Getting to Know the Dogwood Health Trust and Its Strategy in Western North Carolina

Getting to Know the Dogwood Health Trust and Its Strategy in Western North Carolina

A new health conversion foundation just emerged in North Carolina and is developing strategy for its first round of grantmaking. The opioid epidemic will likely be a focus. We talk to the chair of DHT’s board of directors to learn more.

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Inmates to Entrepreneurs: A Tech Winner Focuses on Turning Around Lives

Inmates to Entrepreneurs: A Tech Winner Focuses on Turning Around Lives

After selling his tech company, Brian Hamilton started a foundation to scale up work he’d been doing for many years to help formerly incarcerated individuals start businesses. But the foundation’s work has expanded beyond that.

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A Crystal Ball in Greensboro: Five Ways Millennials May Approach Philanthropy

A Crystal Ball in Greensboro: Five Ways Millennials May Approach Philanthropy

Elizabeth and Kevin Phillips found themselves on the leading edge of a seismic shift in giving when the young couple assumed leadership of Kevin’s family foundation. The choices they’ve made offer insights into how “generation impact” thinks.

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How the SunTrust Foundation Gives in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic States

How the SunTrust Foundation Gives in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic States

The SunTrust Foundation, based in Atlanta, launched its Lighting the Way awards program in 2016 to recognize nonprofits in its market areas building financial confidence in their communities. Where are grants going?

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“Everything Is Local.” A Regional Funder Hones Its Strategy

“Everything Is Local.” A Regional Funder Hones Its Strategy

The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust has been giving in North Carolina for a while. But to better tackle the region’s challenges, including in rural areas, it’s placing more emphasis on measurable outcomes, systems change, and community engagement.

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Big Giving, Local Focus: Another Case of Exploding Regional Philanthropy, With a Twist

Big Giving, Local Focus: Another Case of Exploding Regional Philanthropy, With a Twist

Measured by giving, The Foundation For The Carolinas is now the number two community grantmaker in the country. Rising wealth in the region is one big reason for its surge. But there's more to the story. 

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Filling the Vacuum: A Health Insurance Funder Steps Up to Fight the Opioid Crisis

Filling the Vacuum: A Health Insurance Funder Steps Up to Fight the Opioid Crisis

Top health grantmakers have been so busy working upstream on the causes of poor health that they've been MIA on the worst public health crisis in recent memory. But here's a funder that's paying new attention.   

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