The Philanthropy Roundtable Blog

The Roundtable Joins “Chorus of Unified Voices” in the Ninth Circuit

Sep 18, 2020 Debi Ghate

The Roundtable hasn’t had the opportunity to file many amicus briefs in support of legal challenges that affect the philanthropic freedom of donors to give to causes they value and to be free of restriction or intimidation in doing so.

 
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Philanthropy’s Role in Elections: How and Why Philanthropy Became Such a Powerful Player
Racism at the Human Rights Commission

Racism at the Human Rights Commission

Sep 08, 2020 Debi Ghate

One of the Best Ways to Protect Private Giving

One of the Best Ways to Protect Private Giving

Sep 08, 2020 Joanne Florino and David Bass

Philanthropic Freedom is Under Attack and Here’s What You Should Know
How a New Fund Helps Parents Teach Their Children

How a New Fund Helps Parents Teach Their Children

Aug 24, 2020 Madeline Fry Schultz

A recently launched experiment supports parents in educating their own kids—during distance learning or otherwise.

Replacing Violence with Community

Replacing Violence with Community

Aug 21, 2020 Madeline Fry Schultz

Thirty years ago, when Father Greg Boyle was a pastor of Dolores Mission Church in Boyle Heights, he became troubled by the prevalence of gang violence in his neighborhood.

Philanthropists Helping America Restart

Philanthropists Helping America Restart

Aug 18, 2020 Madeline Fry Schultz

While many donors have turned toward humanitarian efforts to ease the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, some are looking at a different sort of humanitarian work.

Good News for Religious Giving

Good News for Religious Giving

Aug 11, 2020 Madeline Fry Schultz

A majority of donors plan to keep giving to religious causes—despite covid-19.

The Problematic Characterization of the Charitable Deduction as a Subsidy
Ignorance, Anarchy, Even Dissolution

Ignorance, Anarchy, Even Dissolution

Jul 21, 2020 Interview with Philanthropy magazine

Philanthropy recently spoke with Jonathan Greenberg of the Jack Miller Family Foundation about mobs tearing down statues and how donors can fund civics education.

Our Take: Mandates are Unnecessary for Donor-Advised Funds to be Effective
A Victory for School Choice

A Victory for School Choice

Jul 13, 2020 Madeline Fry Schultz

The Supreme Court just delivered a victory for school choice, but only time will tell how much it will affect students across the U.S.

Private Donations and National Defense

Private Donations and National Defense

Jul 11, 2020 Karl Zinsmeister

A RealClearPolitics spinoff from the Spring 2020 issue of Philanthropy magazine.

Strengthening Catholic Schools

Strengthening Catholic Schools

Jun 29, 2020 Madeline Fry Schultz

Partnership Schools, an innovative network of Catholic educators, expands to Cleveland.

Americans’ Extraordinary Response in Time of Crisis: Giving

Americans’ Extraordinary Response in Time of Crisis: Giving

Jun 26, 2020 Karl Zinsmeister

A spinoff in The Hill from the forthcoming Spring 2020 issue of Philanthropy magazine.

Giving USA Shows Charitable Giving Up in 2019, but Concerning Trends Persist
Great Gifts of Health From U.S. Donors

Great Gifts of Health From U.S. Donors

Jun 23, 2020 Karl Zinsmeister

A RealClearPolitics spinoff from the forthcoming Summer 2020 issue of Philanthropy magazine.

The State of Charitable Giving

The State of Charitable Giving

Jun 22, 2020 Madeline Fry Schultz

Philanthropic giving boomed in 2019. What will the future bring?

Boosts for Small Business

Boosts for Small Business

Jun 19, 2020 Madeline Fry Schultz

Donors big and small are helping mom and pop stay open.

A New Way for Churches to Serve Hospitals

A New Way for Churches to Serve Hospitals

Jun 16, 2020 Madeline Fry Schultz

There are 124 hospitals in the state of Arizona, and more than 1,000 churches. During the coronavirus pandemic, a new charitable effort was launched to connect them.

Restaurant Workers Feed the Hungry

Restaurant Workers Feed the Hungry

Jun 12, 2020 Madeline Fry Schultz

The covid-19 crisis created numerous problems in the food sector. Savvy nonprofits and donors connected the dots.

Organizing Small Donors in Support of Local Reporting

Organizing Small Donors in Support of Local Reporting

Jun 08, 2020 Madeline Fry Schultz

Media companies are laying off employees by the hundreds during the covid-19 crisis. Yet the Long Beach Post, a regional news website with 20 employees, just hired two new reporters.

Keeping Covid Philanthropy Local

Keeping Covid Philanthropy Local

May 29, 2020 Interview with Philanthropy magazine

Leo Linbeck on covid and its consequences.

Artist Relief

Artist Relief

May 22, 2020 Madeline Fry Schultz

A new fund provides crisis aid to artists in need.

Blood and Generosity

Blood and Generosity

May 20, 2020 Madeline Fry Schultz

Meet a ten-gallon donor.

Interview with Steve Moore

Interview with Steve Moore

May 15, 2020 Interview with Philanthropy magazine

The executive director of the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust explains how the foundation is responding to the coronavirus.

A Star Medical Researcher Looks at the Coronavirus

A Star Medical Researcher Looks at the Coronavirus

May 13, 2020 Interview with Philanthropy magazine

Dr. Tony Atala—an international leader in the field of regenerative medicine, which creates tissues that can replace failing body parts—discusses covid-19.