Not along ago, if a president wanted to solve a problem, he invited congressional leaders to the White House. Now he's just as likely to call in top private funders. Boosting science research is the latest example.
What do you get when you mix microfinance with women's empowerment with access to safe water? A lot of money, that's what. Just ask Water.org as it cashes in on its red hot signature program, WaterCredit.
Sting, the front man of The Police and now worth an estimated $300 million, is not leaving it to his children. Instead his money and energy have been focused on saving rain forests around the world.
At age 72, the former mogul has $6.8 billion and no heirs. But with large philanthropic stakes in both cities, after his big Lincoln Center gift, we're wondering where the lion's share of his fortune will go.
Conway's big hospital gift reminds us that the behind-the-scene investors are also a rising force in tech philanthropy and underscores how stronger giving networks are emerging among Bay Area tech types.
As part of its "Madison Initiative," Hewlett is funding research on media, and bolstering more pragmatic voices in journalism. That's nice. But what about the nonstop propaganda on cable news and talk radio?
Last year, the MetLife Foundation decided to focuses solely on financial exclusion, launching a major global effort. Now it's pushing forward that work with a partnership with the Wall Street Journal.
When a donor provides an endowment fund whose income is restricted to a specific purpose, what happens if the charity can no longer spend the income as the donor intended? IP's Gift Adviser digs in.
The Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund has grown substantially in recent years, and the environment is a keen interest of this progressive couple. We take a look at where the new money is flowing.
Although most top U.S. foundations and corporate philanthropies haven’t lifted a finger to help Syria’s suffering legions, Western Union and UPS are notable exceptions.
If you really want to understand education philanthropy in our time, digging into these two mega funders is a must. A pair of Michigan political scientists did just that. Here's what they found.
New research attesting to the value of music education, coupled with the success of Little Kids Rock, underscores a subtle yet profound shift in where music education funding is headed.
In another sign of how obsessed more funders are with finding breakthroughs, UChicago is pulling in big money for "lab" work to tackle some of the country's most daunting urban problems with new research and practice.
Tobacco companies have mounted lawsuits using global trade agreements to stop countries from enforcing tough laws aimed at cutting smoking rates. Now two of the world biggest funders are joining this battle.
Amid all the calls for more EC and pre-K funding, a pair of Texas funders have put the spotlight on a missing piece of the puzzle: data that can help identify the best practices in early learning programs.
Corporate foundations aren't the only funders pumping out gifts for STEM. Individual donors are, too, and top science schools like Caltech are big winners.
Sudan has been one of the more violent places on Earth lately, and that's scared away a lot of funders. But not Ikea, which recently made a big gift to address the wrenching legacy of child soldiers.
More than 350 million people are projected to resettle in China’s cities in the next 15 years, more people than currently live in the U.S. One funder wants to make sure that trend doesn't melt our planet.
Community colleges don't have rich alumni, and have not excited foundations and wealthy education donors the way that charter schools have. So a $2 million gift to such a school is a big deal.
The gift expands Reed's successful dance program while reflecting Mellon's balanced funding approach towards educating the next generation of liberal arts students.