Grantmaking In the South Is Way Up. Can It Become the Region's “Passing Gear?”

Grantmaking In the South Is Way Up. Can It Become the Region's “Passing Gear?”

A recent report provides a big-picture view of the state of philanthropy in the American South. Where are grants going, and how effective are funders at addressing entrenched inequities in the region? 

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A Foundation Looks to Better Understand How Plastic Is Polluting the Seas

A Foundation Looks to Better Understand How Plastic Is Polluting the Seas

A global marine conservation funder, the Moore Foundation also has an interest in the environmental struggles of its home, the Bay Area. It’s backing an extensive study of plastic pollution flowing into its waters.

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Public Safety, Private Donor: What Should We Make of This Big Grant to Fight Crime?

Public Safety, Private Donor: What Should We Make of This Big Grant to Fight Crime?

With government at all levels facing fiscal problems, more donors are stepping forward to pay for public services. We dive into the latest example—and the tricky issues raised by such giving. 

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Network Power: Giving Circles Are on the Rise and Engaging New Voices

Network Power: Giving Circles Are on the Rise and Engaging New Voices

A new study on giving circles shows the networks have tripled in the last decade, and they're including people often left out of institutional philanthropy. America's biggest foundation is cheering on this trend.

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