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  • After-School All-Stars Receives $4 Million Grant From New York Life Foundation
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, March 8, 2014
    The four-year grant will enable After-School All-Stars to expand its services in six U.S. cities.
  • Meet the 15 Most Powerful Women in U.S. Philanthropy
    Source: The Huffington Post, March 5, 2014
    Bloomberg Philanthropies CEO Patricia Harris, NoVo Foundation president Jennifer Buffett and Simons Foundation president Marilyn Simons are among those on this list developed by Inside Philanthropy.
  • $50-Million from Goldman Sachs Seeds Fund for Businesswomen
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, March 5, 2014
    Goldman Sachs and the World Bank will partner to raise $600 million in support of female entrepreneurs in developing countries.
  • Foundations Pledge $200 Million to Expand Opportunity for Young Men of Color
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, February 28, 2014
    Each of the ten foundations — including The Atlantic Philanthropies, Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Ford and Open Society foundations — will provide support for the White House’s new initiative, My Brother's Keeper.
  • New Gifts Offer Clues on Bloomberg’s Philanthropic Direction
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, February 27, 2014
    Bloomberg Philanthropies’ annual letter and its recent grants — including a $10 million initiative to prevent child drowning deaths in Bangladesh — indicate where the former mayor’s philanthropic efforts will focus next.
  • Helmsley Charitable Trust Awards $7 Million to Fight Tropical Diseases
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, February 26, 2014
    The grant will support efforts to treat more than two million people at risk of infections in poor, rural areas of Angola.
  • A Nonprofit Lender Revives the Hopes of Subprime Borrowers
    Source: The New York Times, February 25, 2014
    The Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America has received $10 billion in funding from Bank of America to make mortgage loans on its own terms over the next decade.
  • The Emergence Of African Philanthropists
    Source: Forbes, February 21, 2014
    An op-ed by Reeta Roy, President and CEO of The MasterCard Foundation.
  • Can philanthropy support the transformation of society?
    Source: openDemocracy, February 19, 2014
    An op-ed by Jennifer and Peter Buffett, the Co-Chairs of the NoVo Foundation.
  • Aetna Foundation Awards $1.2 Million for Digital Health Projects
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, February 16, 2014
    Awarded through the foundation's Digital Health Initiative, the grants will help organizations promote the use of digital health technology for the benefit of minority and low-income populations.
  • Stavros Niarchos Foundation Awards $5.9 Million to Yale School of Art
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, February 14, 2014
    The grant will create a permanent endowment for the Yale School of Art and supplement three existing endowments.
  • The School That Will Get You a Job
    Source: TIME, February 13, 2014
    Every student at Chicago’s Sarah E. Goode STEM Academy graduates with a promise of a $40,000-plus job at IBM, the school's corporate partner and a key developer of the curriculum.
  • Nonprofits Pull In Investors To Tackle Housing Affordability
    Source: NPR, February 11, 2014
    Citibank, the Ford Foundation and Morgan Stanley are among the investors in a nonprofit coalition with a business-like approach to buying and preserving affordable housing.
  • Family Foundations Let Affluent Leave a Legacy
    Source: The New York Times, February 10, 2014
    This analysis of family foundations includes insights from Elliot Berger, managing director of Arabella Advisors.
  • Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art Awards Grants Totaling $1.6 Million
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, February 10, 2014
    Eight nonprofits will receive grants in support of art-focused efforts to boost public understanding of contemporary Muslim societies.
  • A Nonprofit Trendsetter Becomes 4th CEO in 4 Years at Tides
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, February 9, 2014
    A profile of Kriss Deiglmeier, the new CEO of Tides.
  • Citi Lets Viewers Vote With a Click for a Sports Group
    Source: The New York Times, February 9, 2014
    Citigroup, as part of its Olympics sponsorship, is introducing a philanthropic effort that gives a boost to sports-related causes.
  • Leon Levy Foundation Awards $2.4 Million for New York Philharmonic Digital Archives
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, February 8, 2014
    With the grant, the Philharmonic will complete the digitization of and technology enhancements to its archives.
  • $25 Million College Scholarship Fund Created for Undocumented ‘Dreamers’
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, February 6, 2014
    TheDream.US fund, which aims to award full-tuition college scholarships to a thousand students in the next academic year, has received grants from Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, among others.
  • Bill de Blasio Says He’ll Build Upon Bloomberg’s Young Men’s Initiative
    Source: The New York Observer, February 6, 2014
    Michael Bloomberg launched the Young Men’s Initiative, designed to tackle disparities between young black and Latino men and their peers in education, health, employment and the justice system, with a combination of city funding and support from Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Open Society Foundations.
  • Wallace Foundation Launches Initiative to Strengthen Principal Supervision
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, February 5, 2014
    The foundation has invited 23 school districts to submit proposals for the initiative and will award grants of up to $3 million this fall.
  • Bloomberg Launches $10 Million Media Africa Initiative
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, February 4, 2014
    The initiative will bolster business and financial reporting, expand training for journalists, and provide greater access to reliable data about African economic activity. Bloomberg will also partner with the Ford Foundation and others to host an annual pan-African forum devoted to global media best practices and mid-career fellowships for journalists.
  • 100Kin10 Network Announces New Partners
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, February 4, 2014
    The network, which is committed to training 100,000 STEM teachers by 2021, was founded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and Opportunity Equation.
  • New Website Offers Look at Grant Makers and Anonymous Reviews
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, February 3, 2014
    This article on a new website offering anonymous reviews of foundations, program officers and philanthropists uses the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation’s Ben Cameron as a sample profile.
  • U.N. appoints former NYC Mayor Bloomberg cities, climate change envoy
    Source: Reuters, January 31, 2014
    Michael Bloomberg made combating climate change and advocating for national climate change legislation key parts of his tenure as mayor.
  • $53-Million Bloomberg Grant Aims to Scale Back Overfishing
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, January 30, 2014
    The Bloomberg Philanthropies grant will promote reforms aimed at boosting international fish populations that represent about 7 percent of the world’s wild fish catch.
  • Mass. Unveils Biggest U.S. ‘Pay for Success’ Effort
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, January 30, 2014
    Goldman Sachs and five other supporters will invest $18 million in a Massachusetts program to reduce recidivism among ex-convicts.
  • Bloomberg Spins Off Group That Spurs Volunteerism in Cities
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, January 30, 2014
    Bloomberg Philanthropies is spinning off Cities of Service into a stand-alone nonprofit that will help mayors across the U.S. tackle challenges via volunteer efforts.
