Excellence in Philanthropy
Volunteers in Medicine is recruiting retired doctors to help the poor
Making Forever Families...
Churches and donors lift thousands of children out of the foster-care bureaucracy
Real Opportunities for Veterans...
Disabled soldiers deserve better than a handout
Solving the $2 Trillion Problem...
The Laura and John Arnold Foundation mixes research and politics to help solve today's public-pension crisis
Volunteers in Medicine is recruiting retired doctors to help the poor.
Even in a time of great national conflict and political divide, there is a constant: Philanthropy does not shut down. The amazing generosity of the American people is not paralyzed.
Making Forever Families
Churches and donors lift thousands of children out of the foster-care bureaucracy.
Real Opportunities for Veterans
Disabled soldiers deserve better than a handout.
Solving the $2 Trillion Problem
The Laura and John Arnold Foundation mixes research and politics to help solve today's public-pension crisis.
Philanthropy Keeps the Lights on in Detroit
How philanthropists are tearing down problems, building solutions, and stopping bad guys in the Motor City.
Healthy at Home
Keeping older Americans independent with timely acts of charity.
Simon Prize Nominations
The Philanthropy Roundtable is now seeking nominations for the 2014 William E. Simon Prize for Philanthropic Leadership.
A Meteoric Rise
For many, the National Christian Foundation is not a household name—but the meteoric rise of the 31-year-old organization is remarkable.
Philanthropy for the Masses
Student-philanthropists learn how to 'Give With Purpose' with lessons from Buffett.
Q&A with Timothy Scully
The Reverend Timothy Scully founded the Alliance for Catholic Education at the University of Notre Dame in 1993. In a Q&A, Philanthropy spoke with Scully about ACE and the role Catholic education plays in America.
Roundtable Debate on NPR
The Philanthropy Roundtable's 2013 Annual Meeting included an all-star debate on the motion: "For A Better Future, Live in a Red State," featured on NPR. Listen to the recent audio of the debate here.
Closing America’s Other Achievement Gap
Why donors should help our most talented students reach their full potential.
Where Boys Flounder
Today's schools are inhospitable to many young males. Two books show us that this educational decay will mean worse things to come if we don’t restore excellence in the schooling of both sexes.
Now in its thirteenth year, Birthright is coming of age.
Interview with Charles Bronfman
Handing down heritage in Canada and Israel, spending down by 2016.
Books in Brief
Reviews on two recent reads about school reform and data-driven philanthropy: Reign of Error and The Robin Hood Rules for Smart Giving.
Home, Land, Security
Pierre Omidyar discovers that property rights are the key to helping the poor.
The Balancing Act
In a Q&A, a Bridgespan leader highlights campaign to help philanthropists walk the fine line between strategy and adaptivity.
Donating a Motive to Strive
Colorado oilman Tim Marquez and wife Bernadette funnel kids to college with the Denver Scholarship Foundation.
Playing the Long Game
Meet Eli and Edythe Broad, winners of the 2013 William E. Simon Prize for Philanthropic Leadership.
Changing the World Through Storytelling
Philanthropist Jeff Skoll is putting money and talent behind silver-screen social reform.
Rick DeVos' ArtPrize once again transforms Grand Rapids, Michigan into a city-sized art gallery.
Mediocrity Be Gone
The Relay Graduate School of Education is revolutionizing teacher training.
Boston Globe Praises Hall of Fame
Boston Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby recently described the Roundtable's Philanthropy Hall of Fame as a "remarkable and inspiring new project."
A first-of-a-kind study on international child sponsorship from the University of San Francisco shows promising results.
A Road Trip Across Philanthropic America
Saving the winged cheetah. A bubbling introduction to business. The grandaddy of charity marathons. For these tales and much more, ride along on Philanthropy’s transcontinental tour of local giving in all 50 United States.
They Shall Overcome
Meet the K–12 reform donors who strategically balance charitable giving, legislative advocacy, and direct political engagement. Philanthropy editor-in-chief Christopher Levenick reports in this cover story from our Spring issue on K-12 giving.
William E. Simon Prize for Philanthropic Leadership
The William E. Simon Prize for Philanthropic Leadership honors living philanthropists who have shown exemplary leadership through their charitable giving. Read more about the Simon prize and past winners here.
The Loyal Philanthropy of Susan and Joseph Koret
Philanthropy recently talked with Susan Koret about the work of the San Francisco-area foundation she chairs, which has donated $500 million over the last three decades.
Interview with Eli Broad, the Investor
When it comes to re-imagining how America's children can learn, Eli and Edythe Broad are among the nation's most visionary philanthropists. Their investments range across the full spectrum of educational reform, from advocacy to personnel to technology. Take a look at our interview with Broad, in which he details progress on his efforts to dramatically improve American K–12 education.
The Granite Giver
Scottish philanthropist Sir Ian Wood speaks with “Philanthropy” about his work in Africa, the state of Scottish philanthropy, some philanthropic disappointments, and his plans for the future.