Zombie Philanthropy: What I Learned About Donor-Advised Funds as a Foundation Insider

Zombie Philanthropy: What I Learned About Donor-Advised Funds as a Foundation Insider

Chuck Brown used to spend his days at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation convincing donors to open DAFs. But after seeing how much of this money failed to reach charitable causes, he’s calling for mandatory payouts and other new rules for DAFs.

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Explosion: The Latest Evidence That Silicon Valley Giving Is Going Totally Nuts

Explosion: The Latest Evidence That Silicon Valley Giving Is Going Totally Nuts

Grantmaking by the Silicon Valley Community Foundation has more than quadrupled since 2012, hitting $1.3 billion last year. What does this remarkable tear say about philanthropy—among techies and beyond?

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