A Community Foundation That's Moving Grant Money to Local Medical Researchers

A Community Foundation That's Moving Grant Money to Local Medical Researchers

We don't see many community foundations prioritize medical research, which is more typically funded by national foundations and major philanthropists. But the Rhode Island Foundation has been working to catalyze and guide donor activity in this space since 2008.

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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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A Mental Health Funder Looks to Rural Texas as It Shifts Upstream

A Mental Health Funder Looks to Rural Texas as It Shifts Upstream

The Hogg Foundation, one of the few stalwart backers of mental health, is looking to better address the underlying factors that determine well-being. We hear how the new strategy came about and why rural areas will get more attention.

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Focused and Strategic: How a Family Tapped Wall Street Wealth for Impact on Mental Health

Focused and Strategic: How a Family Tapped Wall Street Wealth for Impact on Mental Health

New York finance veteran Stephen Lieber and his family have been supporting mental illness research for decades. We recently spoke with Lieber to unpack a deeply personal story of effective giving.

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Unequal Outcomes: Why a Health Funder is Focused on Marginalized Communities

Unequal Outcomes: Why a Health Funder is Focused on Marginalized Communities

The grantmaking of the Maine Health Access Foundation offers a good example of how regional health funders are grappling with the complex interplay between issues of poverty, power and health. 

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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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