The foundation that Linda Breneman created with her ex-husband Jeremy Jaech, a software entrepreneur, has played an important role in strengthening Seattle's literary scene, along with other causes. We explore the backstory.Read More
When the primary benefactor behind a nonprofit goes away, it can be a rough transition to a new and sustainable funding model. Some organizations don’t survive. The Ucross Foundation’s artist colony is determined to learn the ways of fundraising.Read More
Poetry received a much-needed boost from the Mellon Foundation, whose president, Elizabeth Alexander, is an acclaimed poet. In addition to awarding cash, the historic gift also envisions poetry as a vehicle to address important social issues.Read More
Ohio helped swing the 2016 election to Donald Trump, and the GOP controls both the governorship and state legislature there. But the Gordon Gund Foundation keeps working against the tide to advance a progressive agenda.Read More
While many arts funders support mid-career artists of all stripes, it's relatively rare to come across a prize recognizing older creative writers precisely because they haven't yet published a book.