Lots in happening in philanthropy in the Pacific Northwest, where giving is up. New donors are coming on to the scene and existing donors are upping their game. We take stock.
A new $1.5 million commitment prompted us to take a closer look at the Hazel Miller Foundation and the ways that it supports nonprofits in a very specific part of Washington.
Two years ago, Meyer Memorial Trust refocused grantmaking around a strong equity theme. We look at how that's played out with its funding around the state in 2017.
There’s a lot of interesting stuff happening in the world of philanthropy in Washington State, with annual giving on the rise and some new funders arriving on the scene.
With the city of Portland at the epicenter of statewide giving, philanthropy in Oregon has been on the rise. Who's making grants and who's getting them?
Wyoming is the least populated state in the nation, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to talk about in terms of charitable giving. We take a look at the grantmaking scene.
The nation's top donor-advised fund, which made a staggering 849,000 grants in 2016, has crunched its data to analyze what giving looks like in different regions of the U.S. It's worth paying attention.
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.
Among all the states in the Northwest, grantmaking in Montana is growing the fastest. We're looking at trends in Montana giving and who's giving to which causes in the state.
Amazon casts a long shadow in its hometown and it's not known for its generosity. But as Seattle faces a severe homelessness crisis, the online retail giant has stepped up with a local response.
We’ve been following the Opus Community Foundation for a while now in regard to its giving in the Southwest and the various parts of California. Butthis funder also gives in the Northwest.
The Rasmuson Foundation approved grants totaling over $8.6 million this summer, which is one of the largest amounts in the funder’s 62-year history. We look at these commitments and statewide giving trends.
With only 1.6 million people in the state, philanthropy is not as well developed in Idaho as it is elsewhere. Still, there are some interesting foundations to watch here.
If you’ve ever planned a trip to Europe, then you’re probably already familiar with travel expert Rick Steves. But we’ve noticed Steves dabbling quite a bit in the world of philanthropy, lately, too.
Pushback to Paul Allen's planned music festival suggests that while maverick mega-donors don't face conventional checks on their giving, they nonetheless have to answer to critics.
Now worth $20 billion, Paul Allen's giving continues to expand, including in his home region of the Pacific Northwest, where he's emerged as a big backer of efforts to tackle homelessness.
On the heels of Meyer’s grantmaking redesign, the foundation recently opened up a new opportunity for organizations working to fight inequities across the state. Let's take a look.
At the age of 64, with a $20 billion fortune and no heirs, Allen has a lot of work to do in moving money out the door. So why not scale up science and research at his hometown public university?
As one of America's largest tech fortunes is harnessed to philanthropy, lots of people want to know how, where, and when this money would start to flow. More hints are now coming in.
Nowhere has the role of wealthy donors in advancing charters loomed larger in recent years than in Washington State. We look at the latest chapter in an ongoing saga.
A seemingly humdrum gift to fund a new computer science building underscores the growing role of corporate philanthropy in developing human capital—and growing the economy.
When it comes to supporting communities, Boeing isn't just about science. It's also committed to the arts. That commitment varies by region. Here's a look.
The Pacific Northwest is yet another place where inequality has soared in recent decades. Now one of Oregon's biggest funders, Meyer Memorial Trust, is putting this challenge at the center of it work.
Amid state budget cuts, it's important to watch how private money is reshaping public universities. One top case study: the University of Oregon, which just landed another huge gift from Phil Knight.