Craig Newmark never really joined the mad scramble for big tech riches, but he's done plenty well. A key theme of his giving is public service and the common good. We look at his latest gift.
While issues of coverage and cost get all the attention, the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation believes that professional education for doctors, nurses and other caregivers also needs fixing.
Campus administrators looking for a roadmap for funding a more inclusive environment now have another case study to review, thanks to a recent gift to a Rhode Island college.
It took a while, but more funders are coming forward to address the worst humanitarian crisis in recent history. We dig into recently released numbers, and the donors behind them.
The Gruber Prizes aren’t the highest-profile philanthropic awards for research, but are quite prestigious nonetheless, and $500,000 a pop is serious cash.
Actor Sam Waterston, aka prosecutor Jack McCoy of long-running drama Law & Order, focuses his philanthropy on the arts and environment, among other causes. Here's a quick peak.
Big things are happening with education in Oakland right now, and lots of funders are involved, including the Walton Family Foundation, which just launched a new national charter school push.
Funders worried about the future of science, along with tomorrow's workforce, keep stepping up grants to draw more diverse students to STEM subjects. HHMI is pumping another $60 million into this push.
The growing involvement of young people in philanthropy is among the most inspiring trends in the sector today. Now, thanks to the Foundation Center, we know a whole lot more about this field.
Knight's News Challenge on Libraries cuts checks to libraries that effectively answer this critical question: "How might libraries serve twenty-first century information needs?"
As we've been reporting, water is emerging as one of more urgent new frontiers of philanthropy. Here we dig into a recent $400 million donation in Israel that's all about water scarcity.
Community colleges are the poor cousins of higher education, often lacking well-off alumni donors. We look inside the funding operation of one such school that is beating the odds, in part with a great database.
Everyone from large museums to university galleries are scrambling to beef up their contemporary art collections and hire curators. We look at an alumni gift that puts one New England school ahead of the curve.
Young Invincibles has been around for less than a decade, but it has demonstrated quite a knack for keying in on issues that deep-pocketed donors also care deeply about.
While some national funders are pulling out of LGBT work, more local funders are stepping into a funding area that's no longer as controversial as it once was. The latest news comes from the Big Easy.
We haven't heard much about AT&T's education funding, but it's making some big grants in several ed areas. Here's a peak at the millions its giving to raise high school graduation rates.
News out of Michigan reminds us that not all ambitious capital improvement projects need to plunge organizations into a state of perpetual fundraising and cost overruns.
Questions over Donald Trump’s charitable claims have spotlighted an issue of surprising murkiness, one with both practical and legal implications for fundraising efforts.
Chickens can be a powerful tool for fighting poverty and malnutrition, providing both protein and cash to poor families. Which is why Gates has helped hatch a plan to give away flocks and flocks of them.
It's the fifth largest bank in the U.S., and up to some interesting things. We talk to Reba Dominski, Senior Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility and President of the U.S. Bank Foundation.