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Understanding this new wealth and its philanthropic leanings continues to be the subject of great interest overall, but especially in light of this region's two realities: escalating wealth and steadfast poverty. Many feel that a place with this much wealth should be closer to tackling its local social problems. So it begs the question: Who are these new donors? How do they think? Continue reading here.

Philanthropy's New Release, December 2, 2014, Stanford Social Innovation Review, by Kimberly Dasher Tripp


The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has released a webinar highlighting certain provisions in the recently published Supportive Housing and Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities: Implementing Statutory Reforms Proposed Rule. Click here to learn more about the proposed rule and listen to the webinar.


A measure to overhaul a child care grant program is headed to President Barack Obama's desk, 18 years after the program was last reauthorized. The Senate agreed 88-1 to concur in the House amendment to a bill (S 1086) that would create new health, safety and educational standards for the Child Care and Development Block Grant program, which helps low-income families pay for child care. Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, cast the lone vote against the measure. Continue reading here.

Child Care Grant Overhaul Clears Final Vote, November 17, 2014, CQ Roll Call, by Sarah Chacko