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?
When it comes to supporting communities, Boeing isn't just about science. It's also committed to the arts. That commitment varies by region. Here's a look.
Can a global corporation be a force for environmental good? Patagonia sure is trying. Its quick decision to donate all Black Friday sales to nonprofits generated a surprise $10 million.
Flint’s water crisis has gone well beyond access to clean water and is incurring mental health costs on residents. Pepsi is aiming to help.
Sunsetting foundations are nothing new. But we rarely see corporate foundations shut down their grantmaking. What's the Hitachi Foundation's end game?
One of many corporations hungry for talent in AI research, Google is cozying up to academics and just made a big new round of faculty grants.
Toyota has a nonprofit corporation that most nonprofits have no idea exists. But it’s taking its automotive expertise and sharing it with the social sector in Philadelphia and other places.
This corporate funder made two new grants to expand bereavement services to new places and raise awareness of the scope of childhood loss. Grantees have a broad reach.
When GE relocated to Boston with controversial tax breaks, it promised millions in new giving. One problem that immediately caught GE's attention was the devastation wrought by opioids.
Women's philanthropy is finding new funders all the time, it seems. We take a look at the Coach Foundation's recent move into this grantmaking space.
Grantmakers are throwing big money behind art conservation thanks to impressive technological innovations in the field. Take BOA's Art Conservation Project, for example.
Bank of America's foundation is a surprisingly robust environmental funder, with an eye on clean energy in developing countries. Who knew?