“We Can’t Count on Washington”: A California Funder Preps for the 2020 Census

“We Can’t Count on Washington”: A California Funder Preps for the 2020 Census

As the most populous state, there’s a lot at stake when it comes to getting the 2020 Census right in California. Here’s a look at a funder stepping up to make sure everyone is counted.

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Amid Rising Alarms About Big Tech, What Is Philanthropy's Role?

Amid Rising Alarms About Big Tech, What Is Philanthropy's Role?

Some top funders have gotten behind an initiative to examine, with Facebook's cooperation, how the social media giant affects elections. Are these funders playing it too safe when they should be hitting harder? 

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Ripple Effect: A Foundation Looks to Women and Girls of Color to Take the Lead

Ripple Effect: A Foundation Looks to Women and Girls of Color to Take the Lead

In a new five-year plan, the Ms. Foundation for Women aims to invest $25 million in organizations led by and for women of color. It is also launching a 501(c)(4) to help amplify this group’s political reach and power.

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First Line of Defense: A Fund to Pay Journalists' Legal Bills

First Line of Defense: A Fund to Pay Journalists' Legal Bills

With backing from Pierre Omidyar’s First Look Media, the Press Freedom Defense Fund sticks up for journalists and whistleblowers in legal trouble. We get an inside look at how it operates and where support flows.

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Census 2020: How Is Philanthropy Responding to the Citizenship Question?

Census 2020: How Is Philanthropy Responding to the Citizenship Question?

The addition of a question concerning citizenship status to the 2020 U.S. Census has many concerned about the effect the query could have on participation. Here’s how philanthropy is stepping up.

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