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  • Addressing Health-Care Worker Burnout

    October 2020

    Anna Bobb and Alysa Davis

    Family foundations around the country meet the acute needs of health workers during the pandemic.

  • Art Becomes Orthodox

    October 2020

    Ashley May

    Museums and culture groups are pressed to pledge allegiance to progressive doctrine.

  • Universities and Identity Politics

    October 2020

    Are college campuses training young Americans in balkanization and grievance politics—and thus functioning as the fountainheads of national division? Philanthropy asked experts and donors. Here’s what they said.

  • Saving Free Speech

    October 2020

    Can intellectual humility and listening with empathy open closed minds and preserve honest debate?

  • The Great Distance-Learning Experiment

    July 2020

    Madeline Fry Schultz

    A preliminary glimpse of what U.S. educators, students, and philanthropists produced during the Great Distance-Learning Experiment of 2020.

  • Two Titans, Two Temples

    July 2020

    John Steele Gordon

    The Morgan Library and Frick Collection were given to the nation by men who didn’t do anything by half measures.

  • The Long and the Short of Emergency Cash Grants

    July 2020

    Karla Dial

    A few donors have for years employed small personal gifts as a charitable tool. Now many others are experimenting with the same technique among a new population—those laid off in our virus lockdown.

  • Gifts of Health

    June 2020

    Karl Zinsmeister

    American medical charity has a noble history that extends right to our present moment. 

  • Anti-Radical

    April 2020

    Ashley May

    When extremists leave prison, who helps them find a new life? 

  • National Security Philanthropy

    April 2020

    Karl Zinsmeister

    Take an overseas tour with a one-of-a-kind nonprofit that uses charitable micro efforts to blunt foreign threats.

  • Manufacturing Productive Citizens

    January 2020

    Ashley May

    Two prison businesses show how for-profit enterprising can achieve philanthropic ends.

  • Together

    January 2020

    Andrew Evans

    Entrepreneurial trees, watered by philanthropy, begin to bear fruit across Africa.

  • Natural Advantages

    January 2020

    Karl Zinsmeister

    Why philanthropy is often the best choice for solving public problems.

  • A Big Close Up for Educational Opportunities

    October 2019

    Madeline Fry Schultz

    Some brave donors and nonprofits are backing storytelling to jumpstart popular support for schooling options

  • Benefactors Beware

    July 2019

    Karl Zinsmeister

    Seven hazards donors to higher ed need to avoid

  • Giving by Degrees

    July 2019

    Daniel P. Smith

    Practitioners look at academic programs in philanthropy

  • Scholars Across Carolina

    July 2019

    Joanne Florino

    How one excellent scholarship reverberated into others

  • A Stroll Through Community Life

    April 2019

    Karl Zinsmeister

    Philadelphia

  • Garden of Gratitude

    April 2019

    Shannon Toronto

    How Alan Ashton's side project to support his family produced an international company and a local landmark.

  • Local Value makes Good Gifts

    April 2019

    Cara Dingus Brook

    How a community foundation gives modest givers strength in numbers and major givers on-the-ground expertise