A Young Cryptocurrency Billionaire Turns to Philanthropy, Zeroing in on Catastrophic Threats

A Young Cryptocurrency Billionaire Turns to Philanthropy, Zeroing in on Catastrophic Threats

Ben Delo is the latest big donor to embrace effective altruism. But in an unusual twist, he’s focusing on catastrophic future threats like climate change. Will Delo’s move prod like-minded givers to tackle complex, long-term problems?

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“Create Momentum for Change.” A Soros-Backed Arts Fellowship Focuses on Migration

“Create Momentum for Change.” A Soros-Backed Arts Fellowship Focuses on Migration

The Open Society Foundations launched its Soros Arts Fellowships last year to support the work of artists in repressive regimes. This year’s fellowship builds on this approach by focusing on an issue that’s deeply personal for OSF’s founder.

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Who Is Funding Solutions to the Root Causes of Mexican and Central American Migration?

Who Is Funding Solutions to the Root Causes of Mexican and Central American Migration?

Crime, violence, and deep poverty continue to push Mexicans and Central Americans to flee northward. Several top U.S. foundations have been working on these challenges for years. What are they doing? And what’s been the impact?

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Ten Considerations for Human Rights Funders Engaging with Social Movements in 2019

Ten Considerations for Human Rights Funders Engaging with Social Movements in 2019

In the face of rising attacks on democratic institutions and civil organizations worldwide, it’s becoming more important than ever to support social movements. But according to two veterans in this space, funders need to change how they provide such support.

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Important But Neglected: Why an Effective Altruist Funder Is Giving Millions to AI Security

Important But Neglected: Why an Effective Altruist Funder Is Giving Millions to AI Security

Open Philanthropy Project’s unique approach has led it to animal welfare, global health and curbing the risks of artificial intelligence—most recently with a $55 million grant for research and policy analysis on AI. What’s the thinking behind this big investment?

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Local Experts: How Carnegie is Elevating African Voices in Debates Over War and Peace

Local Experts: How Carnegie is Elevating African Voices in Debates Over War and Peace

While Africa’s many conflicts have long been studied by researchers from around the globe, most hail from outside Africa—with the views of local researchers largely absent. Carnegie is working to change that with an ambitious range of investments.

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In an Era of Both Gains and Fear for LGBTQ Communities, Arcus Embraces a New Strategy

In an Era of Both Gains and Fear for LGBTQ Communities, Arcus Embraces a New Strategy

The movement for LGBTQ rights has evolved dramatically in recent years, in ways good and bad. To keep up with these shifts, a top funder in this space is taking a new approach. We get an inside look at where Arcus’ grantmaking is heading.

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To Bolster Global Human Rights, the Clooney Foundation Looks to Monitor Judicial Systems

To Bolster Global Human Rights, the Clooney Foundation Looks to Monitor Judicial Systems

A country’s judicial system can offer protection from authoritarian leadership. But courts can also be used to legitimize the suppression of unwelcome dissent. That’s why George Clooney and his wife Amal are backing a new initiative called TrialWatch.

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“We Really Should Do Something.” How a Tech Giver Emerged as a Top Champion of Veterans

“We Really Should Do Something.” How a Tech Giver Emerged as a Top Champion of Veterans

Philanthropy’s support of veterans causes has been spotty, even as the needs of veterans have grown. So it’s a big deal that Craigslist founder Craig Newmark has emerged as a major new giver in this space.

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A Prerequisite for Progress: Why Funding Peace and Security is so Important

A Prerequisite for Progress: Why Funding Peace and Security is so Important

While violent conflict can torpedo a range of goals pursued by philanthropy, ensuring peace and stability is too often a sideline concern for funders. Here’s why that needs to change—and what any grantmaker can do right now.

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Bang for the Buck: How Our Business Background Influences Our Philanthropy

Bang for the Buck: How Our Business Background Influences Our Philanthropy

Two donors giving for global peace and security argue that nonprofits in this field need to get more sophisticated to attract greater funding—and that embracing business practices can help.

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