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Pioneers Post

Laura Joffre

27 July 2021

Chad

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Funded by the Hear the World Foundation, Écoute-moi! provides audiological care in Chad. Working closely with children at a school for hearing loss, the group conducts audiograms to assess hearing loss levels, fits th...

Nigeria Health Watch

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Adaobi N. Ezeokoli

21 June 2021

Nigeria

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The GEANCO Foundation provides services to increase the health of pregnant women, including an anemia clinic that provides free antenatal care and a stipend to support women’s nutritional needs. Because many women pre...

Dallas Free Press

Sujata Dand

16 June 2021

Dallas, Texas, United States

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The new Southpoint Community Market in Dallas is the product of seven years of planning in a process based on community input about the need for accessible, nutritious, affordable food and other everyday groceries. An...

Next City

Jared Brey

25 May 2021

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

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Urban Housing Solutions, a Nashville nonprofit housing developer, made a $19.2 million investment to preserve 165 apartments for people earning in the mid-30s. In a tight and expensive housing market where aggressive ...

100 Days in Appalachia

Amanda Page

11 May 2021

West Virginia, United States

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The West Virginia Council of Churches formed a network of community reentry councils to help people leaving prison line up basic necessities, from housing to employment. The councils use their members' community conne...

Documented

Kevin Duggan

15 April 2021

New York, New York, United States

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New York City’s Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Affairs relied on help from 34 community groups to distribute a $20 million relief fund from the Open Society Foundation. The groups verified who needed the funds, and no p...

AL.com (Alabama Media Group)

Trisha Powell Crain

10 March 2021

Alabama, United States

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Summer Adventures in Learning (SAIL) provides funding for summer programs that mix academic learning and fun enrichment activities. The “COVID slide,” where students fell behind in math, science, and reading, had a gr...

NPR

Sylvia Poggioli

2 January 2021

Italy

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Advancing Women Artists (AWA) is a nonprofit foundation that has identified around 2,000 pieces of art by women artists that were forgotten or stored away in Italy’s museums and churches. The organization has financed...

The Bristol Cable

Alex Turner

2 October 2020

Bristol, England

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Bristol Redistro is an experiment in wealth redistribution that taps the social-justice consciences of people who pool what they see as their excess money to make grants to small community groups that are "challenging...

The Land

Lee Chilcote

Conor Morris

25 August 2020

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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With 75 micro-grants totaling $200,000, community organizations in Cleveland encourage people to complete the census in innovative ways. The Cleveland Caravan, or La Caravana, is a collaborative effort where trucks pl...

NationSwell

Sarah Morgan

3 August 2020

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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A coalition of organizations in the Detroit region had “a goal of re-engaging the region’s 690,000 adults who had completed some college but hadn’t gotten a degree.” One of the programs they created was the Wayne Stat...

Cleveland Jewish News

Stephen Langel

25 June 2020

Ohio, United States

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Ohio philanthropies shifted to a rapid-response model of providing support for the coronavirus. A coalition of 81 philanthropies in Northeast Ohio quickly raised over $8.7 million from more than 2,200 donors and alloc...

North Carolina Health News

Liora Engel-Smith

21 May 2020

Robbinsville, North Carolina, United States

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With the help of a program that enables churches to assess the needs of their community and create solutions, one reverend in North Carolina was able to provide a lifeline: internet access. Rural communities like his ...

CalMatters

Mikhail Zinshteyn

7 May 2020

California, United States

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During COVID-19, community college foundations in California are stepping up to support their undocumented students who haven't benefited from stimulus payments under the CARES Act, providing direct payments as well a...

The Daily Record

Emily Morgan

24 March 2020

Wooster, Ohio, United States

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In Wayne County, the local Wayne County Community Foundation teamed up with other local private foundations to establish the Wayne County Emergency Response Fund, which provides money and support to nonprofit organiza...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

4 December 2019

New York, New York, United States

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Evaluating evidence of an organization’s impact informs charitable giving. Ratings organizations like ImpactMatters and Charity Navigator provide transparency to donors by reporting on the effectiveness of charities a...

The Connecticut Mirror

Mark Pazniokas

30 October 2019

Connecticut, United States

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The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving granted $448,400 to 20 community organizations to support voter registration and the census. Connecticut did not earmark any money in the state budget for the census. Public l...

Richland Source

Larry Phillips

29 October 2019

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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Public art adds value to communities that have experienced decline in recent decades. In towns like Mansfield and Marietta, Ohio, public art plays a positive role. Murals created by groups like Mansfield Murals Inc., ...

Oregon Live

Casey Chaffin

13 September 2019

Minnesota, United States

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In the Twin Cities area, community mental health and wellness professionals have made it a priority to develop a pipeline of clinicians of color and create programming specific to residents of cultural and ethnic mino...

WGME-TV

David Singer

28 June 2019

Gorham, Maine, United States

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Scholarships and grants can help students who are looking to being their careers after high school to succeed. In Maine, the Maine Blue Collar Scholar Fund provides financial support to high school graduates who wish ...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

5 June 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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The city of Philadelphia has been experimenting and iterating on the development of a Juvenile Justice Hub – a program that would transform interactions between the city’s youth and the police. The Hub is in the testi...

Quartz

Annabelle Timsit

5 May 2019

United States

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The average American family spends more than two hours at the local laundromat. The Clinton Foundation and other partners have set up "Reading & Play Spaces" in 250 laundromats across the country to encourage literacy...

Inside Philanthropy

Julia Travers

24 April 2019

Ghana

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Nine philanthropic organizations, including Plan International and Comic Relief, make up the With and For Girls Collective, which asks teenage girls worldwide to select girl-led initiatives to fund, a process known as...

The New York Times

Erica Green

12 April 2019

Akron, Ohio, United States

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One year after LeBron James' I Promise School opened its doors, its students, picked for being some of the worst performing in Akron, Ohio, have shown significant improvement on district assessments. I Promise is fund...

FastCompany

Ben Paynter

19 March 2019

United States

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A new charity app called Millie builds upon tested app dynamics like online payment services, gamification, and social networks to encourage millennials to give to charities and organizations of their choosing. Rather...

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