With an unlikely ally in Donald Trump, the Christian Right is again riding high in Washington, with a big agenda. We look at who's footing the bill for its powerful infrastructure of policy and advocacy groups.
Koch backing of the anti-poverty group Stand Together is part of a larger shift toward a kinder and gentler philanthropic profile—after years of bad press. Now, NFL star Deion Sanders is in the mix.
Derwood S. Chase, Jr. is another donor who's following the right's playbook of investing in both national and state policy groups, and sticking with grantees over the long haul.
After a big recent infusion of funds, this leading conservative funder embraced a larger, more activist agenda, with a focus on winning influence for the right in state capitals—and the broader culture.
Amid public criticism, more Koch higher ed philanthropy has a "feel good" component. But the mission of advancing free market principles remains dominant.
Flying below the radar, the Davis family doesn't get much press, but their sizable resources support a steady stream of giving to conservative think tanks, universities, and national defense research.
Maybe it's time to stop thinking about academia as a bastion of liberalism—since barely a month goes by when we don't hear news of another campus conservative gift. Here's the latest big one.
Much has been written about the background and policy views of Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of education. We examine DeVos’ philanthropy.
We've written before about Fieler and his opposition to the Common Core standards. Well, he's also funding a wide range of efforts aimed at promoting traditional values.