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The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative is working to debut America’s first sustainable urban agrihood – a neighborhood growth model with agriculture at the center of a mixed-use development.

Youth Group Wins $10,000 Grant for Inspiring Confidence Among Homeless and Foster-Care Youth

Rock Island, Ill. group awarded grant at The Allstate Foundation Good Starts Young Rally
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CHICAGO, July 13, 2017 /3BL Media/ – High school may be the most important fashion runway in a teenager’s life, but when you’re homeless or in foster care, owning a confidence-inspiring wardrobe is difficult.

Bacardi Employees Team Up with Surfrider Foundation for Beach Dune Restoration

70+ Volunteers to Remove Invasive Species and Plastics
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CORAL GABLES, Fla. and MIAMI BEACH, Fla., July 17, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Teams of Bacardi employees, ecology experts and volunteers for Surfrider Foundation’s Miami chapter recently worked together to help restore the beach dune and preserve the unique ecosystem along the Miami Beach coastline.

What Corporate Foundations Can Do to Enhance Their Philanthropic Agenda

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by Jennifer Levine Hartz

Though corporate giving is a small percentage of all philanthropic monies given to non-profits in the U.S., it has an outsized opportunity to drive societal improvement and influence the hearts and minds of their stakeholders and the nation. (The organization Giving USA reports that about 5 percent of all philanthropy comes from companies each year.)

BLOG: Walls Come Tumbling Down

By Annemieke Kievit -AkzoNobel, Director of Public Affairs and Human Cities
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Walls never used to interest me that much. But ever since we launched our partnership with the MasterPeace organization four months ago, I’ve discovered how amazing they can be.

A wall is often a symbol of division, and in cities in particular, we increasingly see that there are invisible walls creating separation and detachment. Our initiative with global peace movement MasterPeace is helping to overcome that barrier.

ConantLeadership Announces One Million Dollars in Philanthropic Giving

Building leaders globally and adding capacity to nonprofits
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PHILADELPHIA, July 11, 2017 /3BL Media/ - In service to its mission of championing leadership that works in the 21st century, ConantLeadership announces a milestone achievement of surpassing $1,000,000 in philanthropic giving since the inception of its giving program in 2012.

VIDEO | Sands Cares: Las Vegas Sands' Corporate Giving Program

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Las Vegas Sands’ global corporate giving program, Sands Cares, integrates our philanthropic work worldwide, including financial giving, Team Member volunteerism and in-kind support. The ultimate goal for Sands Cares is to build on our company’s legacy of making an impact in the areas we care about most – our People and those working in the hospitality industry, the Communities we call home and the Planet we share. 

Channel 2 WSB-TV and The Trust For Public Land Launch Atlanta’s 2017 Cox Conserves Heroes Awards Program

$20,000 to be donated to local environmental nonprofits
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ATLANTA, July 10, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Channel 2 WSB-TV, in partnership with The Trust for Public Land, today launched Atlanta’s 2017 Cox Conserves Heroes to honor local environmental volunteers.

Nominations for volunteers who are creating, preserving or enhancing outdoor spaces are being accepted at wsbtv.com/coxconservesheroes through 5 p.m. on August 21.

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Golfers Tee Off in De Beers Group Tournament

Top golfers from three South African countries have competed in a tournament sponsored by the Debmarine Namdeb Foundation to the tune of N$200,000 (US$15,500).
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Twenty-four professional and 14 amateur golfers from Namibia, South Africa and Zambia battled for the top honours at the Namdeb Sperrgebiet Open. It was played over 54 holes on three days (9-11 June) in Oranjemund.

The Foundation sponsored the event as part of its social commitment to sports development in Namibia.

Hafeni Nghinamwaami, Golf Director of the Namibia Golf Tour, said the country had about 29 professional players and the tour would give them an opportunity to collect enough points for entry into top competitions in the region.

Finalists Named for Arizona’s 2017 Cox Conserves Heroes Program, Public Asked to Vote

Program to donate $20,000 to environmental nonprofits in Arizona
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PHOENIX, July 10, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Cox Communications and The Trust for Public Land are recognizing volunteers who are creating, preserving or enhancing shared outdoor spaces. Finalists for Arizona’s Cox Conserves Heroes program were announced today, and the public is being asked to vote for the winner now through August 7. To vote, visit CoxConservesHeroes.com and select the Arizona area.

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