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Cigna, Cigna Foundation and Cordani Foundation Partner to Bring More Health Resources to Communities Nationwide

Posted: Oct 28, 2016 – 12:39 PM EST

• Go. Know. Take Control. Health Improvement Tour begins Oct. 29 in Phoenix • Mobile clinics will deliver free nationwide biometric screenings and health coaching • Goal is to elevate health awareness and help identify potential health issues • Cordani Family Foundation donating...

GlobalGiving Welcomes 35 New Partners to the GlobalGiving Community

Posted: Oct 25, 2016 – 08:20 AM EST

WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 /CSRwire/ - GlobalGiving announced today that 35 new nonprofit organizations have joined the GlobalGiving marketplace. Each of the organizations has participated in GlobalGivings Accelerator, a virtual training program and crowdfunding campaign that helps nonprofits take their online fundraising to the...

Aid for Haitian Farmers Affected by Hurricane Matthew

Posted: Oct 20, 2016 – 02:37 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI, Oct. 20 /CSRwire/ - The Haitian non-profit Smallholder Farmers Alliance (SFA) and its international affiliate, Impact Farming, today launched an appeal for donations to their joint Haiti Smallholder Recovery Operation to aid farmers affected by Hurricane Matthew. This initiative will provide...

Boston Event Sparks a National Conversation on Diversity in Incubators and Accelerators

Posted: Oct 19, 2016 – 05:16 PM EST

BOSTON, Oct. 19 /CSRwire/ - An event hosted in Boston next week is sparking a national conversation on what it will take to increase women and minority participation in incubators and accelerators. The convening, Catalyzing Inclusivity in Incubators and Accelerators, is organized by...

World Food Program USA and Cargill Partner to Strengthen Local Food Security

Posted: Oct 18, 2016 – 03:30 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 18 /CSRwire/ - More than 100,000 schoolchildren in three countries will be served school meals sourced from local farmers over the next two years as part of a new joint program from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), World Food...

MUFG Union Bank Foundation Provides Grants to Support Small Businesses and Increase Home Ownership

Posted: Oct 18, 2016 – 11:00 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 18 /CSRwire/ - The MUFG Union Bank Foundation today announced $1.25 million in grant funding for 30 nonprofit organizations that provide small business technical assistance and homeownership counseling in California and the Pacific Northwest. Through the banks Advancing Communities Forward...

AEP Emergency Disaster Relief Fund Contributes More Than $100,000 to Flood Relief Efforts in West Virginia

Posted: Oct 18, 2016 – 08:28 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 18 /CSRwire/ - Nearly two months after historic flooding devastated several small West Virginia communities, Appalachian Power leaders and employees presented the American Red Cross and The Salvation Army a $102,178 donation dedicated to flood relief efforts in those communities....

Martian Salad Project at Whitworth University Shows Promise for Cultivating Life on Mars

Posted: Oct 05, 2016 – 05:26 PM EST

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Oct. 05 /CSRwire/ - Space travel is a popular topic in science and in film. The Martian, starring Matt Damon, saw the main character use his skills as a botanist to grow food and survive on the planet. Such a feat...

JPMorgan Chase Commits Over $1.3 Million to Increase Skills Training and Job Growth in Detroit

Posted: Sep 27, 2016 – 08:00 AM EST

DETROIT, Sep. 27 /CSRwire/ - JPMorgan Chase Co. is investing over $1.3 million to increase the number of Detroiters receiving skills training for in-demand jobs and to strengthen partnerships between job seekers, local employers and training providers, the firm announced today. As part...

Univision Kicks-Off Unprecedented Nonpartisan National Voter Registration Day Effort

Posted: Sep 23, 2016 – 05:10 PM EST

NEW YORK, Sep. 23 /CSRwire/ - Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), the leading media company serving Hispanic America, today announced plans to encourage citizens to register to vote in conjunction with National Voter Registration Day. UCI is leveraging all of its media assets across...

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