PicoFeed The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://philanthropy.com/ 2017-07-26T04:30:57-04:00 The Chronicle of Philanthropy Podcast: How $100 Million Could Help Digitize Millions of Important Books https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/audio/podcast-how-100-million-coul/6361/ 2017-07-24T09:56:00-04:00 The third in a series of interviews with semifinalists in the MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change contest covers the Internet Archive, which wants to make more books available to the public, preserve out-of-print titles, and assist libraries. By Denver Frederick Gifts Roundup: $50 Million From Alumnus Boosts Saint Joseph’s U. https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Gifts-Roundup-50-Million/240724 2017-07-24T09:46:00-04:00 Other notable donations include $10.5 million for new faculty and a new building at Fordham University and $10 million for research at the Stanford Cancer Institute. By Eden Stiffman Daily News Roundup: House Approves $145 Million Each to Arts and Humanities Endowments https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-House/240715 2017-07-21T10:24:00-04:00 Also, a Brooklyn hospital gets $25 million from a family foundation established by Jeff Bezos's mother and stepfather, and Howard Buffett donates $3 million to expand a children's museum. Daily News Roundup: NYC Plan for Culture Groups Links Funding to Diversity https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-NYC-Plan/240702 2017-07-20T09:25:00-04:00 Mayor Bill de Blasio says arts nonprofits' progress on staff and board equity will be a factor in City Hall grant decisions. Also, big donors to the San Antonio Symphony form a nonprofit to take over operation of the financially struggling orchestra. Daily News Roundup: House Takes Step to Weaken Church-Politicking Ban https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-House/240667 2017-07-17T09:58:00-04:00 The Appropriations Committee approved language in a spending bill aimed at curbing IRS enforcement of the ban on electioneering by houses of worship. Also, big foundations take big financial hits as a private-equity fund popular with charitable investors goes bust. Podcast: A $100 Million Way to Get Better, Faster Health Care to People in Need https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/audio/podcast-a-100-million-way-to/6349/ 2017-07-17T08:00:00-04:00 The Human Diagnosis Project, a semifinalist in the MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change contest, is building a digital system to improve access to high-level care for hundreds of millions of underserved people. By Denver Frederick Gifts Roundup: Grocery Mogul Pledges $50 Million for Teacher Training https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Gifts-Roundup-Grocery-Mogul/240663 2017-07-17T08:00:00-04:00 Other notable donations include $25 million from hedge-fund founder Jim Simons and his wife, Marilyn, to the New York Public Library for Harlem branch renovations and other programs. By Maria Di Mento Case Study: How a Volunteer-Led Grass-Roots Campaign Sparked Big Giving Among Women https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Case-Study-How-a/240630 2017-07-13T08:00:00-04:00 Dartmouth College officials were dubious, but the effort netted gifts of $100,000 or more from 114 alumnae. By Drew Lindsay How to Open Doors at Foundations https://www.philanthropy.com/article/How-to-Open-Doors-at/240610 2017-07-12T09:32:00-04:00 In her latest advice column, nonprofit expert Allison Fine answers a question about where to look for new sources of funding. In a quandary about your career? Need tips on leadership? Ask Allison. By Allison Fine Daily News Roundup: Knight Foundation Arm Sues Over Trump’s Twitter Blocks https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Knight/240609 2017-07-12T09:29:00-04:00 The Knight First Amendment Institute says the president's account is a "public forum" and he violates the free-speech rights of users he prevents from posting responses. Plus, a Philadelphia public broadcaster's executive pay arouses ire, and Melinda Gates slams White House policies on family planning. Daily News Roundup: Annual Warren Buffett Charity Gift Tops $3 Billion https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Annual/240590 2017-07-11T09:53:00-04:00 The summertime ritual saw 18.6 million shares of Berkshire Hathaway stock go to the Gates Foundation and four Buffett-family grant makers. Also, a look at how Priscilla Chan is taking the reins