News & Updates

Read the Wise Giving Wednesday blog each week to keep up to date on charity issues.

Heart of Giving Podcast: Frank Crump - Community Lending, Changing the Paradigm video icon

In this week's episode, our guest is Frank Crump, the Founder, President, and CEO of UPI Loan Fund which provides loans and behavioral financial wellness services to underserved communities.
May 18, 2022

Ukraine Relief - The Salvation Army video icon

As part of our Ukraine Relief Charity Interview series, Commissioner Kenneth Hodder, National Commander of the Salvation Army talks about the organization's relief efforts in and around Ukraine during the crisis in the area.
May 11, 2022

Heart of Giving Podcast, Natalie Jaresko, Former Finance Minister, Ukraine video icon

In this week's episode, we chat with Natalie Jaresko, former Finance Minister in Ukraine, about the outpouring of philanthropic support during the humanitarian crisis that is ongoing.
May 10, 2022

Heart of Giving Podcast - Supporting Our Teachers video icon

In this week's episode, we go back to our archives where we talk to guests who are contributing or have contributed to the education of young people. Through these clips, we demonstrate the power of philanthropy in assisting teachers.
May 04, 2022

Heart of Giving Podcast, Diana Byer of the NY Theater Ballet video icon

In this week's episode, our guest is Diana Byer, the Founder of the New York Theatre Ballet. Diana talks to us about how she has changed the lives of many at-risk children in New York City through the power of dance. Her LIFT program is the subject of an upcoming film that will soon be premiered at New York’s Tribeca Film Festival.
Apr 29, 2022

Heart of Giving Podcast, Victoria Vrana of the Gates Foundation video icon

In this week's episode, our guest is Victoria Vrana, Deputy Director, Philanthropic Partnerships Connect, Gates Foundation. Victoria leads the Giving Ecosystems and Giving By All work for the Philanthropic Partnership team, including initiatives that focus on policy, data, and infrastructure and efforts to encourage everyday giving in the U.S., China, India, and the Middle East.
Apr 26, 2022