Philanthropic foundations

September 14, 2017 - 12:48 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — More than 50 local and national charities have raised more than $350 million in the nearly three weeks since Hurricane Harvey struck the Texas Gulf Coast, and the disparate groups are trying to decide on priorities while some storm victims still await help. Distrust of large...
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September 06, 2017 - 12:06 pm
MADRID (AP) — A paternity test has disproved a Spanish woman's claim that she is the daughter of surrealist artist Salvador Dali, the deceased painter's foundation announced Wednesday. The Gala-Salvador Dali Foundation said in a written statement that the Madrid court that ordered the DNA test...
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September 06, 2017 - 11:54 am
MADRID (AP) — The Gala-Salvador Dali Foundation says a paternity test has disproved a Spanish woman's claim that she is the surrealist artist's daughter. The foundation said Wednesday that the Madrid court that ordered the DNA test informed it that Pilar Abel, a 61-year-old tarot card reader, has...
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August 22, 2017 - 12:20 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — George and Amal Clooney are donating $1 million to fight hate groups. The couple announced Tuesday that their Clooney Foundation for Justice is supporting the Southern Poverty Law Center with a $1 million grant to combat hate groups in the United States. George Clooney says in a...
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FILE - In this April 4, 2014 file photo, fans enjoy pre-game festivities along Yawkey Way outside Fenway Park in Boston. Boston Red Sox principal owner John Henry says he wants to take steps to rename all of Yawkey Way, a street that has been an enduring reminder of the franchise's complicated racial past. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
August 17, 2017 - 6:35 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox will ask the city to rename Yawkey Way, the street alongside Fenway Park, to erase what owner John Henry called a haunting reminder of the ballclub's history of racial intolerance. Henry told the Boston Herald on Thursday that he welcomes changing the name of the...
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August 17, 2017 - 12:07 am
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado resort said Wednesday that it will not host a conference organized by a national anti-immigration group following criticism in the wake of violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia. The Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs did not offer any...
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August 12, 2017 - 10:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Bruno Mars said Saturday he is donating $1 million from his Michigan concert to aid those affected by the Flint water crisis. The Grammy-winning star told the audience at his show in Auburn Hills, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) from Detroit, that he and tour promoter Live Nation are...
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August 12, 2017 - 10:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Bruno Mars is donating $1 million from his Michigan concert to aid those affected by the Flint water crisis. Mars told the audience Saturday at his show in Auburn Hills that he and tour promoter Live Nation are redirecting funds from the concert to The Community Foundation of...
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Stan Lee and Chadwick Boseman speak at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Grants Banquet at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
August 03, 2017 - 6:59 am
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — As the host of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's annual grants dinner, Chelsea Handler said she relished the chance to leave political talk aside for an evening of good news. "Let's celebrate the three things Donald Trump hates the most: Foreigners, the press...
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Stan Lee and Chadwick Boseman speak at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Grants Banquet at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
August 03, 2017 - 2:51 am
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — As the host of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's annual grants dinner, Chelsea Handler said she relished the chance to leave political talk aside for an evening of good news. "Let's celebrate the three things Donald Trump hates the most: Foreigners, the press...
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