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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The Health Insurance Funder Using Data to Improve Community Health

The Health Insurance Funder Using Data to Improve Community Health

Data-mapping tools and projects are cropping up increasingly in philanthropy, as funders look for new insights about major problems. A case in point is the Anthem Foundation’s work on public health.

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Prescription for Change: The Pharma Giant Investing in Local Public School Students

Prescription for Change: The Pharma Giant Investing in Local Public School Students

A growing number of corporate philanthropies are making big commitments to complex, entrenched challenges. The latest example is $55 million in gifts from AbbVie to leading nonprofits working at the nexus of education and poverty.

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In a High-Poverty Neighborhood, a Push to Get Young People Into Good Jobs

In a High-Poverty Neighborhood, a Push to Get Young People Into Good Jobs

Many of the workforce development groups drawing funder support engage in matchmaking to hook up employers and jobseekers. JPMorgan Chase is backing such an effort in the South Bronx, with a focus on placing youth in unfilled IT jobs.

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Toxic Grants: Food Companies Are Still Funding Biased Nutrition Research, Now Overseas

Toxic Grants: Food Companies Are Still Funding Biased Nutrition Research, Now Overseas

Food companies have a history of using funding research that minimizes the health risks of their products. They're still doing it—in developing countries where obesity is rising fast. 

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