| Mar 31, 2014
When it comes to charitable giving, Christians contribute to the collection plate, Jews donate tzedakah and Muslims give zakat. But what do nonbelievers do?
The Foundation Beyond Belief wants to provide the answer to that question and has announced its...
| May 12, 2014
| 5:27 PM
Local H frontman Scott Lucas and former Smashing Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin had never played together before last summer's Hot Stove Cool Music fundraiser, yet there they were again early this month performing their own soundtrack to Sergei...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The gig: Olympic medalist Anita L. DeFrantz, 61, is president and a director of the LA84 Foundation, the charitable organization that runs off an endowment of surplus funds from the Los Angeles Olympic Games. In the three decades since those games, LA84...
| Mar 13, 2014
You've probably never heard of donor-advised funds, but they are taking over the philanthropic world.
It all started as a matter of economics. A million dollars to most of us is a lot of money. But as start-up cash for a philanthropic foundation it's...
| May 14, 2014
| 3:23 PM
Rihanna has upped the ante with a $25,000 gift in conjunction with a phone-busting selfie that launched an EBay auction for charity.
Last Friday, the "Diamonds" singer took a courtside selfie with L.A. Police Commission President Steve Soboroff at a...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Name: Jim Styer
Hometown: Highland Park
Name of organization: The Healthcare Foundation of Highland Park
What role does your organization serve in the community?
The Healthcare Foundation of Highland Park has given more than 78 million...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 7:54 PM
Five years ago, when the local chapter of the NAACP wanted to give Clippers owner Donald Sterling a lifetime achievement humanitarian award, Los Angeles’ African American community was divided.
Sterling had been a prominent donor to the NAACP...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 1:30 AM
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
A lot of people scramble to make charitable contributions before the end of each year to get a tax break. But last-minute gifts may not be the best way to make the most impact. You could work with the charity to designate a...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 5:36 PM
SACRAMENTO — California's professional sports franchise owners are asking lawmakers to let them hold high-stakes, electronic raffles during games.
They seek an exclusive right to offer much fatter prizes than the state now allows all other...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 1:41 PM
UCLA will return $425,000 recently donated by the Donald T. Sterling Charitable Foundation for kidney research and will cancel an agreement that would have brought Sterling’s gift to $3 million over seven years, the university announced Tuesday....
| Apr 30, 2014
| 5:21 PM
SACRAMENTO — A bill that would allow professional sports teams to hold high-stakes, charitable raffles during games won overwhelming support from its first legislative committee.
On Wednesday, the Assembly Governmental Organization panel voted...