“Ambitious and Risk-Taking.” Explaining The Shed’s Startling Fundraising Success

“Ambitious and Risk-Taking.” Explaining The Shed’s Startling Fundraising Success

An expensive new arts center in an affluent and culturally saturated Manhattan neighborhood may seem like a tough sell for donors increasingly focused on issues like equity and socially engaged art. So why has The Shed raised staggering amounts of money?

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How the Barnes Group Foundation Links Into the Connecticut Nonprofit Scene

How the Barnes Group Foundation Links Into the Connecticut Nonprofit Scene

The Barnes Group Foundation has been supporting local groups in Connecticut and other location where it operates for nearly 75 years. We identify its key philanthropic avenues and initiatives, including a robust employee volunteer program.

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This Foundation Set Out to Expand Access to Healthy Food in New York City. How Did It Go?

This Foundation Set Out to Expand Access to Healthy Food in New York City. How Did It Go?

Expanding access to healthy food is a surprisingly complex challenge that requires wrestling with deeply rooted inequities. The Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund recently took stock of five years of food-related grantmaking that achieved some notable gains.

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Braddock Scholars: A Philanthropist Helps Entrepreneurs Scale Up

Braddock Scholars: A Philanthropist Helps Entrepreneurs Scale Up

Richard and Susan Braddock back a wide array of causes, including business education. Braddock funds and participates in a program that mentors promising entrepreneurs, illustrating one way Wall Street donors can directly engage with grantees.

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Four Ways Boehringer Ingelheim Funds Health and Science in Connecticut and Beyond

Four Ways Boehringer Ingelheim Funds Health and Science in Connecticut and Beyond

Boehringer Ingelheim and its BI Cares Foundation make a lot of grants in Connecticut, but also to researchers nationwide. What healthcare access, STEM, and research programs does this pharmaceutical giant back?

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A Community Foundation Takes Up the Fight Against Lead Poisoning

A Community Foundation Takes Up the Fight Against Lead Poisoning

With an aging housing stock, lead paint poisoning is a bigger deal in the city of Syracuse than many other places around the country. Here’s how one local funder is trying to address the problem.

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Grief in Schools: A Funder’s National Push to Expand Support for Childhood Bereavement

Grief in Schools: A Funder’s National Push to Expand Support for Childhood Bereavement

Only 7 percent of teachers have received bereavement training, despite the fact that about one in 15 kids will experience the death of a parent or sibling before reaching the age of 18. Here’s what one funder is doing to close the grief training gap.

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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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A Local Foundation Embraces Participatory Grantmaking in a Big Way

A Local Foundation Embraces Participatory Grantmaking in a Big Way

The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving is the latest funder to embrace participatory grantmaking, starting an impressive suite of local funds to be controlled by committees of community members. 

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A League of Readers: Behind a Big Gift to Boost Literacy

A League of Readers: Behind a Big Gift to Boost Literacy

A nonprofit that focuses on getting evidence-based techniques to teach reading in the hands of educators recently received a $9 million gift from the founder of American Girl. Here’s where the money’s going.

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A Moral and Practical Imperative: A Women's Foundation Fights Mass Incarceration

A Moral and Practical Imperative: A Women's Foundation Fights Mass Incarceration

Women are now the fastest-growing population of incarcerated Americans. The New York Women’s Foundation, the latest funder to take on mass incarceration, has launched a Justice Fund focused on NYC’s women and girls.

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