Amid public criticism, more Koch higher ed philanthropy has a "feel good" component. But the mission of advancing free market principles remains dominant.
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.
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.
While the Koch brothers have gotten all the attention lately, the Bradley Foundation stands, as always, at the core of conservative philanthropy, and is the more sophisticated operation.
Opponents of the Common Core present themselves as grassroots activists, but their efforts are supported by a range of wealthy conservative activists and foundations.