  • 17 Foundations Join Forces to Divest Fossil-Fuel Stocks
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, January 30, 2014
    The Educational Foundation of America and the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation are among the foundations who have launched the Divest-Invest Philanthropy campaign.
  • Interview: Rihanna
    Source: Good Morning America, January 29, 2014
    Rihanna is the new spokesperson for the MAC AIDS Fund’s VIVA GLAM campaign.
  • Tory Burch Foundation, Bank of America Partner to Support Women Entrepreneurs
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, January 29, 2014
    The partnership will provide early-stage women entrepreneurs with access to low-cost capital, mentoring support and networking opportunities.
  • De Blasio drafts biz execs to push pre-K tax
    Source: Crain’s New York Business, January 29, 2014
    The business executives who have signed on to Mayor de Blasio's plan to raise taxes to fund citywide pre-K and after-school programs include Lee Wasserman, director of the Rockefeller Family Fund.
  • Pay-for-Success Projects Spread to More States
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, January 28, 2014
    The Goldman Sachs/Bloomberg Philanthropies New York-based pay-for-success project is cited in this article.
  • A Quick Word With…Michael Hamill Remaley
    Source: The Communications Network, January 27, 2014
    An interview with Philanthropy New York’s Senior Vice President of Public Policy & Communications.
  • Partnership Generates $22 Million for Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, January 27, 2014
    The $10 million partnership between Bank of America, (RED) and the rock band U2 has produced additional commitments from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, SAP and the Motsepe family in South Africa.
  • To Lisa: The Real Mattel Superhero
    Source: The Huffington Post, January 24, 2014
    A blog post by Lori J. Bertman, Co-Founder and Chair of the Center For Disaster Philanthropy.
  • Rockefeller Foundation President Wants de Blasio to Make Resilience a Priority
    Source: MetroFocus Thirteen, January 22, 2014
    Rockefeller Foundation president Judith Rodin offers suggestions to New York Mayor Bill de Blasio to make the city more resilient and ready to withstand another disaster.
  • Why Our Foundations Are Investing in Detroit
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, January 17, 2014
    An op-ed by the leaders of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, the Kresge Foundation and the Ford Foundation.
  • Advocates for Workers Raise the Ire of Business
    Source: The New York Times, January 16, 2014
    According to a November U.S. Chamber of Commerce report, the Ford Foundation and the Marguerite Casey Foundation are among the “progressive activist foundations” who have given funding to worker advocacy groups across the country.
  • Ford Foundation's homecoming bets big on Detroit
    Source: The Detroit News, January 16, 2014
    Op-ed columnist Daniel Howes calls a recent $125 million pledge of support the culmination of “a seven-year homecoming” for the foundation, which was established 78 years ago in Detroit.
  • 3 Charity Groups Chosen for Grants to Spur Collaboration
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, January 16, 2014
    The Open Society Foundations has awarded $1.9 million grants to three teams of charities in Buffalo, San Diego and Puerto Rico as part of its new Open Places Initiative.
  • Giving Back for the Gift of Sight: Barbara and Donald Jonas Support New Stem Cell Research
    Source: Columbia University Medical Center Viewpoint, Fall 2013/Winter 2014
    The founders of the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence discuss their funding of Dr. Stephen Tsang’s research.
  • Economia! How Pete Peterson's donations are helping Washington find budget balance
    Source: Philanthropy, Winter 2014
    A profile of Pete Peterson and the work of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation.
  • $330 Million Pledged to Save Detroit’s Art Collection
    Source: The New York Times, January 13, 2014
    A group of national and local philanthropic foundations, including the Ford Foundation, have committed funds toward a deal that would help preserve the Detroit Institute of Arts’ renowned collection.
  • New Leaders Take Charge at America’s Biggest Foundations
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, January 13, 2014 (subscription required)
    Quick profiles of several new foundation heads, including Bloomberg Philanthropies CEO Patricia Harris, Ford Foundation president Darren Walker and Helmsley Charitable Trust CEO John Ettinger.
  • New Breed of CEOs Is Poised to Reshape Philanthropy in 2014
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, January 13, 2014 (subscription required)
    Ford Foundation president Darren Walker is among the new foundation leaders profiled in this article.
  • Deutsche Bank Microfinance Fund Hits $100 Million Target
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, January 12, 2014
    Deutsche Bank announced that it has reached the target for the Global Commercial Microfinance Consortium II, which has supported more than 30 client-focused microfinance institutions operating in Eastern Europe, Latin America and Asia.
  • Focus on What Works in NYC Schools
    Source: WNYC SchoolBook, January 6, 2014
    An op-ed by Ronna Brown, President of Philanthropy New York.
  • Komen Gifts Plunged in Year After Planned Parenthood Flap
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, January 6, 2014
    Contributions to Susan G. Komen dropped 22 percent in the 12 months following its controversial decisions about funding Planned Parenthood.
  • ASPCA Closes Storied Enforcement Unit in NYC
    Source: Associated Press, January 5, 2014
    The responsibilities of the ASPCA's humane law enforcement division, the first of its kind in the U.S., will be left to the New York Police Department.
  • Atlantic Philanthropies Awards $6 Million to Bermuda Community Foundation
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, January 4, 2014
    Described as "a founding investment,” the funds will be used to build "a permanent charitable endowment that generates and supports strategic philanthropy in Bermuda."
  • Investors Devote $13.5-Million to Combat Recidivism in New York
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, January 3, 2014
    A group of investors drawn from high-net-worth Bank of America clients have invested in a social-impact bond issued by Merrill Lynch and U.S. Trust to finance a program for lowering recidivism rates for newly released prisoners.
  • Mayor must focus on city's resiliency
    Source: Crain’s New York Business, January 3, 2014
    An op-ed by Judith Rodin, president of the Rockefeller Foundation.
  • 2013’s Biggest Gifts Signal Rebound
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, December 31, 2013
    Michael Bloomberg’s $350 million donation to Johns Hopkins University was 2013’s third-largest single charitable gift.
  • A mix of hearty and wary congratulations pour in for Fariña
    Source: Chalkbeat New York, December 30, 2013
    Philanthropy New York President Ronna Brown is one of the leaders reacting to Bill de Blasio’s choice of Carmen Fariña as NYC schools chancellor.
