The foundation dedicates about 25 percent of its annual giving to WASH, with a focus on two key water and sanitation issues—access and sustainability. We look at some recent grants going out the door.
Aside from its global aspirations, the Blackstone Charitable Foundation has a strong Chicago connection and close relationship with Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Here’s what this entrepreneurship funder is supporting in the city.
The Opus Community Foundation is a steady supporter of nonprofits in Oregon and Washington, funding across multiple issue areas. We take a look at how the money flows.
Corporate giving for LGBTQ issues has more than doubled in recent years. The telecom giant AT&T is just one big company that regularly gives in this area. What’s driving such support?
Two big new commitments from Google and Accenture offer a window into the biggest trend in corporate philanthropy right now. What’s behind all the focus on the “future of work”?
A top theme of this business funder’s giving is helping individuals and families who have suffered from unforeseen setbacks and losses. It’s a good foundation to know for nonprofits in Portland, Oregon.
An often-overlooked type of business funder is the small community bank that only operates within a restricted geographical area. Here’s a good example in Eastern Tennessee of a bank foundation local nonprofits should know.
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.