When Philanthropy Is Not Enough: A Top Donor Couple Takes a Broader Approach to Impact

When Philanthropy Is Not Enough: A Top Donor Couple Takes a Broader Approach to Impact

Laura and John Arnold are well known for their foundation’s prolific grantmaking. But the couple has long been engaged in political giving, too. And now they’re bringing these two strategies together in a single organization, Arnold Ventures.

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Presumed Innocent? A Funder Steps Up Its Push Against a Deeply Unfair Pretrial Justice System

Presumed Innocent? A Funder Steps Up Its Push Against a Deeply Unfair Pretrial Justice System

Much of America has a two-tiered system that allows affluent defendants to buy their freedom before trial, while poorer people often languish in jail. In its latest move to change that, Arnold Ventures just launched an ambitious new partnership for pretrial justice reform.

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To Avert a Public Health Crisis, Three Funders Come Together

To Avert a Public Health Crisis, Three Funders Come Together

It’s not often that we see funders pooling money to create a not-for-profit generic drug company. In fact, we’ve never seen it before. Which is why the creation of Civica Rx deserves a close look.

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Behind a Big Bet by Top K-12 Philanthropists on a Different Way to Run Schools

Behind a Big Bet by Top K-12 Philanthropists on a Different Way to Run Schools

Backed by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation and Netflix CEO Reed Hastings with $200 million, the new ed group City Fund aims to spread the portfolio model of school management. Which means what, exactly?

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Betting on a New Model for Schools: Inside Arnold's K-12 Grantmaking

Betting on a New Model for Schools: Inside Arnold's K-12 Grantmaking

As part of an ambitious quest to achieve systems change in U.S. society, including in education, LJAF is giving heavily to push a "portfolio model" of school governance. What's this work all about? 

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