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Nature Philanthropy

Donated lands have become some of our most beautiful national treasures.

Eyes on Ospreys

Twenty years ago, D.C.'s Anacostia River had few fish and no ospreys—the big, yellow-eyed fishing birds that often thrill waterside observers. But thanks to local D.C. philanthropy the ospreys are returning to...

Philanthropy’s Toehold in China

Though China is home to an estimated 358 billionaires, exactly none have signed the Giving Pledge. But views on charity in China may be evolving.

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Briefly Noted

Charity rises in China. Disrupting the textbook market. Flight of the ospreys. A murky future for donor-advised funds.

Nonprofit Spotlight: Living Lands & Waters

An award-winning nonprofit leader is hauling junk out of our grimiest rivers.

Interview with Terry and Mary Kohler

The donor couple discusses rescuing cranes and swans, marriage, and more.

Nature Philanthropy

While parks are indeed public institutions, a great many owe their existence to creative donors.

Gas Heat

A small foundation is turning up the heat on fracking.

Protecting Animals and People

How donors are using research, security, and economic incentives to save Africa’s wildlife

Walk the Line

The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy estimates that more than 1,600 abandoned railroad lines have been turned into trails.


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