  • The Bloomberg gap
    Source: Capital New York, December 29, 2013
    Numerous city programs personally funded by Michael Bloomberg and Bloomberg Philanthropies will be left hanging in the balance when he leaves City Hall.
  • NoVo Foundation Helps Create 'Farm Hub'
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, December 26, 2013
    The Local Economies Project has announced the creation of a "Farm Hub" dedicated to sustainable agriculture in New York State's Hudson Valley with $13 million in support from the NoVo Foundation.
  • New York Life Foundation Awards $1.4 Million to National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, December 23, 2013
    The New York Life Foundation’s four-year grant will fund ongoing operations and build the Center’s capacity to provide bereavement resources in schools.
  • Edgar M. Bronfman, Who Built a Bigger, More Elegant Seagram, Dies at 84
    Source: The New York Times, December 22, 2013
    The Times obituary for the president of The Samuel Bronfman Foundation.
  • In $1B deal, Citi moves HQ downtown
    Source: Crain’s New York Business, December 19, 2013
    The move will shift the bank’s center of power from Park Avenue, where it has been based for decades, to Greenwich Street, where Citi signed a deal to renew its lease and gut-renovate a twin-building complex that it already occupies.
  • Carnegie Corporation of New York Awards Grants Totaling $32.8 Million
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, December 19, 2013
    The 33 fourth-quarter grants, including a $750,000 Centennial challenge grant, were awarded across all areas of Carnegie's grantmaking portfolio, including its International, National and Special Opportunities Fund programs.
  • NPR Gets $17 Million in Grants to Expand Coverage and Develop Digital Platform
    Source: The New York Times, December 15, 2013
    The Ford Foundation and the Wallace Foundation are two of the four foundations making grants to NPR.
  • JPMorgan Plans to Unveil a Program for Job Skills
    Source: The New York Times, December 11, 2013
    “New Skills at Work” is a five-year, $250 million initiative focused on filling the skills gaps in some of the largest United States and European job markets, including New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and London.
  • $2.5 Million Fund to Bolster NYC Human Service Providers
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, December 11, 2013
    Launched with support from a variety of private and corporate funders, including the Citi, F.B. Heron, Clark and Mizuho USA foundations, the Community Resilience Fund will provide fifteen safety-net nonprofits with access to specialized financial expertise and resources.
  • Carnegie Corporation Honors Four Educators With 2013 Academic Leadership Award
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, December 10, 2013
    Established in 2005, the award honors university presidents who, in addition to being resourceful administrators, demonstrate a keen interest in the liberal arts and a commitment to promoting excellence and access, curricular innovation, K-12 education reform, and strong links between their institutions and local communities.
  • Philanthropy's edge: Innovation and a long time horizon
    Source: Marketplace, December 10, 2013
    The Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities initiative is profiled in this article on philanthropy’s long-term approach to solving problems.
  • Mott Foundation, Atlantic Philanthropies Partner to Support Community Advice Offices in South Africa
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, December 9, 2013
    In partnership with the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, Atlantic will provide $1.9 million in grants over three years in support of ongoing efforts by community advice offices to assist underserved South Africans.
  • Astor Estate Donates Money to New York Education
    Source: The Wall Street Journal, December 8, 2013
    A first round of charitable donations has been made from The New York Community Trust's roughly $43 million Brooke Astor Funds for New York City Education, established a year ago as part of Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's settlement of Mrs. Astor's estate.
  • Nonprofits Join Forces to Give Black Men a Brighter Future
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, December 8, 2013 (subscription required)
    Shawn Dove, Manager of the Open Society Foundations’ Campaign for Black Male Achievement, is among the leaders interviewed in this examination of philanthropic projects supporting young African-American and Hispanic males (including the Young Men’s Initiative, which is funded in part by OSF and Bloomberg Philanthropies).
  • Citi Foundation Awards $3.25 Million to Boost Low-Income Communities
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, December 5, 2013
    The grants are part of the Partners in Progress program (administered by the San Francisco-based Low Income Investment Fund), which seeks to advance the community "quarterback" model — leveraging the capacity of high-performing local organizations to lead and coordinate across sectors and stakeholders to achieve shared goals.
  • Rockefeller Foundation Announces First Cohort of Resilient Cities
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, December 4, 2013
    Selected from nearly four hundred cities across six continents by a panel of judges that included former U.S. president Bill Clinton, the selected cities will receive technical support and resources over the next three years to help them develop and implement plans to bolster their resilience to both natural and manmade disasters.
  • Building Bigger Bets with Philanthropy
    Source: Stanford Social Innovation Review, December 2, 2013
    Edna McConnell Clark Foundation President Nancy Roob shares how the foundation is aggregating funds to scale what works.
  • Goldman Sachs Brings 10,000 Small Businesses Initiative to Detroit
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, December 1, 2013
    Launched in 2009, 10,000 Small Businesses is a $500 million initiative that aims to unlock the growth and job-creation potential of at least ten thousand small businesses across the United States. The initiative currently supports programs in 10 other American cities.
  • Moyer, New York Life Foundations Announce National Memory Board Project
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, November 29, 2013
    In conjunction with Children's Grief Awareness Day, the Moyer and the New York Life foundations announced a national initiative to increase awareness of childhood bereavement and the need for children's grief support services.
  • B. Altman, a Store From Yesteryear, Still Makes Its Presence Felt in the City
    Source: The New York Times, November 28, 2013
    The Times examines the history and work of the Altman Foundation, whose president, Jane B. O’Connell, is the daughter and sister of the last two presidents of the store and the foundation.
  • Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Awards $3.5 Million to Arts Groups
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, November 27, 2013
    The grants to five arts organizations are in support of their efforts to develop the long-term capacity to adapt to changes in the arts sector and society at large.
  • Education reform backed by the wealthy
    Source: Times Union, November 25, 2013
    The Regents Research Fund, a team of analysts embedded in the State Education Department, has received funding from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Ford Foundation, the Tiger Foundation, the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, and other foundations, drawing concern and criticism from some circles.
  • MetLife Foundation, Sesame Workshop Launch Financial Knowledge Program
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, November 22, 2013
    The MetLife Foundation and Sesame Workshop have announced a five-year, $20 million partnership to improve financial knowledge and strategies among low- and moderate-income families around the world.
