Phillips 66 Corporate Giving Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross, Rebuild Texas Fund, United Way of Greater Houston Flood Relief Fund $4,000,000
Pioneer Natural Resources Company Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross $100,000 Also employee match
PNC Foundation Company-Sponsored Foundation American Red Cross $350,000 Employee match ($100,00)
Publix Super Markets, Inc. Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross $250,000 Also employee and customer contributions
Qualcomm Inc. Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program Multiple Recipients, Unknown Recipient(s) $1,000,000 For long-term recovery ($500,000), employee match ($250,000)
QVC, Inc. Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross, Unknown Recipient(s) $250,000 Customer match ($100,000), employee match ($25,000)
Range Resources Corporation Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross $100,000  
Red Wing Shoe Company Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program Good360 $500,000 Product donations
Regions Financial Corporation Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program Multiple Recipients $100,000  
Renaissance Family Foundation Company-Sponsored Foundation American Red Cross $25,000  
Reynolds American Foundation Company-Sponsored Foundation American Red Cross $150,000  
Rite-Aid Foundation Company-Sponsored Foundation American Red Cross $100,000 Employee match to American Red Cross ($50,000), in-kind ($20,000)
Rooms to Go Corporate Giving Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross $2,000,000 Also product donations
Ross Stores, Inc. Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross $400,000 Also customer contributions
Royal Bank of Canada Corporate Giving Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross $100,000  
Samsung Electronics America, Inc. Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross, Unknown Recipient(s) $1,000,000 Donated products ($500,000)
Santander US Corporate Giving Program Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, American Red Cross $100,000  
Schneider Electric Foundation Company-Sponsored Foundation American Red Cross $100,000  
Scholastic Corporation Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross $25,000  
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross $150,000 Also price reduction and expedited shipping for products bound for the affected areas
Scotiabank Corporate Giving Program Corporate Giving Program Zina Garrison Tennis & Education Academy $100,000  
Sealed Air Corporation Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross $125,000 Employee match ($25,000); also in-kind donations to NGOs
SecureView, LLC Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross $100,000  
Sempra Energy Foundation Company-Sponsored Foundation American Red Cross, Americares, Unknown Recipient(s) $200,000  
Shell Oil Company Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross $1,000,000  
Shiner Beers Corporate Giving Program Multiple Recipients $500,000  
Sinclair Broadcasting Group (and affiliates) Corporate Giving Program Salvation Army $1,450,000  
Southern Company Charitable Foundation, Inc. Company-Sponsored Foundation American Red Cross $100,000 Also employee match
Southwest Airlines Co. Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross $500,000 Also donated 100 round-trip tickets to Houston for Team Rubicon responders
Spectrum Housing Assist Corporate Giving Program Rebuilding Together $350,000 To assist with home repairs and renovations
Stage Stores, Inc. Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross $750,000  
Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross, Houston ToolBank $75,000 Also a 2:1 employee match, in-kind donations
Starbucks Foundation Company-Sponsored Foundation American Red Cross $250,000 Also employee match
Strada Education Network Corporate Giving Program Unknown Recipient(s) $1,000,000  
Stream Cares Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross $25,000  
SubscriberWise, Ltd. Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program Americares $2,500  
Suntory Holdings Company-Sponsored Foundation American Red Cross $1,000,000 For recovery efforts in communities affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma
SunTrust Foundation Company-Sponsored Foundation American Red Cross $100,000  
Sutter Health Corporate Giving Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross $250,000  
Target Corporation Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program Multiple Recipients $3,500,000 Includes in-kind gifts
Taylor Morrison Home Corporation Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross $250,000 Also employee and customer contributions
TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross $500,000 Employee and customer match
TD Charitable Foundation Company-Sponsored Foundation American Red Cross $125,000  
TechnipFMC plc Corporate Giving Program United Way of Greater Houston Flood Relief Fund $1,000,000  
Tegna Foundation, Inc. Company-Sponsored Foundation American Red Cross $100,000 Employee match
Tempur Sealy International, Inc. Corporate Giving Program Good360 $1,000,000 Value of bed donations
Tenet Healthcare Foundation Company-Sponsored Foundation American Red Cross $20,000  
Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation Company-Sponsored Foundation Unknown Recipient(s) $1,000,000 Also donating proceeds from 9/1-9/3 games
Texas Instruments Incorporated Contributions Program Company-Sponsored Foundation American Red Cross, Unknown Recipient(s) $200,000 Employee match ($100,000)
Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc. Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross, All Hands Volunteers $250,000  
