Regional Arts Groups, Artists Get NEA Grants for 2010

Arts groups in Kentucky and Indiana will receive more than $300,000 in grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. The NEA announced it is distributing the money to 17 arts groups and writers throughout Kentucky and Indiana in the first of two rounds of grants for 2010. And the… Continue reading Regional Arts Groups, Artists Get NEA Grants for 2010

Study on "Why People Give" Surprises Researchers

A new study from Indiana University’s Center for Philanthropy aims to help nonprofits perform better at fundraising by indentifying why people donate. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. IU researchers collected data from more than 10,000 households and found that reasons for giving correlated with education levels and income, no matter the region. The study challenges… Continue reading Study on "Why People Give" Surprises Researchers

Library Flood Recovery Fund Gets Nearly $100,000

Financial donations have been pouring into the Louisville Free Public Library Foundation since the August 4th flash floods caused nearly $5 million of damage at the library’s main branch. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. Foundation director Mary Hunt says the Library Foundation has received nearly $100,000 for the Flood Recovery Fund, and that donations are… Continue reading Library Flood Recovery Fund Gets Nearly $100,000

IU To Offer Tuition Grants

Indiana University President Michael McRobbie has announced the creation of “incentive grants” aimed at reducing the impact of tuition increases. Some state lawmakers were upset with IU trustees for approving a 4.6 percent in-state tuition hike for the current school year. One of them, Republican state Senator Luke Kenley, had threatened to hold up I-U… Continue reading IU To Offer Tuition Grants

Study Shows Confidence Dips among Fundraisers

A new study shows nonprofits are more uncertain than ever about their ability to raise funds. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. Twice a year, Indiana University’s Center on Philanthropy creates a Philanthropic Giving Index from its survey of nonprofit professionals. It’s similar to the Consumer Confidence Index. The current study shows their confidence levels near… Continue reading Study Shows Confidence Dips among Fundraisers