  • State Education Chancellor Defends Teacher and School Evaluations
    Source: Epoch Times, November 22, 2013
    Merryl Tisch, Chancellor of the New York State Board of Regents, spoke at our Education Funders Research Initiative event.
  • Philanthropists Lay Out Education Priorities
    Source: NY1 Road to City Hall, November 21, 2013
    Philanthropy New York President Ronna Brown, Ford Foundation Program Officer Fred Frelow and New York Community Trust Program Officer Shawn Morehead previewed the Education Funders Research Initiative’s six priorities for the de Blasio Administration.
  • Six Things the New Mayor Should Do for NYC's Schools
    Source: WNYC, November 21, 2013
    Beth Fertig reports from the Education Funders Research Initiative panel discussion on the education priorities for the next mayor and schools chancellor.
  • Another, less hypothetical, set of education priorities for de Blasio
    Source: Capital New York, November 21, 2013
    Eliza Shapiro also reports on our Education Funders Research Initiative panel discussion.
  • City might pay CUNY application fee for high school students
    Source: Gotham Times, November 21, 2013
    At our Education Funders Research Initiative event, NYC Department of Education Chief Academic Officer Shael Polakow-Suransky said the DoE is considering paying the $65 application fee for high school students applying to the City University of New York, which he said would cost the city about $500,000 annually.
  • What Bill Gates Is Blind To
    Source: The Wall Street Journal, November 21, 2013
    The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation is cited in this op-ed as an example of funders who successfully support arts initiatives as well as medical research.
  • De Blasio unveils 60-person transition team
    Source: Crain’s New York Business, November 20, 2013
    Members of the mayor-elect’s transition team include Alexa Avilés, Program Officer at the Scherman Foundation; John Banks, Vice President of Government Relations at Con Edison; Peter Madonia, COO of the Rockefeller Foundation; Ana Oliveira, President and CEO of the New York Women's Foundation; and Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation.
  • Philanthropy: Beyond Business or Charity
    Source: National Center for Responsive Philanthropy, November 20, 2013
    An op-ed by Lori Bezahler, President of the Edward W. Hazen Foundation, in the Fall 2013 issue of NCRP’s Responsive Philanthropy.
  • Weinberg Foundation Commits $4 Million to Holocaust Survivors Emergency Assistance Fund
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, November 20, 2013
    To be disbursed through the Weinberg Holocaust Survivors Emergency Assistance Fund at the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, the funds will be used to help provide emergency services to Holocaust survivors living in North America.
  • Bloomberg Lured Donors for New York Programs
    Source: The New York Times, November 20, 2013
    A report commissioned by Bloomberg Philanthropies has found that, over the last 12 years, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s administration attracted $1.4 billion in noncity financing for programs, a large majority of which was private. (Ford Foundation President Darren Walker is also quoted in this article.)
  • Barr Foundation Taps Irvine Leader as Its 1st President
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, November 20, 2013
    Ford Foundation CEO Darren Walker is among those who shared their thoughts about the appointment of James Canales.
  • Junior Achievement Receives $1 Million for Financial Education Initiative
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, November 19, 2013
    The grant, part of the MetLife Foundation's recently announced $200 million Financial Inclusion initiative, will help serve economically disadvantaged youth in five countries.
  • Scott Stringer Unveils Transition Team
    Source: Epoch Times, November 18, 2013
    Comptroller-elect Scott Stringer has appointed Ana Oliveira, President of the New York Women’s Foundation, and Robert Kasdin, Senior Executive Vice President of Columbia University, as the co-chairs of his transition team.
  • The Giving Pledge: A new club for billionaires
    Source: CBS News, November 17, 2013
    Peter G. Peterson is among the billionaires interviewed for this 60 Minutes report.
  • Russian Government Spied on Meeting of LGBT Activists, Aired Audio on TV
    Source: Towleroad, November 14, 2013
    According to participants of the meeting, which was convened by the Open Society Foundations and included members of international LGBT human rights groups and smaller Russian activist groups, the meeting was intended to strategize on how to assist the Russian groups against increased oppression ahead of the Sochi Olympic games.
  • A Grant Maker Shifts Its Focus to Inequality and Climate Change
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, November 14, 2013
    Nathan Cummings Foundation President and CEO Simon Greer discusses his organization’s grantmaking shift to reducing income inequality and fighting climate change.
  • Atlantic Philanthropies Awards $5.8 Million to MEDICC
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, November 14, 2013
    The award will support a number of the Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba's signature efforts, including the Latin American Medical School in Havana and publication of the MEDICC Review, the only English-language peer-reviewed journal on Cuban health and medicine.
  • $38 Million Partnership Launched to Maximize Impact of Big Data
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, November 13, 2013
    The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation have announced a five-year, $37.8 million partnership to enable university scientists to collaborate across campuses on data-intensive research.
  • Serving those who served our nation
    Source: Politico, November 10, 2013
    An op-ed by Ret. Brig. Gen. William Bester, Senior Adviser to the Jonas Veterans Healthcare Program, and Darlene Curley, Executive Director of the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence.
  • How to Determine If a Charity Is Effective
    Source: The Wall Street Journal, November 10, 2013
    Arabella Advisors Principal & Managing Director Bruce Boyd and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors President & CEO Melissa Berman are quoted in this article.
  • Giving Circles: More Impact to Go Around
    Source: The New York Times, November 7, 2013
    Ana L. Oliveira, President of the New York Women’s Foundation, is quoted in this examination of the rise of giving circles.
  • Coalition Seeks Public’s Advice on New York City’s Goals
    Source: The New York Times, November 7, 2013
    A coalition of leading foundations — including the Ford Foundation, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the Open Society Foundations — have established an interactive citywide effort to enlist regular New Yorkers in sharing their views with the next mayoral administration.
  • Ray Kelly in the running for JPMorgan job
    Source: New York Post, November 6, 2013
    NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly is allegedly being considered for a top security job at JPMorgan Chase.
  • Goldman Sachs Launches $250 Million Social Impact Fund
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, November 5, 2013
    One of the first domestic impact investing vehicles to be sponsored by a major financial institution, the GS Social Impact Fund will pursue an investment strategy that addresses social challenges, provides investors with risk-adjusted financial returns and mobilizes new sources of private capital for social impact investing.
  • As corporate giving bounces back, six things nonprofits need to know
    Source: Philanthropy Journal, November 4, 2013
    Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors Senior Vice President Judy Belk shares six trends to understand to successfully engage corporate donors.
