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Pittsburgh’s Sarah Scaife Foundation has Trump ties

A presidential administration assembled in Trump Tower and at Mar-a-Lago resort is built in part with Pittsburgh money. When this week’s inaugural speeches and balls are over, and Donald Trump’s administration takes office, it will have… Read More

Philanthropy Booms, But Giving for Social Justice Stays Flat

NEW YORK – Foundations receiving tax-deductible contributions are booming, but a new report says little of the new money pouring in makes its way to those working on social justice issues. The National Committee for Responsive… Read More

For Philanthropy, Trump Era Is Time to Double Down to End Injustice

Even before Election Day, foundation dollars dedicated to social justice were falling well short of growing demand. According to a new report by the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, from 2003 to 2013, groups working to… Read More

5 Ways Foundations And Wealthy Donors Can Combat The Trump Agenda

Donald Trump’s election as the next 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 groups and individuals are beginning to… Read More

The Futurist: Alberto Ibargüen and the Remaking of the Knight Foundation

There may be no funder that’s lately thrown more spaghetti up on the wall to see what sticks than the Knight Foundation. Its creative and experimental grantmaking has now been going on for a decade. Where… Read More

NCRP Study Faults Foundations for Underfunding Social Justice Philanthropy

The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) has released a 21-page report titled “Pennies for Progress: A Decade of Boom for Philanthropy, A Bust for Social Justice.” As the title states, NCRP believes that nonprofit foundations… Read More


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