Individual giving

FILE - In this April 16, 2018, file photo, Bill Gates, Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, talks to the media after a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace in Paris. The Seattle region is home to the two richest men in America, but while Amazon's Jeff Bezos is blamed by some for rising rents and clogged city streets, Gates is largely admired for helping lead the computing revolution and for the billions he donates through his philanthropy. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
June 30, 2018 - 12:50 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle region is home to America's two richest men, but their local legacies to date represent two very different eras for the city. While Amazon's Jeff Bezos is blamed by some for rising rents and clogged city streets, Bill Gates is largely admired for helping lead the...
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In this photograph taken June 24, 2018, Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley staffer Eli Fernandez and volunteer Natalie Montelongo pose for a photo as they stand by a pile of unsorted Amazon boxes packed with donations in McAllen, Texas. A rest center for asylum-seekers in the Texas border town of McAllen has seen such a big surge of donations that they've had to rent additional storage space, and caravans of volunteers from across the U.S. have also showed up at their doors. (AP Photo/Manuel Valdes)
June 25, 2018 - 11:49 am
MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — One by one, around Father's Day, the surge of Amazon boxes containing shirts, pants, underwear and many other items began arriving at an asylum-seeker rest center in the border town of McAllen, Texas. Included in the packages were notes of support. One read: "As someone who...
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Amanda and Leighlou Reece hold up a protest sign as hundreds of Wilmington residents protest the Trump Administration's family separation policies during a Keep Families Together Rally outside of Rep. David Rouzer's office Wednesday June 20, 2018 at the New Hanover County Government Center in Wilmington, N.C. (Ken Blevins/The Star-News via AP)
June 20, 2018 - 8:43 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In an outpouring of concern prompted by images and audio of children crying for their parents, hundreds of thousands of people worldwide are donating to nonprofit organizations to help families being separated at the U.S.-Mexico border. Among those that have generated the most...
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FILE- In this Sept. 20, 2016, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, prepare for a speech in San Francisco. The Giving USA report, released Tuesday, June 12, 2018, said giving from individuals, estates, foundations and corporations reached an estimated $410 billion in 2017. The biggest increase was in giving to foundations, up 15.5 percent. This surge was driven by large gifts by major philanthropists to their own foundations, including $2 billion from Zuckerberg and Chan. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
June 12, 2018 - 10:30 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Fueled by a surging stock market and huge gifts from billionaires, charitable giving in the United States in 2017 topped the $400 billion mark for the first time, according to the latest comprehensive report on Americans' giving patterns. The Giving USA report, released Tuesday,...
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FILE - In this May 22, 2012, file photo, Charles Koch speaks in his office at Koch Industries in Wichita, Kan. A sure sign of policy success for the sprawling conservative network funded by the billionaire Koch brothers is Democratic pushback. With regulations being rolled back and huge tax cuts, Democrats question how far the Koch network's influence extends. (Bo Rader/The Wichita Eagle via AP, File)
April 30, 2018 - 9:52 pm
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Virginia's largest public university granted the conservative Charles Koch Foundation a say in the hiring and firing of professors in exchange for millions of dollars in donations, according to newly released documents. The release of donor agreements between George Mason...
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Waffle House employee Virginia Stanley visits a wooden cross memorial for shooting victim Taurean Sanderlin, also an employee, at the Waffle House restaurant Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. Stanley was working at the restaurant when a gunman killed four on Sunday. The restaurant re-opened Wednesday and the company intends to donate its first month of sales to help victims of the attack. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
April 25, 2018 - 7:59 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Waffle House where four people were fatally shot reopened Wednesday amid tears and solemn remembrance of the dead, as the company said it will donate a month of the restaurant's sales to help the wounded survivors and the families of the slain. Employees wore...
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Student Tanner McPherson, 10, pauses for a moment of silence during a student protest in the Studio City section of Los Angeles, Sunday, March 11, 2018. The student-activist group "No Guns LA" held a rally to call for stricter gun control laws. The action was held in the wake of the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in February. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
March 12, 2018 - 9:17 am
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — A tattoo shop raised money for the Florida high school where 17 people died in a mass shooting by offering free tattoos in exchange for donations. Shop owner Chris Blinston said he and other artists began working extra hours at No Hard Feelings shortly after the Feb. 14...
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March 01, 2018 - 6:46 am
NEW YORK (AP) — New York's Metropolitan Museum is now charging a mandatory $25 entrance fee to most adult visitors who don't live in New York state. The new policy, announced in January, took effect Thursday. Entrance will remain free for children under 12 and pay-what-you-wish for students in New...
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FILE - In this May 23, 2017, file photo, Sheldon Adelson, right, talks with Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, before a speech by President Donald Trump at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. Adelson has proposed paying for at least part of the new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, four U.S. officials told The Associated Press, and the Trump administration is considering the offer. Lawyers at the State Department are looking into the legality of the highly unconventional proposal to cover part or all of the embassy’s costs through private donations, the administration officials said. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
February 23, 2018 - 3:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is considering an offer from Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson to pay for at least part of a new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, four U.S. officials told The Associated Press. Lawyers at the State Department are looking into the legality of accepting...
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In this Feb. 1, 2018 photo, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda pose for a photo before an interview with The Associated Press in Kirkland, Wash. Gates and his wife, head the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, are rethinking their work in America as they confront what they consider an unsatisfactory track record, the country's growing inequity and a president they disagree with more than any other. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
February 13, 2018 - 5:22 pm
Bill and Melinda Gates say they're concerned about some of President Donald Trump's policies and statements. Here are excerpts from their recent interview with The Associated Press: GIVING PLEDGE Bill Gates says he's met with Trump twice since he took office. The Microsoft co-founder hasn't asked...
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