Free Dental Care for Minnesota Kids

In Star Tribune, about 6,000 children around Minnesota had free dental care from volunteer dentists and oral hygienists for the 10th annual Give Kids a Smile program.

The project is held every first weekend of February annually as part of a national campaign to help children who don't get regular dental care.

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Coalition Of High-Profile Donors Finance Impact Investing Infrastructure
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation

Nine foundations and family offices recently announced the launch of the Tipping Point Fund (TPF). The Tipping Point Fund aims to boost field-building efforts in impact investing and maintain both...more

Patagonia Accelerates Environmental Activism Platform

Patagonia, an outdoor company, is matching donations to grassroots environmental organizations through its Action Works platform to fight climate change. The donations will match up to $10,000 per...more

Foundations and Family Offices Create a Fund to Support Impact Investing

Impact investors and philanthropic supporters of impact investing has recently announced a grant-making initiative, called Tipping Point Fund, to strengthen the integrity of investing practices for...more

Problem Solving: HBS Alumni Making a Difference

Harsha Mulchandani, Vice President of Business Development at the Harbus, reports on the project looking at alumni contributions with a broader lens. Mulchandani shares how HBS (Harvard Business...more

Local Change, Big Impact: LISC's State & Local Policy Survey

LISC seeks its partners around the country, spanning the nonprofit, small business, philanthropic, public, and corporate sectors to take on its State & Local Policy Survey. LISC's goal is to...more

Civic Tech and Open Data

The Chung Report highlights Open Wichita, a community organization focused on using technology to drive civic change. Open Wichita works in conjunction with the City of Wichita and Wichita Police...more

Boomers Show Healthy ESG Appetite

New research has revealed that Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing could be the secret ingredient to tempting Baby Boomers into engaging with their superannuation. The research...more

Philanthropy and Local Communities
Foundation: Nebraska Community Foundation

K.C. Belitz, chief operating officer of the Nebraska Community Foundation (NCF), provides an example of how to use philanthropy to do community-building and a call to action. Belitz writes that...more

Two women Entrepreneurs Are Reforming Education Through An Innovative After-School Program

Two women entrepreneurs share their journey from being school friends to co-founders, and how they are reforming the way children are educated. Childhood friends Ruchi Jhawar and Anju Modi...more

Charter School Institutes Prograam to Fight 'Ninth-Grade Shock'

Northwest Passage High School, a public charter Coon Rapids school, created Headwaters, a program for freshmen to help better acquaint them with high school and Northwest Passage's project-based...more







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Hexham Social Enterprise Launches Workshop to Provide Training for the Unemployed


Hexham Social Enterprise Launches Workshop to Provide Training for the Unemployed

A Gilesgate-based shop and community facility, Hexham’s Core Music, launches a separate workshop where up to six people will be trained how to repair guitars and make ukuleles. The European Social Fund grant supported the project and has secured funds through the County Durham Communication Foundation to equip the workshop in Burn Lane.




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