The University of Chicago's Urban America Forward initiative has won support from a range of funders—including corporate backers. It's now offering grants on a thorny issue: racial wealth disparities.
The census determines how we draw legislative districts, where government funds are sent, and more. But some foundations worry that the 2020 census could go badly wrong. Who's working to make sure it goes right?
With funders facing roadblocks in Washington, D.C. and many states, now's a good moment to focus new attention on making change in another all-important arena: corporations and the private sector.
What, no strings attached? A $100 million gift to Notre Dame is highly unusual. But this donation is worth looking at for other reasons, too.
The Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation is devoted to social and economic justice in the South. That translates, in part, to regional grants at the intersection of equity and the environment.
Top donors are mainly guided by their relationships and instincts as opposed to research or metrics. These are among the findings of a new must-read study about this elite group.
Boston College is known mainly for its enviable liberal arts education, but it’s been building up an emphasis on science and technology. A $25 million gift helps the school follow this higher ed trend.
Higher ed has been relatively immune from the kind of socially driven arts philanthropy currently permeating the curatorial and performing arts spaces. Here's a sign that this is changing.
Four foundations funded a team of researchers who set out to create a more powerful and accessible device to monitor brain activity. The effort could lead to breakthroughs in neuroscience.
It's a good thing when socioeconomically diverse kids get into college. But graduating can be the hard part. A recent gift from Hastings—best known for funding charter schools—addresses this challenge.