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.
When journalists challenge the powerful, the powerful often sick lawyers on them. Which is why Pierre Omidyar's First Look Media is beefing up grantmaking to provide legal support to news outlets.
While many funders have embarked on select new grantmaking in response to Trump's rise, the Nathan Cummings Foundation sees the need for bigger changes, including increasing payout.
Less than two years after SCOTUS ruled in favor of marriage equality, the LGBTQ community faces both new and enduring challenges. We check in with a top affinity group to hear where funders are at.
The Whitman Institute is not your average funder, and when it launched a rapid-response grantmaking program after the election, it meant business. What did it learn along the way?
An economic conservative with deep connections in Florida business and entertainment, Mike Fernandez is the latest billionaire to back advocacy work aimed at thwarting the Trump agenda.
With music programs again facing cuts, we figured it was a good time to check in on VH1's Save the Music Foundation's digital and classroom-based efforts promoting music education.
Small and controversial, the Center for Immigration Studies is now an influential player in Washington. Most of its funding comes from just one foundation that also bankrolls other anti-immigration groups.
With facts under attack in the Trump era, three media funders are backing experimental approaches to tackle the sticky problems of misinformation and mistrust.
As a top funder moves to pour millions into investigative journalism and accountability efforts worldwide, we wonder if this kind of work can backfire and further fuel public cynicism about key institutions.
Gifts from two foundations with traditionally small footprints in the journalism space suggest that the "Trump Effect" has entered a new and unpredictable phase.
These grants from the Doris Duke Charitable Fund support the arts, but the wider goal is cross-cultural understanding in a paranoid time, with some projects reaching well beyond the blue states.
Our National Parks are a worthy and important cause, but Donald Trump’s donation of his first quarter’s salary represents some of the worst qualities we see in philanthropy.
Philanthropy can’t make up the financial void that would be left by severe cuts in federal funding. But the Bezos family has come forward with a big gift at a key moment, tapping its vast Amazon wealth.
Pierre Omidyar has emerged as among Trump's fiercest critics. Now two groups he created have made one of the largest gifts for investigative journalism in history. Who's getting the money?
The sharp upward spike in hate incidents following the election has created a climate of fear for many. Funders have been responding with grants and initiatives, including some newcomers to this space.
Rapid-response grantmaking has become an important feature of philanthropy since Trump's election—driven by a sense of urgency we rarely see outside of natural disaster relief. Here's what's happening in New York.
Science philanthropy has mostly kept out of the resistance to Trump’s agenda, but deep research cuts in the administration’s budget would be devastating to the overall state of science in the U.S.
Pierre Omidyar has emerged as a vocal critic of the Trump phenomenon. Now, the Omidyar Network is putting cash behind an ambitious effort to curb online hate by the Anti-Defamation League.
Amid stepped-up deportations and mounting panic, new grant money is flowing to legal and advocacy groups, especially in Southern California, where a million undocumented immigrants live.
A second anti-"fake news" gift in three months helps to consolidate Craig Newmark's roles as one of philanthropy's most fervent crusaders against dishonest and manipulative journalism.
The scientific community has mobilized like never before to oppose Trump’s attacks, particularly on immigrants, but very few science funders have joined in. Will more rally to support their grantees?
While national funders strategize on how to oppose Trump policies that affect women, local funders are also stepping up with new grantmaking. A case in point is the Chicago Foundation for Women.
Amid a vast transfer of wealth, how young heirs come to engage in politics and philanthropy is hugely important. The group Resource Generation sees Trump's rise as a key test in this regard.
Trump's harsher version of the "global gag rule" may put huge pressures on private global health funders to fill new and gaping funding gaps. Oh, and it's also likely to actually increase abortions.
Some of the best legal minds in the nation are in the academy, and donors who figure out how to bring that firepower to bear on public debates—like immigration—can have a big impact. Here's an example.
While many philanthropic leaders have been subdued in response to early moves by the Trump administration, some donors like Tom Steyer are openly livid. But what’s a billionaire to do?
Community foundations need to keep a diversity of stakeholders happy, including donors with different political beliefs. So what happens at moments like this?
The Brooklyn Community Foundation recently launched an Immigrant Rights Fund with initial grants going out to a range of nonprofits. What's the plan, here?
Trump's election hasn't slowed philanthropy's drive to reform U.S. criminal justice systems. Most of the reform action is local, which is exactly where top funders are directing a rising flow of grant dollars.