Philanthropic foundations

FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, file photo, Bill Murray tosses his putter into a bunker after missing a birdie putt on the 18th green of the Pebble Beach Golf Links during the celebrity challenge event of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament, in Pebble Beach, Calif. Celebrities will not be part of the tournament this year because of the spike in COVID-19 cases. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
January 14, 2021 - 1:21 pm
The only stars at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am this year will be the players and the golf course. The spike in COVID-19 cases in California led organizers to cancel the pro-am portion of a tournament with a long history of entertainers, celebrities and CEOs mixing with the pros on one of the...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020 file photo, Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates after wining the Formula One race in Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain. Hamilton is now a “Sir” as well as a seven-time Formula One champion after being knighted Wednesday, Dec. 30 in Queen Elizabeth II’s New Year honors list. The awards also recognize British performers, politicians and public servants, as well as people outside the limelight who have worked to defeat the coronavirus and its devastating impact. (Giuseppe Cacace, Pool via AP, File)
December 30, 2020 - 9:26 pm
LONDON (AP) — Lewis Hamilton is now a “Sir” as well as a seven-time Formula One champion. Hamilton received a knighthood Wednesday as part of Queen Elizabeth II’s New Year's honors list, which also recognized British performers, politicians, public servants and people outside the limelight who...
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Residents in the Overtown neighborhood of Miami wait in line to receive gift cards and gift bags with essentials, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020. Various organizations came together to distribute items to those in need during the coronavirus pandemic. Rapper Sean "Diddy" Combs also passed out fifty dollar bills to residents. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
December 29, 2020 - 6:10 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs provided some coronavirus relief in a Miami neighborhood on Tuesday, handing out $50 bills amid a crowd of hundreds. He was joined by his children at the event set up to help Overtown neighborhood residents facing economic hardship during the pandemic. In...
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Kandise Norris, shown here with her three children in a Nov. 7 photo outside their home in Somerset County, Maryland, says she has been rebuilding her life since getting treatment for drug addiction in April 2019. The Housing Authority of Crisfield, Maryland, which owns her house, has filed three eviction cases against the 30-year-old since September. (Nick McMillan/Howard Center for Investigative Journalism via AP)
December 18, 2020 - 8:01 am
CRISFIELD, Md. (AP) — Public housing is supposed to be a solution to homelessness, not a cause of it. But in Crisfield, a city of 2,600 on the Chesapeake Bay, the housing authority is one of the leading eviction filers. It files cases against tenants so often that officials hired a contractor to...
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FILE - In this July 21, 2020, file photo, nurse Danielle Smith shows indentations on her face while working in a COVID-19 unit at El Centro Regional Medical Center in El Centro, Calif. The COVID-19 vaccines are coming as the situation grows more dire by the day nationwide and in California, with the holiday season well underway. Priority will be to inoculate health care workers on the front lines of a pandemic that has infected more than 16 million people and claimed nearly 298,000 lives in the U.S. alone. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
December 13, 2020 - 7:46 pm
TORONTO — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the first of many freezer-packed COVID-19 vaccine vials have arrived in Canada. Trudeau tweeted a picture of them being taken off a plane. Canada’s health regulator approved the vaccine made by U.S. drugmaker Pfizer and Germany’s BioNTech last Wednesday...
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Meals on Wheels volunteers sort prepared meals prior to deliver to seniors, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020 at the Renton Senior Activity Center in Renton, Wash., south of Seattle. Nationally, Meals on Wheels America said its 5,000 community programs are, on average, serving more meals this year compared to in 2019, and nearly all of them are facing financial strain because the COVID-19 pandemic has also forced them to buy additional safety equipment and pay drivers to replace volunteers. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
December 13, 2020 - 11:54 am
SEATTLE (AP) — The American spirit of generosity this holiday season may be no match for the coronavirus. Despite record amounts of charitable donations this year, the effects of the pandemic are suffocating nonprofits across the country as organizations face soaring costs and demand for help, yet...
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FILE - St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright smiles after throwing a simulated inning during baseball practice at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, in this Sunday, July 5, 2020, file photo. Longtime St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright has won the Roberto Clemente Award, given annually by Major League Baseball for community involvement and philanthropy. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
December 07, 2020 - 3:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Longtime St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright has won the Roberto Clemente Award, given annually by Major League Baseball for community involvement and philanthropy. Wainwright’s Big League Impact foundation and recording artist Garth Brooks’ Teammates for Kids Foundation...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov 18, 2020 file photo, motorists wait in long lines to take a coronavirus test in a parking lot at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. Health experts around the country are hoping the incoming Biden administration will put in place a comprehensive national testing strategy. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
December 07, 2020 - 3:42 am
NEW YORK (AP) — As the coronavirus epidemic worsens, U.S. health experts hope Joe Biden's administration will put in place something Donald Trump's has not — a comprehensive national testing strategy. Such a strategy, they say, could systematically check more people for infections and spot surges...
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FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2020, file photo, Elton John performs "(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again," nominated for the award for best original song, from "Rocketman" at the Oscars in Los Angeles. John is opening up his vault and releasing an expansive collection of rarely heard and unreleased tracks. John announced Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, that the eight-CD collection, “Elton: Jewel Box," will be released Nov. 13. The collection includes “Sing Me No Sad Songs,” an unreleased studio demo from 1969. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
November 24, 2020 - 8:00 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Elton John AIDS Foundation and TikTok are teaming up to raise awareness about the disease through a campaign and live event for World AIDS Day. John’s foundation and the social networking service announced their collaboration Tuesday for a live show on Dec. 1. The event will...
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FILE - In this Thursday, April 21, 2016, file photo, singer and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Angelique Kidjo poses at the opening of the new photography exhibit "REFUGEE" at The Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles. Kidjo uses her artistry and her activism to connect beyond language and skin color. Kidjo and other international musicians are performing social justice anthems for an online fundraising concert called Peace Through Music: A Global Event for Social Justice. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
November 23, 2020 - 4:00 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — For Grammy-winning international star Angelique Kidjo, her artistry and her activism inform each other because music has the power to connect beyond skin color, language or countries. “Music has that absolutely powerful side to it that sometimes when I finish a concert, I’m...
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