Abe Foxman’s next act: Raising $28 million to feed thousands of struggling Holocaust survivors (Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Jewish Telegraphic Agency: Abe Foxman’s next act: Raising $28 million to feed thousands of struggling Holocaust survivors. “Since retiring from his post as national director of the Anti-Defamation League in 2015, Abraham Foxman has had plenty of opportunities to take on other projects in the Jewish world. Until now, he’s almost always said no. But now the 80-year-old is coming out of retirement with an ambitious goal: to raise $28 million to feed Holocaust survivors during the pandemic.”

Houston Chronicle: How to get cardboard cutout of yourself in stands at Astros games

Houston Chronicle: How to get cardboard cutout of yourself in stands at Astros games. “When baseball season resumes next week, you won’t be in the stands at Minute Maid Park, but the Astros are willing to substitute your body with a cardboard cutout. For $100, you can send the Astros a photo of yourself and it will be turned into a cutout and placed in an outfield seat during home games. Proceeds will go to the Astros Foundation, the team’s official charity.”

CNET: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey pledges $3M to guaranteed income programs

CNET: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey pledges $3M to guaranteed income programs. “Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Thursday promised to donate $3 million to a collation of mayors advocating for a federal guaranteed income. Dorsey’s donation will help a network of mayors in 15 cities battle the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic.”

KTVU: Supervisor pushes to remove Zuckerberg’s name from SF General Hospital

KTVU: Supervisor pushes to remove Zuckerberg’s name from SF General Hospital. “Supervisor Matt Haney is pushing to remove the name of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg from San Francisco General Hospital. Haney posted a long Twitter message that questioned whether it was appropriate to keep Zuckerberg’s name on the hospital because of recent criticism of Facebook for failing to regulate hate speech.”

Vox: Working for Mark Zuckerberg’s philanthropy isn’t always easy since it means working for Mark Zuckerberg

Vox: Working for Mark Zuckerberg’s philanthropy isn’t always easy since it means working for Mark Zuckerberg. “At an emotional company town hall last week that blew past its hour-long time limit, one of Mark Zuckerberg’s engineers asked him to quit as CEO of Facebook. But the appeal did not, as one might expect, come from an engineer at Facebook. It came from an engineer at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), the education, science, and policy philanthropy Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, founded in 2015.”

Google Blog: Providing Google. org support to LGBTQ+ organizations worldwide

Google Blog: Providing Google. org support to LGBTQ+ organizations worldwide. “Today Google.org is donating more than $1.2 million to over 70 local LGBTQ+ organizations around the world—many of which are located in cities around the world where Google is proud to call home. Read on to learn how some of these grantees are meeting heightened health, social and economic risks impacting LGBTQ+ communities during this time, providing year round resources and support, and celebrating Pride.”

Honolulu Civil Beat: New Website Matches People In Need With People Who Can Help

Honolulu Civil Beat: New Website Matches People In Need With People Who Can Help. “There’s an unprecedented urgent need among people who’ve lost their jobs or can’t pay the rent. It’s matched by a swell in the number of people who want to help. But matching charitable organizations with donors who want to fund their initiatives normally doesn’t happen fast. And the whirlpool of needs and resources can be difficult to navigate.”

Politico: Twitter CEO gives $10M to help prisons battle coronavirus

Politico: Twitter CEO gives $10M to help prisons battle coronavirus. “Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey pledged $10 million Monday to help U.S. prisons battle the ongoing coronavirus pandemic as inmates living in confined quarters remain particularly vulnerable to the disease. The donation to REFORM Alliance, a criminal justice advocacy group led by CNN analyst Van Jones, will buy 10 million face masks and other personal protective equipment for people who are incarcerated, as well as correctional officers, health care workers and other prison employees.”

CNET: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation pledges $125 million for COVID-19 vaccine, therapy

CNET: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation pledges $125 million for COVID-19 vaccine, therapy. “The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on Monday said it’s committing $125 million toward the international effort to develop and distribute COVID-19 diagnostics, therapies and vaccines. The pledge includes $50 million in new funding for Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and $75 million of earlier announced funding for diagnostics and therapeutics.”

BetaNews: Twitter’s Jack Dorsey donates $1 billion to fund coronavirus research

BetaNews: Twitter’s Jack Dorsey donates $1 billion to fund coronavirus research. “In times of crisis, billionaires are often criticized for failing to help out. But when it comes to fighting coronavirus, Twitter founder Jack Dorsey is digging deep and offering up more than a quarter of his personal wealth. In all, Dorsey is donating $1 billion to help fund global COVID-19 relief. The philanthropic venture sees the Twitter chief executive moving $1 billion worth of shares in his payments company Square into a charitable fund, called Start Small LLC.”

Columbia University: Gems from the new Carnegie Corporation of New York Digital Archive

Columbia University Libraries: Gems from the new Carnegie Corporation of New York Digital Archive. “The updated Carnegie Corporation of New York finding aid, along with the newly released Carnegie Corporation of New York Digital Archive is a breath of fresh air. The Corporation, founded in 1911, has been granting projects within its mission for over 100 years. The records are vast and touch on many different subjects, people, and institutions. These materials will appeal to researchers in just about any field of study, but especially genealogy, philanthropy, the history of education, social science, international peace and security, and democracy.”

DigitalNC: The Philanthropy Journal of North Carolina is now online

DigitalNC: The Philanthropy Journal of North Carolina is now online. “Thanks to our partner the Government and Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina in Raleigh, issues from 1993 to 1998 of the Philanthropy Journal of North Carolina are now on DigitalNC. The Journal has been published since 1993. Todd Cohen, an adjunct instructor in writing at William Peace University in Raleigh, launched a weekly philanthropy column for The News & Observer in 1991 as the newspaper’s business editor. In 1993, through The News and Observer Foundation, he created the Philanthropy Journal, the first statewide paper in the U.S. to report on nonprofits.”

Forbes: How China’s Social Media Giant Tencent Is Shaking Up Traditional Philanthropy

Forbes: How China’s Social Media Giant Tencent Is Shaking Up Traditional Philanthropy. “The Wenchuan earthquake in Sichuan that killed 69,000 people in 2008 shook up China’s social media and online giant Tencent Holdings, located 1,000 kilometers away in Shenzhen. Social media was buzzing with users that wanted to lend a hand during one of China’s worst disasters in modern history. The company previously made scattered efforts involving philanthropy, such as donating PCs, but its leaders now had the same question as everyone else: What more could they do?”