Capital Project Gold Rush: What Can We Learn From a Foundation's Giving Spree?

Capital Project Gold Rush: What Can We Learn From a Foundation's Giving Spree?

The startling ramp-up of the Kansas City-based Sunderland Foundation is further testament to the explosion of regional philanthropy. Many of these funders embrace big capital projects as they work to boost their home cities or alma maters.

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Payoff: Years of Investments in Parkinson’s Research is Yielding New Breakthroughs and Momentum

Payoff: Years of Investments in Parkinson’s Research is Yielding New Breakthroughs and Momentum

It’s hard to overstate the importance of patient private funding in the battle against Parkinson’s. Grantmakers in it for the long haul have often been behind gains made against the disease, with such successes now coming at a faster clip.

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Vision, Daring, and Compassion: Paul Allen's Legacy of Philanthropy

Vision, Daring, and Compassion: Paul Allen's Legacy of Philanthropy

Paul Allen, who died yesterday, exemplified the best of big philanthropy. He embraced risk taking and cared deeply, journeying to the outer frontiers of scientific knowledge and to the front lines of the world’s biggest challenges. IP editor David Callahan assesses his legacy.

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Path to Recovery: The Latest From a Leader in Breast Cancer Research Funding

Path to Recovery: The Latest From a Leader in Breast Cancer Research Funding

Susan G. Komen recently announced grants of $26 million to fund 62 new research projects that address some of the most difficult breast cancer cases. After years of troubles, this important funder has bounced back in a big way.

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Tuned In: What This Health Legacy Foundation is Doing for Local Nonprofits

Tuned In: What This Health Legacy Foundation is Doing for Local Nonprofits

Health legacy foundations are playing a growing role in local grantmaking—often in ways that are nimble and responsive to nonprofit needs. The Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg is a great example of that.

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Go With the Gut: A Legacy Foundation and Silicon Valley Funder Team Up on Cell Research

Go With the Gut: A Legacy Foundation and Silicon Valley Funder Team Up on Cell Research

Helmsley Charitable Trust and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, two heavy hitters in health research, are partnering to better understand cells in our intestines, as part of a larger moonshot project to catalogue all human cells.

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Key Linkages: A Foundation Works Across Sectors to Help Vulnerable Populations

Key Linkages: A Foundation Works Across Sectors to Help Vulnerable Populations

Helping low-income people make gains in health and other areas often requires that service providers work together more effectively. We look at how a funder in Massachusetts is upping its efforts to make that happen.

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Why Is This Health Foundation Backing Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses?

Why Is This Health Foundation Backing Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses?

As health funders move upstream to address the underlying drivers of health disparities, they’re broadening their strategies. The latest example: A $2.75 million grant to boost rural and minority small business owners in Colorado.

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Amid a Dearth of Dollars for Prostate Cancer Research, Two Funders Stay Focused

Amid a Dearth of Dollars for Prostate Cancer Research, Two Funders Stay Focused

Despite being one of the leading killers of men, claiming nearly 30,000 lives a year, prostate cancer research is seriously underfunded. Two grantmakers are leading the charge, but they can’t do it alone.

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To Avert a Public Health Crisis, Three Funders Come Together

To Avert a Public Health Crisis, Three Funders Come Together

It’s not often that we see funders pooling money to create a not-for-profit generic drug company. In fact, we’ve never seen it before. Which is why the creation of Civica Rx deserves a close look.

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Is This the End of Polio? Rotary Hangs in to Eradicate the Disease Once and For All

Is This the End of Polio? Rotary Hangs in to Eradicate the Disease Once and For All

Philanthropy can stick with a cause over decades without having to worry about the patience of voters or shareholders running thin. A case in point: the long slog against polio. Rotary recently gave another $100 million for eradication.

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When Seconds Count: One Funder's Work to Improve Stroke Outcomes in Rural America

When Seconds Count: One Funder's Work to Improve Stroke Outcomes in Rural America

The Helmsley Charitable Trust continues to address key healthcare challenges faced by rural residents. We look at the latest big grant by this national funder working off the beaten trail on matters of life and death.

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While We Wait For a Cure, These Funders are Helping Millions of Alzheimer's Patients Now

While We Wait For a Cure, These Funders are Helping Millions of Alzheimer's Patients Now

Alzheimer’s has been one of medicine’s toughest challenges, and while researchers soldier on, patients and caregivers are struggling right now. We look at who’s providing grants to improve services for these patients and their caregivers.

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A Focus on Equity: The New CEO of a Health Legacy Foundation Talks Strategy

A Focus on Equity: The New CEO of a Health Legacy Foundation Talks Strategy

While the Mary Black Foundation has a narrow geographic mandate in South Carolina, its evolution in recent years offers a window into several larger trends that are changing the foundation world—and the American South.

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Dept. of Big Bets: A Global Approach to Tackling Cardiovascular Disease

Dept. of Big Bets: A Global Approach to Tackling Cardiovascular Disease

The British Heart Foundation hopes to change the future of cardiovascular medicine by offering a research award of nearly $40 million for a groundbreaking idea. It’s one of the largest grants ever offered for biomedical research.

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