A new study sheds light on how funders working overseas (and at home) can navigate complex local situations and do a better job of boosting grassroots efforts to make change.
The world mostly sits on its hands as Rohingya refugees suffer in one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises, but a few private funders are throwing them a lifeline, now including Soros and OSF.
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.
The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation is also one of the few funders we can think of that responded to all of the top disasters in 2017 at a substantial level.
Over 20 million people are in desperate need of humanitarian assistance in Yemen and 8 million are said to be "one step away from starvation." What are U.S. funders doing here? Not much.
For years, donors have been complaining that it’s hard to find nonprofits that can absorb very large grants. Now, MacArthur hasn't just made its own $100 million bet. It's teed up a whole bunch of other well-vetted ideas.
It's been hard to keep the spotlight on Puerto Rico, but the need there remains vast. Here's one fundraising effort that's been making a difference on the ground, with some star power for support.
Of the over 65 million refugees and displaced people in the world, more than half are children under the age of 18. Many have no place to play. The Ikea Foundation is backing an effort to change that.
The humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico hasn't generated a very strong response from philanthropy. Which is why a funding effort in Massachusetts that's raised badly needed relief money stands out.
Even as Washington has fumbled the response to a humanitarian disaster in Puerto Rico, a range of corporate funders have been stepping forward with different kinds of assistance.
Puerto Rico's arts community operates in a "precarious position, even in the best of times." Now, as it struggles to survive, some prominent arts funders are stepping forward to help.
In Europe, three of the largest charitable organizations on the continent are joining together to focus on "understudied challenges of global relevance." Which means what, exactly?
UPS has one of the largest logistical systems in the world for moving materials to far-flung places. In the wake of recent disasters, these unique assets have swung into action—along with some new tricks.
Delivering humanitarian aid can be enormously complex, which is why at least a few funders have focused major attention on improving aid supply chains. Cisco is a key player in this mix.
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.