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    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Eleven nonprofits in Dallas are receiving a total of $275,000 in grants for their efforts in responding to COVID-19, Mayor Eric Johnson announced Wednesday. The mayor’s office said the nonprofits will each receive $25,000 from the Mayor’s Disaster Relief Fund based on aspects such as public safety and domestic violence services, homelessness...
    Nonprofit organizations in Georgia are facing higher demands for services but decreases in revenue amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a recent survey found. According to a June survey by the Georgia Center for Nonprofits (GCN), 90 percent of nonprofit organizations that responded have seen a drop in revenue since the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak....
    DENVER (CBS4) – Thousands of personal protective equipment kits are now available to Denver small businesses and nonprofits. The city opened an online registration for those groups to get the kits for free. The kits include one 64oz. hand sanitizer, 40 1oz. hand sanitizers, one gallon of surface disinfectant, 100 surgical masks, one non-contact thermometer...
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — More than half of Indiana’s nonprofit groups that provide services to those in need have cut back on programs or reduced their capacity in recent months due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, a report has found. Between revenue declines and fundraiser cancellations, about 60% of not-for-profit groups have suspended or...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ)- The Maryland Department of Commerce and Department of Housing and Community Development announced Friday that a third round of emergency relief funding is being set aside to be used by 501(c)(6) nonprofit associations that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in the state. Governor Hogan announced the $50 million establishment of the...
    A nonprofit public watchdog filed a complaint Thursday with the Internal Revenue Service, the state of Wisconsin and the California attorney general’s office accusing the conservative activist group American Majority (AM) of violating the federal tax code and various state laws. The complaint, filed by the nonpartisan Campaign for Accountability (CfA) and exclusively obtained by Salon, accuses...
    Roger Sollenberger July 31, 2020 10:00AM (UTC) A nonprofit public watchdog filed a complaint Thursday with the Internal Revenue Service, the state of Wisconsin and the California attorney general's office accusing the conservative activist group American Majority (AM) of violating the federal tax code and various state laws. The complaint, filed by the nonpartisan Campaign for...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, the Brotherhood/Sister Sol, a youth development organization in Harlem, has provided emergency financial support, technology and nearly 100,000 meals to their community of Black and Latinx youth and their...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, the Brotherhood/Sister Sol, a youth development organization in Harlem, has provided emergency financial support, technology and nearly 100,000 meals to their community of Black and Latinx youth and their...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City By Betsy MacLean Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, the Brotherhood/Sister Sol, a youth development organization in Harlem, has provided emergency financial support, technology and nearly 100,000 meals to their community of Black and Latinx...
    Small businesses and nonprofit agencies in Virginia that have suffered economic damages because of the coronavirus will have access to parts of $70 million in new financial aid the state is making available. Gov. Ralph Northam said $10,000 each will be awarded to about 7,000 applicants. In order to qualify, businesses and nonprofits must have...
    EAST PALO ALTO, Calif. (KGO) -- For months, people have been ordered to stay at home or or work from home.But what if there was no home to be at?Even with eviction moratoriums in place, families across the Bay Area are facing homelessness due to back pay owed on these rents following financial struggles caused...
    By SARAH HONOSKY, The News & Advance LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Olivier Glissant, an internationally renowned Brooklyn-based composer, is working on a new composition with an unexpected inspiration — a poem by 12-year-old Titus Beatty, who is collaborating with Glissant to create a work in response to COVID-19 and the social unrest that has overturned...
    FAIRVIEW, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Across Bergen County, nonprofits are stepping up to find sustainable ways to meet the needs of resident struggling with food insecurity. A room that used to be used for counseling is now filled with snacks from floor to ceiling. Paper bags and grocery carts replace desks next door, and bags filled...
    Like retailers scrambling to fill the demand for new bikes, nonprofit Gearin’Up Bicycles in Northeast D.C. was experiencing a sales boom of its own. Keith Jackson is the operations manager of the nonprofit that gives young people a chance to get their hands dirty, get some employment training and engage in a variety of community...
    Jul 17 (.) – The United States Federal Reserve opened its “Main Street” loan program on Friday to non-profit organizations, allowing educational, healthcare and social service entities with a minimum of up to 10 employees to access the central bank financing. The announcement extends the Fed’s loans to a whole new sector of the economy,...
    New York (CNN Business)Colleges, universities, hospitals and other nonprofits hurting from the pandemic can now borrow funds from the Federal Reserve's $600 billion Main Street lending facility. The decision to expand the emergency lending program, announced Friday, underscores concerns about the huge toll the health crisis is taking on a critical sector of the economy...
    SAN ANTONIO – More than 100 nonprofits are looking for a plan-B after Fiesta San Antonio 2020 was canceled after officials had postponed the event for November. The 11-day celebration brings in millions of dollars to nonprofits who depend on the events surrounding Fiesta to make their budget. Fiesta San Antonio canceled in 2020, officials...
    SAN ANTONIO – Fiesta fans who purchased tickets to parades and other events earlier this year may have held on to them as a beacon of hope that the 11-day event would still go on. But as Fiesta San Antonio has now entirely canceled the party for 2020 due to rising COVID-19 concerns, some ticket...
    Funding is part of UnitedHealthcare’s $12.3 million in Empowering Health grants focused on expanding access to care and addressing the social determinants of health for people in underserved communities UnitedHealthcare, a UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) company, is awarding $1 million in Empowering Health grants to six community-based organizations in Georgia to expand access to care...
    Instead of celebrating its 50th with an appropriately grand event, Sunnyvale Community Services has spent its golden anniversary year redesigning all its programs to be in line with “shelter in place” and social distancing mandates. And the nonprofit, which provides food and rental assistance to local residents in need, made this pivot while dealing with...
