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The Wellcome Trust has invited bids for much of its £3.8 bn private equity portfolio.

The trust has £1.2 bn invested in buy-out funds and £1.8...

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Virgin Money is to launch a not-for-profit online donation service in Spring of 2009.

Virgin Money Giving will aim to maximise online donations to charity by...

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Bridges Ventures has launched the Bridges Social Entrepreneurs Fund, which has so far raised £4.25m for investment in social enterprises

The Fund will target scalable social enterprises...

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One Laptop per Child has launched the second Give One/ Get One (G1G1) programme, to give $199 (£132) laptops to...

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Community foundations and other philanthropic intermediaries play a vital role in community philanthropy, according to a new report by Policy Exchange, the centre-right think tank.

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Longer corporate social responsibility reports increase the likelihood of winning sustainability awards, according to a new analysis of FTSE 100 environmental reporting.

Environmental Reporting: Trends in FTSE 100 Sustainability Reports says...

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Canada’s largest corporations are going beyond ‘cheque-book philanthropy’ and are leveraging their assets, according to a new report from Imagine Canada.

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The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) has reported a 17% increase in donations year-on-year.

More than £1m was given every day through CAF to more than 45,000 charities in...

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Alan Bennett is to donate his manuscripts and other papers to the University of Oxford’s Bodleian Library.

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US billionaire T. Boone Pickens will donate $63m (£38m) to Oklahoma State University (OSU) for the renovation of their football stadium.

The gift will bring Pickens’ total donation for the renovation...

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