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.
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.
Millions of infants and toddlers are stuck in mediocre childcare that can hurt their development. Funders are finally paying more attention, including in Philadelphia, where $3 million is flowing to help caregivers do a better job.
The Albert M. Greenfield Foundation keeps a pretty low profile, quietly giving money away to local groups involved in arts and culture, education, and human services. But here's a gift that stands out.
While libraries increasingly acknowledge the untapped potential of philanthropy, most librarians didn't sign up to be fundraisers. They now have help thanks to a new data tool.
A foundation's legacy project links library capital improvements in inner-city schools to big gains in academic achievement. Will other K-12 funders follow its lead?
While funders uniformly promote greater inclusivity and access to the nation's public libraries, a unique gift suggests the most vexing "barrier to entry" may be financial.
While most libraries lack the New York Public Library's size and stature, a recent gift suggests the rewards that may come if they embrace funder-friendly concepts like accessibility, diversity and inclusion.
The Knight Foundation is encouraging public libraries to embrace concepts traditionally associated with nonprofit arts and performance organizations.
Libraries tend to have a hard time attracting major private support. But in the wake of another big recent library gift, it looks like more funders grasp how giving to libraries can advance their varied goals.
A grants competition to support local branches of the New York Public Library drew an impressive 24,000 suggestions for how funders might distribute $20,000 grants.
You'd think the shocking fact that 30 million U.S. adults can't read would draw the attention of loads of funders. But that's not the case. Which is why the Dollar General Literacy Foundation is so important.
While we see a steady stream of big gifts going to institutions such as hospitals, public parks and universities, libraries rarely attract major money. What's that about?
Over recent years, the Revson Foundation has been a key player in strengthening New York's libraries. We look at its strategy, and its new parter in this work.