The Greenbaum Foundation funds work to prevent animal suffering in a variety of ways which includes some pretty ass-kicking stuff, like investigations exposing circuses, puppy mills, and factory farms.
Doug Tompkins is best known for his big land purchases in Chile. But the former clothing line millionaire’s work in the U.S. has a more philosophical bent, building up the intellectual strength of the environmental movement.
Penn's rocky ride continues with the departure of yet another leader. Here are four things to know about Laura Sparks, the internal pick that's now taking the helm of the 900-pound gorilla on Philly's philanthropy scene.
We don't see this every day: Mayors who want to hire a "Chief Resilience Officer" should talk to Rockefeller, which is giving directly to urban governments worldwide to help them adapt to climate change and other threats.
No think tank commands more respect among liberal policy wonks and Capitol Hill Democrats than CBPP. Now, with new funds from Atlantic Philanthropies, it's expanding to focus on long-term policy challenges. Is Atlantic putting its money in the right place?
Leon Black is a passionate art collector with a $5.4 billion fortune. Like other billionaire collectors, he's given big for the arts. But he's still barely scratched the surface of his fortune and larger giving clearly lies ahead.
The Partnership Project works to coordinate the 20 largest environmental groups in the country. This green cabal has some friends with deep pockets.
Say Yes to Education has been a leader at pulling together lots of stakeholders to improve student achievement. One of its biggest funders is backing a study to take a closer look at such collaborations.
Innovation is not a strength of the social justice crowd, and capacity building is definitely not a strength of funders. A new study shows both sides how to embrace the future of fundraising.
We know, there's no Zuckerberg foundation. But there is a pile of money designated for philanthropy and a small staff that helps make grants. What's more, that pile is much bigger than most people realize.
Bad things happen in combat zones, and soldiers can come home with a deep sense that they've been party to evil. The Lilly Endowment just gave a big grant to a divinity school to work on this problem and help "repair souls."
In tackling global poverty, Ed Scott has looked for leverage strategies in the face of problems that are overwhelming. Scott has taken that same approach to his other area of philanthropic passion: autism.
The Lemelson Foundation has always intrigued us with its unusual mission of improving lives through invention. We look at how they're helping create a collaborative workspace for techies and other inventors in Kenya.
James Piereson's piece in the Wall Street Journal, blaming liberal funders for the crisis of U.S. democracy, reminded me of how well my six-year-old plays darts: Sometimes he hits close to the bullseye; usually he misses the board.
The PepsiCo Foundation does some good things. But when it gives money to fight childhood obesity, like two recent grants to leading school-based health and wellness programs, it makes us queasy.
A generation of peace and security advocates is getting close to retirement, and that's a problem with the world as dangerous as ever. Which is why Carnegie supports the Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship.
A lesser-known and conservative-leaning player in the ed philanthropy space,the Jaquelin Hume Foundation, has invested heavily in blended learning initiatives for the past few years. Here's why.
Tobacco use kills about 6 million people worldwide every year, and that toll is rising. Still, smaller killers like HIV and malaria command bigger resources from funders. What's that about?
Henry Kravis and his wife Marie-Josee give big to health and education, but their passion for the arts is special. We take a look at what they're into and where things are going.
Ted Stanley's $650 million gift to the Broad Institute is a case study in today's Big Philanthropy, but unique in its own way. Here's what you need to know.