Almost half of all undergraduates in the U.S. attend community colleges, and many of Point Foundation’s current and past scholarship recipients first attended community colleges before pursuing a four-year degree. Recognizing how community colleges can serve as a bridge between high school and a bachelor’s degree, in 2016 Point launched a pilot program to help lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community college students achieve their goal of transferring to a four-year college or university degree program.
Between January and April 2017, more than 1,500 employee donors across the country participated in America's Charities' Snapshot 2017 workplace giving survey, sharing what they value, how they make decisions about charitable giving and volunteering, and how their giving impacts their relationships with their employers.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women ages 15–39 living in the U.S., with more than 12,000 new cases each year. Although breast cancer in young women is rare, there are more than 250,000 women living in the United States today who were diagnosed under age 40. In addition to differences in the disease itself, young women also face unique psychosocial challenges as a result of cancer and its treatment, including issues around mental health, career, fertility, parenting and more.
Paul and Julie Gattini came to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center, the nation's premier clinical research hospital in Bethesda, MD, when Paul needed his second kidney removed. While Paul would remain at the hospital for several days, he worried about Julie. “His biggest concern was not for himself, but for me,” Julie recalled. “Where would I stay?”
Over the years, social enterprise has evolved from start-up to fully operational organizations striving to create impact at scale. They blend together innovative ideas with social value propositions to drive change and improve lives.
Duke Energy is partnering with DonorsChoose.org to help teachers in Ohio, Kentucky, North Carolina and South Carolina fund projects that support literacy programs and foster a growing interest in science and technology fields.
Imagine the world around you in darkness. For millions of people this darkness is a reality. Blindness takes away so much more than vision. It can impede your ability to gain an education. It can prevent you from finding employment. It can lead you and your family into a life of poverty.
Currently 285 million people around the world are visually impaired. Of that number, 246 million have low vision and 39 million are blind.