  • Rockefeller Fund Solicits Artwork That Celebrates Giving Globally
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, November 3, 2013
    During the month of October, the Rockefeller Foundation invited people around the globe to share their thoughts on philanthropy. Multimedia artist Phil Hansen incorporated elements of the 600-plus submissions from 68 countries into the recently unveiled “The Art of Philanthropy.”
  • NY begins first statewide school-to-job project
    Source: The Wall Street Journal, November 3, 2013
    More than 6,000 New York students are expected to join the program, which teaches high school students additional workplace skills with the help of mentors and visits to participating companies. IBM’s Stanley Litow said that once the students graduate, they will be "first in line" for jobs at companies such as his.
  • Billionaire Financier Soros Backs Mayoral Transition Project
    Source: WNYC, October 31, 2013
    George Soros’ Open Society Foundations is one of the nine backers of the Talking Transition public engagement effort focused on the next mayoral administration in New York.
  • One year after Sandy, are we prepared for another superstorm?
    Source: CNN, October 31, 2013
    Philanthropy New York’s Hurricane Sandy work is cited in this article.
  • A Year After Sandy, New Initiative Aims To Help 'Resilient' Cities Prepare For Disaster
    Source: Forbes, October 30, 2013
    The Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities initiative is profiled in this article.
  • Target, General Mills, McKnight foundations top list of Minnesota grantmakers
    Source: StarTribune, October 29, 2013
    The Target Foundation and Corporation topped the Minnesota Council on Foundations’ Top 50 Minnesota Grantmakers report for 2012, donating $147 million nationally, including $26 million for in-state charities and nonprofits.
  • MetLife Foundation Launches $200 Million Campaign for Financial Inclusion
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, October 28, 2013
    The MetLife Foundation has announced the launch of a five-year, $200 million campaign to bring financial services to low-income communities in Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and the United States.
  • Goldman Sachs, Buying Redemption
    Source: The New York Times, October 26, 2013
    The Times’ DealBook section examines the philanthropic giving of Goldman Sachs and its foundation.
  • Fidelity Charitable Reports Record Results in First Three Quarters in 2013
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, October 26, 2013
    Through the end of the third quarter, Fidelity had awarded more than 308,000 grants totaling nearly $1.3 billion — a 20 percent increase in volume and 33 percent increase in dollars over the same period last year.
  • Sandy support from institutions underwhelms
    Source: Crain’s New York Business, October 25, 2013
    Institutional donors including private foundations and corporations gave $297 million for victims of Superstorm Sandy as of early October, according to a report by Philanthropy New York. (PNY’s Michael Remaley and North Star Fund Executive Director Hugh Hogan are also quoted in the article.)
  • University of Limerick Receives 26.3 Million Euros From Charles Feeney for STEM Initiative
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, October 25, 2013
    The $36.3 million gift from The Atlantic Philanthropies founder will help support the Bernal Project, which seeks to make a significant contribution to Ireland's national science and engineering research.
  • With Giving Season in Full Force, Seeking to Understand Donors
    Source: The New York Times, October 18, 2013
    U.S. Trust’s recent report on how donors and philanthropic advisers communicate is part of the focus of this article.
  • Grantmakers In Aging Receives $1.3 Million for 'Age-Friendly' Initiative
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, October 18, 2013
    The grant from the Pfizer Foundation will support the Community AGEnda initiative, which provides support to communities working to provide amenities for an aging population.
  • Heavy Hitters Debate School Achievement Gap
    Source: The New York Times, October 15, 2013
    The Education Funders Research Initiative’s recent Education Forum conversation on the achievement gap in New York City was reviewed on The Times’ SchoolBook blog.
  • Rockefeller Foundation Announces Winners of 2013 Jane Jacobs Medal
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, October 14, 2013
    The Medal is awarded annually to individuals whose work creates new ways of seeing and understanding New York City.
  • Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Awards $1.3 Million in Support of Jazz, Contemporary Dance, Theatre Fields
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, October 9, 2013
    The grants to nine national arts organizations were awarded through DDCF's Fund for National Projects and are designed to strengthen the national infrastructure of the professional nonprofit dance, jazz, presenting and theatre fields and improve conditions for performing artists across the country.
  • Top Education Official Supports More Teacher Professional Development
    Source: The New York Times, October 8, 2013
    Beth Fertig reports from the Education Funders Research Initiative launch event at Trinity Wall Street for The Times’ SchoolBook blog.
  • Report: What Works - and Doesn't - in NYC Schools
    Source: The New York Times, October 8, 2013
    Beth Fertig reviews the Education Funders Research Initiative’s first two reports for The Times’ SchoolBook blog. (PNY President Ronna Brown is also interviewed in the article.)
  • These Donors Will Take Anything but Manhattan
    Source: The New York Times, October 8, 2013
    This article on donors who support arts and culture organizations in boroughs other than Manhattan includes Shelley and Donald Rubin and Laurie M. Tisch.
  • How to Build Strong Ties With Companies
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, October 8, 2013
    American Express Foundation President Timothy McClimon and DoSomething.org CEO Nancy Lublin participated in a Chronicle Live Discussion on how nonprofits can make themselves more attractive to a corporate benefactor.
  • Stavros Niarchos Foundation Commits $136 Million to Create Youth Job Opportunities in Greece
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, October 7, 2013
    The foundation will also convene a conference in New York City in early 2014 to explore proposals to combat the ongoing socioeconomic crisis in Greece.
  • Head of Soros Fellowship Aims to Help Immigrant Students Thrive
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, October 6, 2013 (login required)
    The Chronicle interviews Craig Harwood, the new Director of the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans.
  • Carnegie Corporation Awards $10 Million to Four School Districts
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, October 2, 2013
    Part of the foundation's multiyear, $28 million Opportunity by Design initiative, the grants will help the school districts (including the New York City Department of Education) design and open new high schools that support students in meeting the demands of the Common Core curriculum.
  • Updated: Government Shutdown: What It Means for Nonprofits
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, October 1, 2013
    Stephen Heintz, President of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and Diana Aviv, President of Independent Sector, weighed in on the government shutdown during Independent Sector’s annual conference.
  • Funders Launch National Conversation on A ‘Common Purpose’
    Source: The NonProfit Times, October 1, 2013
    At Independent Sector’s annual conference, Stephen Heintz, President of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, revealed that RBF and six other major foundations — including the Rockefeller Foundation, the Open Society Foundations and the Carnegie Corporation of New York — are funding a "National Purpose Initiative" to engage hundreds of thousands (if not millions) of Americans, online and face-to-face, in order to create a shared agenda of national priorities by 2016.
