Boosters of entrepreneurship increasingly see universities as great allies. It's a trend we're watching closely, and here we look at a new campus gift along these lines by a wealthy businessman in San Diego.
We've written a lot lately about recent grantmaking to sow the seeds for a new, more robust debate over race in America. One place where money has flowed is the Center for Social Inclusion.
Citi Foundation recently announced a new batch of grantees for its Youth Opportunity Fund grants. We dig into how these initiatives are chosen, and what they are doing to build a working economy for youth.
As a new school year starts, over 16 million U.S. kids can't afford basic school supplies. That's where the Kids In Need Foundation comes in, with the help of some deep-pocketed supporters like Target.
Google is a global leader in improving how computers take in and sift through huge amounts of data. But through it grantmaking, it's also backing academic research on how machines perceive and learn.
Good temporary shelters are a crucial need in disasters and refugee crises, and the Ikea Foundation has been on the case with an innovative effort. Here's how it's going in Nepal.
Oscar-winning Director Ron Howard has a foundation that gives modestly across a wide variety of areas including in arts and culture, global development, and the environment. We take a look.
Innovating in education is hard, and reformers have taken some hits after backing ideas too early, before they're fully baked. Which explains the Gates Foundation's due diligence on personalized learning.
How's your week been? Probably darn lousy if you raise money from wealthy individuals, who've been totally freaking out amid the plunges and gyrations of the stock market. What are some takeaways here?
Anyone can contribute or edit Wikipedia, which doesn't always work out so well, depending on the subject. The Simons Foundation recently tried its hand at nudging science content in the right direction.
Bridge International Academies has done a stellar job of selling its vision of scalable, low-cost private education, attracting funders like Zuckerberg, Gates and Omidyar. Now, it's coming under some heavy fire.
Ten years ago, the Denver-based Bonfils-Stanton Foundation allocated a little over half its grants to arts organizations. Now it's shifting practically all its focus to the arts.
It's been 40 years since Bruce Springsteen released his classic album Born to Run. While everyone has been examining Springsteen the musician, now's a good time to also look at Springsteen the philanthropist.
Long a local giver, the founder of Best Buy is now scaling up a major foundation. One of his major recent bets: bankrolling new stem cell research for producing healthy skin tissue.
The NoVo Foundation, fueled by Buffet wealth, is getting bigger. Now, in an ambitious collaborative effort, it's taking on the overlooked challenges facing girls and women of color.
After 20 years of giving for LGBT rights and a big victory on marriage equality, Gill isn't letting up. Here's the inside story of how he and his foundation are rallying a new charge against discrimination.
With issues of equity and economic mobility moving to the forefront of philanthropy, a new report shows that funders are doing more to foster new businesses. We take a closer look.
Much like the Knight Foundation, the National Press Foundation is looking for ways to creatively blend disruptive new digital technologies with traditional, high-quality journalism. It's an uneasy mix.
Actor Alan Alda and his wife Arlene founded the Jenjo Foundation in 1990. How did they come up with the name Jenjo? Well, we'll tell you, and it also starts to explain the couple's focus on women, youth, and family.
Whose side are green funders on? Humans or non-humans? It's a question we've been thinking about since coming across the Weeden Foundation, an outfit that's been controversial at times. We talk with its leader.