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  • Business Marries Charity

    April 2015

    Howard Husock

    The hopes and hazards of bringing market mechanisms to philanthropy.

  • Heartland Art

    January 2015

    James Panero

    A new exhibit at Alice Walton's Crystal Bridges Museum showcases the full range of American artistry. 

  • Patriots and Papers

    January 2015

    Marques Chavez

    Philanthropists fulfill George Washington's dying wish and build a Presidential library at his Mount Vernon home.

  • A Tribute to Life

    January 2015

    Andrea Scott

    With major support from Tad Taube, the Polin Museum honors a millennium of Jewish history. 

  • Museums Across America

    January 2015

    A creative cornucopia of galleries from math to space to baseball is brought to the public by the generosity of donors. 

  • The Dinosaur Discoverer

    January 2015

    Ari N. Schulman

    How a misfit revolutionized paleontology—with a big boost from philanthropy. 

  • The Power of Ownership

    January 2015

    John Murdock

    Fighting poverty from the ground up. 

  • Suing for Reform

    October 2014

    Ashley May

    An education donor went to court; will other givers and other causes follow? 

  • Beethoven in the Barrio

    October 2014

    Caitrin Nicol Keiper

    The Youth Orchestra of the Americas is bringing symphonic beauty to new audience, thanks to Hilda Ochoa-Brillembourg

  • Drug Donors

    October 2014

    Justin Torres

    While some philanthropists fought for decades to legalize marijuana, others are gearing up to address the undesirable consequences. 

  • Campus Crusades

    October 2014

    Liz Essley Whyte

    Philanthropically supported groups that help students grow in their faith are being enthusiastically embraced by young participants—but also threatened by opponents. 

  • Champion Givers

    October 2014

    Naomi Schaefer Riley

    A 15-year update on the winners of the William E. Simon Prize for Philanthropic Leadership. 

  • Sharing Health

    July 2014

    Liz Essley Whyte

    Today’s health-care sharing organizations, for the most part, were founded by people who wanted to pool medical bills with like-minded religious believers, putting their trust in faith communities rather than government or insurance companies. 

  • Nature Philanthropy

    July 2014

    Evan Sparks

    When you think of parks, whether Yosemite or your corner playground, you probably think of them as quintessentially public institutions—as the Ken Burns documentary puts it, “America’s best idea.” And while parks are indeed public institutions, a great many owe their existence, growth, and endurance to the generosity of creative donors.

  • Gas Heat

    July 2014

    Jon Entine

    A small foundation uses focused academic, media, and activist grants to redirect a policy debate.

  • Walk the Line

    July 2014

    Kara Runsten

    Rail trails are generating public enthusiasm as rural paths, as creators of green space in tight urban quarters, as ways of boosting health and wellness, as canvases for appealing landscape design and outdoor art, as connectors of communities, and as spurs to city redevelopment.

  • Land Law

    July 2014

    Zachary Janowski

    A landmark ruling in May could have nationwide consequences for the future of American conservation.

  • Investigative Philanthropy?

    April 2014

    Local news and research journalism as charity causes. 

  • Building Religion IQ in Reporters

    April 2014

    Andrea Scott

    A donor-funded conference educates the media on faith. 

  • New Balance

    April 2014

    Justin Torres

    Training the next generation of conservative journalists.