Toronto-Dominion Bank Corporate Giving Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross $100,000  
Total Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross $250,000  
Toyota Motor North America, Inc. Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program Multiple Recipients $3,000,000  
TransCanada Corporation Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross $100,000 Also employee and customer match
The Travelers Companies, Inc. Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program Multiple Recipients $500,000  
Tribune Media Company Charitable Foundation Company-Sponsored Foundation Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, American Red Cross $100,000  
TXU Energy Retail Company LLC Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program Unknown Recipient(s) $500,000 Assist customers who need help paying their electric bills in areas hit by Hurricane Harvey
UBS Financial Services Inc. Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program Multiple Recipients $250,000 Also employee match
Under Armour, Inc. Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program Team Rubicon $50,000  
Union Pacific Corporation Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross, Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, Unknown Recipient(s) $250,000 Employee match ($100,000)
United Air Lines, Inc. Corporate Giving Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross, AmeriCares, Airlink or Operation USA $100,000 Match first $100,000 donated by MilagePlus members via United's fundraising page
United Rentals, Inc. Contributions Program, Inc. Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross $200,000  
UnitedHealth Group Incorporated Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program Unknown Recipient(s) $1,000,000  
Univision Communications, Inc. Corporate Giving Program Multiple Recipients $500,000 American Red Cross, Catholic Charities USA, and Texas Diaper Bank ($250,000), in-kind services
UPS Foundation Company-Sponsored Foundation Unknown Recipient(s) $1,000,000  
USANA True Health Foundation Company-Sponsored Foundation Multiple Recipients $130,000  
USTA Corporate Giving Program Unknown Recipient $500,000  
Valero Energy Corporation Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross $1,000,000  
ValueMomentum, Inc. Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross, Team Rubicon $50,000  
Vectren Foundation, Inc. Company-Sponsored Foundation Multiple Recipients, Unknown Recipient(s) $75,000 Employee match ($25,000)
Verizon Communications Inc. Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program Unknown Recipient(s) $12,550,000 To four nonprofit agencies TBD; $2,500,000 to Hand in Hand Hurricane Relief Fund; $50,000 to Texas Council on Family Violence for agencies affected by Harvey
Visa Inc. Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross $250,000 Also will double-match employee donations to Red Cross
Vistra Energy Corporate Giving Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross $25,000 Also clothing and toiletries
Vitol Inc. Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross $1,000,000 Also employee contributions
Vizient Foundation, Inc. Company-Sponsored Foundation Unknown Recipient(s) $1,000,000 Corp contributions and employee match. Also employee, member, and supplier contributions
Walgreens Corporate Giving Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross $200,000 Also donating food items, first aid, and medical equipment
Walmart, Walmart Foundation Company-Sponsored Foundation American Red Cross, Greater Houston Community Foundation, Multiple Recipients $30,000,000 ARC shelters (up to $10 million), GHCF ($2 million); includes second 2:1 customer match of cash and product donations up to $10 million ($20 million total)
Walt Disney Company Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross $1,000,000  
Waste Management, Inc. Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program Unknown Recipient(s) $3,000,000  
Watercrest Senior Living Group, LLC Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program Samaritan's Purse, Unknown Recipient(s) $110,000 Fundraising campaign ($100,000)
Waterton Corporate Giving Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross $50,000  
Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross $10,000  
Weatherford International, Inc. Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program Feeding Texas, Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund $50,000  
Wells Fargo & Company Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross, Unknown Recipient(s) $1,000,000 For local nonprofits ($500,000)
Whataburger Corporate Giving Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross, Whataburger Family Foundation, Unknown Recipient(s) $1,650,000 Affected local employees ($1,000,000), Local food banks ($50,000)
Williams Companies, Inc. Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program United Way of Greater Houston Flood Relief Fund $500,000  
Wolverine World Wide, Inc. Corporate Giving Program Multiple Recipients $2,600,000 Cash and in-kind
Wynn Resorts, Limited Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program Unknown Recipient(s) $3,750,000  
Xcel Energy Foundation Company-Sponsored Foundation American Red Cross $100,000  
Xerox Corporation Contributions Program/strong> Company-Sponsored Foundation American Red Cross $100,000 $25,000 each for Harvey and Irma relief, $50,000 employee match
Yara North America, Inc. Contributions Program Corporate Giving Program American Red Cross $100,000 For Harvey/Irma relief efforts
Yardi Corporate Giving Program Unknown Recipient(s) $1,000,000 Plus employee match
    TOTAL: $222,452,500  

