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  • 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.

  • Protecting Animals and People

    April 2014

    Caitrin Nicol Keiper

    How donors are using research, security, and economic incentives to save Africa's wildlife

  • 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. 

  • Charity TV

    April 2014

    Chris Weinkopf

    A California philanthropy and a television station join forces to stimulate giving.

  • Giving It All

    April 2014

    Liz Essley Whyte

    Alan Barnhart and his brother Eric owned a $250 million company. Owned. Past tense. Because they gave it away. 

  • Profit and the Free Press

    April 2014

    Seth Lipsky

    An ink-stained veteran doubts that philanthropy can solve today's crisis in journalism.  

  • Philanthropy and the Press

    April 2014

    The future of journalism 

  • Economia!

    January 2014

    Megan McArdle

    How Pete Peterson's donations are helping Washington find budget balance.  

  • Healthy at Home

    January 2014

    Andrea Scott

    Keeping older Americans independent with timely acts of charity.  

  • Donating a Motive to Strive

    January 2014

    Carrie Besnette Hauser

    Colorado oilman Tim Marquez and wife Bernadette funnel kids to college with the Denver Scholarship Foundation. 

  • Solving the $2 Trillion Problem

    January 2014

    Zachary Janowski

    The Laura and John Arnold Foundation mixes research and politics to help solve today's public-pension crisis.  

  • Making Forever Families

    January 2014

    Naomi Schaefer Riley

    Churches and donors lift thousands of children out of the foster-care bureaucracy. 

  • Philanthropy Keeps the Lights on in Detroit

    January 2014

    Liz Essley Whyte

    How philanthropists are tearing down problems, building solutions, and stopping bad guys in the Motor City. 

  • Cash for the Poor?

    October 2013

    Liz Essley Whyte

    A tale of unconventional givers. 

  • Playing the Long Game

    October 2013

    Aaron Gell

    Meet Eli and Edythe Broad, winners of the 2013 William E. Simon Prize for Philanthropic Leadership.

  • Mediocrity Be Gone

    October 2013

    Kari Barbic

    The Relay Graduate School of Education is revolutionizing teacher training.  

  • Changing the World Through Storytelling

    October 2013

    Matthew Bishop, Michael Green

    Philanthropist Jeff Skoll is putting money and talent behind silver-screen social reform.