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This report describes counter-terrorism measures in effect in the United States after March 15, 2004. These measures are in response to an Executive Order that prohibits transactions with individuals and organisations deemed by the Executive Branch to be associated with terrorism. This handbook could help foundations interested in avoiding the legal consequences of providing support to organisations which may currently or in the future be associated with terrorism.
Funders Concerned About AIDS;
This report contains updated information on United States private, institutional grantmaking commitments in 2001 and 2002 focused on HIV/AIDS in the U.S. and internationally. It summarises the most up to date data on HIV-related grant commitments from all sectors of U.S. philanthropy, including private, family and community foundations, public charities, and corporate grantmaking programmes.
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation;
This report examines US federal funding to address the global HIV/AIDS epidemic in low- and middle-income countries. The data on US international aid for HIV/AIDS is broken down into bilateral and multilateral assistance programmes. Five federal departments and US-funded multilateral organisations are analysed regarding financial support for HIV/AIDS-related activities.
This guide supports the work of advocates of pragmatic, principled, effective, and collaborative US engagement in the world. It draws on the latest communications research and the insights of experts to outline facts and arguments, and offer ways to put them across to non-expert American audiences. It is designed to help those who already know the issues well and could benefit from expert experience on how to engage a large segment of the public.
Funders Concerned About AIDS;
This report produced by the Funders Concerned About AIDS (FCAA) organisation covers 2003 HIV/AIDS grant commitments from 170 grantmaking organisations in all sectors of US philanthropy. The report presents and analyses data on total and top grantmaking, changes in giving pattern, geographic distribution and intended use of HIV/AIDS grants. The appendices list related resources for further reference.
Funders Concerned About AIDS;
This report analyses HIV/AIDS philanthropy undertaken by U.S.-based grantmakers in 2005 and 2006. This report includes also data about funders' disbursements (actual monies transferred) in addition to their funding commitments.
On March 25, 1999, neatly concealed in an obscure and seemingly minor "Procedure Revision," the U.S. Postal Service announced its intent to execute Postal Bulletin 21994. In an alleged attempt to combat mail fraud, the Postal Service required that by June 24, 1999, all commercial mail-receiving agencies (CMRAs) that offer rental of private mailboxes should have collected from their customers confidential information that the Postal Service itself is not allowed to collect. Furthermore, starting as early as October 24, 1999, the USPS will deliver mail only to the private boxes addressed in a particular format that will be unfamiliar to many senders.
Those new requirements violate the privacy regulations that cover the Postal Service. The USPS plans to make available to the public confidential information about any private box holder who uses the box for business with the public. However, access to such information could actually facilitate criminal activity. Moreover, the Postal Service also plans to apply these new regulations to executive suites.
In addition, because it is impossible for box holders to know everyone who might have their private box address on file, many otherwise deliverable pieces of mail will be returned to the sender, marked "address unknown." Finally, the new regulations will foist enormous costs on some 1.5 million to 2.5 million private mailbox holders, which include many of the country's smallest businesses. CMRAs will also incur expenses, not only of compliance with and notification to box holders of the new regulations but also of lost business. A conservative estimate of the direct costs alone of the new regulations could approach $1 billion.
Center for Economic and Policy Research;
From the early 1990s through the peak of the last business cycle, relatively low U.S. unemployment rates seemed to make the United States a model for the rest of the world's economies. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and other international organizations all praised the U.S. unemployment performance and urged the rest of the world's rich countries to emulate the "flexibility" of the U.S. model. However, this report shows that in the current economic crisis, the U.S. unemployment rate ranks 4th to last among the major OECD countries.
Immigration Policy Center;
A proper understanding of the causes of international migration suggests that punitive immigration and border policies tend to backfire, and this is precisely what has happened in the case of the United States and Mexico. Rather than raising the odds that undocumented immigrants will be apprehended, U.S. border-enforcement policies have reduced the apprehension rate to historical lows and in the process helped transform Mexican immigration from a regional to a national phenomenon. The solution to the problems associated with undocumented migration is not open borders, but frontiers that are reasonably regulated on a binational basis.
Funders for LGBTQ Issues;
An annual research study examining grantmaking to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) organizations and projects by U.S. foundations in 2006. In addition to providing general figures on total giving and grants, the report examines LGBTQ foundation giving by foundation type, geographic focus, type of support, population, strategy and issue. A master listing of LGBTQ grantmakers in the U.S., for calendar year 2006, is included in the report.
Alliance for Biking and Walking;
The Alliance Benchmarking Project is an on-going effort to collect and analyze data on bicycling and walking in all 50 states and at least the 50 most-populated U.S. cities. This first biennial report, released August 29, 2007, reveals data on bicycling and walking throughout the U.S. including: bicycling and walking levels and demographics; bicycle and pedestrian fatalities; bicycle and pedestrian policies and provisions; funding for bicycle and pedestrian projects; bicycle and pedestrian staffing levels; written policies on bicycling and walking; bicycle infrastructure including bike lanes, paths, signed bike routes, and bicycle parking; bike-transit integration including presence of bike racks on buses, bike parking at transit stops, and hours per week that bicycles are allowed on train; and public health indicators including levels of obesity, physical activity, diabetes, and high blood pressure. The report is full of data tables and graphs so you can see how your state or cities stacks up. Inside you will find unprecedented statistics to help support your case for increasing safe bicycling and walking in your community.