  • Live From Independent Sector Conference: Innovation Coming Faster, Needs Collaboration
    Source: The NonProfit Times, September 30, 2013
    Rockefeller Foundation President Judith Rodin and New York Community Trust President and CEO Lorie Slutsky were among the speakers at the opening of the Independent Sector annual conference.
  • Surdna Foundation Awards $9.7 Million in Grants
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, September 30, 2013
    The grants, awarded in the foundation's three program areas to 56 nonprofit organizations across the country, represent the third cycle of quarterly grants since Surdna introduced changes to each of its program strategies late last year.
  • Wallace Foundation Awards $4.5 Million to Say Yes to Education
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, September 29, 2013
    The grant will support Say Yes to Education’s efforts to boost high school and college graduation rates in Buffalo.
  • New Commitments Totaling $10.8 Billion Announced During 2013 Clinton Global Initiative Meeting
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, September 28, 2013
    The new commitments included a call to action by the Nike Foundation, in partnership with the NoVo and United Nations foundations, the International Center for Research on Women, and Girls Not Brides, to include adolescent girls in the United Nations’ Post-2015 development framework.
  • Carnegie Corporation of New York Awards $52.3 Million in Grants
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, September 28, 2013
    The third-quarter grants were awarded across all areas of Carnegie's grantmaking portfolio.
  • Be Our Guest: New York City lags far behind other cities in investing in its public libraries
    Source: New York Daily News, September 25, 2013
    An op-ed by Julie Sandorf, President of the Charles H. Revson Foundation.
  • Carnegie UK Trust Announces 2013 Andrew Carnegie Medals of Philanthropy Honorees
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, September 24, 2013
    The Medals of Philanthropy are awarded every two years to families and individuals around the world who, like Andrew Carnegie, have dedicated their private wealth to the public good. (Carnegie Corporation of New York President Vartan Gregorian is also quoted in this article.)
  • JPMorgan Joins Gates Foundation, Drugmakers in Fund
    Source: Bloomberg, September 23, 2013
    JPMorgan Chase & Co. and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have formed The Global Health Investment Fund, which will back late-stage development of technologies to fight diseases including malaria, tuberculosis and HIV, as well as maternal and infant mortality, in low-income countries. Merck & Co. and Pfizer Inc. have also invested in the fund.
  • Women Remain Rare in the Ranks of Top-Earning Nonprofit CEOs
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, September 22, 2013 (login required)
    The New York Community Trust’s Lorie Slutsky is among the leaders interviewed in this article.
  • Knight Foundation Invests $3.6 Million in Black Male Engagement Network
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, September 22, 2013
    The project, in partnership with the Open Society Foundations' Campaign for Black Male Achievement and the Heinz Endowments, has worked over the last two years to recognize black male leaders from all walks of life.
  • Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Awards $4.5 Million for Conservation Scholars Program
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, September 20, 2013
    The University of Washington, Northern Arizona University and the University of Florida will each receive $1.5 million to provide undergraduates with opportunities to participate in mentored research activities in conservation biology and other disciplines relevant to land, water and wildlife conservation.
  • Ford Foundation Awards $6 Million to Strengthen International Human Rights Movement
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, September 20, 2013
    The grants were to seven leading human rights organizations operating in many countries and international forums.
  • Peter Buffett Takes to Twitter to Advance Critique of Philanthropy
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, September 19, 2013
    In this episode of the Social Good podcast, the NoVo Foundation Co-Chair discusses why he decided to write his New York Times op-ed and how social media are helping to spread a thoughtful debate about the future of philanthropy.
  • To Get to the Good, You Gotta Dance With the Wicked
    Source: Stanford Social Innovation Review, September 19, 2013
    Four nonprofit leaders — including Gail B. Nayowith, founding Executive Director of the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund — respond to a recent SSIR article on how the nonprofit sector sets its goals and achieves impact.
  • Hartford Foundation Awards Grants Totaling $6 Million to Improve Geriatric Care
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, September 19, 2013
    The three grants from the John A. Hartford Foundation include an award of more than $5 million to the Gerontological Society of America to create the Hartford Change AGEnts Initiative, and a grant to Community Catalyst, Inc. which augments an award from The Atlantic Philanthropies.
  • Will California Choose Prisons Over Schools—Again?
    Source: The Nation, September 18, 2013
    An op-ed by Lori Bezahler, President of the Edward W. Hazen Foundation.
  • Kresge Foundation, NCB Capital Impact Launch $30 Million Detroit Revitalization Fund
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, September 18, 2013
    With support from MetLife and the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation , among others, the fund will provide long-term fixed-rate loans to mixed-use, mixed-income, transit-oriented projects that promote density, diversity, vibrancy and walkability along Detroit's Woodward Corridor.
  • The Mismeasure of Poverty
    Source: The New York Times, September 17, 2013
    An op-ed by Sheldon H. Danziger, President of the Russell Sage Foundation.
  • Domestic Workers Bill of Rights passes Legislature
    Source: San Francisco Chronicle, September 12, 2013
    Bend the Arc was among the organizations mobilizing support in California on behalf of legislation requiring overtime pay for domestic employees.
  • Finally, ski resorts wake up to warming
    Source: The Salt Lake Tribune, September 5, 2013
    An op-ed by Auden Schendler, Sustainability Director for the Aspen Skiing Company, and Lukas Haynes, Vice President of the Mertz Gilmore Foundation.
  • Three Boston Nonprofits Post Record Fundraising Year
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, September 5, 2013
    The Boston Foundation, Combined Jewish Philanthropies and Fidelity Charitable each reported record fundraising totals in their most recent fiscal year.
  • How One Foundation Is Making Waves With Art And Social Activism
    Source: Fast Company, September 4, 2013
    A profile of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation and its first Director of Philanthropy, Risë Wilson.
  • Ashesi University Foundation Awarded $1 Million Grant to Establish Engineering Program
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, September 4, 2013
    The grant from the King Innovation Fund, an advisory fund of the Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Global Impact Funding Trust, will help establish an engineering program at Ashesi University in Ghana.
  • Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors Awards $2.5 Million to Advance Education Reform
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, September 4, 2013
    Awarded through the California Education Policy Fund, the grants will support programs that address K-12 and community college policy-related issues such as standards and accountability, data systems, teacher effectiveness, college readiness and financial reform.
  • Kiva, Citi Microfinance Launch Kiva U
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, September 3, 2013
    With $450,000 in support from Citi Microfinance, Kiva has announced the launch of Kiva U, a program designed to engage students and educators in a global effort to expand microfinance and foster community among next-generation change makers.
  • Young Jews Courted as Donors
    Source: The Wall Street Journal, August 31, 2013
    UJA-Federation of New York and other Jewish organizations are working to energize giving among younger donors.
  • Ford Foundation gives Detroit money to probe grant process
    Source: The Detroit News, August 30, 2013
    The Ford Foundation is supporting a consulting firm's review and recommendations for ways to improve the city’s administration of federal grants, an area in which Detroit has forfeited money because of poor oversight.
  • How to Train and Retain Great Principals in Struggling Urban Schools
    Source: PBS NewsHour, August 29, 2013
    Wallace Foundation President Will Miller offers his perspective to a story examining how urban school districts can train and retain great principals.
  • What’s Strategy Got to Do With It?
    Source: Stanford Social Innovation Review, August 27, 2013
    TCC Group Director of Philanthropy Chris Cardona analyzes a recent discussion about the role and value of strategic philanthropy.
  • Foundation Fights Fees for Artist’s Trustees
    Source: The New York Times, August 21, 2013
    The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation and three of its trustees are engaged in a court battle over $60 million they claim they are owed.
  • COF 2.0: Is This What The Field of Philanthropy Really Needs?
    Source: National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, August 21, 2013
    An op-ed by Doug Bauer, Executive Director of The Clark Foundation, in NCRP’s Summer 2013 issue of Responsive Philanthropy.
  • The Possible Philanthropic Response to Trayvon Martin
    Source: Nonprofit Quarterly, August 19, 2013
    Initiatives from the Open Society Foundations and the Schott Foundation for Public Education are cited in this article.
  • It’s Time to Cut Through the Hype of Impact Investing
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, August 19, 2013
    This op-ed mentions the roles of the Ford Foundation and the F.B. Heron Foundation in the evolution of impact investing.
  • Atlantic Philanthropies Awards Grants Totaling $11 Million to Nonprofits in Ireland, Northern Ireland
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, August 19, 2013
    The grant recipients’ efforts include provide palliative care to people with dementia, promoting philanthropy in the Republic of Ireland, and improving outcomes for children and youth in Northern Ireland.
  • Target Hands Decision on $5-Million Schools Gift to Online Voters
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, August 15, 2013
    For the first time, Target is letting its shoppers decide, via Facebook, how it will distribute $5 million in donations to public schools through its “Give With Target” campaign. (Target President of Community Relations Laysha Ward is also quoted in the article.)
  • Red Cross Awards $1 Million to Staten Island Foundation for Sandy Recovery Efforts
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, August 14, 2013
    The grant from the American Red Cross will be distributed through the foundation's Hurricane Sandy Nonprofit Recovery Fund and help support community-based organizations providing home repairs for seniors, mental health services and coordination of on-the-ground volunteers in the hardest-hit areas of Staten Island.
  • Goldman Sachs, Pritzker Group to Invest $7 Million in Utah School District
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, August 14, 2013
    Goldman Sachs and the Pritzker Group will fund the expansion of an early-childhood program in Salt Lake City's Granite School District through a social impact bond.
  • Good Charity, Bad Charity
    Source: The New York Times, August 10, 2013
    This op-ed by Princeton University professor Peter Singer on how to choose between different areas of philanthropy cites information from Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.
  • Talking Optimism and Opportunity With New Ford Foundation Head
    Source: The Wall Street Journal, August 8, 2013
    A profile of Darren Walker as he prepares to assume the role of President of the Ford Foundation.
  • Inaugural Bellagio/PopTech Fellows Announced
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, August 7, 2013
    The Rockefeller Foundation and PopTech have announced the inaugural recipients of the Bellagio/PopTech Fellows program, a collaborative incubator that works to foster ideas for improving the lives of poor and vulnerable populations.
  • New Jersey Recovery Fund Awards $3.8 Million for Sandy Relief
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, August 7, 2013
    Created with a lead gift from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, and hosted by the Community Foundation of New Jersey, the fund is a collaborative effort of local and national foundations, New Jersey-based corporations and individuals committed to supporting local nonprofits working in communities affected by Superstorm Sandy.
  • Atlantic Philanthropies to Award €15 Million to Address Child Poverty
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, August 7, 2013
    The $19.78 million grant from Atlantic to the Irish state agency Pobal will be used to support children at risk of poverty within the mainstream education and child care systems.
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of America Receives $1 Million for High School Success Campaign
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, August 6, 2013
    The New York Life Foundation’s four-year grant to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America will strengthen the organization's academic programming for high school students.
  • NYC losing small hospitals as money woes mount
    Source: The Wall Street Journal, August 6, 2013
    This article on the increasing closure of small, independent hospitals in New York quotes James Tallon, President of the United Hospital Fund.
  • Underwater Mortgages, Drowning Cities, and Rogue Financiers
    Source: The Huffington Post, August 6, 2013
    A blog post by Robert C. Hockett, Fellow at The Century Foundation.
  • Sloan Foundation Partners With Cornell, Georgia Tech, Penn State to Boost STEM Mentoring Among Minorities
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, August 5, 2013
    The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s partnership with Cornell University, the Georgia Institute of Technology and Pennsylvania State University will fund University Centers of Exemplary Mentoring for minority graduate students in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) disciplines.
  • KickStart International Receives $2 Million in Financing From Citi
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, August 3, 2013
    The financing from Citi will be used by the San Francisco-based social enterprise nonprofit to expand production and distribution of its human-powered water pumps, specifically to support smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • William T. Grant Foundation Awards $1.7 Million for Research to Benefit Youth
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, August 3, 2013
    The seven grants totaling nearly $1.7 million are in support of researchers and organizations working to understand and improve the environments in which youth spend their time.
  • Businesses With a Social Conscience Reach a Tipping Point
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, August 1, 2013
    An op-ed by Phillip Henderson, President of the Surdna Foundation.
