Articles of interest in philanthropy and nonprofits published in the last 10 days:
1. Drugmakers join Gates Foundation in tropical-disease fight; Bloomberg.com, January 30, 2012
Brief Introduction: GlaxoSmithKline Plc (GSK), Sanofi and other health-care companies are joining forces with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, governments and institutions to fight so-called neglected tropical diseases such as leprosy.
2. Department of Justice, MacArthur Foundation provide $2 million to support juvenile justice reform; Sacramento Bee, January 26, 2012
Brief Introduction: In a new private-public partnership, the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation are jointly providing $2 million to support innovative and effective reforms in treatment and services for youth involved in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems.
3. Gates Foundation moves to close $750 million gap in global fund; Nytimes.com, January 26, 2012
Brief Introduction: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation said Thursday that it had stepped up its commitment to an international fund to fights AIDS and other diseases, pledging an additional $750 million to the organization.