Behind a Major Think Tank’s New Fund for Promising Problem Solvers

Behind a Major Think Tank’s New Fund for Promising Problem Solvers

The Aspen Institute and a trustee’s family foundation have been backing leaders across social issues through an annual prize. They just raised a new $1.2 million fund to increase their support, focusing on growth opportunities in a wide range of fields. 

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From a Regional Health Funder, Millions to Bolster Community Clinics and Access to Insurance

From a Regional Health Funder, Millions to Bolster Community Clinics and Access to Insurance

Like a lot of health funders, the Episcopal Health Foundation in Texas is taking a systemic, “upstream” approach. Part of that strategy is about strengthening health systems in a rural state with millions of uninsured people.

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Bang for the Buck: How Our Business Background Influences Our Philanthropy

Bang for the Buck: How Our Business Background Influences Our Philanthropy

Two donors giving for global peace and security argue that nonprofits in this field need to get more sophisticated to attract greater funding—and that embracing business practices can help.

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Behind the $35 Million Gift to Launch a Charter School in a Struggling City

Behind the $35 Million Gift to Launch a Charter School in a Struggling City

The CS Mott Foundation put up $35 million to start a new charter school in Flint, Michigan. What’s the story with this big gift from a funder that doesn’t consider itself a supporter of the charter movement?

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