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Famed philanthropist George Soros, chairman of Soros Fund Management, will donate $100m (£60m) through his Open Societies Institute to help communities and young people in...

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A total of £15.6m was raised at the eighth annual Absolute Return for Kids (ARK) dinner, beating its £10m target but well below last...

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US charitable giving fell by an estimated 5.7% in 2008, adjusted for inflation, according to the Giving USA Foundation. This is the largest drop recorded since the group began tracking America’s charitable donations in...

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Bill Gates has urged billionaires to give most of their wealth to charitable causes.  

“All billionaires should give away the vast majority of their fortunes … I think they would...

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A $50m (£31m) donation will make the aim to build a new world leading brain research centre at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem a reality.

The $130m (£81m)...

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Women make more influential, innovative and sophisticated philanthropists than men, a new report from Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund shows.

While 92% of men name their spouse as an influence on the...

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Participating in giving circles encourages donors to give more, and to be more strategic, a new report from the US finds.

When donors pool their money and other resources and decide...

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The concept of ‘spending out’ charitable endowments has become more prominent at a time when extra support is especially needed, according to research from the US. 

In the US, over 62%...

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Publicity shy multi-billion-dollar philanthropist Chuck Feeney has featured in a documentary on Irish television to inspire ‘giving while living’.

In ‘Secret Billionaire: The Chuck Feeney Story’, Feeney talked about how he...

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US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle donated 6.5% of their income to charity last year, according to their income tax return released by the White House.

The Obamas gave...

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