After 20 years at one of California’s biggest state funders, and active involvement in the local nonprofit scene, why exactly would Jim Canales ship all the way out to Boston to take over a smaller foundation? And why would Barr tap a lifelong Californian to take over the Massachusetts-focused foundation? Big plans are afoot.
The passing of Progressive Chairman Peter B. Lewis over the weekend in his home in Coral Gables, Florida raises the question: What will his philanthropic legacy be?
Get ready for one of the biggest giving sprees in U.S. history, starting the moment Michael Bloomberg turns over City Hall to Bill de Blasio. Bloomberg Philanthropies has been sharpening its program guidelines, adding staff, rolling out a new website, and otherwise getting ready to pick up the tempo.
If 80s and 90s cinema taught me anything, it's that athletes love the time they spend in college, and smart kids spend a lot of it with their underwear pulled over their heads. But things improve for eggheads after they graduate, right?
Crazy but true: Many Americans still don’t believe in anthropogenic climate change – even though the vast majority of scientists do. There is an obvious need for more climate change education campaigns and funders are starting to write much bigger checks for this work, most notably the little known Sea Change Foundation.
If giving away money is harder than it looks, as is so often said, giving away a huge amount of money fast is especially hard. But that is exactly what Dustin Moskovitz plans to do with his multi-billion dollar Facebook fortune, as we have previously reported: Give it all away in his lifetime without leaving a permanent foundation behind.