Can global capitalism’s practitioners truly change their stripes and be agents of sustainability? Ross Beaty, a mining exec and green donor who has given to protect jaguars, offers an intriguing case study.
The wealthy creator of The Simpsons passed away in 2015 after a rush of last-minute big gifts. Now a foundation has emerged to back the causes he cared about, starting with animal rights.
Another day, another unusual niche in philanthropy to dig into: nonprofits and funders looking out for pets in disaster response. It's a bigger deal than you might think. Who's doing what?
Metropolitan Bank Group cofounders Peter and Paula Fasseas have a passion for supporting animals in their philanthropy and have helped spearhead the local no-kill movement in Chicagoland. We take a look.
Working with horses to aid human health treatments has grown in popularity, but is it proven effective? One funder is making grants to bolster the body of research on the subject.
The Wyss Foundation has been branching out in a big way in recent years. The latest donation treads familiar ground—land protection—although this time in Africa, and with a remarkably high dollar amount.
Morris Animal Foundation is one of the largest animal health funders around, and while its primary focus is dogs and cats, quite of lot of its giving extends to global wildlife.
Petco Foundation has being making some hefty grants, and its annual giving has doubled in recent years. Here's a quick look at an animal welfare funder on the move.
With more donors drawn to effective altruism, we look at an example of how such giving unfolds in practice—in this case backstopped by the vast wealth of Facebook billionaire Dustin Moskovitz.
With highways and housing carving up habitats, donors are pitching in to build protective wildlife crossings.
When wealthy donors adore animals, veterinary schools have been known to feel the love. That’s the case for a $39 million gift the Stanton Foundation just made to Ohio State.
A Vulcan Inc.-led initiative has pulled off a massive survey of African elephants, providing desperately needed stats on poaching. It also demonstrates a key role for philanthropy—counting things.
Doris Day is a spry 92 years old, and while she stays far from cameras these days, she’s continued her lifelong support of animals, making grants with a focus on senior and special needs pets.
You might know the Stanton Foundation for giving Wikimedia one of its biggest donations, but it’s also a major supporter of canines, including a program to fund a precious commodity for pet owners—the dog park.
Celebrities are going nuts for elephants lately, the latest surge of interest in a cause fueled by social media and high profile advocates. Could it have a lasting effect?
Over the years, Moby has traded in the club life for chic restaurants, but giving for animal welfare has remained front and center for this 1990s super-DJ.
Jon Stryker’s Arcus Foundation is the largest private backer of great ape conservation. It all started with one chimpanzee sanctuary, which Arcus has given $26 million in just the past 10 years.