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2015 Philanthropy-Joining Forces Impact Pledge Anniversary Plenary Program

Hosted by the Council on Foundations and the Veterans Philanthropy Exchange, organizers announced more than $106 million in new commitments to strengthen services and support for veterans and military families nationwide. Check out the full plenary program!

Sea of Goodwill: Matching the Donor to the Need

From the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Warrior and Family Support, this white paper describes a re-integration trinity of education, employment and health care which serve to improve the quality of life for service members and their families.

India Giving 2019

An overview of charitable giving in India by Charities Aid Foundation.

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Social Cost Analysis of the Unemployment and Underemployment of Military Spouses

The Social Cost Analysis of the Unemployment and Underemployment of Military Spouses study reveals the economic costs to society from the high rates of unemployment, underemployment, and reduced labor force participation among U.S. military spouses. The research was conducted by the Sorenson Impact Center, a division of the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah, in consultation and collaboration with Blue Star Families.

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East Bay Community Foundation Due Diligence Policy for Grantmaking

The East Bay Community Foundation Due Diligence Policy for Grantmaking ensures that grants are made in compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of our philanthropic goals of eliminating structural barriers, advancing racial equity, and transforming political, social, and economic outcomes.

Values and Vision: Perspectives on Philanthropy in 21st Century China

This report aims to advance the understanding, practice, and impact, of philanthropy in China by improving knowledge about the relevant actors and the philanthropic initiatives.

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Atlanta Daily World: Major charity distances itself from donations to controversial groups

A prominent charitable foundation in the South is attempting to distance itself from a controversial network of anti-immigration and population-control groups that it has funded following published reports about the foundation’s contributions to these groups.

Philanthropy in Southeast Asia: Between Charitable Values, Corporate Interests, and Development Aspirations

This article from the Austrian Journal of South-East Asian Studies presents an overview of the evolving state pf philanthropy in Southeast Asia.

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IRS Publication 4302: A Charity's Guide to Car Donations

Types of car donation programs and their impact on tax-exempt status, taxable income, and deductible contributions.

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Horizon Forum: The Hate Speech Debate: Implications for the Philanthropic Community

This series, The Hate Speech Debate: Implications for the Philanthropic and Grantmaking Community, is the product of a Horizon Forum convening which gathered a group of nearly 30 stakeholders across community foundations, government, and academia in early March 2021 to advance the national conversation on how to meet the challenge of hate and extremist funding taking placing indirectly in small quarters of the philanthropic sector.