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IRS Expedites Tax-Exempt Applications for September 11 Charities

Posted November 24, 2001

The Internal Revenue Service has acted with uncharacteristic speed to process applications for tax-exempt status from new charities established to address the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C....

Report Details Minnesota Philanthropy

Posted November 23, 2001

Charitable giving in Minnesota continued to grow in the late 1990s, according to a new report by the Minnesota Council on Foundations....

President Urges Americans to Give to Charity

President Urges Americans to Give to Charity

Posted November 22, 2001

In an effort to encourage Americans to give, President Bush visited a soup kitchen and announced that the Department of Housing and Urban Development will distribute more than $1 billion in grants to nonprofit groups that help the homeless....

New York City Arts Groups Suffer in Wake of Attacks

New York City Arts Groups Suffer in Wake of Attacks

Posted November 21, 2001

According to a new report, New York City's 2,000 arts and culture organizations are facing the most difficult economic environment in three decades, as government agencies and wealthy individuals scale back their giving and tourists stay home....

IRS Revises 'Financial Need' Standard for September 11 Charities

IRS Revises 'Financial Need' Standard for September 11 Charities

Posted November 20, 2001

Saying the September 11 terrorist attacks posed "unique circumstances," the IRS has announced it will allow charities responding to the attacks to distribute money without first having to demonstrate financial distress on the part of the recipients....

Food Kitchens, Shelters Fill Gap Left by Food Stamps

Food Kitchens, Shelters Fill Gap Left by Food Stamps

Posted November 18, 2001

A new study commissioned by America's Second Harvest finds that more people in the United States are turning to food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters for food each year than participate in the federal government's food stamp program....

School Administrators Struggle With Politics, Bureaucracy

Posted November 18, 2001

A survey released by Public Agenda finds that while public school superintendents and principals nationwide believe that strong leadership can improve troubled schools, many school administrators' efforts are often frustrated by bureaucracy....

Red Cross Announces Sweeping Changes to Liberty Fund

Red Cross Announces Sweeping Changes to Liberty Fund

Posted November 15, 2001

Responding to mounting criticism, American Red Cross officials have announced a series of changes regarding the relief agency's Liberty Fund to increase support for people affected by the September 11 terrorist attacks....

Pew Trusts Give $500,000 to CARE's Afghan Relief Efforts

Posted November 15, 2001

The Pew Charitable Trusts have announced a $500,000 grant to humanitarian organization CARE International to provide food, shelter, and blankets to Afghan civilians who have been displaced by recent military action in the region....