sovereign state in western Asia

National Security Philanthropy

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

President's Note

All-Time Classics from Philanthropy Magazine

Spartan Donors

What s to be gained from private giving to Uncle Sam s military academies?

Hope for the Addicted

Substance abuse is a plague on American society. Here are some of the donors looking to cure it.

Building America

Meet Bernie Marcus, winner of the 2012 William E. Simon Prize for Philanthropic Leadership

Winter 2018 - Briefly Noted

Censorship by Google. A modern-day good Samaritan. A quarterback gives back. Charter school experimentation.

Rethinking Disability

Donors launch an experiment that could spark seminal social reform

Founding Funders

The story of how American philanthropy built a Jewish homeland.

Winter 2016 - Briefly Noted

A record gift to Catholic schools. Paul Allen continues to battle Ebola. Knights rescue the oppressed.

Higher Ed, Lower Costs

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

Changing of the Guard

Where are the old-line veterans charities headed?

Labeled Disabled

A government system rates veterans as incapable, but philanthropy can change that

Fall 2014 - Briefly Noted

Aid for Assyrians. A monk's secret to schooling. Anonymous animal lovers. Rescuing an orchestra.

Gas Heat

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

Playing the Long Game

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

Summer 2016 - Briefly Noted

Chicks on camera. Couch-surfing in disaster zones. Teacher's union fights for facelifts. One million missing Christians.

The Power of Science Philanthropy

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