May 28, 2008
Norwegian-born businessman and science enthusiast Fred Kavli wanted to give something back. Thus was created the Kavli prize for nanoscience, neuroscience and astrophysics. Janet Babin has more.
May 27, 2008
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute is giving $600 million to a group of 56 scientists. Jeremy Hobson reports what this could mean for biomedical research in general, which often has to get creative to find funding.
May 22, 2008
Rescue and rebuilding efforts from the China earthquake have prompted such a strong response from volunteers and donors in the country that many are wondering whether a new interest in private philanthropy will develop out of the tragedy. Jamila Trindle reports.
May 20, 2008
Some investors gather to eat and talk about growing their investments. A giving circle gathers to discuss who should get money being given away. Heidi Pickman reports from one circle in Palo Alto, California.
May 15, 2008
Riding the trend of feel-good reality TV shows, Fox is set to unveil a riches-to-rags story. Stacey Vanek-Smith has more on the "Secret Millionaire" who must find a worthy beneficiary while living amongst the needy.
May 14, 2008
In a novel approach to fighting homelessness, San Francisco will install 10 old parking meters in heavily panhandled neighborhoods and use the money deposited for charities. Sean Cole reports on a similar program in Montreal.
May 13, 2008
With the death toll from China's Sichuan Province earthquake at more than 12,000 and expected to rise, aid offers are coming in from around the globe. But will Beijing be receptive to assistance or choose to go it alone? Scott Tong reports.
May 2, 2008
Economic stimulus payments are in the mail, but as Danielle Karson explains, before you blow that check, there are some charities who'd like to make their pitch.
May 1, 2008
Consumers are facing a double whammy. Sticker-shock at the gas pumps and again at the grocery store. Today a Congressional hearing focuses on how rising food costs affect Americans and what can be done. Jeff Tyler has more.
Mar 5, 2008
Wal-Mart, one of the biggest corporate charitable donors in the U.S., is changing the focus of its philanthropic efforts to target education, job training and health care. Tess Vigeland speaks with Margaret McKenna, president of the Wal-Mart Foundation.