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Golden Lane Housing (GLH), the housing arm of Mencap, launched a £10m charity bond on 15 February 2013. It will raise money to buy homes for people with a learning...

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A major new grant-making foundation was launched at the House of Lords on 14 February2013.

The Peter Sowerby Charitable Foundation, which registered as a charity in 2011 and is building an...

News (International, UK)

The ninth annual Absolute Return for Kids (ARK) fundraising gala dinner earlier in May raised an impressive £14.1m in one evening, though down from a peak of...

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A £30k-a-year Oxford University academic has pledged to donate £1m, two thirds of his expected future earnings, to effective overseas charities involved in tackling poverty.

Dr Toby Ord, a practical ethics researcher...

News (International)

Los Angeles billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong announced plans last week to underwrite Los Angeles County and the University of California (UC) plans to re-open Martin Luther King Jr. Hospital (MLK)...

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The Porsche family, owners of the eponymous car company, is selling around 50 luxury watches, with an estimated value of £100,000, at a charity auction.

The auction, run through London-based auctioneer...

News (International)

A US billionaire pharmaceutical executive has donated $100m (£62.5m) to the St. John’s Health Centre in California to help it become a cutting-edge medical hub for the region, the Los...

News (International)

The biggest private donation to a medical research facility in Australian history has been made by Atlantic Philanthropies, the charitable foundation of media-shy multi-billion-dollar philanthropist ...

News (International, UK)

Sunday Times Giving List-topping hedge fund manager Christopher Hohn gave £484m to the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) through fees earned...

News (International)

The Rockefeller Foundation has pledged $100m (£61m) over five years to help developing nations build better healthcare systems as part of its ‘smart globalisation’ approach to...

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