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.
Screen legend John Wayne passed away from cancer in 1979. His family has been working ever since to raise money for cancer research and treatment. We check in with Wayne’s granddaughter on how it’s going.
There’s no shortage of money in Hollywood, and yet resources are scarce to help boost diversity in the entertainment industry. What's going on here?
While still filming Desperate Housewives, Eva Longoria went back to school to receive a master’s in Chicano Studies. Now, the Eva Longoria Foundation is laser-focused on empowering Latina women. Here’s the backstory.
At just 36, Beyoncé already has an active track-record of philanthropy. Among her causes, beyond women and girls, are historically black colleges.
Kevin Durant is part of a growing class of civic-minded athletes with deep pockets. A new $10 million education gift in his native Maryland shows that the 29-year-old also knows what he's doing as a philanthropist.
African-American Hollywood producer-writer Shonda Rhimes has been on our radar for a while, and has made major donations to the Smithsonian and Obama Foundation. What's she up to with her new foundation?