Another week, another misleading story about donor access and the Clinton Foundation. Why can't reporters understand this place, or grasp how politics and philanthropy are ever more entwined?
Water quality and supply in the U.S. is a huge and growing issue among funders, including those worried about health and equity. How's this playing out so far with grantmaking?
With a combined net worth of $29 billion and nearly a dozen billionaires among them, the Pritzkers are a philanthropic force to be reckoned with. Ever wondered what they're all up to? Take a look.
Charles Koch has said that he wants to cut back on political giving and focus on his true passions, which are ideas and shaping the minds of the next generation. That may mean larger university gifts.
RCSA pulls together groups of early career scientists to put their heads together around important topics, then cuts checks for the multidisciplinary, potentially groundbreaking projects that emerge.
An effort to connect the entire East Coast with protected bike paths has been pedaling along since 1991. The nonprofit behind the effort has been on fire lately. Here's what is driving its mix of public and private support.
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria claim tens of thousands of lives globally, and this problem could become a catastrophic public health crisis as new "superbugs" emerge. Which funders are paying attention?
Conflicts of interest. A mismatch with an organization's mission. Dodging unsustainable capital projects. When should arts organizations channel their inner Nancy Reagan?
How does a rural area adapt after its primary source of economic activity—in this case, the tobacco industry—fades into oblivion? For an answer, we turn to a big and intriguing university grant in North Carolina.
Mark Ruffalo’s The Solutions Project has quickly grown into a legit clean energy campaign, and in the past year, a grantmaker. Here's a look at its plan to deploy nimble community-based grants.
We hear a lot about artists embracing technology, but real-world examples are a bit more scarce. So when we came across a nonprofit integrating art with "new forms of computation," we were intrigued. Who wouldn't be?
As Americans become less religious, a historic driver of mass philanthropy is in serious trouble. Meanwhile, crowdfunding has made it easier to give than ever. Is a charitable sea change underway?
VC investor Kevin Efrusy and his wife Molly have been expanding their family philanthropy, with attention to global health and development. To know what they're into, take a look at where they've traveled.
The race is intensifying to build self-driving cars, and AI research has become a hot commodity. But what are we to make of major university grants that clearly aim to advance corporate bottom lines?
A philanthropist intent on reducing armed conflict describes his quest to identify the most cost-effective approaches to fostering peace. It hasn't been easy.
The number of Americans aged 65 is soaring. Meanwhile, research suggests that arts programs help seniors lead healthier lives. Will more donors get behind "artful aging?" Some already have.
It's hardly a secret that things can get ugly in development land. With the help of experts, we take a deep dive into the key drivers of dysfunctionality and misery.
Melinda Gates said last week that the foundation was sticking with its education agenda and also wants to be an impartial referee of what ideas work. Is that a total fantasy?
Sonoma County, California, is one of many places where wildlife populations are being hemmed in by new growth. Nonprofits and funders are searching for solutions. Here's what the Moore Foundation is up to.
Contemporary art is all the rage, but it's in short supply. So when a collector donates such work, rather than start a separate gallery or keep it in storage, it's important for a whole host of reasons.