PicoFeed The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://philanthropy.com/ 2017-01-21T18:35:53-05:00 The Chronicle of Philanthropy Opinion: As the White House Changes Leadership, Philanthropy Must Change Too https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Opinion-As-the-White-House/238956 2017-01-20T10:01:00-05:00 Foundations need to make it easier than ever for nonprofits, especially those that work at the grass roots, to focus on their missions and move nimbly. By Allison R. Brown and Liz Sak Daily News Roundup: Ex-Clinton Foundation Leader Joins Tech Mogul Schmidt’s Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Ex-Clinton/238939 2017-01-19T09:38:00-05:00 Also, Betsy DeVos distances herself from giving by her parents' foundation to groups viewed as anti-gay rights, and D.C.-area Girl Scouts draw fire for marching in Donald Trump's inaugural. Gates Foundation Pledges $100 Million to Prevent Epidemics https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Gates-Foundation-Pledges-100/238933 2017-01-18T17:49:00-05:00 The private grant maker is one of a number of organizations and governments contributing to a planned $1 billion fund to develop vaccines for viruses that pose the greatest threat to public health. By Alex Daniels Grants Roundup: $25 Million From Koch Groups Backs Research at Black Colleges https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-25-Million/238921 2017-01-18T10:36:00-05:00 Other notable awards include $10 million from the Koret Foundation for Israel’s Beit Hatfutsot museum and nearly $10 million from the Gates Foundation to broaden access to birth control in developing countries. By Rebecca Koenig Daily News Roundup: Gates Foundation Plans $9.6 Billion Berkshire Sell-Off https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Gates/238920 2017-01-18T09:50:00-05:00 Also, the Lilly Endowment grants $100 million to Indianapolis social-service charities, and a natural-history museum trustee gives millions to groups skeptical of climate change. Daily News Roundup: $100 Million Pledge Backs Tex. Leadership Center https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-100/238909 2017-01-17T11:00:00-05:00 Also, Donald Trump's pick for treasury secretary had ties to nonprofits that supported a lucrative merger involving a bank he led, and a black college's marching band draws a donation windfull to perform at the inauguration. Daily News Roundup: N.Y. State Holds Off on Enforcing Donor-Disclosure Laws https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-NY-State/238899 2017-01-13T11:31:00-05:00 Also, Hungary has retreated on its promise to "sweep out" nonprofits funded by George Soros, and Bill Gates talks about his philanthropy. My Brother’s Keeper Is ‘Lifelong Work’ for Obama, Aide Says https://www.philanthropy.com/article/My-Brother-s-Keeper-Is/238887 2017-01-13T08:00:00-05:00 The soon-to-be former president has an abiding commitment to the program to boost opportunities for boys and young men of color, says Michael Smith, who led the effort in the White House. By Alex Daniels Charitable Giving Expected to Grow 3.6% in 2017 https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Charitable-Giving-Expected-to/238878 2017-01-12T12:00:00-05:00 All types of giving will increase, including from individuals, foundations, and corporations, a study predicts. By Timothy Sandoval Bay Area Philanthropist Helen Diller’s Foundation Gives UCSF $500 Million https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Bay-Area-Philanthropist-Helen/238872 2017-01-12T00:01:00-05:00 The late donor’s daughter said the relatively unrestricted pledge is structured to help the university "move rapidly and achieve great things" in biomedical research. By Maria Di Mento Opinion: Philanthropy’s Preoccupation With Airing Failures Is a Mixed Blessing https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Opinion-Philanthropy-s/238863 2017-01-11T10:50:00-05:00 Too often donors seem to forget that real people and communities were hurt as grant makers took approaches that didn’t work out. By Benjamin Soskis Grants Roundup: $28 Million Award Backs Teacher Education in Miss. https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-28-Million/238861 2017-01-11T10:38:00-05:00 Other notable grants include $3.75 million from the Ford Foundation for artists’ housing and $3 million from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to help Wikipedia make educational media more publicly accessible. By Rebecca Koenig Opinion: For Philanthropy, Time to Double Down to End Injustice in the Trump Era https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Opinion-For-Philanthropy/238855 2017-01-10T10:51:00-05:00 Nonprofits waging battles need unrestricted, long-term grants that give them the flexibility to deal with the threats ahead, write Jennifer and Peter Buffett and Pamela Shifman of the NoVo Foundation. By Jennifer Buffett, Peter Buffett, and Pamela Shifman Daily News Roundup: Donors Flock to Journalism Group After Streep Speech https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Donors/238853 2017-01-10T09:57:00-05:00 Also, actor Tom Hiddleston draws scorn for his charity-related comments at the Golden Globes, and museum leaders fear a Trump administration tax overhaul will cut into giving. Daily News Roundup: Charles Feeney Closes Out His Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Charles/238824 2017-01-06T09:51:00-05:00 The "giving while living" advocate and ex-billionaire makes his final charitable donation. Also, financial advisers are playing up their philanthropic sides to woo millennial clients. Daily News Roundup: Nonprofits Reportedly Pull Raises Amid Overtime Uncertainty https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Nonprofits/238801 2017-01-04T09:37:00-05:00 Also, Joe Biden accidentally confirms post-vice presidency philanthropic plans and a conservative columnist chides charities and foundations for their response to Donald Trump's ascendance. Hollywood Producer's Nonprofit Helps Ex-Inmates Forge New Paths https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Hollywood-Producers-Nonprofit/238774 2017-01-04T07:59:57-05:00 Scott Budnick, a key player on the Hangover movies, sidelined his film career to go behind bars and help troubled young men turn their lives around. By Megan O’Neil Opinion: To Become a Better Grant