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  • Gates Foundation fighting dirty water deaths Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 2:15 PM ET
    An exhibitor demonstrates the use of a toilet tap where water is recycled and reused, during the Reinvent The Toilet Fair in New Delhi on March  21, 2014.

    The Gates Foundation has awarded $2 million in grants to several Indian organizations to help improve sanitation by building a high-tech toilet.

  • Glenn Dubin, a Highbridge Capital Management and co-founder & CEO of Dubin & Co., discusses how The Robin Hood foundation became a natural advocate for the poor. "Philanthropy is the difference between standard of care and excellent care," he says. Dr. Kenneth Davis, Mount Sinai Health System president and CEO, weighs in.

  • 'Superb doctors' at Dubin Breast Center     Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 8:31 AM ET

    Glenn Dubin, a Highbridge Capital Management, and co-founder & CEO of Dubin & Co., says the Dubin Breast Center is a mufti-disciplinary center driving for excellence with state of the art technology. Dr. Kenneth Davis, Mt. Sinai Health System president and CEO, provides insight into methods for diagnosing breast cancer.

  • Buffett's Berkshire buys more DaVita shares Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 7:36 AM ET

    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway now owns about 17.7 percent of DaVita HealthCare after buying another 1.1 million shares.

  • Hedge fund manager Griffin to donate to Harvard Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 10:58 PM ET

    Billionaire hedge fund manager Kenneth C. Griffin announced that he was donating $150 million to Harvard. The NYT reports.

  • Pope's Harley smashes expectations at auction Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 2:28 PM ET
    Harley Davidson donated this 2013 Dyna Super Glide Custom to Pope Francis last year.

    A Harley-Davidson sold at auction on Thursday for almost 20 times its estimated value—because its previous owner was the pope.

  • How the world's rich give away their millions Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 1:18 PM ET

    The world's millionaires have vastly different ideas about what philanthropic causes to fund. A new study looks at where the money goes.

  • Zuckerberg tops list of US philanthropists Wednesday, 1 Jan 2014 | 6:04 AM ET
    Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer and co-founder of Facebook.

    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg gave almost $1 billion to a Silicon Valley charity. The FT reports.

  • Supermodel Nemcova trades runway for Davos     Tuesday, 28 Jan 2014 | 6:51 AM ET

    The "Squawk Box" news crew talks with Petra Nemcova about her charitable work in Haiti.

  • U2 in free music deal for AIDS charity Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 | 2:00 PM ET
    Bono participates at the 2014 WEF in Davos, Switzerland.

    Bank of America, the Gates Foundation and others will donate money to (RED) for every download of a U2 song during the Super Bowl halftime show.

  • The data shows that if a young person is unemployed for more than a year it affects their trajectory over their whole life course, says Judith Rodin, Rockefeller Foundation president, discussing the foundation's initiative on developing youth employment.

  • Nader vs. Langone on minimum wage     Friday, 10 Jan 2014 | 7:53 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports a group of Catholic theologians backed by Ralph Nader has penned a letter to Ken Langone criticizing him and asking his support for a hike in the minimum wage.

  • Weill Cornell's $75M 'precision' gift     Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 7:31 AM ET

    Edward Meyer, Ocean Road Advisers chairman, and Laurie Glimcher, Weill Cornell Medical College dean, discuss the upward trend in philanthropy and how donations provide seed money for innovative research projects and recruit top talent.

  • Wealthy donate big this season     Friday, 3 Jan 2014 | 1:53 PM ET

    America's wealthiest philanthropists donated a total of more than $3.4 billion to charity, including Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg. CNBC's Robert Frank and Dominic Chu discuss.

  • The pope was right-ish — but here's the problem Friday, 3 Jan 2014 | 8:00 AM ET
    Moses Maimonides

    The pope had a good message on the poor but his attack on capitalism was hard to digest. You know who we need now? A Medieval Jewish rabbi.

  • A secret Santa picks up others' hotel tabs Thursday, 2 Jan 2014 | 12:31 PM ET
    Hilton Garden Inn in Redding, Calif.

    The hotel Santa is the latest in a line of do-gooders whose anonymous actions have come to light.

  • Chinese recycling tycoon seeks to acquire the NYT Tuesday, 31 Dec 2013 | 7:16 AM ET
    Chen Guangbiao, Chairman of Jiangsu Huangpu Recycling Resources.

    An eccentric Chinese recycling magnate said on Tuesday he was preparing to open negotiations to buy the New York Times.

  • Helping troops overseas, one golf ball at a time Tuesday, 24 Dec 2013 | 8:57 AM ET
    Bunkers in Bagdad

    Two men are trying to make the holiday less stressful—and more fun—for troops who cannot be home with family by sending sports equipment overseas.

  • Trading for charity     Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 12:16 PM ET

    Stacey Asher founded "Portfolios with Purpose" in 2011. Asher says you can sign up before December 31st.

  • The 'mystery tipper' has company—here's why Tuesday, 10 Dec 2013 | 1:52 PM ET
    Who is the mystery tipper?

    You could write off the mystery tipper as a novelty in the charity world, but the mega-tipper may, in fact, be part of a trend toward direct giving.

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