Wild success with crowdfunding is like the nonprofit equivalent of winning the lottery. But what's the secret to raising the big bucks—and the challenges of giving it out? We look at J.J. Watt's $37 million touchdown.
In the aftermath of a disaster like Hurricane Harvey, donations often go to the wrong places and trail off even as the real work of recovery gets underway. This nonprofit wants to do things differently.
Nearly 4 million displaced children worldwide are not in school. George and Amal Clooney are part of a new funding partnership to give hope to Syrian refugee children. Who else is paying attention?
The UPS Foundation is pretty well known in disaster relief and humanitarian aid circles. Now, though, it's becoming a player in the global diversity and inclusion space. Who's getting grants?
A hellish convergence of multiple famines threatens regions wracked by war. Are alarm bells ringing in philanthropy as the world faces one of the worst humanitarian crises of modern times? Take one guess.
Jeff Bezos is nearly the richest person in the world, with a net worth of $84 billion, and he's asking for ideas to guide Bezos family philanthropy that address "the right now." We can think of a couple.
Even as most U.S. foundations have shamefully ignored a historic refugee crisis, some have pivoted to move this urgent issue to the front burner. Among them is the Patterson Foundation.
We'll say it yet again: The Syrian refugee crisis, with suffering on a Biblical scale, hasn't been among the finer moments for U.S. philanthropy, with most funders taking a pass. So who is stepping up?
Another day, another unusual niche in philanthropy to dig into: nonprofits and funders looking out for pets in disaster response. It's a bigger deal than you might think. Who's doing what?
The country's civil war presents yet another complex crisis with massive human suffering. So far, few foundations are paying attention. We look at which funders are stepping up and what they're doing.
Last year, inveighing against the world's collective failure on refugees, Soros put up $500 million in new investment capital. Where's it going?
This funder has been increasingly interested in the internal affairs of local nonprofits, such as campaign-building, strategic positioning, and staff training.
We don't think of Gilead Sciences as a player in the refugee space, but it made a nice give last month to address the health needs of displaced Syrians.
The situation remains dire, but the good news is coming at a faster clip and it often involves philanthropy, including many new corporate funders who've come to the table.
The private response to Matthew illustrates which funders are at the center of today's disaster relief ecosystem.