It's hard to think of another top foundation CEO who has more dramatically remade the organization he or she leads. What has all this change added up to? And where's Knight going next?
Major foundations have a long history of shortchanging the American South. And when they do engage, they can be high-handed. We look at a push to change all that as advocacy efforts grow in the region.
Real estate companies aren’t the largest funders on the corporate philanthropy scene, but some of them do establish foundations. Here, we look at one real estate firm giving locally in Southwest Florida.
Four research teams are sharing $10.8 million from RWJF and a pool of Deepwater Horizon settlement money to explore complex factors that make up community resilience in the Gulf Coast region.
Here's the deal with Florida's Blue Cross-affiliated foundation and how you can get a piece of its millions—including for work on mental health.
The Hootie and the Blowfish Foundation recently gave a total of $90,000 to three charities in South Carolina. We look at how this foundation operates and the types of local causes it gravitates towards.
The region has been off the beaten philanthropy track. Until now. We take a look at the newly formed Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky and who's behind it.
Big changes are underway at a key progressive funder in North Carolina. We dig into the new direction and what it means for local grantseekers.
We catch up with some recent Duke Endowment news to see how the funder's local health grantmaking is unfolding and what else this funder is up to.
With alarm bells sounding, more HIV/AIDS funding in the South lately is coming from foundations that typically have a much more national and international focus. Here's an example.
Nearly half of the U.S. HIV population lives in the South—a region historically shortchanged by LGBT funders. That's been changing, though, and we talk to two national funders who've partnered here to step things up.
You'd think the shocking fact that 30 million U.S. adults can't read would draw the attention of loads of funders. But that's not the case. Which is why the Dollar General Literacy Foundation is so important.
The Walton Family Foundation is a major grantmaker for national and global environmental work, but this funder also has a big local presence in Arkansas, where it supports parks and greenspace.
One thing that’s made the Foundation for the Carolinas so successful is its ability to raise money. But it has also positioned itself as a civic leader with a wide array of involvements.
Surviving financial turmoil, Miami’s new Museum of Science is finally open, with $305 million in public and private funding. What are some of the takeaways from its traumatic creation?
The Lettie Pate Evans Foundation is an Atlanta-based foundations that accepts grant requests from local nonprofits in Georgia. Here are three things that grantseekers should know about this funder.
The funding priorities of the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation are higher education and elderly care for women. Since the foundation is based in Atlanta, we’re taking a look at how LPWF supports its home state of Georgia.
The latest health legacy funder to come onto our radar lately is the RHI Legacy Foundation. We look at the grants this funder awards and where the money has been going lately.
The Mary Black Foundation recently launched a new initiative aimed at helping parents become better at raising their children. What does that mean in practice?
A common rap on men and philanthropy is that they're apt to operate in hierarchical or ego-driven ways. But that stereotype is overblown, and we're finding more examples of men coming together to give.
Did you know that Georgia Power is the fourth-largest corporate funder in the state in terms of giving? We highlight this foundation's recent local giving in five focus areas in Georgia.
Since this foundation’s region covers 18 counties, this is a great funder to know if you live and work in North Carolina. Here are some interesting things that we’ve learned its grantmaking.
To kick off 2017, the funder published a piece on its blog about its current goals and big changes ahead. Let’s look at the key points that prospective grantseekers should be aware of.
The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation is committed to helping the state's residents get healthier. Making grants to campuses is a big part of its strategy.
Last year, this foundation awarded over $1 million to local nonprofits and community health coalitions working to improve health conditions for Kentucky residents. We take a closer look.
The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust is known as a big public health funder around North Carolina. But it's opened up a new opportunity that's more about early childhood education than anything else.
By not funding a new performing arts center in Bentonville, the foundation acknowledges that in its moderate-sized corner of Northwest Arkansas, there's a finite demand for the arts.
Let’s take a look at some recent Lyndhurst support and who's in charge of its spin-off foundations to shed some light on this funder's Chattanooga-area giving.
The Walton Family Foundation is getting behind a school turnaround push in Atlanta with $2.1 million in support. As you might suspect, though, there's a strong charter and choice angle here.
This Pensacola foundation caught our attention with its latest grant commitments in Northwest Florida. It put $1.7 million on the line for 34 nonprofits in the area, including a significant million-dollar grant.
The Meridian-based Phil Hardin Foundation has a single goal: to improve education in Mississippi. This has been the focus from the beginning, but a few shifts caught our attention with this place-based funder.
Recent $8 million and $10 million rural church commitments are significant, not only because of the very specific denominational focus, but also because they're coming from one of the largest private foundations in the Southeast.