Volume 29, Issue 02
Nonprofits Brace for Big Changes Under Trump Administration
A Republican-controlled White House and Congress means sweeping efforts to overhaul tax laws, redirect spending, and roll back programs important to many charities.
$6.7 Billion Grant Maker Takes Founder’s Priorities to Heart
The philanthropy that bears Margaret Cargill’s name is hitting its stride, pumping hundreds of millions of dollars a year into the causes she held dear: the environment, disaster relief, arts and culture, animals, teachers, and older people.
From Animals to Disaster Aid: A Donor’s Legacy of Giving
A sampling of Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies grants shows how the organization's continues to give in accordance with its late namesake's wishes.
Campaigns Aim to Capture Wealth Transfer in Shrinking Communities
A growing movement finds community foundations in rural and Rust Belt regions with declining populations asking donors to bequeath 5 percent of their estates for their hometowns.
Chicago Prison Charity Dishes Out Life Lessons and Gourmet Food
Detainees at the Cook County Jail in Chicago get to learn culinary and life skills from Chef Bruno Abate through classes put on by his nonprofit.
Physicist From Humble Origins Showers Cash on Education
Mani Bhaumik suffered poverty in his native India before amassing a fortune in real estate and hobnobbing with the glitterati in Hollywood. After giving millions to charity, he’s now focused on connecting science and spirituality.
Silicon Valley’s Community Foundation Spread Its Wings to the East Coast
In a radical move, the organization — the nation’s largest community fund — defies the idea that such funds operate and raise money locally.
Young Leader Puts Passion for Cities to Work at Cleveland Foundation
Sylvia Pérez's work for the grant maker has included helping shape Cleveland officials' response to the police shooting of a 12-year-old African-American boy.
Opinion: Nonprofits Must Put Americans’ Needs Ahead of Their Institutions
The divisive election makes it urgent for nonprofits to boost social mobility for the neediest and strengthen the middle class.
Opinion: In the Trump Era, Nonprofits Need a New Social Contract With Foundations
The new reality confronting organizations that work for equity and social justice demands that grant makers think and act differently.
Opinion: Hoarding Endowments and Multiculturalism in the Arts Among Trump Targets
Colleges could lose federal aid if they don’t change their ways, and grant makers may get a new push to limit their lifespans.
Opinion: Election Day Message: Nonprofits Must Reach Out to Trump Voters
Communicating with authenticity, not arrogance, and listening to the concerns of rural, conservative America are essential for foundations and charities.