Maker, Rethink Everything https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Opinion-To-Become-a-Better/238782 2017-01-04T07:59:51-05:00 The Eisner Foundation’s decision to put all its money into intergenerational projects forced it to focus more on the needs of grantees and what it takes to innovate. By Trent Stamp Foundation Gives Young Women Chance to Make Grant Decisions https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Foundation-Gives-Young-Women/238790 2017-01-03T10:11:00-05:00 A new fellowship in New York City lets teens call the shots on which nonprofits to fund. By Rebecca Koenig Daily News Roundup: $140 Million From Gates Backs Anti-HIV Implant https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-140/238786 2016-12-30T09:18:00-05:00 Also, Bay Area charities face challenges in meeting the demands of Silicon Valley philanthropists, and the IRS eyes land-donation deals structured to give investors big tax breaks. Daily News Roundup: Boston Charity Chief Got $1.34 Million Pay Boost https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Boston/238766 2016-12-29T09:49:00-05:00 Also, major global aid groups weigh in on their priorities and expectations for 2017, and a Washington Post reporter gives an inside account of his investigation of Donald Trump's philanthropy. Opinion: Foundations, Don’t Spend More in the Trump Era https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Opinion-Foundations-Don-t/238764 2016-12-29T08:00:00-05:00 Ramped-up spending will validate conservatives’ wish to shift care for the needy and vulnerable from tax dollars to charitable dollars. Political advocacy and a local focus are more effective counters, writes former foundation program officer Caleb Gayle. By Caleb Gayle Challenging Sacred Cows and Killing Jargon: Our Most Popular Articles of 2016 https://www.philanthropy.com/specialreport/challenging-sacred-cows-and-ki/124 2016-12-29T08:00:00-05:00 In a year full of changes and big questions for nonprofits, Chronicle readers looked for unconventional wisdom and evidence of ideas that work. Grants Roundup: $20 Million From St. David’s Foundation Supports Tex. Health Care https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-20-Million/238756 2016-12-28T10:51:00-05:00 Other notable awards include $2.5 million from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine to develop new arthritis treatments. By Rebecca Koenig Daily News Roundup: Michelle Obama Slur Costs Job for W. Va. Nonprofit Head https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Michelle/238754 2016-12-28T09:41:00-05:00 Also, Donald Trump tweets a defense of his charitable foundation, and safety-net hospitals brace for financial fallout if the Affordable Care Act is repealed. Daily News Roundup: Trump Plan to Close Foundation Faces N.Y. Roadblock https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Trump-Plan/238752 2016-12-27T10:33:00-05:00 Also, the United Way struggles amid major changes in how people give, and a big dialysis charity is accused of favoring patients from clinics that donate to the group. Grants Roundup: Marin Fund Donates $32 Million Photo Trove, Cleveland Foundation Backs Education Programs https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-Marin-Fund/238731 2016-12-21T08:08:00-05:00 Other notable awards include $10 million from the Joyce Foundation for work in employment, gun-violence prevention, and other areas and $5 million from the MacArthur Foundation to support documentary filmmaking. By Rebecca Koenig California Endowment Commits $25 Million to Fight Trump Changes https://www.philanthropy.com/article/California-Endowment-Commits/238726 2016-12-20T10:20:00-05:00 The wide-ranging effort aims to help people who lose health care and food stamps and to stem hate crimes and deportation of immigrants. By Alex Daniels Opinion: Foundations Must Muster Their Money and Courage to Fight Trump https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Opinion-Foundations-Must/238719 2016-12-19T12:28:00-05:00 At a time of profound challenges to our democracy, grant makers must spend generously and be strong advocates for the vulnerable, writes Gara LaMarche, former leader of the Atlantic Philanthropies and the Open Society Institute. By Gara LaMarche Progressive Foundations Brace for Trump Administration https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Progressive-Foundations-Brace/238718 2016-12-19T11:57:00-05:00 Some are taking immediate measures, such as holding money in reserve in case grantees need to shift their tactics. But many foundations aren’t planning sweeping changes. By Alex Daniels Daily News Roundup: Trumps Drop Charity Auction of Coffee With Ivanka https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Trumps/238716 2016-12-19T09:59:00-05:00 Also, Catholic Charities of Cleveland uncovers a $1.9 million theft, and the Austrian government plans to give Hitler's first home to a nonprofit. Fake News Prompts Knight Foundation to Offer $1.5 Million Matching Gift https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Fake-News-Prompts-Knight/238713 2016-12-19T09:20:00-05:00 Many nonprofit journalism groups have already seen fundraising spikes in response to the phenomenon. By Megan O’Neil Opinion: Looming Health-Care Crisis Calls for Foundation Help Now https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Opinion-Looming-Health-Care/238698 2016-12-15T10:06:00-05:00 What Congress and the Trump administration are proposing for Obamacare, Medicare, and Medicaid would be nothing short of catastrophic, philanthropy consultants Stephen Isaacs and Paul Jellinek write. By Stephen Isaacs and Paul Jellinek Sloan Foundation Leader Paul Joskow to Retire Next Year https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Sloan-Foundation-Leader-Paul/238679 2016-12-14T11:02:00-05:00 As head of one of the nation’s biggest philanthropies, Mr. Joskow drove more money to basic science and enlisted other donors to support research. By Alex Daniels Daily News Roundup: W. Va. Reviews Ties With Nonprofit in Flap Over Racist Post https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-W-Va/238671 2016-12-14T10:12:00-05:00 Also, the University of California at San Francisco gets a $50 million gift to pursue unconventional medical research, and a foundation official predicts a wave of grant making in support of journalism.