 

September 11, 2017

Atlanta Falcons (NFL)/Atlanta United (MLS) announce joint contribution of $1 million to help victims of Harvey and Irma, to be split by American Red Cross, United Way, and World Vision.

Apple announces additional $3 million for relief efforts benefiting people affected by Harvey and Irma.

Home Depot Foundation announces additional commitment of $1 million to support hurricane relief efforts, raising total financial support to $2 million for hurricane aid this season.

Walmart announces a second $10 million 2:1 customer match of cash and product donations to support American Red Cross disaster-response efforts.

Updated corporate total: $203,827,500

 

September 12, 2017

Discover Financial Services, which previously had pledged $500,000 to the American Red Cross as part of a cardmember donation matching program, announces additional $1 million pledge to the Red Cross in support of Irma and Harvey relief efforts.

New York Community Bank announces a commitment of $25,000 to Team Rubicon for hurricane relief efforts.

Suntory Holdings announces $1 million donation to American Red Cross for recovery efforts in communities affected by Harvey or Irma.

Updated corporate total: $205,852,500

 

September 15, 2017

The BD Corporate Giving Program announces an employee match, cash, and product donations totaling $700,000 to Americares and organizations TBD for victims of both Harvey and Irma.

The Scotiabank Corporate Giving Program announces a $100,000 pledge to Zina Garrison Tennis & Education Academy.

The BP America Corporate Giving Program announces a $750,000 pledge in support of Harvey relief efforts.

The DentaQuest Corporate Giving Program announces a $1 million pledge to the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation's Rebuild Texas Fund.

Dick's Sporting Goods Foundation and Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc. Corporate Giving Program announce cash and product donations totaling $5.5 million for sports programs affected by Harvey and Irma.

The DentaQuest Corporate Giving Program announces a $1 million pledge to the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation's Rebuild Texas Fund.

The KBR, Inc. Contributions Program announces a commitment of $50,000 to the KBR Charitable Foundation Disaster Relief Fund in support of employees affected by Harvey.

The Merck & Co., Inc. Corporate Giving Program announces a pledge of $1 million to the Hand in Hand Hurricane Relief Fund and $250,000 to multiple recipients for Harvey/Irma relief.

The Red Wing Shoe Company Contributions Program announces product donations worth $500,000 to Good360.

The Rooms to Go Corporate Giving Program announces a $2 million commitment and product donations for Harvey/Irma relief.

The Scotiabank Corporate Giving Program announces a $100,000 pledge to Zina Garrison Tennis & Education Academy.

The Target Corporation, which previously had pledged $500,000, announces an additional $3 million commitment, including in-kind gifts.

The Verizon Communications Inc. Contributions Program, which previously had pledged $10 million, announces additional commitments of $2.5 million and $50,000 to the Texas Council on Family Violence to assist South Texas domestic violence agencies affected by Harvey.

The Xerox Corporation Contributions Program pledges $100,000 to the American Red Cross for Harvey/Irma relief.

Updated corporate total: $220,452,500


September 20, 2017

The Kia Motors America, Inc. Contributions Program and Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia Corporate Giving Program announce commitments totaling $300,000 for Harvey/Irma relief efforts.

The The Allstate Foundation, which previously pledged $500,000 for Harvey relief efforts, increases its commitment to $750,000 total for Harvey/Irma relief efforts.

The Amway Corporation Contributions Program announces commitments totaling $250,000 for Harvey/Irma relief efforts.

The Bridgestone Americas, Inc. Corporate Giving Program pledges $1 million for Harvey/Irma relief efforts.

The Kia Motors America, Inc. Contributions Program and Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia Corporate Giving Program announce commitments totaling $300,000 for Harvey/Irma relief efforts.

The Yara North America, Inc. Contributions Program announces a $100,000 pledge for Harvey/Irma relief efforts.

Updated corporate total: $222,452,500


Weekend Link Roundup (September 2-3, 2017)

September 04, 2017

Our weekly roundup of noteworthy items from and about the social sector. For more links to great content, follow us on Twitter at @pndblog....

RosieClimate Change

Did climate change magnify the destructive power of Hurricane Harvey? Robinson Meyer The Atlantic's Robinson Meyer uncovers a fair amount of evidence which suggests that global warming is making a bad situation worse.

On the Yes! Magazine site, 350.org co-founder Bill McKibben talks with Jacqueline Patterson, director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program about the threat of climate change as a lens to understand many of the injustices confronting the planet.

Collaboration

Which of the following elements of effective collaboration is the most challenging: reaching consensus, bringing diverse perspectives to the table, taking meaningful action? Hop over to the Kauffman Foundation site and cast your vote, then read on to learn how "to apply the principles that matter to move to [a] place where collaboration can happen on a much larger scale." 

Data

Could data science be the key to unlocking the next wave of social change? Elizabeth Good Christopherson, president and chief executive officer of the Rita Allen Foundation, talks with Jake Porway, founder of DataKind, a global network of volunteers skilled in data analysis, coding and visualization, about changes in technology that are influencing the work of his organization and the prospects for accelerated social change.

Disaster Relief

The New York Times has a good roundup of federal assistance for those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Looking for commonsense advice about the best way to donate to Hurricane Harvey relief and recovery efforts? This article by Pam Fessler on the NPR site is a good place to start.

In a post on Slate, Jonathan M. Katz explains why the Red Cross, the default disaster relief recipient for a majority of corporations and individual Americans, won't "save" Houston.

