The foundation that Linda Breneman created with her ex-husband Jeremy Jaech, a software entrepreneur, has played an important role in strengthening Seattle's literary scene, along with other causes. We explore the backstory.
When the primary benefactor behind a nonprofit goes away, it can be a rough transition to a new and sustainable funding model. Some organizations don’t survive. The Ucross Foundation’s artist colony is determined to learn the ways of fundraising.
Poetry received a much-needed boost from the Mellon Foundation, whose president, Elizabeth Alexander, is an acclaimed poet. In addition to awarding cash, the historic gift also envisions poetry as a vehicle to address important social issues.
Ohio helped swing the 2016 election to Donald Trump, and the GOP controls both the governorship and state legislature there. But the Gordon Gund Foundation keeps working against the tide to advance a progressive agenda.
A while back, the University of Arizona reached a $1.5 billion campaign goal two years early. But the gifts kept coming in, highlighting the advantages of "always on" higher ed fundraising.
With seed money from Agnes Gund’s Art for Change fund, a new fellowship positions the written word as an important way to help tackle issues related to mass incarceration.
Experimental poets have a friend in the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, which announced three new poetry grants totalling $120,000.
With public funding for the arts under fire, some foundations are keen to make a case for the arts as a shared value across the entire population and not a privilege of coastal elites.
While many arts funders support mid-career artists of all stripes, it's relatively rare to come across a prize recognizing older creative writers precisely because they haven't yet published a book.
The Bancroft Prize was established in 1948 and is awarded annually by the trustees of Columbia University .We dig into the $10,000 prize and take a look at this year's winners.
Yet another generous literary prize, recently renamed after New York-based arts patrons, recognizes non-fiction works of American history.
A grantmaker expands the nominee pool of a major writing award, creating a minor buzz and leveraging subsequent exposure to augment its grantmaking activities.
Armed with a $1 million endowment from the Destina Foundation, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts names the recipient of a $40,000 prize honoring artist and poet Dorothea Tanning.
In an era where the nouveau rich and living donors are everywhere, a big bequest for literature to top New York cultural institutions stands out.
Contemporary art's surging popularity has lifted many boats. One unexpected beneficiary? Arts writers, who have an ally in an increasingly generous grants program.
Grant dollars are backing different strategies to curb skyrocketing deaths from drug overdoses. But here's an angle in the opioid fight we haven't seen before: supporting poetry.