He Was a Young Hedge Funder with a Lucrative Job. Now He’s Working to Scale Access to Healthy Food

He Was a Young Hedge Funder with a Lucrative Job. Now He’s Working to Scale Access to Healthy Food

At the age of 30, Sam Polk walked away from a highly paid trading job to enter the social change arena. With help from the Kellogg Foundation and other backers, he’s building a social enterprise that’s focused on food equity and has big ambitions.

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Looking Inward: The New Fund Seeking Racial Equity in the Nonprofit Sector

Looking Inward: The New Fund Seeking Racial Equity in the Nonprofit Sector

Nonprofits rarely resemble the communities they serve, which can limit both their impact and legitimacy. A new fund backed by two top foundations aims to change that. What’s the strategy and where are grants going?

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Support by Education Funders for Family Engagement Is Growing. Why Is That?

Support by Education Funders for Family Engagement Is Growing. Why Is That?

Family engagement is attracting renewed interest from foundations, to the tune of $230 million a year. What's behind funders' push to involve parents more deeply in the push to improve education? 

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