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WeTransfer, Headspace Create License to Operate Through Erasing Medical Debt

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As tech companies continue to become a fixture in many U.S. cities, the juxtaposition between the fast-paced growth, high-rises and even higher salaries can be difficult to fathom next to the growing homelessness problem many of these same cities face. A recent L.A. Times article shared how homelessness in Los Angeles is on the rise – up 16 percent over last year in the city. Now, two companies are looking to assuage the issue in the communities they operate in.

Do You Volunteer to Lead Your Company’s Employee Giving, Volunteering And/Or Grantmaking?

We want to hear from you! Just follow this link and take 10-12 minutes to complete this survey In recognition of your time we will enter you in a draw to win a Microsoft Surface on September 30, 2019.
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Do you volunteer to lead your company’s employee giving, volunteering and/or grantmaking?

We want to hear from you! Just follow this link and take 10-12 minutes to complete this survey

In recognition of your time we will enter you in a draw to win a Microsoft Surface on September 30, 2019.

Village Capital, MetLife Foundation, and PayPal Launch Finance Forward

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Multi-year coalition will provide targeted business development support, grants, and equity to more than 100 financial health entrepreneurs on five continents

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Multi-year coalition will provide targeted business development support, grants, and equity to more than 100 financial health entrepreneurs on five continents

Volunteers Help Build Homes for Low-income Veterans

SCE employees partner with the nonprofit Homes4Families to construct needed housing for vets.
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By Susan Cox

Neither thieves nor triple-digit temperatures could deter Southern California Edison employees and volunteers from their mission to help house veterans.

eBay Celebrates Global Tiger Day with World Wildlife Fund

eBay is raising awareness of the work that’s still needed to save tigers from extinction.
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By: Mike Carson, Director, Global Policy and Regulatory Management

Today, in celebration of Global Tiger Day, eBay is raising awareness and support for actions that highlight the work that’s still needed to save tigers from extinction. Today, around 3,900 tigers remain in the wild – and poaching is one of their biggest threats. Every part of the tiger, from whiskers to tail, as well as live tiger cubs are traded illegally – which is why we ban the trade of all tigers and tiger products.

Rebuilding Together Elects New Members to National Board of Directors

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WASHINGTON, August 13, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Rebuilding Together, the leading national nonprofit organization providing critical home repairs and revitalizing our communities today announced the election of two members to its national board of directors. Letitia (“Tish”) King, communications consultant for the Center for Security and Emerging Technology at Georgetown University and Bob Miller, Chairman and Owner of The Schulte Group were elected unanimously to the organization’s governing body.

Orbis Delivers Sight to a Child in Jamaica

By Jason Baker
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When Trevorn was 8 years old, he found himself in the midst of an absolute living nightmare.

At his primary school in Jamaica, one of his classmates made a catapult that fired a pencil which struck Trevorn without warning, squarely in the eye. After two emergency surgeries the pencil was removed and the lens was replaced, but his vision was severely damaged.

Can Organized Philanthropy Learn To Learn?

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Since posting Is There A Role For Philanthropy In Renewing Democracy a month ago, several colleagues have suggested that organized philanthropy (i.e., foundations and funds) need to get their own houses in order before they worry about such issues as renewing democracy. In fact, one writer suggested that I write about what democracy can do to renew philanthropy!

Smithfield Foods Presents $30,000 in Scholarships to Winners of 2019 NCF-Envirothon Competition

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RALEIGH, N.C., August 8, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Smithfield Foods, Inc. announced a $30,000 donation for scholarship awards at the 2019 National Conservation Foundation (NCF) Envirothon Competition, where high school students internationally competed in teams to demonstrate their environmental knowledge and problem-solving skills.

Eileen Fitzgerald to Lead Wells Fargo’s Housing Affordability Philanthropy

Industry veteran brings experience in rental, homeownership, policy
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SAN FRANCISCO, August 7, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Wells Fargo today announced that Eileen Fitzgerald will join the company as head of its housing affordability philanthropy. She begins work Sept. 30 and will report to Brandee McHale, president of the Wells Fargo Foundation.

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