Anonymous No More: A Closer Look at an Intriguing Arts Funder

Anonymous No More: A Closer Look at an Intriguing Arts Funder

After more than 20 years of anonymity, the funder of a coveted set of grants for older women artists revealed her identity last year. What inspires her giving—and why did she decide to finally step forward publicly?

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“Rise and Thrive.” What This State Fund is Doing to Fuel Women’s Success

“Rise and Thrive.” What This State Fund is Doing to Fuel Women’s Success

The Vermont Women’s Fund aims to help girls and women reach their full potential. Its priorities and recent grants echo women’s funding trends across the U.S., including a new effort to “draw men into the conversation about gender equity.”

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A Quick Look at a Corporate Funder's Latest Efforts to Diversify Tech

A Quick Look at a Corporate Funder's Latest Efforts to Diversify Tech

Micron Technology typically isn’t mentioned in the same breath as Google, Microsoft, or Intel, but when it comes to boosting gender parity and diversity in the STEM field, its giving arm punches well above its weight.

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New Name, Big Expansion: The Texas Women’s Foundation Takes Flight

New Name, Big Expansion: The Texas Women’s Foundation Takes Flight

The Dallas Women’s Foundation, founded in 1985, was a pioneer in women’s philanthropy. Now, it’s transforming itself into a statewide operation at a time when Texas is awash in wealth and women are playing a growing leadership role in philanthropy.

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The Son of Immigrants: The Personal Forces Behind a Private Equity Guy's Giving

The Son of Immigrants: The Personal Forces Behind a Private Equity Guy's Giving

Private equity star Jean-Pierre Conte is the son of immigrants from France and Cuba. We talk with him about what motivates his growing giving, including support for first generation college students.

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A Moral and Practical Imperative: A Women's Foundation Fights Mass Incarceration

A Moral and Practical Imperative: A Women's Foundation Fights Mass Incarceration

Women are now the fastest-growing population of incarcerated Americans. The New York Women’s Foundation, the latest funder to take on mass incarceration, has launched a Justice Fund focused on NYC’s women and girls.

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No One Can Do It Alone: How Chicago Funders Are Taking on Domestic Violence

No One Can Do It Alone: How Chicago Funders Are Taking on Domestic Violence

Despite the pervasiveness of domestic violence, this problem has never been high on philanthropy’s agenda. That’s starting to change in Chicago, thanks to a collaboration that includes some of the city’s most prominent foundations.

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“Where Do We Go From Here?” Philanthropy and What’s Next for the #MeToo Movement

“Where Do We Go From Here?” Philanthropy and What’s Next for the #MeToo Movement

One challenge of social movements is to translate energy and activism into long-term change. A year after the #MeToo hashtag went viral, here’s what some advocates and funders are doing to keep moving forward.

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Setting a New Standard: How a Community Foundation Is Taking on Sexual Violence

Setting a New Standard: How a Community Foundation Is Taking on Sexual Violence

As the #MeToo movement continues to spotlight a pervasive problem, a local funder is teaming up with abuse prevention nonprofits to tackle sexual violence in Connecticut. Their focus: youth sports.

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“An Essential Priority.” What a Local Funder is Doing to Expand Opportunity

“An Essential Priority.” What a Local Funder is Doing to Expand Opportunity

With Central Texas experiencing rapid population growth and demographic change, the Austin Community Foundation is engaged in new efforts to close opportunity gaps for women and Latinos.

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This Local Funder Is Fighting Human Trafficking in San Diego County

This Local Funder Is Fighting Human Trafficking in San Diego County

The San Diego Women’s Foundation announced this summer that it would be making new grant funds available for work to prevent and intervene in human trafficking situations. It’s among the handful of funders focused in this area.

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A Regional Philanthropy Summit Dives Into Giving With a Gender Equity Lens

A Regional Philanthropy Summit Dives Into Giving With a Gender Equity Lens

It isn’t just national foundations that are wrestling with issues of diversity, equity and inclusion. Local funders are also engaging more deeply here. A case in point: a recent convening by San Diego Grantmakers.

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"A Systemic Problem." What These Funders Are Doing About Domestic Violence in Chicago

"A Systemic Problem." What These Funders Are Doing About Domestic Violence in Chicago

As Crown Family Philanthropies moves into its seventh decade of giving, it’s teamed up with the Chicago Foundation for Women and other local funders to step up the fight against domestic violence in its home city.

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