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In Memoriam: Jon M. Huntsman, Sr.

Jon M. Huntsman, Sr., recipient of the William E. Simon Prize for Philanthropic Leadership, passed away on Feb. 2.

A Visual Guide to the Veterans Disability Compensation System

The Department of Veterans Affairs Disability Compensation system's growth shows no signs of stopping.

Interview with Russ Carson

Russ Carson grew up in Toledo, Ohio, attended Dartmouth, and then found himself in New York City to attend Columbia ­Business School. Awed by the big city, he planned to graduate, work downtown for a few years,...

A Walking Tour of the New Museum of the Bible

A half-billion-dollar philanthropically funded mega-project created one of the most unusual museums in the world. A rabbi and a pastor take us for a visit.

SOS: Stopping Opioid Slaughter

A small group of donors is up against the worst drug epidemic ever. They need help.

Law Enforcement’s Secret Weapon

Police foundations support and even pioneer public-safety enhancements.

From Blight, to Bought

Battling crime and poverty via homeownership

Feeding Body and Soul

From a French restaurant to a faith-based classic, these programs help released prisoners start new chapters in their lives

Short Donation Spans

Giving while you live can improve society long after you're gone

President’s Note

One of the greatest achievements of philanthropy in modern times is the growth of multiple charter-school networks where low-income children excel. Private funders now have a similar opportunity to transform...