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  • What Next?

    January 2017

    Wilfred McClay, Andy Smarick , Eli Lehrer, Virginia Postrel, Joel Kotkin, John McClaughry, Howard Husock , Bill Kauffman, Fred Smith, David Brooks, Kenneth Weinstein, Peter Lawler, Richard Brookhiser, Naomi Schaefer Riley, Adam Keiper, Robert Woodson

    Reactions to the roadmap.

  • Philanthropy or Social Activism?

    November 2016

    Justin Torres

    With the valuable pro bono hours they volunteer, lawyers can change lives, or change the country. 

  • The Educators

    October 2016

    Bruce and Suzie Kovner give to schoolchildren, music students, and policymaking.  Here’s how and why.

  • Partners Against Misery

    October 2016

    Susan Hertog

    A loyal funder and a visionary took on tenement squalor, and won. 

  • Founding Funders

    October 2016

    Karl Zinsmeister

    The story of how American philanthropy built a Jewish homeland.

  • 2 Million Dollars 1 Billion Souls

    October 2016

    Liz Essley Whyte

    How an improvising leader and ten donors  brought the Bible to unreached peoples. 

  • The Power of Science Philanthropy

    July 2016

    Karl Zinsmeister

    Why private funding is so important to the experimenting that makes us smarter, healthier, and richer.

  • Beware of Blind Spots

    July 2016

    Michael Gerson, Peter Wehner

    Two veteran social reformers encourage the Ford Foundation not to overlook the tough elements that are essential to the success of tough love in combating economic inequality.  

  • A Gateway to Peace and Prosperity

    July 2016

    Anne Snyder

    A Texas couple create a new community to help women exit cycles of abuse.

  • Sports vs. Breakdown

    April 2016

    Ashley May, Marques Chavez , Andrea Scott

    We profile four grassroots ventures that attack community demons with play and discipline—using sports to draw young people into more wholesome and productive lives. 

  • A Different Kind of TV Network

    April 2016

    Jarom McDonald

    In search of virtuous entertainment 

  • Call of the Wild

    April 2016

    Naomi Schaefer Riley

    A marriage of market-based conversation and treetop acrobatics helps kids succeed in school. 

  • The Passion and Pitfalls of Giving to College Sports

    April 2016

    John Feinstein

    Boone Pickens, Phil Knight, Kevin Plank, and many other donors are putting big bucks into college athletics. What are they getting in return?

  • How Philanthropy Fuels American Success

    January 2016

    Karl Zinsmeister

    This exclusive excerpt from The Almanac of American Philanthropy details how America's deep culture of private giving keeps our nation thriving. 

  • Madisonian, and Not Going to Take It Any More!

    October 2015

    Scott Walter

    By the standards of the $9 billion William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, its Madison Initiative is not (yet) a large project. But Larry Kramer, president since 2012, has been aiming toward something like it for many years.

  • Higher Ed, Lower Costs

    October 2015

    Anne Snyder

    An e-learning entrepreneur brings cut-rate practical degrees to far-flung corners of the world. 

  • Going for Broke

    October 2015

    Joanne Florino

    How foundations sunset, and the reasons it’s becoming popular. 

  • Laying Foundations for Change

    October 2015

    Who says bricks-and-mortar philanthropy isn’t effective?

  • Asking Tough Questions

    October 2015

    Ashley May

    The William E. Simon Prize for Philanthropic Leadership honors David Weekley: homebuilder, charity-grower, and hard-nosed inquisitor