And in a post on the NCRP site, Ginny Goldman, founder and former director of the Texas Organizing Project, the Houston-based affiliate of the Center for Popular Democracy, reminds Americans that "[w]hen camera crews head home and it's time to rebuild Houston, the people on the ground will need organizing capacity and legal support to fight for themselves." 

International Affairs/Development

According to a Better Business Better World report, the UN's Sustainable Development Goals could open up an estimated $12 trillion in market opportunities in four economic systems: food and agriculture, cities, energy and materials, and health and well-being. But, writes Nazila Vali, seizing such opportunities will require many more and much stronger partnerships.

Speaking to a small crowd at the Overseas Development Institute in London, Rajiv Shah, the new head of the Rockefeller Foundation, shared the following math: If the top fifteen foundations in the United States pooled their annual giving, their collective contributions would not fill the gap left by President Trump's proposed 30 percent cuts to foreign assistance. Devex's Molly Anders reports on what Shah is doing to position his foundation for the realities of an "America First" world.

Nonprofits

What can a nonprofit board do to make sure its members are evaluated honestly for their effectiveness? In a post on his Nonprofit Management blog, Eugene Fram shares some good advice.

Philanthropy

Prompted by the recent events in Charlottesville, Nellie Mae Education Foundation president and CEO Nick Donohue argues that maybe philanthropy has become to comfortable in its response to, and efforts to combat, white privilege.

And in her monthly commentary, Kiran Ahuja, CEO of Philanthropy NW, echoes that sentiment.

On the Glasspockets blog, Nicole Richards, chief storyteller at Philanthropy Australia, the national industry association for giving Down Under, argues that when it comes to storytelling, philanthropy generally gets a failing grade. 

And the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy has launched a new blog, and it looks like it's going to be a good one. Content coordinator Abby Rolland explains what she and her colleagues hope to accomplish.

That's it for this week. Got something you'd like to share? Drop us a line at mfn@foundationcenter.org.

Weekend Link Roundup (August 26-27, 2017)

August 28, 2017

Our weekly roundup of noteworthy items from and about the social sector. For more links to great content, follow us on Twitter at @pndblog....

Harvey-goes-82517_0Disaster Relief

Harvey has slammed into the Texas Gulf Coast and flooding from the rainfall accompanying the storm appears to be as bad, if not worse, than predicted. NPR has put together a very helpful list of sites and resources for those who would like to help.

Fundraising

The team behind the Fundly blog shares five tips aimed at helping your organization improve its crowdfunding goals. 

International Affairs/Development

The UN Sustainable Development Goals are a framework for what might just be the most ambitious development effort ever. And if that effort is to succeed, every dollar contributed toward one of the goals needs to be spent effectively. On the Triple Pundit site, Mandy Ryan, managing director at Changing Our World, has some good tips for companies looking to align their citizenship work with the SDGs.

And what can we learn from UNLEASH, an "innovation lab" where a thousand young people from a hundred and twenty-nine countries spent ten days in Aarhus, Denmark, developing solutions for the Sustainable Development Goals?  Catherine Cheney reports for Devex.

Journalism/Media

Google News Lab, in partnership with ProPublica, is launching a new, machine learning-powered tool to track reported hate crimes across the country. Taylor Hatmaker reports for Tech Crunch.

We were saddened to learn of the death of Jack Rosenthal, the great  New York Timesman (and our UWS neighbor), at the age of 82. In a long career at the Times, Rosenthal served as urban affairs correspondent in Washington, deputy editorial page editor, editorial page editor, editor of The New York Times Magazine, and president of the New York Times Company Foundation. Eighteen months after 9/11, we had an opportunity to interview him as he was serving in that latter role  an interview that still has much to teach us.

Nonprofits

Does your nonprofit struggle to find board members eager to advance the work of your organization instead of their own career? On her Social Velocity blog, Nell Edgington shares three questions designed to help you determine whether a prospective board member is a good fit.

Good news: Stanford Law School's organizations and Transactions Clinic has launched a website that offers free access to hundreds of sample legal documents for attorneys who represent nonprofit organizations. 

Philanthropy

Many of today’s emerging mega-philanthropists aspire to "audacious" success. But audacious social change is incredibly difficult, and it never results from a single grant or silver bullet, write Susan Wolf Ditkoff and Abe Grindle in the Harvard Business Review; instead, "it takes collaboration, government engagement, and persistence over decades." Based on a deep dive deep into fifteen breakthrough initiatives, Ditkoff and Grindle share five elements that together "constitute a framework for philanthropists pursuing large-scale, swing-for-the-fences change."

