Looking Inward: The New Fund Seeking Racial Equity in the Nonprofit Sector

Looking Inward: The New Fund Seeking Racial Equity in the Nonprofit Sector

Nonprofits rarely resemble the communities they serve, which can limit both their impact and legitimacy. A new fund backed by two top foundations aims to change that. What’s the strategy and where are grants going?

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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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"Do the Right Thing." Why This Top Higher Ed Funder Is Getting Behind Racial Justice Work

"Do the Right Thing." Why This Top Higher Ed Funder Is Getting Behind Racial Justice Work

Last summer's violent white nationalist rally-turned-riot in Charlottesville has spurred the Lumina Foundation to back racial justice work on campus, with the hope that other funders will follow.

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Propelling Change: A Venture Philanthropy Shop Gets Behind Progressive Organizing

Propelling Change: A Venture Philanthropy Shop Gets Behind Progressive Organizing

By now, it's a familiar story: funders feeling compelled to change tactics by the rise of Donald Trump. For some, like Propel Capital, that's meant backing hard-hitting grassroots activism in new and bolder ways. 

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Network Power: Giving Circles Are on the Rise and Engaging New Voices

Network Power: Giving Circles Are on the Rise and Engaging New Voices

A new study on giving circles shows the networks have tripled in the last decade, and they're including people often left out of institutional philanthropy. America's biggest foundation is cheering on this trend.

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Strange Bedfellows? Ford and Walton Join Forces on Arts Diversity

Strange Bedfellows? Ford and Walton Join Forces on Arts Diversity

At first, it seems a bit jarring to see Ford partnering with the Walton Foundation around the issue of curatorial diversity. But a closer look reveals Alice Walton's fingerprints all over a big new initiative. 

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A Funder Takes on Maternal and Infant Mortality Here At Home

A Funder Takes on Maternal and Infant Mortality Here At Home

The U.S. is one of the few wealthy countries where the rate of women who die from childbirth complications is going up—with women of color more likely to die. The Groundswell Fund wants to do something about that. 

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Does Long-Term Support Hold the Key to More Diversity Among STEM Professors and Researchers?

Does Long-Term Support Hold the Key to More Diversity Among STEM Professors and Researchers?

HHMI is known for putting researchers on its payroll. Its latest fellowship expands its commitment to diversity, providing up to eight years of support for young researchers from underrepresented backgrounds.

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