The State of New York has filed suit against President Donald J. Trump, his charitable private foundation and two other Foundation board members. This unprecedented action against a private foundation while unusual will likely serve as a wake-up call to many families and individuals who use the private foundation vehicle for their charitable giving and charitable activities.
Craig Newmark has emerged as a stalwart donor in the battle to strengthen journalism in an era of media manipulation. We unpack his $20 million gift to the City of New York Graduate School of Journalism.
While climate change is often described as a time-urgent existential threat, few funders or nonprofits fully act on that belief. The Climate Mobilization Project was founded to do just that. Who’s supporting it?
Even before the shooting in Parkland, Florida, funders were backing local approaches to curbing gun violence. Now, some—like Cal Wellness—are looking to fuel the new student activism on guns and other issues.
Guest contributors Rachel Pritzker and Ted Nordhaus argue that green funders need to invest in a much wider array of organizations and approaches if they hope to move the needle on climate change.
Even as the international climate has grown ever more tense, most foundations remain uninterested in military and foreign policy. IP Editor David Callahan takes a deep dive into funding trends in this space.
Donors who make the biggest donations merit attention that is “specialized, customized, and resource-intensive.” That’s one of the top takeaways of a new book by Ron Schiller about major league fundraising.
Universities continue to attract funding from donors concerned about the perilous state of civic life. We dig into a recent gift to UVA School Law from an alumni couple who made their millions out west.
Americans are now sitting on $100 trillion in household wealth, with nearly half owned by the top 1 percent. Every year, a tiny bit of this gets diverted to the charitable sector. But the wealthy have growing influence as government declines.
Michael Bloomberg is dramatically scaling up his giving toward education, an area that’s famously frustrated even the deepest-pocketed donors. Can Bloomberg succeed where others have failed?