In a finance-driven economy that of late seems to reward equity holders at the expense of almost everyone else, donor-advised funds, which give donors an immediate tax break and enable them to avoid capital gains taxes on gifts of appreciated stock, have become the fastest-growing segment of American philanthropy. But do they create incentives for providers to hoard rather than distribute charitable dollars? Nonprofit Chronicles blogger Marc Gunther takes a deep dive into the increasingly popular, and controversial, world of DAFs.

On the Impact Alpha site, Ross Baird, president of Village Capital, asks,:After Charlottesville, does impact investing even matter?

Poverty

Is poverty the result of "the wrong mind-set," as Ben Carson, secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, recently told an interviewer? On Valerie Strauss's Answer Sheet blog, Richard Rothstein, a former education reporter for the New York Times and author of the new book, The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How our Government Segregated America, looks at the factors that really drive poverty in America.

Public Policy

The Washington Post's Juliet Eilperin looks at the dozen or so national monuments most at risk from an executive order signed by Donald Trump earlier this spring. 

Racial Justice

And in an op-ed in the Washington Post, Wes Moore, chief executive of the New York City-based Robin Hood Foundation,  wonders what his grandfather, who was born in South Carolina and chased out of the United States (along with the rest of his family) by the KKK when he was just six, would say about the resurgence of white supremacy in America today.

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That's it for this week. Got something you'd like to share? Drop us a line at mfn@foundationcenter.org.

Weekend Link Roundup (August 19-20, 2017)

August 20, 2017

Our weekly roundup of noteworthy items from and about the social sector. For more links to great content, follow us on Twitter at @pndblog....

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The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University has put together a partial list of social impact leaders who spoke out against the events in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend. The list includes statements by Elisa Villanueva Beard  (CEO, Teach for America), Ben Hecht (CEO, Living Cities), Danyelle Honoré, (President, UVA chapter of the NAACP), Jonathan Reckford (CEO, Habitat for Humanity International), and Kevin Trapani (CEO, Redwoods Group).

Half a dozen Connecticut Council on Philanthropy members also weighed in, including Michael Johnston (President/CEO, Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford), Martha McCoy (Executive Director, Everyday Democracy), and Frances G. Padilla (President, Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut)

Other social sector leaders who made powerful statements include Jean Case (CEO, Case Foundation),  Kristen Clarke (President/ED, Lawyers Committe for Civil Rights Under Law), Aaron Dorfman (Executive Director, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy), Grant Oliphant (President, Heinz Endowments), and Rip Rapson (CEO, Kresge Foundation).

The violence in Charlottesville prompted the American Civil Liberties Union, on Thursday, to announce that it would no longer represent white supremacist groups that protest with guns. The PBS NewsHour's Joshua Barajas has the story.

In the Daily Dot, Andrew Wyrich explains why there's no such thing as the "alt-left."

On her Philanthropy 2173 blog, Lucy Bernholz reminds us that "Racism is a problem created by white people. People of color suffer, but white people are the ones who created it, benefit from it, perpetuate it, and, I believe, also suffer from it. None of us are free when some are not. It's not enough to say this, we need to act to change it, persistently and continuously...." 

Education

From 2003-2015, U.S. reading scores on the two most respected achievement tests, the NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) and the PISA (Program for International Student Assessment), remained essentially flat. So why aren't we making any progress? The answer, according to Paula J. Schwanenflugel, PhD, and Nancy Flanagan Knapp, PhD, writing in Psychology Today, is pretty straightforward: poverty.

Environment

The Society of Environmental Journalists is proud to present the winners of the 2016-2017 Awards for Reporting on the Environment. Congratulations to the winners!

International Affairs/Development

Convinced that the United States is losing the war of ideas in the Middle East, the Center for American Progress has issued a new guide to countering extremism in the region.

So you want to change the world and know exactly how to do it? Entrepreneur magazine's Jeffery Hayzlett shares five things you should consider before you get started.

And in Good Housekeeping, Melinda Gates, who knows a thing or two about the subject, shares her top ten tips for making the world a better place.

Philanthropy

On his Nonprofit Chronicles blog, Marc Gunther profiles Unorthodox Philanthropy, a program of the San Francisco-based Lampert Byrd Foundation that, in the words of founder Mark Lampert, looks for "opportunities with the greatest potential exist where others aren't looking."

In Fast Company, Ben Paynter reports on the work of a handful of foundations, including Ford and Omidyar Network, that are leading the charge into the brave new world of impact investment. And The Economist reports that even the Catholic Church is dipping its toes into the impact investing water.

The always level-headed Bruce DeBoskey has some good advice for families looking to engage "rising-generation members" in a mutigenerational family endeavor like philanthropy.

And Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors has three tips for NextGen philanthropists.

That's it for this week. Got something you'd like to share? Drop us a line at mfn@foundationcenter.org.

Weekend Link Roundup (August 5-6, 2017)

August 06, 2017

Sam-shepard-in-winterOur weekly roundup of noteworthy items from and about the social sector. For more links to great content, follow us on Twitter at @pndblog....

