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  • 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.

  • 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.