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Co-founder of Black Lives Matter, Opal Tometi, Joins International Living Future Institute Board of Directors

Globally recognized human rights advocate, strategist, and writer of Nigerian-American descent brings international focus to the organization.
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SEATTLE, January 26, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Opal Tometi has joined the Board of Directors for the International Living Future Institute, the organization announced today. Known as an award-winning human rights defender and one of three women co-founders of Black Lives Matter, Tometi was recently named one of the most influential people of 2020 by TIME magazine. 

Charles Schwab Pro Bono Challenge 2020 Champions Financial Literacy for Social Justice, COVID-19 Relief, and Military Communities

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The Charles Schwab Pro Bono Challenge is an annual skills-based volunteer event in partnership with Common Impact that taps into Schwabbies’ professional expertise to build nonprofit capacity and create long-term community impact.

U.S. Conference of Mayors, Wells Fargo Grants to Advance Housing Affordability Solutions

Mayors and nonprofits in Denver, Anchorage, Alaska, Grand Rapids, Mich., and Frankfort, Ky. receive top honors from CommunityWINS Grant Program
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SAN FRANCISCO and WASHINGTON,  January 25, 2021 /3BL Media/ – The U.S. Conference of Mayors and Wells Fargo today announced 2020 CommunityWINS® grants to eight nonprofits to advance housing affordability solutions in local communities.

Pro Bono Perspectives S3E2: Mei Cobb, United Way Worldwide

Building Back Better in 2021
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United Way Worldwide Senior Director of Volunteer & Employee Engagement Mei Cobb joins host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly for a new episode of Pro Bono Perspectives. Mei eveals how her organization is pivoting amidst COVID-19’s significant disruptions to volunteering and the first responder organizations that provide vital services relating to hunger, housing, domestic violence, and more.

Strengthening Communities at the Roots

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As a national company with operations in 42 states, Republic Services is committed to the communities we serve and where our employees live, work, and play. 

Leveraging Skills-Based Volunteering to Promote Mental Health During COVID-19

A Cross-Sector Collaboration between Common Impact, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, and East Boston Social Centers
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As COVID-19 cases continue to climb across the country, many Americans are experiencing a mental health crisis too, especially healthcare and frontline workers. At East Boston Social Centers (the Social Centers), a nonprofit that provides afterschool programming, childcare, nutrition, and activities for the elderly, the staff were not exempt from the mental health tolls of the pandemic.

Xylem Water Solutions Singapore Named as Champion of Good and Recipient of the AmCham CARES 2020 Award

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Xylem Water Solutions Singapore has been recognized for its work to help communities across Southeast Asia solve water challenges, including providing humanitarian disaster relief, clean water access solutions and WASH education as part of the global water technology provider’s corporate social responsibility program Watermark.

Benevity Releases Fourth Annual list of Top 10 Causes Supported by Companies and Their People

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  • Nonprofits supporting racial justice and food security dominate Top 10 list for the first time
  • Four causes from 2019 retain their Top 10 positions in 2020
  • Overall giving is up dramatically: 2019’s Top 10 Causes see 58 percent increase in donations
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  • Nonprofits supporting racial justice and food security dominate Top 10 list for the first time
  • Four causes from 2019 retain their Top 10 positions in 2020
  • Overall giving is up dramatically: 2019’s Top 10 Causes see 58 percent increase in donations

UNFCU Foundation Announces 2021 Grant Recipients

Inspirational partners demonstrate progress tackling poverty amid the pandemic
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LONG ISLAND CITY, N.Y., January 21, 2021 /3BL Media/ - UNFCU Foundation today named eight organizations the recipients of its 2021 grants. Each positively changed the trajectories of marginalized communities in Africa and the United States in 2020. Such momentum furthers the Foundation's mission to sustain the path out of poverty through healthcare and education for women and children.

Wells Fargo's Open for Business Fund Boosts Access to Minority Lending

$84 million deployed so far has helped keep 50,000 small business jobs
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SAN FRANCISCO, January 21, 2021 /3BL Media/ - As many small businesses are still experiencing hardship from the COVID-19 pandemic, Wells Fargo is working to support its customers in another round of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and continuing to provide additional small businesses support through its Open for Business Fund.

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