“If You Want to Go Far, Go Together." In Connecticut, an Ambitious Collective Impact Push

“If You Want to Go Far, Go Together." In Connecticut, an Ambitious Collective Impact Push

A new fund quarterbacked by a community foundation is aiming to close opportunity gaps from “cradle to career.” The initiative has a strong focus on building the capacity of local funders to have greater impact in a state with deep inequities.

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Car Fighter: A Donor Goes All in to Build the Livable Streets Movement

Car Fighter: A Donor Goes All in to Build the Livable Streets Movement

Tech and finance winner Mark Gorton might be best known for launching Limewire. But for some two decades, he’s devoted his time and money to advocating for transportation alternatives in New York City and a “better way to live.”

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Youth, Hunger, and the Environment: How This Long Island Grantmaker Has Been Giving Lately

Youth, Hunger, and the Environment: How This Long Island Grantmaker Has Been Giving Lately

The Long Island Community Foundation has been on the local grantmaking scene since 1978 and recently awarded its first round of grants for 2019. We take a look at where the money is going and the priorities of this local funder.

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With a Focus on New Jersey, the Burke Foundation Supports Early Childhood and Arts Education

With a Focus on New Jersey, the Burke Foundation Supports Early Childhood and Arts Education

Johnson & Johnson’s long-time CEO, James Burke, established a grantmaking foundation with his wife that focuses on New Jersey. Here are a few details to know about the James E. and Diane W. Burke Foundation’s grantmaking.

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Debrah Lee Charatan: A Pioneering Female Real Estate Mogul Gives to Causes in New York City

Debrah Lee Charatan: A Pioneering Female Real Estate Mogul Gives to Causes in New York City

Like many philanthropists, Charatan is laser-focused on the community where she made her fortune. We talk with her about how she thinks about her giving and which nonprofits draw support from the foundation she started with her partner Steven Holm.

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“Ambitious and Risk-Taking.” Explaining The Shed’s Startling Fundraising Success

“Ambitious and Risk-Taking.” Explaining The Shed’s Startling Fundraising Success

An expensive new arts center in an affluent and culturally saturated Manhattan neighborhood may seem like a tough sell for donors increasingly focused on issues like equity and socially engaged art. So why has The Shed raised staggering amounts of money?

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How the Barnes Group Foundation Links Into the Connecticut Nonprofit Scene

How the Barnes Group Foundation Links Into the Connecticut Nonprofit Scene

The Barnes Group Foundation has been supporting local groups in Connecticut and other location where it operates for nearly 75 years. We identify its key philanthropic avenues and initiatives, including a robust employee volunteer program.

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This Foundation Set Out to Expand Access to Healthy Food in New York City. How Did It Go?

This Foundation Set Out to Expand Access to Healthy Food in New York City. How Did It Go?

Expanding access to healthy food is a surprisingly complex challenge that requires wrestling with deeply rooted inequities. The Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund recently took stock of five years of food-related grantmaking that achieved some notable gains.

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Braddock Scholars: A Philanthropist Helps Entrepreneurs Scale Up

Braddock Scholars: A Philanthropist Helps Entrepreneurs Scale Up

Richard and Susan Braddock back a wide array of causes, including business education. Braddock funds and participates in a program that mentors promising entrepreneurs, illustrating one way Wall Street donors can directly engage with grantees.

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Four Ways Boehringer Ingelheim Funds Health and Science in Connecticut and Beyond

Four Ways Boehringer Ingelheim Funds Health and Science in Connecticut and Beyond

Boehringer Ingelheim and its BI Cares Foundation make a lot of grants in Connecticut, but also to researchers nationwide. What healthcare access, STEM, and research programs does this pharmaceutical giant back?

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A Community Foundation Takes Up the Fight Against Lead Poisoning

A Community Foundation Takes Up the Fight Against Lead Poisoning

With an aging housing stock, lead paint poisoning is a bigger deal in the city of Syracuse than many other places around the country. Here’s how one local funder is trying to address the problem.

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