We're seeing a lot of collaborations among funders these days, but some are more crucial than others, in terms of mobilizing resources that otherwise wouldn't exist to tackle a problem. Here is such a case.
Healthcare is the ideal place to lift up workers that right now often end up in dead-end, low-wage jobs. A new $3 million grant by JPMorgan Chase will expand access to the middle-skilled healthcare jobs that offer real pay.
We recently wrote an open letter to foundations urging them to do more on climate change. Here, we appeal to billionaire climate donors who've signed the Giving Pledge, asking them to do more giving now.
Maybe LGBT funding won't decline in the wake of the marriage equality victory after all. Growing acceptance of LGBT Americans makes it easier for more local funders to enter this space. We take a look.
The private equity billionaire is one of those donors we keep a close eye on. He likes to place bets in areas where past giving has already paid off. His $25 million give to Duke is a prime example of that approach.
A near-peer coaching program, funded by the Dell Foundation, recently received national recognition for helping low-income and first-generation students access and complete college. This is part of a broader trend.
While foundations do a good job of leveling the playing field in some economic debates and ensuring a voice for poorer Americans, that hasn’t been the case on trade. Witness the lopsided TPP discussion.
Sarah Reckhow is one of the top researchers digging into education philanthropy. We talked to her about what's she discovered from putting the leading ed reform funders under a microscope.
A sage said, "If you know where you're going to end up, try to get there gracefully." With a new report showing fossil fuel divestment gaining steam, funders need to ask whether they want to be ahead of this curve—or behind it.
In an increasingly connected and crowded century, philosophy and cultural insight may be more important than ever to human progress. Which is why Nicolas Berggruen just made a big give in this area.
Can spiritual guidance lead to a better life for at-risk youth? Richard DeVos, worth nearly $6 billion, thinks so. His family foundation is pouring money into urban ministries, Christian nonprofits, and youth groups.
Art collecting couple Jerome and Simona Chazen just gave yet another major gift to the Chazen Art Museum at their alma mater University of Wisconsin. We dig into the back story.
People are struggling everywhere in America, but it can be hard to figure out where the needs are greatest. Which is why a new Human Needs Index could be a powerful tool for grant seekers and grantmakers alike.
We dig into a recent multi-million-dollar gift to KIPP DC and the donor behind it, Joel Smilow, who is a product of Washington D.C.'s public school system.
Do people get mad at God when a natural disaster destroys their homes? Do they disavow Jesus when a loved one dies in a flood? These are just a few of the "big questions" to which Templeton wants to find answers.
One of the coolest new philanthropic prizes we’ve come across lately—and goodness there are a lot of them—is the Biomimicry Design Challenge. Here's why.
Too much news coverage focuses on problems rather than on solutions. If it "bleeds it leads," goes the saying. The Solutions Journalism Network is trying to change that, with support of some big funders.
Raising money for the arts can be tough, since alumni in these fields don't tend to have very deep pockets. Well, here's a couple with soaring music careers who just created a new music institute at their alma mater.
As Tampa schools near the end of a $100 million, multi-year grant from the Gates Foundation, the episode offers a number of cautionary lessons for funders and school systems alike.
We wrote recently about how Steve Ballmer and his wife Connie gave $11 million for scholarships. Now comes another big gift, with more hints about the philanthropy of one of America's richest couples. Paying attention yet?