Chalk up another win for the MBA set in the philanthrosphere as a former consultant takes the helm at Irvine. Don Howard isn’t scared of change, and that will cut both ways for California's nonprofits.
Private funding is pouring into parks lately, and not everyone is happy about it. Regardless, cities are putting together creative projects with massive backing from wealthy donors, and it’s not all happening where you might expect.
While many ed funders these days dream of blowing up local school districts, the Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund is directly partnering with San Francisco's public schools to tackle the achievement gap.
We don't see a lot of hedge fund billionaires getting worked up about LGBT equality, so it's interesting that this is one of the issues Daniel Loeb cares about. We dig into the origins of it and where Loeb is putting money.
Nontraditional college students who often balance work, family, and school while trying to better themselves educationally and financially, could use a break. They just got one from the Gates Foundation.
In an age of strategic philanthropy, it seems downright bizarre to drop a pile of money on people selected for "intangible" reasons and to be unable to point to measurable impacts after thirty years and millions spent.
Bloomberg Philanthropies has poured around $100 million into efforts to expand mobile app usage in top museums, and the money keeps flowing. Is this the right way to increase visitors and expand engagement?
We continue our dive into the philanthropy of Steven and Alexandra Cohen, looking at their support for charter schools and other ed causes. The couple has been ramping up their giving, and bigger things lie ahead.
The Gap turned a jeans store into a cultural institution, but the couple behind the clothing empire also gave away millions. The heirs to the Fisher fortune have carried on the tradition, each with their own style of giving.
Last week, Inside Philanthropy published an article on corporate support of Washington's top think tank on global economic policy. Here's what the institute's VP for communications had to say about our piece.
Extreme weather events like 2012’s Hurricane Sandy have focused East Coasters on climate change. One group of researchers and regional nonprofits is teaming up to help communities prepare, with support from MacArthur.
Billionaires with large art collections aren't always big into giving for the arts, but Steven A. Cohen certainly is. And as Cohen moves past years of legal troubles, all signs point to stepped up philanthropy.
Grants for writing can be few and far between, especially for emerging writers. That's why the Jerome Foundation is so indispensable. This place has been keeping literary types afloat for half a century.
California's historic drought persists, choking crops and lawns alike. One Bay Area environmental funder thinks we can do better when it comes to how the state and the country manage our water resources.
Young techies are paying attention to how Mark Zuckerberg started giving away big money soon after getting rich. Case in point: Brendan Iribe, who just sold his company in July and last week made a $31 million gift.
Kicking around big ideas is important for any organization looking to solve major problems, since you never know where breakthrough thinking will come from. America's top healthcare funder is one place opening its mind.
The kind of people who write big checks to universities are often used to getting their way. Where's the line in dealing with these donors when it comes the details of how their money is spent?
There's no single reason why the Williams Institute has done so well over the years. Rather, this is a case of a nonprofit working the right niche at the right time, but also being really good at what it does.
The last thing strapped African countries need is to be hemorrhaging cash to Swiss bank accounts. And funding efforts to solve this problem is a great example of leveraging philanthropic dollars in a smart way.
Just how much intellectual integrity can the Peterson Institute have when it's heavily supported by corporate donors with a strong financial stake in the issues that it works on?