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Big vision requires big bets

Written by: Anthony Iton

Date: February 03, 2017

Recent national events have raised fundamental questions about who we are as Americans. The answers to these questions may threaten the health, safety and well-being of many of our neighbors, friends and colleagues, and ultimately each… Read More

The time is now: How grantmakers can help preserve health access for millions of Americans

Written by: Richard Kirsch

Date: February 01, 2017

Editor's note: This is the first of several blog posts highlighting health advocacy efforts in the first 100 days of the new presidential administration. NCRP will share additional health advocacy resources during the next several months in… Read More

Less than one quarter of California foundation grants explicitly target underserved communities

Written by: Kristina ("Yna") C. Moore

Date: January 26, 2017

California is a philanthropy powerhouse in its own right, with 256 of the country’s largest foundations calling it home. The state is also a leader in many progressive efforts such as minimum wage, universal access to… Read More

5 ways foundations and wealthy donors can combat the Trump agenda

Written by: Aaron Dorfman

Date: January 24, 2017

This commentary was originally published on The Huffington Post. Donald Trump’s election as U.S. president represents the victory of a reactionary, hard-right agenda that threatens to overturn decades of progress on important social and environmental issues. But… Read More

#SugarAwarenessWeek: How can philanthropy address that other addictive white powder?

Written by: Lisa Ranghelli

Date: January 20, 2017

When I learned that this week is #SugarAwarenessWeek I immediately recalled The Bigger Picture, a collaboration of Youth Speaks and UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations that engages teens in storytelling to end Type 2 diabetes in… Read More

Most of Michigan’s top foundations fall short on giving to underserved communities

Written by: Kristina ("Yna") C. Moore

Date: January 19, 2017

Michigan has some of the country’s largest and well-known foundations. A number helped Detroit climb out of bankruptcy through the “Grand Bargain.” So I asked my colleague, Ryan Schlegel to look at Foundation Center’s FC1000 data… Read More


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