Charitable giving

Airbnb’s disaster response program has been activated for victims of the Barcelona attack.

CNBC Senior Personal Finance Correspondent Sharon Epperson is passionate about informing the public not only about making and managing money but also giving back. It’s a mission that she follows in her own home with her two children. “I like to expose my son and daughter to experiences where they are giving back and having …

When Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg announced they would be giving away the bulk of their fortune and searching for impactful ways to make a difference, they didn’t just startle the super rich. They also pointed to a new focus on making charity effective, just in time for peak giving season. Nearly one-third of all …

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Tuesday he and his wife, Priscilla Chan, plan to give away 99 percent of their company stake to a new initiative. He also announced the birth of his first child. In a post on the social network, Zuckerberg shared a photo of him and his wife with their newborn daughter, …

As they say, good deeds are their own reward. Even so, there’s nothing wrong with taking a tax deduction for a charitable donation. Not surprisingly, the end of the year — a time when people like to wrap up loose ends — is an especially popular time for giving. December takes the top spot for …

Stressed about cooking for your big family this Thanksgiving? Imagine cooking 10,000 meals. That’s exactly what The Salvation Army and Manhattan caterer Great Performances set out to do Tuesday. In a partnership with The Salvation Army, the catering company will serve 1,000 out of a total of 10,000 meals to underprivileged New Yorkers at The …

Americans have the financial blahs, with stagnant wages, mediocre job growth and the nagging sense it’s just too darn hard to get ahead. That’s what some would say, anyway. But if we’re worried about money, it hasn’t hardened our hearts. In 2014, Americans gave a record $358.38 billion to charity, up 7.1 percent from the …

Mary Thompson reports from Cantor Fitzgerald’s Charity Day.

Let the donor beware: A federal lawsuit alleges four cancer charities have scammed consumers out of more than $187 million. The Federal Trade Commission and attorneys general in all 50 states and the District of Columbia announced Tuesday they have filed a lawsuit against the Cancer Fund of America, Children’s Cancer Fund of America, Cancer …

Bob Pisani reports from BTIG’s annual charity day, where celebrity A-listers helped the Wall Street firm give back.

Last summer, neurology professor John Landers was stuck. His grant proposal for funding to sequence the genomes of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, as part of a worldwide project to better understand the illness, had been rejected. The ALS Association, a nonprofit that supports research, didn’t have the funds. Then about …

America’s 50 top givers in 2014 donated $9.8 billion to charity, up 27.5 percent from the top 50 gifts in 2013, according to a new report. Bill Gates was the top giver last year, according to the Philanthropy 50, assembled by the Chronicle of Philanthropy. Gates and his wife, Melinda, made a gift of $1.5 …

The U.S. economic rebound last year pushed the stock market up and the jobless rate lower, helping to boost charitable giving in the country to a record $456.7 billion—a jump of more than 9 percent from the year before. But 2015 may be a tougher year for nonprofits, according to a recent survey. The total …

During the holiday season, many of us are flooded with phone calls and letters requesting contributions to various charitable organizations—and we respond. About 95 percent of households donate to charities, averaging about $3,000 per household contribution, according to the National Philanthropic Trust. Charitable giving is one of the top financial priorities of many individuals and families, …

New York and California may be the richest states, but when it comes to charity, they’re not even among the top 25. An analysis from The Chronicle of Philanthropy, which uses data on tax returns, found that Utah was the most charitable state in 2012, as measured by giving as a percentage of adjusted gross income. …