Ebola is Still Stalking Africa. Who's Supporting Front-line Work to Stop More Outbreaks?

Ebola is Still Stalking Africa. Who's Supporting Front-line Work to Stop More Outbreaks?

One of the deadliest-ever outbreaks of Ebola happened just seven months ago in eastern Congo, claiming 600 lives. In response, the foundation of the late Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen is making rapid-reaction grants to organizations on the ground.

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How Are Funders Stepping Up in the Fight Against Still-Untreatable Neurodegenerative Diseases?

How Are Funders Stepping Up in the Fight Against Still-Untreatable Neurodegenerative Diseases?

Neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s afflict millions of people worldwide, with growing human and financial costs. As a new year begins, we look at some of philanthropy’s current efforts to move the needle on research and treatment.

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Vision, Daring, and Compassion: Paul Allen's Legacy of Philanthropy

Vision, Daring, and Compassion: Paul Allen's Legacy of Philanthropy

Paul Allen, who died recently, exemplified the best of big philanthropy. He embraced risk taking and cared deeply, journeying to the outer frontiers of scientific knowledge and to the front lines of the world’s biggest challenges. IP editor David Callahan assesses his legacy.

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Could This Major Grant by Paul Allen Signal Deeper Climate Giving to Come?

Could This Major Grant by Paul Allen Signal Deeper Climate Giving to Come?

The Microsoft billionaire is granting $4 million to an NOAA researcher to take a marine climate research project to new depths. The grant comes amid signs that more climate change funding may be on the way.

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State of Emergency: Behind Paul Allen's Anti-Homelessness Push in Seattle

State of Emergency: Behind Paul Allen's Anti-Homelessness Push in Seattle

Now worth $20 billion, Paul Allen's giving continues to expand, including in his home region of the Pacific Northwest, where he's emerged as a big backer of efforts to tackle homelessness.  

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