Vanguard is a global company with offices around the world. But it’s headquartered outside of Philadelphia and makes some big grants in the city, with a focus on early childhood learning.
The outcomes of inconsistent or one-off giving can be crushing, especially in poor countries. Which is why it’s always nice to see funding initiatives—like this one from Pfizer—that place a premium on recurring support.
It's good to see leading companies like Walmart and Google making grants to train workers for better jobs. Some of these firms, though, are complicit in America’s low-road, low-wage economy.
With arts organizations fretting about declining corporate support in some places, we look at the recent grantmaking of a big bank that sees the arts and culture as a key to regional vitality.
There’s a new tech giver on the scene. Well, it’s an old funder with a new endowment. Here’s a look at Akamai Foundation’s expanding grantmaking.
It troubling to think that pharma firms may reap PR benefits with philanthropy to address a problem they helped create. On the other hand, any and all new funding is badly needed to fund anti-opioid efforts.
For all the hype around charters, most K-12 students still attend traditional public schools, and more funders are focusing resources there. Salesforce is a case in point and has expanded such grantmaking to Indianapolis.
With more workers—especially millennials—expecting the companies they work for to reflect their values, big changes are afoot in how corporations think about their employee giving and community programs.
As corporate philanthropy gets more strategic and many millennials look to mesh their professional and charitable goals, the stodgy world of employee giving programs is starting to change.
Employee giving programs don't have a reputation for being engaging or exciting. Salesforce wants to change that. Its new platform promises personalization and connectivity for workplace giving in the digital age.
In a move that may signal greater Big Apple philanthropy down the line, Lyft has announced a new community grants program to support local nonprofits with $1,000 in ride credits every month.
JPMorgan Chase's giving has gotten a lot more strategic lately, and boosting minority-owned small businesses, starting in Detroit, is one focus. Now that effort is expanding to two more cities.
While the influx of refugees to Europe has slowed, much work remains to integrate this population into the economy. Intel, which has a big footprint on the continent, is lending a hand in collaboration with the IRC.
While their reputation as disruptors of philanthropy is overblown, tech donors do want to do some things differently. The new Dropbox Foundation is a case in point.
The bank is already one of the biggest and most important corporate funders, focusing on workforce skills and urban development. Now its philanthropic arm will have even more money to work with.
Private foundations like Robert Wood Johnson have led a push to address the social and economic determinants of health. Now, this approach is catching on with more corporate funders.
Gilead Sciences recently announced a 10-year, $100 million commitment to combat HIV/AIDS in the South—the latest funder to respond to a disturbingly high prevalence of infections in the region.
Food companies have a history of using funding research that minimizes the health risks of their products. They're still doing it—in developing countries where obesity is rising fast.
Few national funders focus on domestic violence. Among them is the Allstate Foundation, which seeks to make it easier for women to leave their abusive partners by keying in on the financial issues involved.
Last year, the CVS Health Foundation made reducing tobacco use one of its top priorities, launching a campaign to create the country’s first tobacco-free generation. Here's where the money is going.
A new study looking at trends in corporate philanthropy suggests that the real-world positive impacts of investing in the arts is finally catching on across Fortune 500 companies.
While other U.S. cities have been getting the biggest JPMorgan Chase grants lately, this funder is also involved in trying to catalyze economic activity in Brooklyn and the South Bronx.
Vertex Pharmaceuticals announced a 10-year, $500 million commitment to corporate giving, including creating a new foundation. At least $50 million of that will be going to STEAM education in Boston.
Salesforce, a leader in corporate philanthropy, has continued to grow and evolve its approach to doing good. Most recently, it unveiled an impact investment fund.
Visa is one of the most valuable brands on the planet, but it only recently launched a philanthropic arm. Its focus on financial inclusion offers a way to help the global poor and boost the bottom line.
In another sign of the spread of grantmaking focused on the social determinants of health, Aetna's philanthropic arm is backing things like bike share programs and fitness trails in low-income neighborhoods.
In recent years, Best Buy has been funding tech centers for underserved teenagers using a successful learning model developed by the MIT Media Lab. Now, it's giving millions to dramatically expand the centers.
Even as Washington has fumbled the response to a humanitarian disaster in Puerto Rico, a range of corporate funders have been stepping forward with different kinds of assistance.
Honda’s got a handful of responsibility initiatives you might expect—CO2 reductions and STEM education, for example. But now, it's turning to giving for marine ecosystems and climate. Why?