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February 09, 2016
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‘Big Bets’ for Social Change

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CHANGE AGENTS: David and Dana Dornsife (center) talk with residents of a village in Zambia. They gave $40 million in 2015 to support clean-water efforts.

Of the billions donated by the Philanthropy 50, how much goes to sparking social change? That figure is not easy to calculate. Some philanthropists who talk about doing good don’t always identify the nonprofits they support. Also, some big givers...

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