Slowly but surely, funders have come around to Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s prescient vision of integrating science with the humanities. We dig into the foundation’s recent moves in the filmmaking space.Read More
Popular culture has tremendous potential as a leverage point for social change. But actually making an impact is tricky. A grantmaking outfit bankrolled by heavy hitters is taking on that challenge.Read More
For film fans around the world, Roger Ebert is forever famous for the trademarked phrase “Two thumbs up.” But for many nonprofits in Chicago, the local legend also represents new opportunities.Read More
Founded by Martin Scorsese, the Film Foundation expands its World Cinema Project to locate, restore, and preserve films made on the African continent. Time is of the essence: More than half of all films made before 1950 are irrevocably lost.Read More
Philanthropy continues to transform small college towns into nationally acclaimed arts desinations. We dig into an intriguing set of gifts to endow initiatives within Indiana University's cinema program.Read More
The Oscar nominees are finally more diverse this year. And within the film industry itself, one power couple is taking a stand on diversity, and putting up new funding, too: Will and Jada Smith.
Last year the foundation announced it would cease direct support for documentary filmmakers. A new project suggests MacArthur will embrace a strategy of more projects, but with less individual funding.Read More
Donnelley has been making a splash on the film grantmaking scene in Chicago and the land preservation scene in the South Carolina Low Country. Let's look at how 2016 played out between the two locations.Read More