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Charity Science Research 2, Death 0

Johns Hopkins ­University scientist Jonathan Ling wanted to set the record straight. He wanted to know whether the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which raised $115 million for disease research in six weeks back in...

Almanac of American Philanthropy video preview

In this video preview of The Almanac of American Philanthropy, Karl Zinsmeister examines the history of private giving.

Racing Against Cancer

Jockey Victor Espinoza netted about $80,000 when he swept the Triple Crown of horseracing this year—and he gave it all away.

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Nonprofit Spotlight: Food For Life

Students learn good habits plus culinary skills at Food For Life.

Interview with Bruce Kovner

Trading titan Bruce Kovner has focused his philanthropy on free-market think tanks, arts, and school-reform advocacy.

Asking Tough Questions

David Weekley: homebuilder, charity-grower, and hard-nosed inquisitor.

The Texas Miracle wasn’t just economic; it was philanthropic

You’ve heard about the “Texas Miracle.”

Higher Ed, Lower Costs

An e-learning entrepreneur brings cut-rate practical degrees to far-flung corners of the world.

Madisonian, and Not Going to Take It Any More!

By the standards of the $9 billion William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, its Madison Initiative is not (yet) a large project.

Laying Foundations for Change

Who says bricks-and-mortar philanthropy isn’t effective?


The Almanac
of American

A compendium of the Great Donors, Great Achievements, Great Ideas, and Latest Facts on private giving in the U.S.