Monday - April 24, 2017

News releases, reports, statements and associated documents from U.S. foundations.

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NEEF & Nickelodeon Kick Off 2017 Partnership at Pacific Marine Mammal Center
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., April 22 -- The National Environmental Education Foundation issued the following news:

Today, NEEF (National Environmental Education Foundation) and Nickelodeon's "Get Dirty!" environmental initiative, kicked off its partnership with an Earth Day activation featuring Nickelodeon's Game Shakers cast (Cree Cicchino, Madisyn Shipman, Benjamin Flores Jr. and Thomas Kuc) who lent a hand at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center (PMMC) as "Get Dirty!" ambassadors for the day.

"Nickelodeon and the National Environmental Education Foundation have been longstanding partners to give ... Show Full Article

Women Winning the Race for Charity as Millions of Brits Run for Good Causes
LONDON, April 21 -- The Charities Aid Foundation issued the following news release:

Women are racing ahead of men when it comes to running for good causes, according to new research by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF).

The findings, released ahead of the 2017 London Marathon, reveal that more than nine million people in the UK have taken part in a running event to raise money for charity.

Eighteen per cent of Britons (9.5m) have laced up their trainers in aid of a good cause, but in good news for organisers of events a further 10 million people (19 percent) would like to run for charity ... Show Full Article

VICTORY: Fairmont State University Revises Unconstitutional Solicitation Policy
PHILADELPHIA, April 21 -- The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education issued the following news release:

In response to a letter ( from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, the Fairmont State University Board of Governors voted yesterday to revise the university's Campus Solicitation Policy. FIRE called on Fairmont State to review the unconstitutional policy last October after a campus police officer cited it to warn a student that he needed permission to gather signatures for a student group on ... Show Full Article

PM's Aid Commitment 'Encouraging'
LONDON, April 21 -- The Charities Aid Foundation issued the following news release:

Responding to the Prime Minister's pledge this afternoon to maintain Britain's international aid commitment, the Charities Aid Foundation's International Policy Manager Adam Pickering said:

"It is encouraging that the Prime Minister has pledged to maintain Britain's commitment to spend 0.7 percent of GDP on international aid.

"Britain's development work has a huge impact in improving lives across the world. And as Britain prepares to leave the EU, this work has a big role to play in enhancing our influence ... Show Full Article

NIAF Awards a Full-Tuition Scholarship to Accademia Teatro Alla Scala in Milan
WASHINGTON, April 21 -- The National Italian American Foundation issued the following news release:

New York native Gina Viteritti is the recipient of a full-tuition scholarship from the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) in partnership with Accademia Teatro all Scala, one of the most renowned institutions for training professionals in the performing arts, and Politecnico di Milano Graduate School of Business (MIP), an internationally recognized management school.

"The National Italian American Foundation is extremely proud to award Gina, a young, talented Italian American, who is ... Show Full Article

Competitiveness Impact of Tax Reform for United States
WASHINGTON, April 21 -- The Tax Foundation issued the following news release:

As the debate over tax reform continues, it's worth remembering that the statutory corporate income tax rate in the United States doesn't tell the full story about tax rates imposed on new business investment. To fill this gap, a new Tax Foundation study by University of Calgary researchers Philip Bazel and Jack Mintz calculates the marginal effective tax rate (METR), which takes into account all taxes imposed on businesses.

Bazel and Mintz find that the METR in the U.S. is 5th highest out of 43 countries studied. ... Show Full Article

Clinton Foundation's Climate Initiative and Thai Union Partner to Generate Clean Energy
NEW YORK, April 21 -- The William J. Clinton Foundation issued the following news release:

Today, Thai Union, in partnership with the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI) officially broke ground on a wastewater and biogas project at its Indian Ocean Tuna (IOT) Seychelles facility. This project will cut carbon emissions and reduce energy costs, while generating clean electricity and cleaner wastewater. CCI, an initiative of the Clinton Foundation, has been working with Thai Union to provide technical and advisory support on the project since 2013.

This project will address a number of clean energy ... Show Full Article