Aug 6, 2009
State programs are being cut all across California, but one L.A. program is actually expanding. Summer Night Lights keeps parks open until midnight in some of the city's toughest neighborhoods. Jeff Tyler reports.
Jul 31, 2009
Helping friends or family members financially can be embarrassing for those on the receiving end. But a new Web site called "Giving Anonymously," is helping people give to those in need without the awkward face-to-face exchange. Lisa Napoli reports.
Jul 30, 2009
Even as the economy shows signs of a turnaround, experts say more people will likely become homeless. This is leading to a strain on U.S. shelters and limiting the options for those without permanent housing. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Jul 8, 2009
The Wall Street Journal's Roger Thurow, co-author of the book "Enough," talks with Kai Ryssdal about why the markets may be impeding getting food to poor countries, and what may help.
Jul 6, 2009
Thousands of people are expected to show up to get a hug from Indian spiritual leader Amma as she stops in the Big Apple. April Dembosky reports souvenir vendors won't be far behind.
Apr 24, 2009
The need for charities and programs that provide food and shelter is growing, but donations are down. Kai Ryssdal reports on a privately-funded Meals on Wheels program in Los Angeles that's hungry for help.
Apr 22, 2009
The World Bank has cautioned the public to not forget about the poorest countries in this downturn. Kai Ryssdal speaks with World Bank President Robert Zoellick about how developing nations are being affected by the recession and what can be done.
Apr 14, 2009
Donations to charities in the millions have fallen by one-third, and the need for assistance keeps climbing. But some philanthropists use this as a call to give more in times of greatest need. Jeff Tyler reports.
Apr 9, 2009
Food pantries are facing a real problem -- demand is at a record high while donations have dwindled. But instead of money, some people are donating the "fruits" of their labor. Caitlan Carroll reports.
Mar 30, 2009
Many nonprofits took a big hit when the Bernard Madoff scam came to light. Some of his victims are gathering at the Jewish Funders conference, where they are trying to figure out how to move past the scandal. Amy Scott reports.