Philanthropic foundations

June 04, 2017 - 3:28 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire investor Warren Buffett is auctioning off a private lunch in the hopes of raising millions of dollars more for a charity helping the homeless in San Francisco. The CEO of Berkshire Hathaway has raised nearly $24 million for the Glide Foundation over the past 17 years...
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FILE - In this May 4, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump talks to House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington after the House pushed through a health care bill. Women’s groups are threatening to take the Trump administration to court after a leaked draft regulation revealed a plan to let employers opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women for religious and moral reasons. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
May 31, 2017 - 5:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Women's groups are threatening to take the Trump administration to court after a leaked, draft regulation revealed a plan to let employers opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women for religious and moral reasons. The White House refused comment, calling the 125-page...
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Alexei Navalny attends hearings in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, May 30, 2017. Hearings have opened in the defamation case between Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and multi-billionaire Alisher Usmanov. Usmanov, estimated to be worth $15 billion, has sued Navalny over his investigation into Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev's alleged wealth. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
May 31, 2017 - 8:40 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Multi-billionaire Alisher Usmanov has won a defamation lawsuit against Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. The judge at Moscow's Lyublinsky district court on Wednesday ordered Navalny to remove his YouTube documentary about Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev's alleged wealth from...
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FILE - In this March 16, 2013 file photo, Callista Gingrich prepares to speak in National Harbor, Md. President Donald Trump says that he will nominate the wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich as his ambassador to the Vatican. Callista Gingrich has been the President and CEO of Gingrich Productions, a multimedia production and consulting company in Arlington, Va., since 2007. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
May 20, 2017 - 1:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he will nominate the wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich as his ambassador to the Vatican. Callista Gingrich has been the president and CEO of Gingrich Productions, a multimedia production and consulting company in Arlington, Virginia, since 2007...
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FILE- In this May 5, 2017 file photo, former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown walks to the federal courthouse in Jacksonville, Fla. Brown was found guilty on Thursday, May 11, 2017, of taking money from a charity that was purported to be giving scholarships to poor students. (Bob Self/The Florida Times-Union via AP, File)
May 12, 2017 - 3:29 am
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown could spend the rest of her life in prison after being found guilty of taking money from a charity that was purported to be giving scholarships to poor students. The Thursday verdict came after prosecutors outlined a pattern of fraud by Brown...
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CORRECTS SOURCE TO KALAMAZOO GAZETTE, NOT BATTLE CREEK ENQUIRER-W.K. Kellogg Foundation President and CEO La June Montgomery Tabron announces a $51 million dollar grant to the public schools in Battle Creek, Mich., Friday, May 5, 2017, at Battle Creek Central High School. (Jake Green /Kalamazoo Gazette-MLive Media Group via AP)
May 05, 2017 - 4:28 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The W.K. Kellogg Foundation announced Friday that it's giving $51 million over five years to the public schools in its southwestern Michigan hometown of Battle Creek, in the hopes of tackling low academic performance that has been linked to longstanding racial inequality and...
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April 24, 2017 - 5:11 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A British-Iranian woman detained in Iran while on a trip with her toddler daughter has exhausted all chance of having her five-year prison sentence overturned in court, her family said on Monday. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is one of several dual nationals held in...
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April 24, 2017 - 4:26 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The family of a British-Iranian woman detained in Iran while on a trip with her toddler daughter says all efforts to appeal her five-year prison sentence in court have failed. The husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who works for the Thomson Reuters Foundation,...
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April 21, 2017 - 6:41 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's government has canceled permission for foreign funding for one of the country's main public health organizations, whose donors include the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. It's the latest move by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government in cracking down on charities and...
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Washington Post editor Martin Barron, left, joins the paper's staff in congratulating David Fahrenthold, center, upon learning that he won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting, for dogged reporting of Donald Trump's philanthropy, in the newsroom of the Washington Post in Washington on Monday, April 10, 2017. (Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post via AP)
April 10, 2017 - 3:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Daily News and ProPublica won the Pulitzer Prize for public service Monday for uncovering how police abused eviction rules to oust hundreds of people, mostly poor minorities, from their homes. In a year when the tumultuous presidential campaign dominated U.S. news,...
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