Chronicle of Philanthropy
Kristen Griffith is a staff writer at the Chronicle of Philanthropy, where she reports on nonprofits and philanthropy through a partnership with the Associated Press and the Conversation.
She previously reported for the Carroll County Times in Maryland, where she covered education and other community news. She started her journalism career as an education reporter for Southern Maryland Newsbefore receiving her master’s degree from American University and her bachelor’s degree from Wesley College in Dover, Del.
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Families and Children
New Nonprofit Center Helps Children Who Are Being Cared For by Their KinThe group helps families get legal, financial, health, and housing information.
Giving Cash Directly to People in Need Is a Growing Trend, as Evidence Shows It WorksThe money gets to people quickly, and most of it goes for food, housing, or utilities. Recipients report better mental health and lower hunger rates.
What Ukraine Needs Now: Advice for Donors and NonprofitsNonprofits working in Ukraine, including World Central Kitchen and Direct Relief, joined experts on disaster and humanitarian giving to discuss transparency, effective ways to give, and the needs in the short term and long term that donors should consider.
Rockefeller Foundation Launches Ambitious $105 Million Effort to Produce Healthy, Climate-Friendly FoodThe new effort aims to send healthier food to schools, prisons, and people at risk of poor health, as well as adding greater diversity to the mix of the world’s food suppliers.
Lego Foundation’s New Grants Competition to Help Children Displaced by Covid, War, and Other CrisesThe corporate foundation is building on its other big grants that have helped Sesame Street and the International Rescue Committee improve learning for the world’s youngest.
Housing and Regulation
Nonprofit Legal Services Help Homeowners Struggling With Property Taxes Keep Their HomesThe groups find tax credits, work to reduce taxes on properties that are assessed higher than they’re valued, and advocate for legislative changes to help homeowners keep their houses.
Updated: More Groups Reveal MacKenzie Scott Gifts and How They HappenedRecipient nonprofits deal with suicide prevention and substance abuse. But the biggest gift — more than $130 million — went to a more traditional group: Communities in Schools.
Goldman Sachs Foundation to Donate Up to $250,000 to 50 Black Women-Led NonprofitsThe new effort will provide unrestricted funds to groups working in health care, education, housing, digital connectivity, job creation and several other areas.
How Black Americans Have Long Given Their Time and Money to Advance Social ChangePhilanthropist Bridgid Coulter Cheadle, volunteer leader Kimberly Jeffries Leonard, and historian Tyrone Freeman discuss the people who helped form their attitudes toward giving.
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and IllumiNative Help Native American Groups Fight Vaccine HesitancyWith nearly $1 million from CZI, grassroots groups are using social media, enlisting influencers, and taking other steps to prevent the spread of Covid.