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City’s local Black Lives Matter chapter posted a total of $1.4 million in cash bonds to release four protesters from jail who were arrested and charged with various crimes during demonstrations against police brutality and racism. With help from the National Bail Fund Network, Black Lives Matter paid a $750,000...
    After more than 95 percent of Securian Financial’s workforce transitioned to working from home in March because of the coronavirus pandemic, the downtown St. Paul company’s parking ramps were left empty. In response, Securian suspended employees’ parking contracts and offered them two choices: They could receive the extra cash in their paychecks or they could...
    For seven long years, the nuns of the Little Sisters of the Poor have fought tooth-and-nail for the right to continue their charitable mission without violating their deeply held religious convictions. It shouldn’t have been this difficult. After all, America was founded on the principle that we should be free to practice our faith openly...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Many local governments, nonprofit organizations and religious groups in Illinois are eligible for assistance with the economic toll of the COVID-19 pandemic, but most of those eligible haven’t applied. There are more than 1,300 known organizations eligible for the Public Assistance program, which reimburses up to 75 percent of the costs of the...
    By DAVID EGGERT, Associated Press LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s economic development board on Tuesday authorized a $115 million grant program for small businesses, nonprofits, farms and agricultural processors hurt by the coronavirus pandemic. Entities can start applying July 15. The state will disburse the funding — a portion of $880 million in federal rescue...
    An East L.A. family leans on community during the pandemic as government lets down low-income immigrants. By Angelika Albaladejo, for Capitol and Main  Jenny’s family lives paycheck-to-paycheck on Los Angeles’ Eastside. Usually, they can piece together enough income from her mom’s taco cart and her brother’s rideshare driving to cover rent and food. But the coronavirus...
    Also in the Star Tribune, Kelly Smith writes: “Some of Minnesota’s largest nonprofits that help the homeless and people with disabilities or mental illness are struggling in the COVID-19 pandemic, caught in a gap that disqualifies them for emergency federal stimulus money. Nonprofits with more than 500 employees don’t qualify for the federal aid that...
    Robin Hood CEO Wes Moore speaks onstage during the Robin Hood Benefit 2019 at Jacob Javitz Center on May 13, 2019 in New York City.Kevin Mazur | Getty Images A foundation led by Army combat veteran and best-selling author Wes Moore is launching a new fund dedicated to financing nonprofit organizations that are solely run...
    An article written for The Atlantic by three law professors (Micah Schwartzman and Richard Schragger of the University of Virginia and Cornell University’s Nelson Tebbe) focuses on Trump’s total disregard for the separation of church and state during the coronavirus crisis. The Establishment Clause in the U.S. Constitution is quite clear: “Congress shall make no...
    MACHIAS, Maine (AP) — A Maine bank is giving out $100,000 in grants to community groups, including the Portland Public Library. Machias Savings Bank said the grants are designed to “build resilience for Maine's businesses.” The grants are going to nonprofit organizations that serve businesses, representatives for the bank said. A $10,000 award is designated...
    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Maine Women's Fund is providing more than $130,000 in grants to the Elder Abuse Institute of Maine, MaineTransNet, New England Arab American Organization and others. The women's fund said it's giving out grants to a total of 16 organizations that invest in women and girls. The fund gives out the...
    When the coronavirus crisis hit, Maria was already living on the edge. The 60-year-old volunteer sexual-assault counselor had been sleeping in her car and at friends’ homes in Oakland for nearly four years, while eking out a living as a janitor at a music venue. Then, in March, she lost her job when the pandemic...
    Nearly two-thirds of the money the Biden Cancer Initiative spent since its founding in 2017 went toward staff compensation and six-figure salaries for top executives. The group spent far less on efforts to eradicate cancer. One of several nonprofits Joe Biden created following his tenure in the White House, the Biden Cancer Initiative paid top executives lavishly,...
    The coronavirus pandemic and its social distancing response has turned the world upside down for Ohio nonprofits and those services they support, even as a return to a “new normal” continues. The change in philosophy governing operations of Columbus-area homeless shelters is an example, Lisa Courtice, president and CEO of the United Way of...
    When you think about Hennessy, you probably think about partying at social hour or entertaining at a private affair. However, cognac brand many Black Americans love offers more than just a good time–the company now wants to invest in small businesses with a new grant. As a family business spanning three centuries, the brand’s $3...
    CHICAGO (CBS)– A team of Englewood nonprofits will be holding a virtual job fair. Sign up Wednesday and download the Zoom app to be a part of the hiring process, which will be held Thursday from noon until 2:30 p.m. Several industries will be represented, some companies include Pactiv, Fast radius, Koch Food, Worldwide Flight...
    ENGLEWOOD — Two Southwest Side nonprofits are hiring tutors and matching them with students to help them continue to learn amid the tumultuous end to the school year. Schools have been shut down since March due to the coronavirus pandemic, with students expected to participate online. But Chicago Public Schools says less than 60 percent...
    Three big nonprofits are teaming up to spend $1.3 million to help businesses damaged by arson and looting. The Greater Twin Cities United Way announced Friday it was collaborating with the Minneapolis Foundation and the St. Paul and Minnesota Foundation to create the Twin Cities Rebuild for the Future Fund. Hundreds of businesses were damaged...
    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Orlando’s First Presbyterian Church has made a donation of over $500,000 to Central Florida’s nonprofits to help ease some of the economic devastation caused by the coronavirus. The church pooled money from from virtual collection plates, and used leftover funds from a capital campaign, bequests and an annual missions drive, Senior...
    BURBANK, Calif. -- The Walt Disney Company is pledging $5 million to support nonprofit organizations committed to advancing social justice, the company announced Wednesday.This commitment begins with a $2 million donation to the NAACP."The killing of George Floyd has forced our nation to once again confront the long history of injustice that black people in...