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Officials with the Louisville Community Foundation and Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana held a ribbon cutting Tuesday on a new store to teach kids about charitable giving.
Last year, the AIDS Walk raised about 200 thousand dollars. About a quarter of which was donated in the days leading up to the event.
So far this year, one hundred thousand dollars has been raised
Despite recent reports of an improving economy, a recent survey says charities faced many difficulties fundraising this holiday season. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. The news comes in the latest Philanthropic Giving Index, a report prepared by the Center for Philanthropy at Indiana University. The report is comparable to the Consumer Confidence Index. Nonprofits in the… Continue reading Report: Charities Not Faring Better Than Last Year
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
Individual households and organizations as large as the University of Louisville are continuing the clean-up and reparations after this month’s flash flood. And the Louisville Free Public Library is working on overcoming nearly $5 million in damages to its main branch. Meanwhile, the response the library has received since August 4 has come from both… Continue reading Library Getting Outpouring of Donations After Flood
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
From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear says the current economic climate requires innovative solutions to public funding priorities. Therefore, he’s creating the Kentucky Commission on Philanthropy, to find ways to meld public and private resources for state needs. “But let me be clear,” says Beshear, “this is not the private sector… Continue reading Beshear Creates Philanthropy Commission
An anonymous donor has pledged a large sum to the Metro United Way if the agency can raise the same amount by month’s end.
The University of Louisville has received the largest single grant in school history. School administrators hope the funds will protect U of L from the faltering economy.