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The 99 Percent

The news in December that Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan have decided to give away 99 percent of their Facebook stock by the end of their lives impressed many Americans. The couple are in excellent company.


Toy Store Glee

Carol Suchman was walking in New York City when she came upon a local toy store that had gone out of business.

Big-Picture Benefits of Philanthropy

Other powerful ways that philanthropy makes America stronger, freer, and happier often get overlooked.

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Selections from an Original New Poll

A sneak peek at a new nationwide poll on charitable giving.

Fixing Problems via Philanthropy vs. Government

Private giving has some intrinsic advantages in solving society’s problems.

Good Charity, Bad Charity

You have to be pretty curmudgeonly not to be impressed by the wild richness of U.S. philanthropy.

A Modern Barnraising in Boiling Springs

A South Carolina high-school community was determined to “give a home” to faithful custodian.

Briefly Noted

A record gift to Catholic schools. Paul Allen continues to battle Ebola. Knights rescue the oppressed.

Interview with Carrie and John Morgridge

These enthusiastic donors believe every gift matters.

How Philanthropy Fuels American Success

This exclusive excerpt details how America’s deep culture of private giving keeps our nation thriving.


The Almanac
of American

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