Companies are embracing a more integrated approach to giving that taps into their unique assets and keeps an eye on the long-term bottom line. GM is the latest big corporate funder to make the shift.
Along with other financial firms, Bank of America is a steady under-the-radar funder for housing at a time of growing innovation in this space. Where's the money going, and what's it financing?
While Microsoft's global philanthropy is mainly focused on closing the digital divide, it sees another place where technology can make a difference—human rights—and just launched new work with the U.N.
You'd think the shocking fact that 30 million U.S. adults can't read would draw the attention of loads of funders. But that's not the case. Which is why the Dollar General Literacy Foundation is so important.
We’re always interested to learn how professional sports teams are giving back to the communities they play in. Recently, the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation caught our attention.
The 49ers Foundation is involved in a partnership with Chevron, which is a powerhouse in the area of STEM education. What's this work all about?
Banks are ideally positioned to be leaders in impact investing, growing the marketplace of loans available to nonprofit groups. We look at TD Bank's expanding nonprofit lending in New York City.
With grantmaking topping $200 million last year, there's a reason we watch JPMorgan Chase's philanthropy so closely. Another reason: Its grantmaking in low-income communities has been rising fast.
The tech giant's revamped philanthropic arm is on a mission to “Empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.” Which means what, exactly?
With federal cuts looming, corporate donors are one place to look for support for the arts. The catch? Organizations need to dial up art's capacity to drive community or social change.
Lots of funders are working these days to create ladders of opportunity through middle-skilled jobs, especially in healthcare. Among them are big banks like JPMorgan Chase. Here's its latest move.
Caterpillar is moving to Chicago at the same time that it faces a major scandal over tax evasion. How might this affect the company's local philanthropy?
The list of funders focusing "upstream" on the social determinants of health keeps growing. Here's a corporate foundation that has especially good reasons to be in this space.
Comcast giving looms big in its hometown, and a flurry of new grants to nonprofits in the Greater Philadelphia and New Jersey areas just went out the door. Where is the money going?
In 2013, the MetLife Foundation made a $200 million commitment to advance global financial inclusion. With $100 million left to move, where is the money going?
We don't tend to hear much about Yahoo philanthropy. Here's a quick look at how this company gives out money, with employees in the driver's seat.
Geography often determines a mother and her newborn’s chances of survival. Merck's philanthropic arm is set on changing that. Here's the latest.
The tech backlash to Trump's Muslim ban has drawn lots of media attention, but less noticed is how tech companies and their leaders are responding with philanthropic giving.
Lyft and Google were the first companies to step forward with donations in response to Trump's Muslim immigrant ban. What's the risk-reward calculus at play here?
Damon is among the handful of celebrity philanthropists who's really moved the needle on his cause, clean water. So what's he up to now, in working with a beer company?
The big banks are still going strong on youth employment funding. This time, JPMorgan is rewarding states with the best plans to implement skills-based education. The goal: fill "middle-skill" corporate jobs.
A seemingly humdrum gift to fund a new computer science building underscores the growing role of corporate philanthropy in developing human capital—and growing the economy.
For more evidence of how the once sleepy world of corporate philanthropy is getting a lot more sophisticated, we turn to Bentonville, AR.
This year, 150 domestic violence shelters each got $20,000 from the Mary Kay Foundation. The unrestricted funding is going to victim hotlines, counseling, facilities, and much else besides.
It's not surprising that tech companies would get behind initiatives that train young coders. But at least one top bank, Capital One, is also in this space. What's in for them?
SunTrust is yet another bank that engaged in malfeasance during the housing bubble and is now focusing its philanthropy on financial literacy and inclusion. Ironic, right?
A great many corporations today are engaged in giving, but which companies are really making a major difference—as opposed to just going through the motions? A new set of awards aims to find that out.
Corporate foundations are getting more sophisticated, and even moving ahead of private foundations in some cases by taking a more holistic view of how change happens. What's that mean for fundraisers?
Plenty of kids still smoke these days, and no funder may be working harder to change that right now than CVS Caremark, with a blizzard of grants.
“High-impact” and “visionary” are two terms the Bank of America Charitable Foundation uses to describe the organizations that earn its support. What does that mean in the realm of arts and culture?