We don't see a lot of higher ed gifts of this size for the arts, and even more notable is that it didn't come from an alum. But the backstory here does involve a 100-year-old french horn player and his wealthy son.
Mike is still on the climate case. This time he's working with another pair of philanthropists to help cities and localities accelerate the development and implementation of ambitious clean energy plans.
Guinea Worm affected 3.5 million people in 1986, when the Carter Center took aim at this horrific disease. This year, it will be the first-ever parasitic disease to be eradicated. Gates lent a hand, with $88 million.
Want to move beyond raffles and parent contributions to go after big game? These tips draw on four decades of work helping schools raise money, now pulled together in a new book on K-12 fundraising.
A number of funders have a dog in the fight over "disparate impact," a powerful principle used to fight discrimination that is now being debated by the Supreme Court.
The founder of SpaceX and chief architect of Tesla Motors is known for his big picture philanthropy. His latest cause is right out of science fiction, though: taming the threat from artificial intelligence.
A new project funded by the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations will enable college students to use a search engine, rather than an academic adviser, to select sequences of courses tailored to their specific goals.
We found one more master of the universe who's getting down on the yoga mat. More importantly, hedge funder Paul Tudor Jones is helping his wife Sonia Jones advance an effort that empowers youth through yoga.
Time flies when you're having fun. And covering the weird world of philanthropy is definitely fun. So what have we learned since launching this site just a year ago? A few things.
Herb Sandler is emblematic of a cadre of living donors that has been reshaping philanthropy—and, along the way, running circles around overstaffed foundations that are overthinking how to achieve change.
Rutgers University, which has historically struggled to raise money, just announced that it surpassed the $1 billion goal of its most ambitious fundraising campaign ever. We examine the lessons.
A growing number of funders are focusing their workforce efforts at ensuring that young low-income people develop the skills needed by the healthcare sector. Now a big effort of this kind is coming to Oakland.
The nation's top community foundation gets that usurious wealth stripping practices can keep low-income households from ever building assets and getting ahead. Which is why it's taking up this fight locally.
Since our launch, we've been digging into the top funders in New York City (and five other cities). Now, we've pulled together this research to create a handy guide to the powers that be on Gotham's philanthropy scene.
The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations aims to support the growth of blended learning in high schools by funding the development of a nationwide certification program in educational technology for teachers.
The best-selling author, who earned over $90 million in 2014 alone, has quietly become a generous funder of literacy and educational causes. Who knew? We look at where his money is going.
One of the world's richest men has been keeping us guessing about his next philanthropic move. Now we learn that he's opening his checkbook in a big way to help protect some of California's smallest creatures.
While the Gateses urge other rich people to give away more money, and say we're entering a climactic global battle to save saves, most of their own vast private fortune is sitting on the sidelines. What's up with that?
The $840,000 grant aims to solve a seemingly simple, but nonetheless vexing question facing university publishers: How can you get more people to read your books?
As one of the biggest U.S. foundations without a website, or any way for nonprofits to scope out grant opportunities, the Anschutz Foundation is a tough nut to crack. But there's a lot of ed money going out the door.