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PNS Daily Newscast - November 20, 2017 


On our Monday nationwide rundown; decision day for the Keystone XL pipeline; a border patrol agent killed in the line of duty in Texas; and time is running out to comment on fees that could double or triple at many National Parks in 2018.

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Public News Service - NY: Philanthropy

From 2003 to 2013, assets of charitable foundations grew by $321 billion. (Nat'l. Committee for Responsive Philanthropy)

NEW YORK – Foundations receiving tax-deductible contributions are booming, but a new report says little of the new money pouring in makes its way to those working on social justice issues. The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) report says between 2003 and 2013, which incl

Grants from the New York Community Trust help grassroots organizations fund their work. (MASA)

NEW YORK - A major source of funding for nonprofit groups in New York City is succeeding at helping marginalized communities, according to a new report. The New York Community Trust, the third largest of its kind in the nation, distributes about $55 million a year to organizations large and small.

After more than two decades providing gifts for children in need, Peter Fontana is retiring as Chief Elf for Operation Santa. Credit: Peter Fontana.

NEW YORK - Each year, thousands of "Dear Santa" letters are received by the U.S. Postal Service's Operation Santa program. As "Chief Elf," Peter Fontana oversees the New York location, where a team of "postal elves" responds to the letters and email messages, and sends gifts to children who might no

Immigration advocates say Syrian refugees hoping to resettle in the U.S. pose no risk to Americans. Credit: ranjithd/freeimages.com<br />

NEW YORK – While more than half of the nation's governors oppose allowing Syrian refugees into their states, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo welcomes them and says not doing so goes against American values. States protesting their admission say Syrians are a security threat and cite reports that

PHOTO: More than 125,000 people have signed a change.org petition demanding the New York Blood Center restore funding to care for 66 of its former research chimps who advocates say were abandoned by the nonprofit organization. Photo credit - Agnes Souchal for the HSUS.

NEW YORK – It's a nonprofit organization that New Yorkers normally associate with helping people, but the outcry is growing against the New York Blood Center for allegedly abandoning 66 of its former research chimpanzees. Anthropologist Brian Hare, an assistant professor at Duke University,

PHOTO: Brooklyn Insights, a strategic planning process that impacted young people and others in the borough, was one of the outreach efforts that won three New York nonprofits national recognition with NCRP Impact Awards. Photo courtesy Brooklyn Community Foundation.

NEW YORK - The nationwide trend for many nonprofits is to make their mark on just one pressing need, but two New York grant makers just got national recognition in part because they are fast on their feet and versatile. The New York Foundation has been around longer than most. While it is far from

PHOTO: A Kindergarten to Career program that encourages students to explore job options is just one of the funding recipients of the Long Island Community Foundation. The organization says 2014 has been a tough year for nonprofit groups. Photo courtesy of Long Island Community Foundation.

MELVILLE, N.Y. – When federal and state funds fall short, someone has to step up and in 2014, charitable donations played a major part in addressing health and social service needs across the state. David Okorn, executive director of the Long Island Community Foundation, says 2014 has been a

PHOTO: #Giving Tuesday, the movement to make the Tuesday after Thanksgiving a day of giving, is urging people to take

NEW YORK - Black Friday is starting on Thursday this year, with major retailers moving up the kickoff of their holiday sales to Thanksgiving Day. Last year, the Hashtag Giving Tuesday movement sprang up, aimed at making the Tuesday after Black Friday and Cyber Monday a day of giving. After exploding

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