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 Blue & You foundation was established by the Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield in 2001 and is one of the most reliable funders for health nonprofits in the state. Here are two grant opportunities.
Former Goldman Sachs Partner Scott B. Kapnick and his wife Kathleen live in New York, as well as Naples, Florida, where they do much of their giving.
With the big New Orleans holiday coming up, we're looking at the Pro Bono Publico Foundation, which was built on the history and tradition of Mardi Gras.
The James M. Cox Foundation is known as a big parks and gardens funder around Atlanta, and a new $2 million commitment further solidifies its position.
A new program celebrating "the highest quality artistic work being created in the American South" underscores an upsurge in regional philanthropy in the Southeast.
The Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation recently opened up a new grant opportunity, which prompted us to take a closer look at what this group cares about and supports.
Casey is well known for its extensive national grantmaking to help support kids and families living in poverty. But it's also deeply involved in anti-poverty work in Atlanta, bringing a strong racial lens.
Donnelley has been making a splash on the film grantmaking scene in Chicago and the land preservation scene in the South Carolina Low Country. Let's look at how 2016 played out between the two locations.
This funder has been increasingly interested in the internal affairs of local nonprofits, such as campaign-building, strategic positioning, and staff training.
The Duke Endowment committed even more to the cause of child care with a new $7.5 million announcement. Let's look at how this round of grants compares to the last one and a new initiative that promises even more opportunities.
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.