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Drawing a Larger Circle Around Families

There are volunteers eager to nurture children and parents, reducing the trauma of foster care

By Naomi Schaefer Riley

From Philanthropy magazine, Summer 2017

There are volunteers eager to nurture children and parents, reducing the trauma of foster care

A Welfare System That Works

The Latter-day Saints are proving that private citizens can support a vast and effective social welfare system.

By Naomi Schaefer Riley

From Philanthropy magazine, Fall 2012

Welfare, it is sometimes said, can only be effectively administered by the government. Not so fast. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints runs a vast and effective social welfare system. Read Naomi Schaefer Riley’s article on a how private individuals can administer a large-scale welfare system—that works.

Illuminated Giving

Meet the family that is building a world-class museum dedicated to the Bible.

By Evan Sparks

From Philanthropy magazine, Summer 2011

You could travel the world in search of the rarest biblical artifacts and manuscripts—or, more simply, you could visit Oklahoma City. There Hobby Lobby founder David Green and his family have assembled an unrivaled collection of biblical artifacts and scriptural antiquities. Thanks to the Green family, the city will soon be home to a world-class museum of the Bible—the first of its kind in the country.

Eye of the Needle

What do Christian teachings on wealth mean for philanthropy?

By Evan Sparks

From Philanthropy magazine, Fall 2010