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September 2, 2014
The tax-exempt status of a nonprofit is conditioned on many requirements and restrictions, so it is useful to periodically perform a tax “checkup” to be sure your organization is in compliance. MORE

September 1, 2014 — United Way of Tri-County, based in Framingham, which serves 34 communities in Norfolk, Middlesex, and Worcester Counties, recently announced that it awarded $3,656,488 in its most recent fiscal year, including $1.65 million directly to nonprofit organizations. MORE

August 30, 2014 — Cape Abilities, a Hyannis-based nonprofit that serves individuals with disabilities on Cape Cod by educating, counseling, and providing residential, therapeutic, social, and employment supports, announced that it has named Rosalie Edes as its new president and executive director. MORE

August 28, 2014 — The Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts, based in Easthampton, which seeks to create economic and social equality for women and girls in western Massachusetts, announced that it has granted $240,000 to four nonprofits that focus on educational access and success, economic justice, and safety and freedom from violence. MORE

August 25, 2014 — Breakthrough Greater Boston, a year-round, tuition-free academic and teacher training program based in Cambridge, recently announced that it raised more than $100,000 through a donor-matched fundraising campaign sponsored by New England Patriots owner Robert K. Kraft. MORE

September 2, 2014 — Room to Grow, a Boston nonprofit that provides social work support and material resources to families raising babies in poverty during the first three years of life, today announced that it was recently awarded a $50,000 grant from the Mabel Louise Riley Foundation. MORE

September 1, 2014 — Thirty-five nonprofit community health centers across Massachusetts will be sharing $6 million in grants awarded through an initiative of Neighborhood Health Plan and Partners HealthCare in partnership with the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers. MORE

August 28, 2014 — United Way of Hampshire County, based in Northampton, announced that its annual fundraising campaign drew support form 3,700 individuals and local organizations to meet its $1.275 million goal. MORE

August 26, 2014 — In less than a month, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, originating in Massachusetts, in which people drench themselves with ice or cold water while pledging funds to the ALS Association, has turned into a nationwide viral sensation, helping to raise more than $79 million and rebrand the disease. MORE

September 2, 2014 — Several Massachusetts nonprofits have announced, among other things, deadlines to apply for grants and training programs, breaking ground for new facilities, obtaining financing for rehabbing existing facilities, and volunteer recognition. MORE

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