“The Smithsonian has released its Plan for Increased Public Access to Results of Federally Funded Research, based on the principles outlined by the Office of Science and Technology Policy. Through the new plan, all applicable publications and supporting data resulting from federally funded research will be available through the Smithsonian Research Online (SRO) website or CHORUS, a nonprofit membership organization that helps federal entities increase public access to research. The plan will take effect Oct. 1 and apply to articles submitted to publishers on or after that date … The public will be able to access qualifying manuscripts through either SRO or CHORUS after a designated waiting period. SRO will archive accepted manuscripts collected under the plan. It will also archive PDF copies of final publications when permitted by publishers. — From the website
The Chronicle of Philanthrophy offers its list of the top 50 philanthropic donors for 2010. The $3.3 Billion was the lowest amount donated since the rankings began.
From the Foundation Center.
Much grant funding goes to nonprofit organizations, but this extensive compilation,done by the Michigan State University Libraries, focuses on funding opportunities for individuals.
Information about the projects funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities since 1980 can be found here.
Thanks to Noa, from the Library System, for this one:
Idealist.org is a great website where you can search for nonprofit jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities across the world. You can also search for programs, speakers, events. Their mission is to “connect people, organizations, and resources to help build a world where all people can live free and dignified lives.”
The Foundation Center offers an interactive map showing how United States foundations have offered support in response to the economic crisis. Data can be displayed by state, county, city, zip code, and congressional district.
From the website:
“The Charity Guide is a non profit web site designed to inform and educate those interested in making contributions to charitable organizations. There are many ways in which to support worthwhile causes in your area. Whether it is in the form of monetary donations, or a small bit of your time each week, we hope the information provided will help you discover the opportunities you are seeking.”–From the web site. You can locate charities in the United States on this web site; you can search by state and you then will find towns and cities within the state and clicking on a particular city or town will give you the charities located in them.
75 percent of children (ages 9-16) have heard of or even played the “choking game,” according to this website. But, what’s even worse, according to the site, 25 percent of the parents do not know about the game, including parents of some victims. This website is hosted by the Dangerous Adolescent Behavior Foundation, and gives the games’ other slang names as well as warning signs if a child has been participating in this dangerous activity. The site is to raise awareness about this tragedy before any other senseless death occur.
I first saw this website in the Commercial Appeal yesterday- more specifically, in the advice column, Annie’s Mailbox. The columnists referred their reader to this website when he wanted to donate his unused airline miles to American soldiers in need.
After researching the site, I discovered the group does more than that for our troops. This is directly from the website:
“The Fisher House™ program is a unique private-public partnership that supports America’s military in their time of need. The program recognizes the special sacrifices of our men and women in uniform and the hardships of military service by meeting a humanitarian need beyond that normally provided by the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs.”