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  • Beating the Blues

    July 2018

    David Grogan

    The Jazz Foundation cares for musicians in trouble, who in turn keep a heritage alive

  • Musical Excellence and the Media Mogul

    July 2018

    Caitrin Keiper

    Standing behind a popular force that's boosting classical music and young players is one very driven donor

  • Revolutionary Relevance

    July 2018

    Leah Libresco

    The Gilder Lehrman Institute and Rockefeller Foundation are connecting teens to history through the musical Hamilton

  • Lending a Hand to Classical Music

    July 2018

    Ashley May

    The Cliburn piano competition uses grassroots contributions from thousands of volunteers to elevate an elite art form

  • School and Home

    April 2018

    Naomi Schaefer Riley

    Boarding programs and other charter innovations mix elements of family life and education for foster kids in need of both

  • A Firm Foundation for Charters

    April 2018

    Ashley May

    How a handful of nonprofits, developers, and donors are cementing education reforms, one brick at a time

  • If You Can't Kill Them, Co-opt Them

    April 2018

    Romy Drucker

    Teacher unions ratchet up efforts to organize charters. How worried should donors be?

  • Modern Missionaries

    April 2018

    Emily Belz

    A Jewish philanthropist. His Christian college roommate. Healing for many.

  • Feeding Body and Soul

    March 2018

    Justin Torres

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

  • From Blight, to Bought

    March 2018

    Ashley May

    Battling crime and poverty via homeownership

  • Law Enforcement's Secret Weapon

    March 2018

    Daniel P. Smith

    Police foundations support and even pioneer public-safety enhancements.

  • DoNation

    March 2018

    Karl Zinsmeister

    Karl Zinsmeister breaks down the data on which Americans give most to charity, and why.

  • SOS: Stopping Opioid Slaughter

    January 2018

    Caitrin Keiper

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

  • Tiny Ships to the Stars

    October 2017

    Jeff Foust

    A billionaire’s ambitious plans to send stamp-sized spacecraft light years away

  • Making Miracles in Memphis

    October 2017

    Evan Sparks

    From work to school to arts to recreation, Pitt and Barbara Hyde show how to energize a hometown

  • Medical Matchmaking

    October 2017

    David Bass, Madeline Fry, Howard Husock , Caitrin Keiper, Jen Para, Sean Parnell, Evan Sparks, Liz Essley Whyte

    While federal health-care policy is in disarray, these charities and volunteers are offering help now

  • Three Donors, a Trustee, and a Library

    October 2017

    John Steele Gordon

    One of the largest libraries in the world is a product of private philanthropy

  • Revving Economic Engines at Community Colleges

    July 2017

    David Bass

    Want to get America back to work? Stop overlooking the thousand schools that serve half of America's higher-ed students

  • Building Builders

    July 2017

    Ashley May

    A Christian polytechnic university takes after its inventive founder

  • 2 Brothers, A Truck, and Lots of Subs

    July 2017

    Daniel P. Smith

    A pair of entrepreneurs answer the philanthropic call