France Jamat celebrates the IVC (Ismaili Volunteer Corps) centenary

On a cold Saturday morning in November, the first preparations for an exceptional weekend begin. More than a hundred members of the Jamats of Paris, Brussels, Lausanne, Nantes, Toulouse, Montpellier, Grenoble, and Lyon work together towards a common goal: to prepare and distribute meals for the homeless.  For many decades, volunteers have been serving the…

U.S. charitable giving shows modest uptick in 2010 following two years of declines – The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University

Donations of $290.89 billion reflect general slow rebound in American economy after Great Recession CHICAGO, Ill. (June 20, 2011) – Giving USA Foundation™ and its research partner, the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, today announced that total charitable contributions from American individuals, corporations and foundations were an estimated $290.89 billion in 2010, up from…

Pakistan: Corporate sector spends Rs1.87b on social activities

Jamila Achakzai Islamabad The public listed companies spent Rs1.87 billion on social activities in the country last year, highlighting the corporate sector’s huge contributions to the social sector development. According to Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy (PCP) Programme Officer Mansoor Sarwar, the amount is in addition to the tax paid by the companies to the government…