The U.S. is one of the few wealthy countries where the rate of women who die from childbirth complications is going up—with women of color more likely to die. The Groundswell Fund wants to do something about that.
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.
Latinos, who make up much of the workforce in California wine country, have been among the hardest hit by fires that charred the region. The Latino Community Foundation tells us how it stepped up to help.
Wealthy individuals of color give generously to philanthropic causes, but largely do so in isolation, cut off from other donors of color and key networks of white peers. A new effort aims to change that.
Rapid-response funds have become common since November. One foundation based in Oakland has sought to make sure that moving fast also acknowledges the entrenched nature of racial inequities.
HHMI is known for putting researchers on its payroll. Its latest fellowship expands its commitment to diversity, providing up to eight years of support for young researchers from underrepresented backgrounds.
With Trump in the White House, lots of funders have been lining up to support immigrant populations. But what about the other side? Here's a look at how philanthropy has been engaged to keep newcomers out.
It's been a challenging year for the social justice movement, to put it mildly. But this funder is undeterred in its efforts to elevate women and LGBTQ people of color as grassroots movement leaders.
With the clock ticking for 800,000 young Dreamers now facing deportation, a number of funders are mobilizing to help with legal fees, litigation, advocacy and more.
A major gathering of social justice funders just took place in New Orleans. One takeaway: working across boundaries is more than a nice idea; it's become a strategy for survival.
The Field Foundation is certainly not the largest funder in the city, but it’s a very locally focused one, and it's lately made some big changes. Here's a look.
Funders have demonstrated quite a bit of nimbleness since Trump's election, rolling out various rapid-response grantmaking initiatives. Here's an example of such grants also stimulating small donations.
The emergence of Chinese American giving over the past 10 years has been striking. We dig into its causes and ramifications in the field that has received the most support: higher education.
Women of color account for 80 percent of new HIV diagnoses. But stigma and isolation can make it uniquely difficult for these women to get treatment. A pharma funder is working the problem.
William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust isn't a well known name in philanthropy, but it's made some sizeable grants lately to address community violence and advance racial equity more broadly.
The funding flowing to white supremacist nonprofits is limited, and mostly it's given anonymously. We dig into the finances of three organizations working to make America white again.
Much of Steven Spielberg's philanthropy happens anonymously. But the Righteous Persons Foundation is one way the box office billionaire funds anti-hate efforts. We check in with its ED at a critical moment.
Nat Williams and the Black Social Change Funders Network argue that under-investment in black-led organizations is hurting the social justice sector writ large. What needs to change?
Popular entertainment has mass reach in the millions, but social justice funders don't usually pay it much attention. The Pop Culture Collaborative aims to change that. What's its game plan?
Recent new efforts to support immigrant rights in Chicago and Washington, D.C., show how a growing array of funders are pushing back against Trump policies.
With an expanding donor base and lots of big-name partnerships, the Pillars Fund tackles Muslim American issues. Its founder, Kashif Shaikh, tells IP about its strategy and recent growth.
No major funder has lately invested more in advancing racial equity than the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. We talk to the leader of this work, Gail Christopher, about the foundation's strategy and latest moves.
Unbound Philanthropy was founded in 2003, when humane immigration policies commanded bipartisan support. Lately, though, this low-profile grantmaker has been at the center of a raging national debate.
The Sobrato Family Foundation recently expanded its commitment to improve the language and literacy skills of young English learners in California. Here's what's significant about the Sobrato model.
Backed by the MacArthur Foundation and the Chicago Community Trust, an innovative research project looks at the costs of segregation to Chicago as a whole. What's the plan beyond that?
Many undocumented immigrants could win the right to stay with appropriate legal help. As funders ramp up efforts in this area, some of these new funds are flowing to the Catholic Legal Immigration Network.
Among those funders leading the push back against Trump policies are philanthropists with immigrant roots. At least one foundation of a corporation started by an immigrant is also in this fight.
The Bush Foundation backs community programs in the Midwest with recurring themes of diversity and equity. Lately, it’s been supporting local immigrant communities that have come under fire.
The mix of funders worried about America's vast gaps by race in wealth and income is getting more diverse and interesting. That said, we're not surprised to see who's writing some of the biggest checks.