A Big Gift for Homelessness From the Tech Billionaire Begging His Industry to Do More

A Big Gift for Homelessness From the Tech Billionaire Begging His Industry to Do More

Last month after a contentious campaign, San Francisoc voters approved a ballot measure to tax the city’s richest companies to help the homeless. Now one of the measure’s biggest supporters is putting millions of his own money where his mouth is.

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The Richest Americans Are Sitting on $4 Trillion. How Can They Be Spurred to Give More of it Away?

The Richest Americans Are Sitting on $4 Trillion. How Can They Be Spurred to Give More of it Away?

For all the talk of a golden age of philanthropy, the rich are piling up new wealth much faster than they’re giving it away. Most give mere crumbs compared to their net worth. The Bridgespan Group is looking to change that.

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New Frontier: A Funder Invests to Connect Teachers to the Best Research on Brain Science and Learning

New Frontier: A Funder Invests to Connect Teachers to the Best Research on Brain Science and Learning

Researchers have made big strides in understanding brain development and how kids learn. But getting this new knowledge into classrooms isn’t easy. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is among a handful of funders that wants to change that.

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These Billionaire Philanthropists Also Spent Big to Influence This Year's Mid-Term Election

These Billionaire Philanthropists Also Spent Big to Influence This Year's Mid-Term Election

Donald Trump may be a billionaire, but no recent president has inspired fiercer opposition within the far upper class. Many top philanthropists are among those who’ve given record sums in the most expensive mid-term election in U.S. history.

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Not Just Sci-Fi: A Tech Couple Works To Achieve Immortality

Not Just Sci-Fi: A Tech Couple Works To Achieve Immortality

More deep-pocketed funders are interested in the age-old quest to live forever, in one form or another. We dig into the interesting story of Terasem Movement Foundation, founded by tech couple Martine and Bina Rothblatt.

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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 recently, 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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A Tech Billionaire Takes on... Tech. What's His Larger Game Plan for Giving?

A Tech Billionaire Takes on... Tech. What's His Larger Game Plan for Giving?

Billionaire Craig Newmark may have made his fortune in tech, but he’s also worried about that industry’s outsized power. We talk to Newark about his latest big gift—and where his growing philanthropy is heading next.

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"Accelerate Everything." Meet the Campus Donor Cultivating a City's Tech Ecosystem

"Accelerate Everything." Meet the Campus Donor Cultivating a City's Tech Ecosystem

The effort of a wealthy tech entrepreneur to transform San Antonio is another example of “destination philanthropy,” as big donors step up place-based giving, often in partnership with local universities.

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A Rising Force: What to Know About the Wojcicki Sisters and Their Foundations

A Rising Force: What to Know About the Wojcicki Sisters and Their Foundations

Anne and Susan Wojcicki are among the most successful women in Silicon Valley. They’re also active philanthropists, with some serious resources. In case you missed it, here’s our look at their evolving giving, from May.

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More Than Money: A Tech Giant's Commitment to Public Schools

More Than Money: A Tech Giant's Commitment to Public Schools

Salesforce’s commitment to Bay Area schools now totals more than $50 million over the course of its five-year partnership with its local school districts. But grants aren’t the only way that the company helps.

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The Bigger Picture: Behind Millions in Grants to Drive Policy and Systems Change on Education

The Bigger Picture: Behind Millions in Grants to Drive Policy and Systems Change on Education

In another sign that education funders are looking beyond narrow school-level reforms, StriveTogether—with backing from the Ballmer Group—is deploying $20 million to back efforts to shift public policy and systems.

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"And So It's Time." A Tech Donor Cements His Legacy in Southern California

"And So It's Time." A Tech Donor Cements His Legacy in Southern California

Andrew J. Viterbi's philanthropy tends to be ambitious in terms of size and in scope. We dig into his recent $50 million gift to the University of California, San Diego, which, true to form, aims to cure blindness.

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Amid Rising Alarms About Big Tech, What Is Philanthropy's Role?

Amid Rising Alarms About Big Tech, What Is Philanthropy's Role?

Some top funders have gotten behind an initiative to examine, with Facebook's cooperation, how the social media giant affects elections. Are these funders playing it too safe when they should be hitting harder? 

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