Faced with terminal cancer, TV legend Sam Simon has ramped up his animal giving in a big way. One way he's disposing of his fortune is by buying up captive animals from places like roadside zoos and circuses.
If you're not tracking the explosion of giving by energy companies, you should be—especially if you raise money for STEM, higher ed, or workforce. Just look at this big give by Chevron in Appalachia.
We trust campus development offices have a way to identify couples with a high net worth who are both alums, because lots of money but twice the loyalty is a killer combo. Look at this give to the University of Redlands.
Gender disparities in media persist to an alarming extent. But why does Howard G. Buffett care enough about this problem to write a $4 million check to support women journalists worldwide? We dig in.
At 91, Sumner Redstone is worth $6 billion, and we pay close attention whenever a very old person is sitting on top of a very large fortune. Health is a main focus of Redstone's giving. How will things play out?
Malaria has some heavy-hitting opponents, and ExxonMobil is one of them, with grantees ranging from Harvard to grassroots groups in Africa. Now the bad news: Getting your foot in this door isn't easy.
There's keen interest right now in connecting young people of color to the work world, and the Rockefeller Foundation is a big funder in this tough terrain. One of their strategies? Changing employer attitudes.
Admit it: Ballet is not what comes to mind when you hear about the Koch brothers. But dance is actually one of David Koch's main philanthropic interests. We dig into Koch's super-sized arts giving.
Support from the New York Women's Foundation will help retrain former sex workers for jobs outside of the industry. Which is edgy, yes, but not the same as, say, a grant to help these workers improve their existing job skills.
The foundation's push to help more nurses get doctorates is part of a broader strategy of advancing a culture of health by creating a new cadre of sophisticated leaders in the healthcare field.
A lot of major financial institutions talk a big game about their environmentally friendly business practices, and investing in clean energy. Few do grantmaking in this area. Wells Fargo is an exception.
Funders like Kresge are keeping up the push to bring better food choices to underserved communities, and the strategies are getting more sophisticated, including leveraging food stamp money.
Jay Shidler's first foray into real estate emerged from his senior thesis at the University of Hawaii. Later, when he gave back to the university, he felt his money was put to good use. So he gave more. A lot more.
The Cure Alzheimer’s Fund was founded by four venture capitalists who put their heads and wallets together to back a take-no-prisoners Alzheimer’s research organization. Now, it's scored its biggest success yet.
However polarizing ExxonMobil may be on climate change, there is no mistaking its foundation's commitment to STEM-related higher education, especially among African Americans, Hispanics, and women.
The state’s shrinking coast is a major disaster. And while the price tag to mitigate the damage is larger than philanthropy can afford, some funders are finding a role.
Since containing Ebola is way too big of a job for nonprofits offering direct aid, wouldn't it make more sense for funders to focus on prodding governments to do more? At least one foundation thinks so.
The ongoing emergence of Facebook's CEO as an activist mega donor is a story that's keeping us rapt. With big resources in play, and a widening playing field (now including Ebola), we take a closer look.
Through its grantmaking and employee volunteering, UPS has planted some 3 million trees worldwide. Trees are the centerpiece of the company's green giving for some very good reasons.
A Wayne State University grad has given the school $25 million with an eye on helping to reboot Detroit. We unpack the lessons of this gift, and the loyalty to both a school and a place that lies behind it.