Innovation is not a strength of the social justice crowd, and capacity building is definitely not a strength of funders. A new study shows both sides how to embrace the future of fundraising.
We know, there's no Zuckerberg foundation. But there is a pile of money designated for philanthropy and a small staff that helps make grants. What's more, that pile is much bigger than most people realize.
Bad things happen in combat zones, and soldiers can come home with a deep sense that they've been party to evil. The Lilly Endowment just gave a big grant to a divinity school to work on this problem and help "repair souls."
In tackling global poverty, Ed Scott has looked for leverage strategies in the face of problems that are overwhelming. Scott has taken that same approach to his other area of philanthropic passion: autism.
The Lemelson Foundation has always intrigued us with its unusual mission of improving lives through invention. We look at how they're helping create a collaborative workspace for techies and other inventors in Kenya.
James Piereson's piece in the Wall Street Journal, blaming liberal funders for the crisis of U.S. democracy, reminded me of how well my six-year-old plays darts: Sometimes he hits close to the bullseye; usually he misses the board.
The PepsiCo Foundation does some good things. But when it gives money to fight childhood obesity, like two recent grants to leading school-based health and wellness programs, it makes us queasy.
A generation of peace and security advocates is getting close to retirement, and that's a problem with the world as dangerous as ever. Which is why Carnegie supports the Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship.
A lesser-known and conservative-leaning player in the ed philanthropy space,the Jaquelin Hume Foundation, has invested heavily in blended learning initiatives for the past few years. Here's why.
Tobacco use kills about 6 million people worldwide every year, and that toll is rising. Still, smaller killers like HIV and malaria command bigger resources from funders. What's that about?
Henry Kravis and his wife Marie-Josee give big to health and education, but their passion for the arts is special. We take a look at what they're into and where things are going.
Ted Stanley's $650 million gift to the Broad Institute is a case study in today's Big Philanthropy, but unique in its own way. Here's what you need to know.
With a net worth of $2.4 billion, 91-year-old David H. Murdock has made some huge contributions aimed at promoting health and better nutrition. How is this passion likely to play out in future giving?
Can even the biggest foundation reboot the economy of a small city? That question is being tested in Akron, Ohio, where Knight is pouring another $4 million into an effort to make the city a hub for medical innovation.
Last week, the Michael J. Fox Foundation announced a $2 million pledge to test Alzheimer’s drug SYN120 on Parkinson’s patients. Look at who's funding its aggressive push for new Parkinson's therapies.
If you want to reach a young person, texting is the best way. That's why the Lumina Foundation is backing an effort by UVA to use texting to help students navigate entry into college.
Funders find it maddening when nonprofits reinvent the wheel instead of grabbing something off the shelf that already works. The Rockefeller Foundation doesn't want this to happen in the new "resilience" field.
The Helmsley Charitable Trust wants to activate more voices on behalf of the Common Core, starting with educators on the front lines. Their recent big grant to America Achieves is part of that strategy.
Last week, IP published a critique of the Hewlett Foundation's new $50-million initiative tackling polarization. Here, the director of the effort offers a detailed response to the article.
We've theorized that "creative placemaking" could represent the future of arts funding. Leading the way is ArtPlace America, so take a look at its recent round of funding spread across 31 states.