May We All Feast Together: A Giving Circle That Aims to Empower Women Overseas

May We All Feast Together: A Giving Circle That Aims to Empower Women Overseas

Dining for Women is an intriguing example of a giving circle with a wide reach. Thanks to its chapter dinners, it has granted millions to women and girls in developing countries. We hear about DFW’s giving model from several members of its team.

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“Breathing Room.” How the Abney Foundation Helps South Carolina Youth Attend College

“Breathing Room.” How the Abney Foundation Helps South Carolina Youth Attend College

The Abney Foundation is another funder chipping away at the tuition crisis through scholarship awards. We take a closer look at its local grantmaking in South Carolina, and how it aligns with the founder’s original youth-centric mission.

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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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A Focus on Equity: The New CEO of a Health Legacy Foundation Talks Strategy

A Focus on Equity: The New CEO of a Health Legacy Foundation Talks Strategy

While the Mary Black Foundation has a narrow geographic mandate in South Carolina, its evolution in recent years offers a window into several larger trends that are changing the foundation world—and the American South.

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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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