Public Allies: How a Small Family Foundation Got Behind Local School Teachers

Public Allies: How a Small Family Foundation Got Behind Local School Teachers

If you look past the attention to top K-12 funders, you’ll find that foundations in this space come in all shapes and sizes, including many who support traditional public schools. Here’s a case in point from Texas.

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A Historic Zoo Gift in the City With the Most Robust "Overall Philanthropic Culture" in the U.S.

A Historic Zoo Gift in the City With the Most Robust "Overall Philanthropic Culture" in the U.S.

Perhaps no city has benefited from the surge in regional philanthropy more than Houston. We dig into a huge gift to Houston Zoo and the various factors contributing to the city's emergence as a philanthropic power center.

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A Regional Funder Gives Big to Upstream Solutions to Chronic Illnesses

A Regional Funder Gives Big to Upstream Solutions to Chronic Illnesses

Health legacy foundations have become big, important players in regional philanthropy. And more of them are tackling the social determinants of health. A case in point: a Texas funder with $1.2 billion in assets. 

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Getting More Strategic: A Big Texas Funder's New Game Plan for Health Equity

Getting More Strategic: A Big Texas Funder's  New Game Plan for Health Equity

The growing resources and sophistication of local health foundations is one of the most important stories in institutional philanthropy right now. Here's a good case study from the Lone Star State. 

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