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Benevity Releases Special 2020 COVID-19 Relief Report as Part of #GivingTuesdayNow

Data from over 500 companies identifies how businesses are leading with purpose during a global crisis
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CALGARY, Alberta, May 5, 2020 /3BL Media/ — Benevity, Inc., the global leader in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and employee engagement software, today released a special COVID-19 Relief report, Leading with Purpose in Extraordinary Times. The report examines data from over 500 purpose-driven companies between March 1 and April 30, highlighting how businesses are activating their people and communities during a global crisis.

Foundations Can Increase Payouts: Here’s How

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In these times of crisis, foundations have an opportunity to help by increasing their payout.

The payout decision should never simply default to the 5% floor. It should be a decision made annually that balances investment returns and inflation with the foundation’s charitable purpose and the timely needs of those it serves.

Read why it's OK to pay out more than 5%, from FSG co-founder Mark R. Kramer >

Unveiling the Porter Novelli Purpose Summit: Committing to Action Amid COVID-19

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The COVID‐19 crisis is accelerating the transformation of business – one that solidifies the private sector mandate of a stakeholder‐first, rather than shareholder‐only, mentality. We’ve kept a pulse on this shift, brand action and stakeholder expectations, revealing that 75% of the U.S. public believes business must take action to protect employees, care for communities and support front-line workers in the fight against COVID‐19. Companies who have rapidly and authentically met this expectation demonstrate Purpose – at its finest.

Center For State & Local Government Excellence Announces New Financial Wellness Initiative And Grants

Supported by the Wells Fargo Foundation, the New Effort is a Collaboration with the International Public Management Association for Human Resources and National Association of State Treasurers' Foundation
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WASHINGTON, April 23, 2020 /3BL Media/ - In an effort to improve financial wellness programs for the state and local workforce, a new initiative will provide financial resources, create tools and case studies, and facilitate conversations among state and local leaders. The effort comes as state and local government employees face increased financial challenges in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic crisis.

Insights for a Time of Crisis: Porter Novelli COVID-19 Tracker

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In times of immense strain and crisis our truest colors often show through. As the entire globe faces the unprecedented and catastrophic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve seen moments of brightness during a fog of immense sadness and uncertainty.

This is the time when many things will be put to the test, including how business responds. In this moment of global need, we will remember those companies that stood tall, acted quickly and with humanity. We will also remember those that did not.

More Children to Connect with Gardening This Spring through Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation and KidsGardening Support

In keeping with its goal to connect 10 million kids to the benefits of gardens and outdoor play, 175 garden programs receive funding this spring
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MARYSVILLE, Ohio, April 14, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Now more than ever, children and families across the country need the positive experiences that gardening provides. To support this, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation is bringing the powerful benefits of gardening to 10 million children across the United States by 2023.  In keeping with this goal, 175 nonprofit organizations will receive funding this spring to create or enhance youth garden programs, as part of  ScottsMiracle-Gro’s annual Gro More Good Grassroots Grants with KidsGardening.

11 Newark-led Organizations Awarded up to $15,000 Each to Advance Community Health and Fresh Food Access

Whole Cities Foundation Invests $150,000 in Local Initiatives Spanning All Five Wards
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NEWARK, N.J., April 14, 2020 /3BL Media/— Whole Cities Foundation, a nonprofit broadening community access to fresh food and nutrition education, announced today that 11 Newark nonprofit organizations have been awarded up to $15,000 each through the annual Fresh, Healthy Food Access Grant.

Medtronic Foundation Announces 2:1 Match for Employee Charitable Giving During COVID-19 Response

Employee charitable giving boost is in addition to a recent $10M commitment to COVID-19 response efforts
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In the midst of a global health crisis, the Medtronic Foundation is committed to supporting front line health workers and nonprofit organizations around the globe. In addition to direct financial contributions, Medtronic employees looking to give back are getting a boost to ensure their own charitable donations go even further.

American Express’ Commitment to Backing Colleagues, Customers and Communities Affected by COVID-19

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April 10, 2020 /3BL Media/ - For more than 170 years, American Express has been committed to backing our colleagues, our customers, our partners and the communities we serve around the world. As we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, this commitment is more important than ever, and we wanted to share an update on some of the actions we’ve taken during this unprecedented time. 

Quakes and Tremors: What Foundations Can Do to Safeguard Childhood Wellbeing in the Wake of a Pandemic

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The world is experiencing a series of quakes and tremors caused by a global pandemic. The quakes are the unprecedented shocks and strains we are witnessing in our health, economic, and education systems. Tremors, on the other hand, are far less obvious because their disruptions occur at a much deeper level and during timeframes when the average individual may feel that they have successfully distanced themselves from the more pronounced quake(s). Both earthquakes and tremors have the same cause; both have the potential to create long-lasting damage.

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