Three Things to Know About the AGL Resources Private Foundation

Three Things to Know About the AGL Resources Private Foundation

Energy companies across America have emerged as significant local funders that small and mid-size nonprofits depend on for support. Here are three things to know about the AGL Resources Private Foundation and where grantseekers can now turn for funding in the Southeast.

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Miami Rising: Two of the Funders Behind the City's Emergence an International Arts Hot Spot

Miami Rising: Two of the Funders Behind the City's Emergence an International Arts Hot Spot

In a little over a decade, Miami has developed one of the country's most vibrant arts ecosystems. We take a closer look at the two funders most responsible for its rapid ascent: the Knight Foundation and real estate developer Jorge M. Pérez.

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Proud Partners: A Reliable Arkansas Arts Funder Keeps the Gifts Flowing

Proud Partners: A Reliable Arkansas Arts Funder Keeps the Gifts Flowing

A recent $20 million gift from the Windgate Foundation to the University of Central Arkansas—the largest in the school’s 111-year history—is another reminder of the stronger philanthropic ecosystems that are emerging in the South.

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As Sea Levels Rise, This Community Funder is on the Front Lines

As Sea Levels Rise, This Community Funder is on the Front Lines

While there’s a growing focus by funders on helping communities adapt to climate change, local groups in vulnerable areas still struggle to get attention from major foundations. Players like the Bayou Community Foundation in Louisiana are helping fill the gap.

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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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Who’s Behind This Unusual Grants Competition in Northern Kentucky?

Who’s Behind This Unusual Grants Competition in Northern Kentucky?

Small grants are an ideal way to expand the breadth of giving and dabble in new strategies without taking a big leap. What we don’t see too often are such grants awarded by multi-funder collaborations, which is why the NKY Funders’ Grants program caught our attention.

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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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“Everything Is Local.” A Regional Funder Hones Its Strategy

“Everything Is Local.” A Regional Funder Hones Its Strategy

The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust has been giving in North Carolina for a while. But to better tackle the region’s challenges, including in rural areas, it’s placing more emphasis on measurable outcomes, systems change, and community engagement.

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Rising LGBTQ Funding in Alabama: Where’s the Money Coming From?

Rising LGBTQ Funding in Alabama: Where’s the Money Coming From?

LGBTQ funding is growing across the South, with community foundations often playing an important role in mobilizing new resources for this cause. One example is the new grantmaking action in Alabama.

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Legacy: A Big Gift in Arkansas, With Rockefeller Wealth

Legacy: A Big Gift in Arkansas, With Rockefeller Wealth

Winthrop Rockefeller moved to Arkansas in 1953, and his philanthropic legacy continues to this day, most recently with a $100 million commitment to a University of Arkansas-based think tank from a trust he established at his death that’s now set to wind down.

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Tuned In: What This Health Legacy Foundation is Doing for Local Nonprofits

Tuned In: What This Health Legacy Foundation is Doing for Local Nonprofits

Health legacy foundations are playing a growing role in local grantmaking—often in ways that are nimble and responsive to nonprofit needs. The Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg is a great example of that.

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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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