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From: Philanthropy Today
Subject: Big Dollars for Early Childhood Education
On the Cover: Toward a More Just Nonprofit World
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GivingGrant makers’ support of early-childhood education is boosting grassroots organizing and bipartisan advocacy — and spurring more government investment.
OpinionIndigenous people are typically reduced to an asterisk in research focused on BIPOC groups. As a result, the needs and aspirations of this population are nearly invisible to grant makers and governments.
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NONPROFIT NEWS FROM ELSEWHERE
A young activist in Texas has turned a schoolyard insult from a conservative politician into a $2 million-plus windfall for the cause of abortion rights. In July, Florida congressman Matt Gaetz suggested on Twitter that Olivia Julianna was among the women who, he had quipped in a speech, do not have to worry about abortion rights because no one would want to impregnate them. Julianna, a 19-year-old political strategist at Gen Z for Change, picked up the gauntlet. When she challenged her social-media followers to respond to Gaetz by donating to groups that provide access to abortion and other reproductive-health services, the money poured in. She has said she will divide it up among 50 abortion-rights funds. (Teen Vogue)
- The James Irvine Foundation Shows What a Small List of Managers — and a Big Venture Capital Portfolio — Can Achieve (Institutional Investor)
- U.S. Open Commits to Fundraising Exhibition Match and $2 Million for Ukraine (New York Times)
- Ohio Charities That Received Money From Utility Laud It in $212 Million Rate Hike Case Despite Cost Pressure on Low-Income People They Serve (Cleveland Scene)
- Ad Hoc Groups of Arts Workers and Leaders Rescue Art in Ukraine With Foam, Crates, and Cries for Help (New York Times)
- Ohio Abortion Clinics and Nonprofits Struggle to Keep Up After Roe v. Wade Was Overturned (Ohio Capital Journal)
War in UkraineRazom for Ukraine has made $3 million in grants to grassroots relief efforts and spent $38 million on its own relief efforts. Chief among them: assembling and shipping tactical medical kits to Ukraine.
Finance and RevenueCharities that get revenue from many sources, keep fundraising costs low, avoid debt, and skimp on expenses like information technology and office space generally perform worse than those embracing other approaches.
OpinionAs the political winds continue to shift on climate change, philanthropy needs to set its sights on organizations that have worked for decades with minimal funding — the environmental justice groups that understand best how to clean up communities and create a healthy planet.
OpinionRecent surveys show people are increasingly skeptical of nonprofits’ role and effectiveness — a perception that is reinforced by critiques from activists on the left and right. Halting this trend is critical but will require a willingness to ask hard questions and change some long-held practices.
Drug UsePeople are dying in record numbers from overdoses, but grant makers have been tiptoeing around one way to reduce harm from drugs. One nonprofit hopes its lawsuit against the Justice Department will make a difference.