philanthropy

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Progress in curbing trachoma, a blinding, infectious disease

U.S. taxpayers and pharmaceutical companies are leading the way in curbing tropical diseases such as blinding trachoma. The threat has been eliminated in Ghana and Nepal.
Ahmad Ashkar leaning on a table, with Falafel Inc. logo painted on the wall behind him (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

Selling falafel, helping refugees

Ahmad Ashkar sells falafel. He makes money and feeds refugees at the same time. It's a new business model, and it's working.
Woman taking selfie with four other people (State Dept/D.A. Peterson)

Future leaders prepare to tackle global challenges

Each year dozens of young change-makers put careers on hold to learn how U.S. nonprofits tackle global challenges. They return home more fired up and better prepared than ever.
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2017: Americans’ most generous year ever

In 2017, Americans' charitable donations surpassed the $400 billion mark in a single year for the first time. Find out what types of philanthropy are most popular across the United States.
Two men with a small group of children, holding hands out over a bucket (© Bernat Parera)

Combating poverty one bar of soap at a time [video]

SoapBox Soaps is an enterprise that combines business and philanthropy. For each bar of soap sold, it donates a bar to poor people in Africa and elsewhere.
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U.S. manufacturing grows at record level

American manufacturing is growing at the fastest pace in more than a decade. See why.
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MacArthur ‘genius grant’ winners include innovators with global reach [video]

The 2017 MacArthur Foundation "genius grant" recipients include innovators and visionaries in the arts, science and the humanities.
Young girl at typewriter and two other people in classroom (© Brian Messenger/Perkins School for the Blind)

Meeting the world’s need for teachers of deaf-blind children

A U.S. school has launched a global effort to train 1 million teachers with the skills to help deaf-blind children fulfill their potential.
Man carrying books in front of war-damaged buildings (© Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP/Getty)

Rebuilding Mosul University library, one book at a time

Americans are donating books in a global effort led by blogger Mosul Eye to rebuild the University of Mosul's library, which was destroyed by ISIS.