Plenty of people are talking about movement building these days, and youth organizing is a vital part of that. We connect with a funders' group supporting the social justice world's up-and-comers.
New York Community Trust has engaged in quite a bit of grantmaking over the past year in response to Trump administration policies. But what about all its other longstanding priorities?
Does a big gift for "Dreamers" by Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos mark the start of their emergence as active major philanthropists? There are a few reasons to suspect that it does.
The Greater Washington Community Foundation has a relatively new fund that's addressing hate and intolerance in the D.C. area and supporting quite a few local grassroots organizations.
If “equity” was a key theme in philanthropy for 2017, “resilience” may be a key theme of 2018. We look at one large Northwest funder's growing Resilience Fund.
Last summer's violent white nationalist rally-turned-riot in Charlottesville has spurred the Lumina Foundation to back racial justice work on campus, with the hope that other funders will follow.
By now, it's a familiar story: funders feeling compelled to change tactics by the rise of Donald Trump. For some, like Propel Capital, that's meant backing hard-hitting grassroots activism in new and bolder ways.
Could progressive funders finally be getting serious about movement building after years—actually, decades—of giving lip service to this idea while sticking to silo-ized grantmaking? Maybe.
The census determines how we draw legislative districts, where government funds are sent, and more. But some foundations worry that the 2020 census could go badly wrong. Who's working to make sure it goes right?
With funders facing roadblocks in Washington, D.C. and many states, now's a good moment to focus new attention on making change in another all-important arena: corporations and the private sector.
A large country like the U.S. will always have people with fringe viewpoints. But given the way that money can now buy influence and access, it's easier for extremists to shape public life. Robert Mercer is Exhibit A.
Working Assets—now CREDO Mobile—was way ahead of its time when it was formed in 1985 as a credit card business to fund progressive causes. We check in with CREDO about what it's doing in the age of Trump.
The Lasker Foundation has advocacy for medical research funding in its DNA, but the grantmaker has been particularly active lately in rallying support for larger research budgets.
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.
With crises erupting regularly under Trump and technology accelerating organizing, we’re in a rapidly changing era of social movements. We talk to progressive funders about philanthropy's role on the front lines.
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.
We usually write about the philanthropic efforts directed against Trump. But here's an area where tech funders have found common cause with the administration and are putting up big money.
If more young people made it to the polls, so the story goes, politics would look a whole lot different. A trio of funders see potential to engage this group in new ways—starting with the 2018 mid-terms.
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.
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.
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.
Five months ago, some of philanthropy's most influential funders seeded an ambitious initiative to fight fake news. How are things going?
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.