at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, and a Texas supermarket mogul makes his second major education gift this year. Gifts Roundup: N.Y.’s Northwell Health Gets $40 Million From Longtime Donor https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Gifts-Roundup-NY-s/240561 2017-07-10T08:00:00-04:00 Other notable donations include $30 million from Home Depot co-founder Kenneth Langone for financial aid at his alma mater, Bucknell University. By Maria Di Mento GoDaddy Couple’s Partnership Is a Tale of Tears, Tattoos, and Charity https://www.philanthropy.com/article/GoDaddy-Couple-s-Partnership/240505 2017-07-05T07:59:52-04:00 Renee and Bob Parsons plan to rev up their giving to shed most of their $2.7 billion to help veterans, women, the underprivileged, and others. By Maria Di Mento Gifts Roundup: Brandeis and Museum of Modern Art Land $50 Million Donations https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Gifts-Roundup-Brandeis-and/240523 2017-07-03T08:18:00-04:00 Other notable gifts include a $20 million matching pledge to Washington University in St. Louis from alumnus and former aerospace executive John McDonnell. By Maria Di Mento Daily News Roundup: Trump Lawyer and His Family Got Millions From His Nonprofit https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Trump/240458 2017-06-28T10:16:00-04:00 A media report details the financial dealings of Trump defense attorney Jay Sekulow's Christian charity network. Also, Los Angeles lawmakers approve George Lucas's plan to build his $1 billion museum in the city, and the internet gets it wrong on Mitch McConnell's childhood polio treatment. Major-Gift Prospects Get Little Face Time With College Fundraisers, Study Says https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Major-Gift-Prospects-Get/240460 2017-06-28T00:00:00-04:00 Faced with myriad opportunities but little time, gift officers visit barely half of the potential big donors in their portfolios each year, according to new survey by the fundraising-consulting firm Ruffalo Noel Levitz. By Heather Joslyn For Jeff Bezos’s Philanthropic Focus, Readers Favor Long-Term Change https://www.philanthropy.com/article/For-Jeff-Bezos-s/240447 2017-06-27T08:00:00-04:00 A roundup of your responses to our question on where the billionaire Amazon founder should focus his philanthropy following his request for advice on Twitter. By Cody Switzer Gifts Roundup: Dr. Dre Pledges $10 Million for Arts Center in Compton, Calif. https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Gifts-Roundup-Dr-Dre-Pledges/240436 2017-06-26T10:08:00-04:00 Other notable donations include $20 million from cable-TV mogul John Malone and his wife, Leslie, to expand a Denver animal shelter. By Maria Di Mento Daily News Roundup: GuideStar Drops ‘Hate’ Label From Nonprofit Profiles https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-GuideStar/240435 2017-06-26T09:19:00-04:00 The charity tracker drew strong criticism from conservative organizations for adopting the Southern Poverty Law Center's "hate group" tags. Also, Michael Bloomberg unveils a $200 million program to help cities address big social and environmental challenges. Nearly a Third of Donors Say They'll Give More in 2017, Survey Says https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Nearly-a-Third-of-Donors-Say/240426 2017-06-23T10:10:00-04:00 Donors — especially millennials — are poised to ramp up their philanthropy, motivated in part by their improved financial situations and President Trump’s rise, according to a forthcoming report. By Timothy Sandoval $150 Million Grant Backs Democracy Research at Johns Hopkins https://www.philanthropy.com/article/150-Million-Grant-Backs/240427 2017-06-23T10:07:00-04:00 The money from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation establishes an institute on the Baltimore campus devoted to studying and advancing civic engagement. By Rebecca Koenig Superwealthy Donors Say Fundraisers Who Do Their Homework Get the Big Gifts https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Superwealthy-Donors-Say/240416 2017-06-22T14:00:00-04:00 The Carnegie Corporation of New York surveyed some of the world's richest philanthropists and released the results in conjunction with the announcement of this year's Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy winners, among them Jeff Skoll and Julian Robertson. By Maria Di Mento 2 Tech Giants Put Money and Silicon Valley Ideas to Work to Boost Giving https://www.philanthropy.com/article/2-Tech-Giants-Put-Money-and/240397 2017-06-20T09:55:00-04:00 