A Foundation Gives $1 Billion in One City and Things (Mostly) Get Worse. What’s the Lesson?

A Foundation Gives $1 Billion in One City and Things (Mostly) Get Worse. What’s the Lesson?

Despite heavy grantmaking over decades, the Mott Foundation hasn't been able to stop the devastation of Flint, MI by larger forces. Is place-based philanthropy a losing strategy in a complex world? 

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Ex-President, New Philanthropist: A First Look at Obama Giving

Ex-President, New Philanthropist: A First Look at Obama Giving

Bill and Hillary Clinton made millions after leaving the White House and also engaged in substantial personal giving. The Obamas seem headed down the same path, starting with $2 million in gifts for jobs in Chicago. 

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Bully Pulpit: Why We May Be Seeing a Lot of This New Foundation President

Bully Pulpit: Why We May Be Seeing a Lot of This New Foundation President

When was the last time a new foundation chief arrived with 57,000 Twitter followers? Meet Richard Besser, who's coming to Robert Wood Johnson from ABC News and has serious star potential. 

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