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.
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.