Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is Helping Seattle Kids Drink Water, Not Soda  – Public Health | Grants | Fundraising – Inside Philanthropy

The American public is finally starting to recognize the connection between sugary drinks and obesity, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is helping schools and community organizations get water into schools, and soda and sugary drinks out.

This year, Washington State considered legislation to fund water stations in schools throughout the state, but the legislation was not passed. Advocates are not going away, though, and will be back and ready for round two next year.

via Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is Helping Seattle Kids Drink Water, Not Soda  – Public Health | Grants | Fundraising – Inside Philanthropy.

Paternity Leave: The Rewards and the Remaining Stigma – NYTimes.com

“There is still some stigma about men who say, ‘My kids are more important than my work,’ ” said Scott Coltrane, a sociologist studying fatherhood who is the interim president of the University of Oregon. “And basically that’s the message when men take it. But the fact that women are now much more likely to be at least a principal breadwinner, if not the main breadwinner, really changes the dynamic.”

via Paternity Leave: The Rewards and the Remaining Stigma – NYTimes.com.

Two Lessons From a Big Give to San Antonio Children’s Hospital – Hospitals | Health Centers | Grants | Fundraising – Inside Philanthropy

This $4 million gift isn’t the biggest we’ve seen lately, but it’s a reminder of two important points: Energy companies are loaded right now, and the motives for healthcare giving are very personal.

Two Lessons From a Big Give to San Antonio Children’s Hospital – Hospitals | Health Centers | Grants | Fundraising – Inside Philanthropy.

Why Annie E. Casey Is Behind This National Group Promoting Adoption – Children | Youth | Grants – Inside Philanthropy

The Annie E. Casey Foundation is known for being laser-focused on improving the lives of children, so it makes sense that it backs efforts to promote adoption. And that’s a good thing, too, since it turns out that we still have a lot to learn about adoption. Much work needs to be done to dispel myths in this area and to strengthen programs that are giving kids permanency at every stage of childhood.

via Why Annie E. Casey Is Behind This National Group Promoting Adoption – Children | Youth | Grants – Inside Philanthropy.

What’s Being Done to Help Immigrant Children on NYC’s Rocket Docket

An estimated 1,000 immigrant children without parents face rapid deportation in New York City. Two of the city’s biggest funders are teaming up with the New York City Council to deal with the emergency.

Foundations Team Up With Government in NYC to Support Immigrant Children – Children | Youth | Grants – Inside Philanthropy.

Are Bikes a Way to Boost Youth? This Funder is Betting the Answer is Yes – Children | Youth | Grants – Inside Philanthropy

The M.J. Murdoch Charitable Trust recently gave a nice chunk of change to Bike Works in Seattle, seeing its work in youth development and physical education as a strong combination for helping young people to build practical skills and get active all at the same time.

via Are Bikes a Way to Boost Youth? This Funder is Betting the Answer is Yes – Children | Youth | Grants – Inside Philanthropy.