Negative perceptions around mental illness and a lack of quality mental healthcare are major problems in black communities. Taraji P. Henson, an acclaimed actress with family experience in this realm, recently launched a foundation to take on these issues.
Even as some wonder about the sustainability of nonprofit news, plenty of money keeps flowing to leading outlets. A good example is InsideClimate News, which recently pulled in a high-profile $1 million grant. Where does the rest of its funding come from?
We take a look at the new charitable venture of Zach Ertz of the Philadelphia Eagles, and soccer player Julie Ertz, which is focused in Philadelphia, the Bay Area, and Haiti.
Former Time magazine editor-in-chief Jason McManus and his wife Deborah run a foundation whose grantmaking touches areas like education and the arts. We hear about how the family’s philanthropy has evolved and the personal forces behind it.
Canadian-born actress Serinda Swan co-founded Deedly, an education platform that empowers students to learn about global problems and the charities that strive to fix them. We recently sat down with Swan in Los Angeles to learn more.
Stewart F. Lane and his wife Bonnie Comley have collectively produced over 40 Broadway shows, making a fortune along the way—wealth that underwrites philanthropy focused on the arts and their alma maters.
Wilchins leads TrueChild, which is “helping funders and nonprofits challenge rigid gender norms.” We talk to her about the progress that has been made within the sector on this front—and the challenges that remain.
Comedic actor Kevin James is another Hollywood giver. He and his family give to select organizations through their foundation, with a particular interest in health and religious causes. We take a look.
Hollywood producer Judd Apatow and his wife, actress Leslie Mann, have a foundation that spreads money to a range of causes. Here's what the couple is into.
Popular culture has tremendous potential as a leverage point for social change. But actually making an impact is tricky. A grantmaking outfit bankrolled by heavy hitters is taking on that challenge.
Given that Michael Jordan has been a major global phenomenon for decades, it’s easy to forget how young he is still is. The 54-year-old billionaire is now turning to giving on a bigger level.
With a focus on helping single parents, 26-year-old Anthony Barr of the Minnesota Vikings is an athlete-philanthropist to keep an eye on no matter who you root for on the football field.
The fight against "fake news" has typically been waged by institutional funders and tech donors. It isn't too often that a comedian makes a big gift while calling out a mainstream outlet as a purveyor of disinformation.