African Americans

We begin with this week's startling statistic. According to the Pew Research Center, one out of four black Americans have faced online harassment because of their race or ethnicity.

Arts and Culture

On the James Irvine Foundation blog, Leslie Payne, a senior program at the foundation, asks: What does it mean to participate in the arts today?

Education

On the Center for Effective Philanthropy blog, Jen Wilka, executive director of YouthTruth, reports  on key findings of a survey of more than 55,000 high school students that asked them how prepared they feel for life after high school.

Here on PhilanTopic, Alexis Morin, co-founder and executive director of Students for Education Reform, reports that a survey of first-generation college students conducted by her organization found that the majority of them feel unprepared for college.

And in a post for the Hechinger Report, Nicole Dobo shares key findings from Time to Act 2017: Put Data in the Hands of People, which argues that while the use of data in formulating education policy has evolved for the better, parents and teachers still find it difficult to get access to that data.

Immigration

The last time the federal government tried to slow the legal immigration to the United States by adopting a merit-based system was fifty years ago — and Lyndon Johnson was president. Alana Semuels reports The Atlantic.

Nonprofits

Writing in the MinnPost, Kristi Rendahl, an assistant professor and director of the Nonprofit Leadership Program at Minnesota State University, Mankato, argues that repeal of the so-called Johnson Amendment "would mean de facto campaign finance through religious and charitable organizations, but with none of the rules." 

In the New Hampshire Business Review, Jeff Feingold chats with nonprofit activist Robert Eggers about nonprofit stereotypes and whether nonprofits should be more politically engaged.

Philanthropy

"Philanthropy has come a long way since [Andrew Carnegie] took a childhood experience and turned it into a national legacy," writes Courtney Martin on The Development Set website. But too often, Martin adds, "it feels like we’ve lost our core wisdom about how change actually happens." What does that mean? "It means that the only philanthropy worth engaging in — both ethically and strategically speaking — is the kind that honors the wisdom of relationships and the power of money."

According to Rob Reich,  director of the Center for Ethics in Society at Stanford University, charitable foundations are a “donor-directed, perpetual, tax-subsidized exercise of the liberty to give public wealth away.” And what, Reich asks Quartz' Olivia Goldhill, is “the democratically good part about that again?"

New research from the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University finds that philanthropists in Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo (Michigan) give generously to improve their respective communities, but that they go about it in vastly different ways. Jane C. Simons reports for MiBiz.com.

In Philanthropy Daily, Martin Morse Wooster, a senior fellow at the Capital Research Center in Washington, D.C., suggests that maybe "there is no one best way to give. Sometimes charity is the answer, and sometimes it is philanthropy. Sometimes program-related investments may be the right way to go." The point is, the "mix should vary with each donor and aim."

"America’s foundations spend many millions of dollars every year on investment advice. In return, they get sub-par performance." On the Transparency Talk blog, Nonprofit Chronicles blogger Marc Gunther explains why this may be about to change.

Science/Tech

Because "those who experience hate, marginalization, and discrimination on a daily basis know it when they see it," writes Lucy Bernholz on her Philanthropy 2153 blog, "[m]ainstream nonprofits struggling to understand how and why they must investigate the technology on which depend [their] 'values fit' would do well to turn to such groups for guidance."

Social Innovation

And almost all the way back from a self-imposed social media "break," Nell Edgington checks in with a list of ten great social innovation reads from June and July.

That's it for this week. Got something you'd like to share? Drop us a line at mfn@foundationcenter.org.

Weekend Link Roundup (July 22-23, 2017)

July 23, 2017

Our weekly roundup of noteworthy items from and about the social sector. For more links to great content, follow us on Twitter at @pndblog....

Climate Change

According to the best-case scenario — a drastic reduction in greenhouse gases across the world — 48 percent of humanity will be exposed regularly to deadly heat by the year 2100. But "[e]xtreme heat isn’t a doomsday scenario," writes Emily Atkin in The New Republic, it's "an existing, deadly phenomenon — and it’s getting worse by the day. The question is whether we’ll act and adapt, thereby saving countless lives."

Puppy_with_fork_hiResCommunity Improvement/Development

In a Perspectives piece on the MacArthur Foundation website, Tara Magner and Cate A. Fox discuss how the foundation's newly appointed Chicago Commitment team is beginning to think about its work to make Chicago a more connected and equitable city, and the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.

Education

After twelve years, the Moody's Foundation has dropped its sponsorship of the Moody's Mega Math Challenge, a national math modeling competition for high school juniors and seniors, and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, which runs the competition, is looking for a new sponsor. Forbes associate editor Alex Knapp has the details.

