Prevention is the Best Medicine: Behind a Big Campus Gift for Public Health

Prevention is the Best Medicine: Behind a Big Campus Gift for Public Health

A $25 million gift earmarked for a public health school finds a Giving Pledge signee with a decades-long track record of Florida-based philanthropy turning his attention 3,000 miles west, to San Diego. What’s that about?

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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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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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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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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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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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"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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Truth Squad: Bloomberg's Latest Move to Fight Big Tobacco in the Global South

Truth Squad: Bloomberg's Latest Move to Fight Big Tobacco in the Global South

Tobacco’s biggest adversary has put up $20 million to start a global watchdog organization to push back against industry disinformation. Here’s how that fits into philanthropy’s broader fight against smoking.

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