For the third year, the Chicago Community Trust is helping bring together thousands of Chicagoans in small groups on a single day to discuss the city's issues. We look at the logic of this effort.
For 22 years, the Herb Alpert Awards have reflected its namesake's instinctive approach towards the creative process. In our data-driven, "measure everything" age of philanthropy, that's a refreshing thing.
Yeah, yeah, the foundations attacking terrible U.S. eating habits are doing great work. But if you're a food lover (and a writer), the James Beard Foundation is the funder to know.
Students of color often perform better when taught by teachers with whom they can identify. Which is why one top foundation just made a big grant to increase the number of African American male teachers in DC.
How about earning a high six-figure salary to run an outfit that has no real bottom line, plenty of money, and answers to no constituencies? Sounds like a pretty swell deal, right?
Food and agriculture sustainability is a hot topic in philanthropy. But food waste hasn't gotten much attention in the U.S. That's starting to change, thanks to Rockefeller and some smaller funders.
"Experiential learning" is often appealing to B-school donors, who love the idea of students jumping into real-world business challenges. In this case, the donor wants to directly help make it happen.
With their herds of animals, the pastoralists of Ethiopia play a critical role in that nation's food system. Now, in the face of catastrophe, they are getting help from a Google backed effort.
Most corporate STEM philanthropy is focused in the U.S., with an eye on meeting future labor needs. Why is Microsoft's YouthSpark program taking a global approach, with grants to 55 countries?
If is succeeds it leads. Solutions journalism is catching on among more funders as a tool to help tackle problems—and, more importantly, trumpet news of approaches that work so they can replicated.
The horrific situation in Mexico hasn't drawn that much philanthropic attention. But some funders are on the case, operating at different levels. We take a look.
A new report from the Data Quality Campaign, backed by leading K-12 funders, offers a good glimpse into how funders and nonprofits believe that data can be used to transform education.
Why is neuroscience research suddenly drawing an avalanche of new funding? And what does a $185 million gift tell us about one of the most generous couples from Wall Street?
The Earned Income Tax Credit is among the most of the most powerful anti-poverty programs. But it could do even more to lift up low-wage workers. That promise explains a big recent Kellogg grant.
Share Our Strength works closely with corporate partners in its work on hunger. We talk with its Chief Revenue & Marketing Officer Peter Kaye about what this looks like.
In the national mission to boost STEM talent, the threshold between undergraduate and grad school is one of the most critical junctures. That's where the Hertz Foundation comes in.
The hedge fund donor is in the climate fight for the long haul. His NextGen Climate is emphasizing people power in 2016, raising the question—will young people rally behind a billionaire?
Women's foundations nation-wide are hatching ambitious plans to grow and push harder for gender equity. We talk to Jennifer Lockwood-Shabat about what lies ahead for the Washington Area Women's Foundation.
Many great philanthropic fortunes, past and present, have their origins in unsavory business practices and/or public policies that have been rigged to favor the rich. Should we care?
With all the hype surrounding "engagement," some foundations like Rainin are drawn to embedding art within a community, thereby rendering said engagement a given, rather than a box to be checked off.