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Heinz Ownership Change Does Not Affect Philanthropy
H.J. Heinz Co. will have new ownership, but the change will have no effect on the Heinz Endowments. The Heinz family separated from the company decades ago in which the Endowments are results of the...more



Why Rethinking Social Enterprise Accelerator Programs is Crucial
Kristin Gilliss, the Mulago Foundation's Associate Portfolio Director, writes why Mulago sees "half-baked" often. Half-baked means: A good idea, but no implementation plan; A great set of...more

HHS Continues Smoothing Out Technology Creases
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is moving forward to continue ironing out technology issues to enhance consumer access to online health insurance exchange websites that went live...more

Durham Entrepreneur Uses Social Media to Get Kids Active
Coleman Greene, a Durham entrepreneur and creator of Sqord, has collaborated with Premera Blue Cross to keep kids active by using social media. The Sqord is a funny word that children made up,...more

Better Cognitive Development in Childhood Associated with Later Frequent Drinking and Intoxication
In a soon-to-be released study in the Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research slated for February 2014, findings indicate that better verbal development in childhood results to more frequent...more

Clay County Ends Partnership with Economic Development Council
The Clay County Commission drops its partnership with the Clay County Economic Development Council for the Clay County Economic Development Alliance. Commissioners have signed a one-year $162,500...more

Obama Offers Job Creation to Squash Unemployment
President Barack Obama promises to build and attract new job offers without lifting the current deficit. Obama calls his new job creation project "North Star", which is geared towards the middle...more

HUD Recognizes Community Foundation for Public-Philanthropic Partnership
The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) honors the Fairfield County Community Foundation as one of 10 recipients in the country of the Secretary's Award for Public-Philanthropic...more

Bradenton CCRA Teams Up with Pastors to Plan Economic and Social Development
The Bradenton Central Community Redevelopment Agency (CCRA) seeks partnership with local pastors to help them plan economic and social development. The plan is hoped to boost the community, and...more




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