The Gates Foundation and the family fund of former Microsoft executive Jeff Raikes are working on different ways to encourage Americans, especially the wealthy, to give more. By Marc Gunther From Alaska to Florida: Top Donors From All 50 States https://www.philanthropy.com/article/From-Alaska-to-Florida-Top/240383 2017-06-20T08:00:00-04:00 Who gives the most to charity in your state? The Chronicle scoured its databases to give you the answer. The list includes ranchers, media moguls, clothing makers, and, of course, tech wizards. By Maria Di Mento Gifts Roundup: Art Collector Gives $100 Million to Address Mass Incarceration https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Gifts-Roundup-Art-Collector/240387 2017-06-19T10:06:00-04:00 Other notable donations include $32 million to expand neurological, orthopedic, and spinal care at Torrance Memorial Medical Center and a $9 million bequest to the National Museum of Women in the Arts. By Maria Di Mento Nonprofit Leaders Respond to Jeff Bezos's Request for Giving Advice https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Nonprofit-Leaders-Respond-to/240378 2017-06-16T12:04:00-04:00 When the billionaire Amazon founder asked for philanthropic suggestions on Twitter, charities, journalists, and online commentators were quick to respond. Here are some of their ideas. By Nidhi Singh Tell Us: Should Jeff Bezos Focus His Philanthropy on the Short or Long Term? https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Tell-Us-Should-Jeff-Bezos/240366 2017-06-16T11:00:00-04:00 How do you think one of the world's richest individuals can the most good — by addressing immediate needs or by seeking long-term solutions? By Cody Switzer Top Chinese Donors Triple Their Giving to $4.6 Billion, Report Says https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Top-Chinese-Donors-Triple/240365 2017-06-16T09:47:00-04:00 Education, poverty alleviation, and the arts are the most popular causes; the country’s environmental problems get relatively little attention. By Caroline Preston Jeff Bezos Says Helping the Neediest Now May Be Where His Philanthropy Goes https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Jeff-Bezos-Says-Helping-the/240360 2017-06-15T17:50:00-04:00 The Amazon founder has thus far given small sums relative to his wealth, but today he signaled that could be about to change. By Alex Daniels and Maria Di Mento Silicon Valley Success Stories Upend Traditional Fundraising https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Silicon-Valley-Success-Stories/240233 2017-06-15T08:00:00-04:00 Top-flight universities and fast-growing pledge networks are winning over entrepreneurs, hoping for big gifts when start-ups strike it rich. By Drew Lindsay Views on Wealthy Families’ Giving Differs Across Generations, Survey Finds https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Views-on-Wealthy-Families-/240342 2017-06-14T16:32:00-04:00 Three-quarters of clans with at least $3 million in investable assets donate to charity, but views diverge among generations about how best to give back and who is most committed to doing so. By Maria Di Mento $100 Million Art Gift Marks Trend in Philanthropy Partnerships https://www.philanthropy.com/article/100-Million-Art-Gift-Marks/240321 2017-06-12T19:15:00-04:00 Agnes Gund is using money from the sale of a Roy Lichtenstein classic to create an unusual partnership with the Ford Foundation to work toward improving the criminal-justice system. By Alex Daniels Daily News Roundup: $100 Million Art Sale Backs Criminal-Justice Fund https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-100/240316 2017-06-12T11:20:00-04:00 Also, the Gates Foundation and Rotary International spearhead $1.2 billion in new fundraising for the push to eradicate polio, and Warren Buffett's annual auction of a lunch date fetches $2.68 million for a San Francisco social-service charity. As GOP Eyes Estate Tax, Muted Pushback From Charity Leaders https://www.philanthropy.com/article/As-GOP-Eyes-Estate-Tax-Muted/240238 2017-06-12T08:00:00-04:00 Some who are lobbying Congress say there are more important battles to fight. By Alex Daniels Gifts Roundup: Anonymous Donors Give Big to MIT and Vanderbilt https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Gifts-Roundup-Anonymous/240310 2017-06-12T08:00:00-04:00 Other notable donations include $37.8 million to create a new training institute at the Medical College of Wisconsin and $20 million for research at specialty hospital Massachusetts Eye and Ear. By Maria Di Mento