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.
Can the Electoral College end without a constitutional amendment? The inventor of the scratch-off lottery ticket is betting on it and has already spent millions.
The Lasker Awards are among the most distinguished prizes for medical research and improving human health. The latest winners reflect a streak of defiance in the foundation behind them.
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.
Mike Bloomberg has been a major opponent of the Trump administration, especially its environmental agenda. His foundation is now helping state attorneys fight the federal government over rollbacks.
With lots of new funding flowing for journalism since Trump's election, the New York Times is moving to get a piece of the action by launching a new philanthropic arm. The move is not without risk.
NCRP’s Impact Awards hold particular weight at a moment when marginalized communities are at risk. Winners include an early Standing Rock backer, and a Louisiana funder on criminal justice reform.
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.
The recent $1 million gift after Charlottesville was a reminder that James Murdoch's politics are nothing like those of his conservative father, Rupert, who is worth $12 billion.
Get ready for a new kind of class warfare: the super rich against the super rich. We look at the mega givers who'll lead the charge against the Trump administration.
With an unlikely ally in Donald Trump, the Christian Right is again riding high in Washington, with a big agenda. We look at who's footing the bill for its powerful infrastructure of policy and advocacy groups.
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.
Backed by Reid Hoffman, MIT Media Lab's Disobedience Award struck a chord in our current period of political turmoil, drawing more than 7,800 nominees.
These are turbulent times for American democracy. Here's how one funders affinity group is looking at ways to bolster active civic engagement.
Can community colleges be hotbeds of local civic engagement? The Rappaport Family Foundation sees this as an under-funded, high-potential area—and it's letting the grants flow.
The foundation of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry’s family always had a progressive streak in its innovation-focused giving. Now, it's helping "resist" Trump with with fellowships for activists.
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.
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.
With the Trump administration working to cut U.S. support for global family planning services, advocates and funders are in crisis mode. Gates is giving much more. Who else is joining in?
There have been shaky moments before in America's democratic life. But recent developments have even veteran grantmakers alarmed. So what's the Funders’ Committee for Civic Participation up to?
The Silicon Valley Community Foundation has been rapidly ramping up its giving in recent years, and Trump's election has only accelerated that. Where have grants been going in 2017?
A new $200 million Bloomberg initiative will support cities to innovate and show national leadership in response to “Washington impotence.” But to what extent can they really lead the way?
The venerable Rockefeller Foundation isn't a funder you might naturally think would join the "resistance" to the Trump administration. But a series of grants have signaled where it stands.
The Stavros Niarchos Foundation is putting up $150 million for an initiative based at Johns Hopkins that aims to elevate civic discourse. But is an academic institution the right place for such work?
Two surveys shed more light on the extent to which charitable giving has changed since Trump's election. They suggest a number of new patterns, and some of them are quite surprising.
In an era of uncertain federal commitments, how can philanthropy refocus its energies on what remains a profound global health crisis? We talk to the leaders of Funders Concerned About AIDS.
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.
Longtime progressive media funder Rob Glaser was backing an investigation of Trump's potential Russian connections even before election day. Now, he's stepping up his giving to dig deeper.
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.