Environment

According to a new report from international environmental NGO Global Witness, two hundred environmental activists were murdered in 2016, more than double the number who lost their lives defending the environment just five years ago. And the violence continues, with more than a hundred activists murdered in the first five months of this year. On the Skoll Foundation website, Zachary Slobig talks with Global Witness' Billy Kyte about the  “culture of impunity” that is enabling these gross violations of human rights.

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Weekend Link Roundup (July 15-16, 2017)

July 17, 2017

Roger-federerOur weekly roundup of noteworthy items from and about the social sector. For more links to great content, follow us on Twitter at @pndblog....

Climate Change

Cities are where most of the world's population lives. But with the climate warming at an alarming rate, just how hot will they be by the year 2100? An interactive map created by Climate Central and the World Meteorological Organization has the scorching results.

Education

Anyone who cares about public education in the U.S. will want to check out the longish piece by Chris Ford, Stephanie Johnson, and Lisa Partelow on the Center for American progress site detailing the "sordid" history of school vouchers in America.

Quartz has a nice profile of Maggie MacDonnell, the Canadian winner of this year's $1 million Global Teacher Prize.

Health

Just how does the health system in U.S. stack up against those in other developed countries? Using data from Commonwealth Fund surveys and other sources of standardized data, the fund's Mirror, Mirror 2017 report identifies seventy-two measures relevant to healthcare system performance and organizes them into five performance domains: Care Process, Access, Administrative Efficiency, Equity, and Health Care Outcomes.

The Kaiser Family Foundation's Cynthia Cox and Larry Levitt examined the individual insurance market in early 2017 and, contrary to Republican Party talking points, found no evidence that it was collapsing; indeed, Cox and Levitt discovered that health insurers are on track to have their best year since the Affordable Care Act was signed into law.

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Weekend Link Roundup (June 24-25, 2015)

June 25, 2017

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Climate Change

"If there's a silver lining to the U.S. decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement," writes Nature Conservancy president Mark Tercek, it's "the renewed commitment to climate action we’re seeing across the country." Indeed, "[m]ore than 175 governments covering 30 percent of the global economy have pledged to reduce emissions by 80 percent by 2050. [And here] in the U.S., 13 states have formed an alliance announcing that they will enact policies to meet our Paris pledge within their borders."

Communications/Marketing

Is your nonprofit's messaging stuck in neutral? Nonprofit communications consultant Carrie Fox has a five-step reboot designed to get your communications back in gear.

Grantmaking

Even though "[r]elationships between funders and grantees may have their own unique quirks and power dynamics,...they are not fundamentally different from...other good relationships," writes Caroline Altman Smith, deputy director of education at the Kresge Foundation, on the Center for Effective Philanthropy blog.

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A Conversation With Una Osili, Director of Research, Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

June 23, 2017

As we reported a week or so ago, the latest edition of the annual Giving USA report shows that total giving in 2016 rose 2.7 percent (1.4 percent adjusted for inflation) from the revised estimate of $379.89 billion for 2015. Published by the Giving USA Foundation and researched and written by the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, the report also found that charitable giving from individuals, foundations, and corporations — and to all nine major categories of recipient organizations — increased in 2016, just the sixth time in the last forty years that that has happened.

The numbers would seem to support the idea that many Americans, eight years after the start of the worst economic downturn since the 1930s, are feeling better about their finances. They do little, however, to explain the widespread anxiety and economic insecurity that fueled the political rise and election of Donald Trump as president of the United States. To help sort things out, PND spoke with Una Osili, director of research at the Lilly Family School of Pahilanthropy, about the report's findings and what they tell us about wealth, inequality, and the changing landscape of philanthropy in America.

Headshot_osili_una_cropped1_3Philanthropy News Digest: The big headline from this year's report is that total giving hit a record $390 billion in 2016. What's your favorite takeaway from the report?

Una Osili: A key finding is that individuals, who are responsible for 72 percent of all giving in the U.S., are the drivers of American philanthropy. If you look at the last two years, individual giving has registered the highest growth rate over that period, and this year's report confirms the observation that individuals play a critical role in philanthropy.

PND: The report found that giving to all nine recipient categories was up in 2016, a rare occurrence. Which of those categories saw the biggest gains, and what does the fact that giving was up across all categories tell you?

UO: The subsectors that saw the largest growth were the environment and the arts, followed by international. In all three of those areas, we are seeing significant innovation in terms of fundraising approaches and the use of new methods to build relationships with donors.

The takeaway here is that innovation does matter, and organizations in those sectors are breaking new ground in how they think about donor engagement and using technology. It's also interesting that the environment, and international affairs as well, are very much top of mind with donors and funders as a result of the public policy debates we've been having.

PND: You mentioned that the increase in giving in 2016 was largely driven by the 4 percent jump in giving by individuals. How closely does individual giving track income and/or wealth inequality?

