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?
Although the media company Gannett Co. Inc. is now based in McLean, Virginia, its grantmaking foundation is still largely focused on the Northeastern region of the country, including places like North Jersey.
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.
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.
Here’s a nationally focused foundation with a New York City-specific program that is looking for youth-serving grantees in the Bronx. What’s more it’s keen to help nonprofits improve how they operate to have more impact.
This media giant’s corporate funding arm will soon award approximately $2.5 million in 11 regions to support promising local programs addressing community challenges.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
This is one of many New York City funders that maintains a low profile and sometimes leaves local grantseekers guessing. Here are three things to keep in mind if you approach the foundation for funding.
The Russell Berrie Foundation has been supporting its local New Jersey community since the 1980s. We look at a few recent and ongoing initiatives that show its strong local commitments, as well as how it operates.
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.
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.
One challenge of social movements is to translate energy and activism into long-term change. A year after the #MeToo hashtag went viral, here’s what some advocates and funders are doing to keep moving forward.
As the #MeToo movement continues to spotlight a pervasive problem, a local funder is teaming up with abuse prevention nonprofits to tackle sexual violence in Connecticut. Their focus: youth sports.
The Berkshire Bank Foundation gives at least $2 million annually to nonprofits that operate within the bank’s territory—which includes Massachusetts, Vermont, New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. We take a closer look.
The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties has been on the local grantmaking scene since 1952, but it has been expanding quite a bit recently. We dig in.
With a mix of rural areas, small towns and coastal cities, there are many things going on in the state of Connecticut right now. Here’s how one community funder is addressing competing issues in the state.
The growth of health legacy foundations has been one of the biggest stories in philanthropy in recent years. A case in point: the sudden appearance of a new $3.2 billion grantmaker in New York.
Mini-grants, which are often in the range of $250 to $2,500, have an important place in institutional philanthropy, even though you don't hear much about them.
NYCT continues to balance responsive grantmaking with established priorities, giving millions to help New York families with young children, immigrant youth, and civic engagement initiatives.
The Avangrid Foundation is helping a local food bank distribute fresh food year-round in an era when about 14 percent of Americans use food pantry or meal services.
She's a key player at one of the biggest anti-poverty funders in the country, which focuses laser-like on the nation's largest city. Amy Houston talks about Robin Hood's approach and more.
In a new five-year plan, the Ms. Foundation for Women aims to invest $25 million in organizations led by and for women of color. It is also launching a 501(c)(4) to help amplify this group’s political reach and power.
A growing number of funders want to ensure that children can read by third grade. We explore how a major donor in New York came to this cause and got behind a nonprofit helping teachers do better at teaching reading.
The Eugene M. Lang Foundation has been around for more than a half-century. Recently, it made a big grant to give teenagers in New York City access to artistic training and career prep support.
The New York Women's Foundation is often ahead of the curve in the kinds of challenges it takes on. It’s also a believer in participatory grantmaking, and for the first time, recently awarded multiyear grants.