After a string of ineffective grants, a philanthropic arm of the gaming company Activision Blizzard has begun using detailed audits to assess veterans charities.
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My Brother's Keeper
Charities are adding to the $200-million pledged by 29 foundations in February, but critics say girls should not be left out of the effort. Read additional Chronicle coverage for background information:
- Opinion: Obama's Plan to Aid Black Men and Boys Will Help Everyone
- Foundations to Give $200-Million More to Help Young Minority Males
- Special report: Foundations Join Forces to Give Black Men a Brighter Future
$650-Million for Mental Health
Behind the News: Read About the Big Mental-Health Donor
Theodore Stanley on Monday donated $650-million for mental-health studies. He and his late wife, Vada, have appeared on the Philanthropy 50 seven times over the years. See the entire list and find out more about donors who have given at least $1-million.
$66-Million for Endowments
Among the 10 new grants posted today: $66-million from the Lilly Endowment to community foundations in Indiana to help raise money for their endowments. Search The Chronicle's database of more than 38,000 grants.
Nonprofit that provide services and advocacy need grant-maker support.
Fountain House and Clubhouse International win the $1.5-million humanitarian award, the first time it has gone to an organization focused on mental health.
The legislation would make permanent three tax items that have been regularly extended on an annual basis, as well as lower the excise tax on private foundations.
The new group aims to help low-income families achieve financial independence.
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Echoing Green, which helped groups like City Year and the One Acre Fund get their start, awarded 55 fellowships, including one to the founder of the Urban Death Project.
Only a small number of groups have raised more than a few thousand dollars through the social network.