UO: In general, giving trends tend to reflect overall economic growth and household wealth and income trends. In other words, individuals give when they are economically and finan­cial­ly secure. That said, inequality is an important trend to examine alongside growth in income, because as the economy has recovered we've seen that house­hold incomes at the top have recovered faster than incomes in the middle and at the bottom, and that has the potential to influence where we can expect to see growth in giving over time.

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Weekend Link Roundup (June 17-18, 2017)

June 18, 2017

Rising-TemperaturesOur weekly roundup of noteworthy items from and about the social sector. For more links to great content, follow us on Twitter at @pndblog....

Arts and Culture

On the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation's Shared Experiences blog, National Assembly of State Arts Agencies CEO Pam Breaux argues that leaving support for arts to the private sector alone "would leave millions of people behind."

Communications/Marketing

On the Communications Network site, Na Eng, communications director at the McKnight Foundation, shares some of the best practices that she and her colleagues embedded in the foundation's latest annual report.

Corporate Philanthropy

In the Detroit News, Melissa Burden reports that General Motors is overhauling its $30-million-a year corporate philanthropy program — a decision that has some nonprofits and arts groups in southeastern Michigan worried.

Diversity

"Of all the things philanthropists are trying to fix," writes Ben Paynter in Fast Company, "there's one major issue the sector seems to continually ignore: itself." By which he means the "lack of racial diversity among nonprofit and foundation leaders, an issue that remains unaddressed despite having been well documented for at least fifteen years."

Grantmaking

When are program evaluations worth reading, and when are they not? On Glasspockets' Transparency Talk blog, Rebekah Levin, director of evaluation and learning at the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, breaks it down

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Weekend Link Roundup (June 10-11, 2017)

June 11, 2017

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Children and Youth

On the Annie E. Casey Foundation blog, Tracey Feild, managing director of the foundation's Child Welfare Strategy Group, shares five lessons from the foundation's recent efforts to develop tools to measure and address racial disparities in child welfare systems.

Education

"If Facebook’s [Mark]. Zuckerberg has his way, children the world over will soon be teaching themselves — using software his company helped build." The New York Times' Natasha Singer considers the efforts of Zuckerberg, Salesforce founder Marc Benioff, Netflix chief Reed Hastings, and other Silicon Valley billionaires to remake America's public schools.

Giving

In an article for Nature, Caroline Fiennes, founder of Giving Evidence, an organization that promotes charitable giving based on sound evidence, argues that "[p]hilanthropists are flying blind because little is known about how to donate money well." The solution to the problem, she adds, "lies in more research on what makes for effective philanthropy [and donor effectiveness]."

And here, courtesy of the International Council for Science's Anne-Sophie Stevance and David McCollum, research scholar at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, is an SDG-related example of exactly the kind of approach and methodology Fiennes would like to see more of.

A recent column by New York Times columnist David Brooks in which Brooks asks, "What would I do if I had a billion bucks to use for good?" raises other interesting questions, writes John Tamny on the Real Clear Markets site, including: Why do the superrich think their skills in the commercial space render them experts at charity? And: Why should the supperrich be expected to do "good" after they have created wealth — and the jobs and social advances that usually come with it?

Reid Hoffman, a supperrich Silicon Valley entrepreneur and founder of networking site LinkedIn, tells The Atlantic's Alana Semuels that having people who know how to apply capital in the service of getting things done is a good thing for social causes, as long as those same people are careful about big-footing the politics of the issue.

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Weekend Link Roundup (June 3-4, 2017)

June 04, 2017

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African Americans

In an op-ed for the New York Times, Melissa Harris-Perry, a professor in the department of politics and international affairs at Wake Forest University, television personality, and founding director of the Anna Julia Cooper Center, has some advice for the NAACP, which recently announced the departure of its president, Cornell William Brooks, and its intention to pursue an "organization-wide refresh."

Climate Change

Hours after Donald Trump claimed "to represent the voters of Pittsburgh in his decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement," Pittsburgh mayor Bill Peduto announced his support for a goal of powering the city entirely with clean and renewable energy by 2035. Shane Levy reports for the Sierra Club. (And you can read Peduto's executive order to that effect here.)

Although there's no doubt that "President Trump’s decision to abandon the Paris Agreement on global warming is a short-sighted mistake," writes Nature Conservancy president Mark Tercek, the jury is still out as to whether "the decision [will] unravel the entire agreement."

Fundraising

We missed this post by Vu Le outlining the principles of community-centric fundraising when it was first published in the lead up to the Memorial Day weekend. But it is definitely worth your time.

Hey, Mr./Ms. Nonprofit Fundraiser, job got you down and almost out? Beth Kanter shares four warning signs of burnout — and easy ways to make yourself feel better.

On the GuideStar blog, BidPal's Joshua Meyer looks at five unexpected benefits of text-to-give software.

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