Popular entertainment has mass reach in the millions, but social justice funders don't usually pay it much attention. The Pop Culture Collaborative aims to change that. What's its game plan?
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 Hootie and the Blowfish Foundation recently gave a total of $90,000 to three charities in South Carolina. We look at how this foundation operates and the types of local causes it gravitates towards.
If you’ve ever planned a trip to Europe, then you’re probably already familiar with travel expert Rick Steves. But we’ve noticed Steves dabbling quite a bit in the world of philanthropy, lately, too.
Joseph Pedott is the advertising legend behind two pop culture icons, the Chia Pet and the Clapper. Now, he's putting his wealth to use for kids in Chicago and San Francisco.
While Dr. Dre's sale of Beats to Apple didn't quite make him a billionaire, the hip hop mogul netted plenty of cash. We take a look at Dre's emerging philanthropy, including a recent performing arts gift.
The wealthy creator of The Simpsons passed away in 2015 after a rush of last-minute big gifts. Now a foundation has emerged to back the causes he cared about, starting with animal rights.
Is the measure of a philanthropist only what he or she donates to charity from their own personal assets? We look at that question amid claims that many celebrities don't give in a meaningful way.
We rarely see an industry insider start a foundation to bring industry jobs to his respective corner of the country. Then again, there's nothing conventional about George R. R. Martin.
It has taken some time for Beyoncé’s giving to catch up to the level of thoughtfulness and precision on display in her artistic work. A new scholars initiative points to a growing intentionality.
Long Island billionaire media mogul Charles Dolan and family focus much of their giving on the New York City area. Health is one interest. We tell you about that and others.
Giving to promote diversity has lately been gaining steam. Recently, the biggest donors in this space, George Lucas and his partner Mellody Hobson, stepped up again.
With Chicago's schools facing major funding shortfalls, we look at how local education support is coming from some unexpected places.