A new show that spotlights women on the frontlines of the climate fight has drawn growing grant support. It’s a case study of how foundations can back experiments in storytelling and elevate the voices of outsiders.
Private companies, lobbying groups, and executives have recently severed financial ties with the Saudi government. The same can’t be said for American universities, which have received million in Saudi gifts.
The Third Wave Fund almost shut down a few years ago. Now, back from the brink and with two new leaders taking the reins, it’s dedicated to empowering those who’ve been locked out of mainstream philanthropy.
More anti-poverty funders are looking beyond major cities to struggling rural communities. The latest example of grantmakers casting a wider net is the Communities Thrive Challenge, from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and Rockefeller Foundation.
Last month after a contentious campaign, San Francisoc voters approved a ballot measure to tax the city’s richest companies to help the homeless. Now one of the measure’s biggest supporters is putting millions of his own money where his mouth is.
As fundraisers everywhere pray for end-of-the-year miracles, Karen Brooks Hopkins draws on her decades of chasing money—and landing big gifts—to offer some bracing advice on how to succeed in this business.
MacArthur continues to develop its climate program since it launched in 2015 with a big play to bolster U.S. climate leadership. Lately, the foundation has been focusing a lot on Asia, where greenhouse gas emissions are rising fast.
Traditional workplace giving campaigns are on the decline. Reversing that trend means tapping into the digital era’s culture of personal engagement, value alignment and racial and gender diversity.
While a growing number of funders see the arts as a means to drive social change, news out of New York City suggests some billionaire patrons can't shake their affection for shiny museum wings and other brick-and-mortar projects.
Health funders have been remarkably passive as the most urgent public health crisis in recent memory has claimed ever more lives—70,000 last year alone. The good news is that Mike Bloomberg is now paying attention.