Philanthropy

The contents of a specially prepared box of food at a food bank distribution in Petaluma, Calif., part of a research project with Feeding America to try to improve the health of diabetics in food-insecure families.

Giving increases for some sectors, not for others

NEW YORK (AP) — A new report finds charitable giving to social service and church groups, which tends to depend on middle class donors, is flat while institutions like universities, hospitals and the arts are […]

06/17/2014

FILE - In this July 9, 2011, file photo, Mark Zuckerberg, president and CEO of Facebook, walks with Priscilla Chan during the 2011 Allen and Co. Sun Valley Conference, in Sun Valley, Idaho.  (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

Zuckerberg, wife gift $120M to CA schools

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are donating $120 million to the San Francisco Bay Area’s public school system. The couple’s gift will be spread over the […]

05/29/2014

FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2013 file photo, filmmaker George Lucas and his wife Mellody Hobson are seen on the red carpet at the 2013 Governors Awards in Los Angeles. The University of Chicago said Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, that Lucas and Hobson are donating $25 million to the prestigious private school. The grant from The George Lucas Family Foundation will pay for a new arts hall at the university's Laboratory Schools.(Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

George Lucas, wife donate $25M to Chicago school

CHICAGO (AP) — Filmmaker George Lucas and his wife, Mellody Hobson, are donating $25 million to a prestigious private school on Chicago’s South Side. The University of Chicago says Tuesday the grant from The George […]

02/25/2014

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Facebook’s Zuckerberg gives $5M for health center

EAST PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife are donating $5 million to help expand a community health center in Silicon Valley. The gift — announced Wednesday — will cover […]

01/22/2014

University of Southern California

USC receives $50 million gift

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The University of Southern California has received a $50 million donation from retired orthopaedic spinal surgeon Gary K. Michelson to fund a new hub for research in biomedical engineering and life and […]

01/13/2014

Bono serenades Warren Buffett at the Forbes 400 Summit, video posted on YouTube.

Buffett gets philanthropy award at Forbes event; Bono sings to him

NEW YORK (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett’s giving is being recognized by a group of his fellow philanthropists. Buffett received a lifetime achievement award in philanthropy Wednesday at a private discussion of philanthropy that Forbes […]

06/06/2013

la-food-bank1

LA Food Bank honored with city proclamation

The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank launched a year-long observance of its 40th anniversary today with a city proclamation marking Feb. 20 as “Los Angeles Regional Food Bank Alleviate Hunger Day.”

02/20/2013