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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Why Does Hamilton’s Producer Want to Clone Giant Trees?

Why Does Hamilton’s Producer Want to Clone Giant Trees?

The producer of the wildly successful broadway hit “Hamilton” and his partner recently launched a foundation. Driven by worries about climate change and deforestation, they’re backing work by scientists to clone “Champion Trees.”

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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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A Moral and Practical Imperative: A Women's Foundation Fights Mass Incarceration

A Moral and Practical Imperative: A Women's Foundation Fights Mass Incarceration

Women are now the fastest-growing population of incarcerated Americans. The New York Women’s Foundation, the latest funder to take on mass incarceration, has launched a Justice Fund focused on NYC’s women and girls.

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“Where Do We Go From Here?” Philanthropy and What’s Next for the #MeToo Movement

“Where Do We Go From Here?” Philanthropy and What’s Next for the #MeToo Movement

One challenge of social movements is to translate energy and activism into long-term change. A year after the #MeToo hashtag went viral, here’s what some advocates and funders are doing to keep moving forward.

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Ripple Effect: A Foundation Looks to Women and Girls of Color to Take the Lead

Ripple Effect: A Foundation Looks to Women and Girls of Color to Take the Lead

In a new five-year plan, the Ms. Foundation for Women aims to invest $25 million in organizations led by and for women of color. It is also launching a 501(c)(4) to help amplify this group’s political reach and power.

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Libraries in the Spotlight: Who's Stepping Up for More Than Books?

Libraries in the Spotlight: Who's Stepping Up for More Than Books?

Libraries tend to have a hard time attracting major private support. But in the wake of another big recent library gift, it looks like more funders grasp how giving to libraries can advance their varied goals. 

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