Why Not You? A Star NFL Quarterback Aims to Empower Youth

Why Not You? A Star NFL Quarterback Aims to Empower Youth

Star NFL quarterback Russell Wilson has emerged as a philanthropist in recent years with a focus on expanding the horizons of youth, and is now steering his foundation with his wife, singer Ciara. What’s next for the young celebrity couple’s giving?

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Planet Word: A Philanthropist’s Mission to Build a Museum of Language

Planet Word: A Philanthropist’s Mission to Build a Museum of Language

The real estate heiress and former reading teacher Ann Friedman had a dream to open a museum of language in D.C., and it’s now under construction. Friedman tells us how this project emerged and who—besides herself—is putting up the money.

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An Actress Looks to Break the Silence on Black Mental Health With a New Foundation

An Actress Looks to Break the Silence on Black Mental Health With a New Foundation

Negative perceptions around mental illness and a lack of quality mental healthcare are major problems in black communities. Taraji P. Henson, an acclaimed actress with family experience in this realm, recently launched a foundation to take on these issues.

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“Long Live Real News.” How an Environmental Reporting Site Funds its Work

“Long Live Real News.” How an Environmental Reporting Site Funds its Work

Even as some wonder about the sustainability of nonprofit news, plenty of money keeps flowing to leading outlets. A good example is InsideClimate News, which recently pulled in a high-profile $1 million grant. Where does the rest of its funding come from?

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The New Foundation of a Sports Power Couple Gets Up and Running

The New Foundation of a Sports Power Couple Gets Up and Running

We take a look at the new charitable venture of Zach Ertz of the Philadelphia Eagles, and soccer player Julie Ertz, which is focused in Philadelphia, the Bay Area, and Haiti.

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“A Lovely Idea.” How a New York Media Family Gives

“A Lovely Idea.” How a New York Media Family Gives

Former Time magazine editor-in-chief Jason McManus and his wife Deborah run a foundation whose grantmaking touches areas like education and the arts. We hear about how the family’s philanthropy has evolved and the personal forces behind it.

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Moved to Act: A TV Star Creates a Platform to Teach Students How to Give

Moved to Act: A TV Star Creates a Platform to Teach Students How to Give

Canadian-born actress Serinda Swan co-founded Deedly, an education platform that empowers students to learn about global problems and the charities that strive to fix them. We recently sat down with Swan in Los Angeles to learn more.

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Fueled by Wealth From Broadway, a Theater Couple Gives for the Arts and More

Fueled by Wealth From Broadway, a Theater Couple Gives for the Arts and More

Stewart F. Lane and his wife Bonnie Comley have collectively produced over 40 Broadway shows, making a fortune along the way—wealth that underwrites philanthropy focused on the arts and their alma maters.

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A Revolution of the Obvious: Talking Gender Norms and Philanthropy With Riki Wilchins

A Revolution of the Obvious: Talking Gender Norms and Philanthropy With Riki Wilchins

Wilchins leads TrueChild, which is “helping funders and nonprofits challenge rigid gender norms.” We talk to her about the progress that has been made within the sector on this front—and the challenges that remain.

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Overlooked and Underfunded: Why a Hollywood Actress Is Stepping Up for Latinas

Overlooked and Underfunded: Why a Hollywood Actress Is Stepping Up for Latinas

While still filming Desperate Housewives, Eva Longoria went back to school to receive a master’s in Chicano Studies. Now, the Eva Longoria Foundation is laser-focused on empowering Latina women. Here’s the backstory.

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"I Want To Do My Part." An NBA Star and Rising Philanthropist Steps Up His Giving

"I Want To Do My Part." An NBA Star and Rising Philanthropist Steps Up His Giving

Kevin Durant is part of a growing class of civic-minded athletes with deep pockets. A new $10 million education gift in his native Maryland shows that the 29-year-old also knows what he's doing as a philanthropist. 

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