Philanthropy's Promise Bulletin: Addressing Social Inequality
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Let’s all welcome the Abelard Foundation and United Way of New York City to Philanthropy’s Promise, now with 107 grantmakers that have signed on.

RP-Winter11-12-Cover-MediumAnd check out the Winter issue of Responsive Philanthropy, which looks at funding grassroots organizing for environmental change, using charity as moral enhancement, addressing social inequality in the United States and activist-advised grantmaking:

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The General Mills Foundation's mission is to provide financial support to nonprofit organizations that create sustainable community improvement in the areas of youth nutrition and fitness, social services, education, and arts and culture. In the foundation's statement, executive director Ellen Goldberg Luger wrote: "General Mills devotes substantially all of its grants to nourishing communities through hunger and nutrition wellness and educational support, particularly in underserved communities, and expects to continue to do so. To create change that is deeply rooted and sustainable, General Mills’ work is based in the following values: integrity, leadership, innovation, diversity and impact." Keep reading

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