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Foundation Support for Underserved Communities is Necessary to Address Impacts of Climate Change in the South

For Immediate Release  Foundation Support for Underserved Communities is Necessary to Address Impacts of Climate Change in the South  New As the South Grows report says funder support of grassroots organizing and mobility is key to… Read More

Back From the Margins: Behind a New Call to Boost Funding for Black-Led Organizations

Jeanné Isler, vice president and chief engagement officer at the National Committee for Philanthropy, suggested to me that while philanthropy has done important work on race over recent years, it was still falling short in its… Read More

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

Team Trump Spooked by Charity Probe

Those in Donald Trump’s orbit appear to be nervous about the swirling scandal around the Trump Foundation—and they should be: The stakes are incredibly high. The allegations of a quid pro quo between Trump and Florida… Read More

Billionaire donors Laura and John Arnold support far more in Maryland than police surveillance

From low-tech eyeglasses to high-tech spyglasses, the wealthy Texas philanthropists bankrolling secret aerial surveillance of Baltimore are no strangers to public policy initiatives in Maryland that match their charitable vision. In the spring, Laura and John… Read More

Intersecting Marginalities: The False Dichotomy of Rural Communities vs. Communities of Color

I am a big-city activist living in the most rural county in Massachusetts. While a grant writer for local antipoverty programs, I learned that rural grants are scarce. “Statewide” foundations concentrated resources in metro areas, save… Read More


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