  • The NonProfit Times 2013 Power and Influence Top 50
    August 1, 2013
    PNY members Kathy Calvin, CEO of the United Nations Foundation; Stephen Heintz, President of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund; American Express Foundation President Tim McClimon; Rockefeller Foundation President Judith Rodin; and Laysha Ward, President of Community Relations & the Target Foundation, are among this year’s honorees.
  • Penn Announces $1.28 Million Grant for Digital Archaeological Archive
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, August 1, 2013
    The grant from the Leon Levy Foundation to the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology will support a collaboration with the British Museum to create a digital archive of archaeological excavations of the ancient Mesopotamian kingdom of Ur.
  • Why Impact Investing Is An Emerging Paradigm Shift In Philanthropy
    Source: Forbes, July 30, 2013
    An op-ed by Amy Bell, Executive Director and Head of Principal Investments for JPMorgan Chase’s Social Finance business unit.
  • 79 percent in neighborhoods hardest hit by Sandy say rebuild even in face of risk
    Source: The Washington Post, July 30, 2013
    A survey from the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research examining resilience following Superstorm Sandy (and funded by the Rockefeller Foundation) also found that about 1 in 4 Americans believe they live in an area extremely at risk in the next five years of being hit with a disaster.
  • ASPCA Awards $8.9 Million to Animal Welfare Organizations in First Half of 2013
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, July 29, 2013
    Altogether, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals made 847 grants to 636 organizations in 49 states during the first six months of this year. (ASPCA Vice President of Grants Management Michael Barrett is also quoted in this article.)
  • Schools Rake In Private Funds
    Source: The Wall Street Journal, July 28, 2013
    This article on the record $47 million in pledges that the fundraising arm of the New York City public-school system received this past year quotes Rick Smith, president of the Pinkerton Foundation, which helped fund the Summer Quest academic summer camp.
  • In Lieu of Money, Toyota Donates Efficiency to New York Charity
    Source: The New York Times, July 28, 2013
    Toyota’s unique partnership with the Food Bank for New York City highlights a different way for-profit businesses can help their communities.
  • The Charitable-Industrial Complex
    Source: The New York Times, July 26, 2013
    An op-ed by Peter Buffett, Co-Chair of the NoVo Foundation.
  • New Ford CEO Understands What Triggers Social Change
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, July 26, 2013
    Center for Effective Government President and CEO Katherine McFate praises the Ford Foundation’s selection of Darren Walker as its next President.
  • Ford Foundation Names Darren Walker as New CEO
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, July 25, 2013
    The Chronicle spoke with Walker and several other philanthropic leaders about his new appointment.
  • At Ford Foundation, Vice President Rises to Top Job
    Source: The New York Times, July 24, 2013
    Darren Walker will become the 10th President of the Ford Foundation this September.
  • Stavros Niarchos Foundation Awards $41.5 Million in Grants
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, July 20, 2013
    The grants are to organizations working in the areas of education, health, the arts and social welfare, and will also go in part to the foundation’s three-year commitment to help address the effects of the prolonged socioeconomic crisis in Greece.
  • Affording Obamacare: New York's New Health Plan Rates
    Source: The Huffington Post, July 19, 2013
    A blog post from James Knickman, President and CEO of the New York State Health Foundation.
  • Dodge Foundation Awards Grants Totaling $4 Million to New Jersey Nonprofits
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, July 19, 2013
    The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation has announced ninety-four grants to nonprofits in New Jersey working in the areas of education, media, the arts and the environment.
  • Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Awards $7.8 Million to Sixteen Physician-Scientists
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, July 19, 2013
    The grants, part of the foundation’s annual Clinical Scientist Development Awards competition, will support the physician-scientists as they transition to clinical research.
  • AARP, Weinberg Foundations Commit $10.5 Million for Skilled Nursing Care Model
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, July 17, 2013
    The AARP Foundation and the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation have announced commitments totaling $10.5 million to the Green House Project, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation initiative to provide high-quality skilled nursing care to low-income seniors.
  • New York Life Foundation Awards $1 Million to Comfort Zone Camp
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, July 13, 2013
    The two-year, $1 million grant is in support of organizational capacity building for Comfort Zone Camp, a bereavement camp for youth between the ages of 7 and 17, and a new program model designed to increase the number of campers it serves.
  • Carnegie Corporation of New York Announces $16.3 Million in Grants
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, July 10, 2013
    The second-quarter grants have been made to over two dozen organizations and institutions.
  • From Health-Care Reform, Lessons for Education Policy
    Source: Education Week, July 9, 2013
    An op-ed by Greg Anrig, Vice President of Policy and Programs at The Century Foundation.
  • Art Groups Fear Losing a Mayor, and His Money
    Source: The New York Times, July 1, 2013
    With less than six months remaining in Michael Bloomberg’s tenure as mayor, and the recent end of a two-year grant program from Bloomberg Philanthropies, many artists and art-supporting organizations have grown concerned.
  • Angst at the A.S.P.C.A.
    Source: The New York Times, June 28, 2013
    An analysis of recent internal and external disputes at the philanthropic organization.
  • A new affirmative action based on class
    Source: USA TODAY, June 25, 2013
    An op-ed by Century Foundation Senior Fellow Richard D. Kahlenberg.
  • Komen Has ‘Turned the Corner,’ New Chief Executive Says
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, June 21, 2013
    Incoming Susan G. Komen for the Cure CEO Judith Salerno said the organization is working to restore any support it has lost since last year.
  • HUD to Hold Competition to Help Sandy-Ravaged Communities
    Source: The New York Times, June 20, 2013
    The Rockefeller Foundation is contributing $3 million to the competition, which is part of the Hurricane Sandy aid package approved by Congress in January and will be run in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.
  • Bloomberg $15-Million Gift Aims to Help Museums Develop Mobile Apps
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, June 20, 2013
    Bloomberg Philanthropies' donation to five major cultural institutions will help them create apps for visitors to use on their mobile devices.
  • Developing Drugs for Rare Diseases
    Source: The New York Times, June 18, 2013
    Susan L. Solomon, CEO of The New York Stem Cell Foundation, responds to a Times article about the drug industry’s research and development process.
  • Health Policy Expert to Replace Nancy Brinker as Komen CEO
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, June 18, 2013
    After a 10-month search, the Susan G. Komen Foundation has named Judith A. Salerno, the leader of the Institute of Medicine at the National Academy of Sciences, as its new chief executive.
  • As Helmsley Trust Anticipates Windfall, It Seeks New Causes to Support
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, June 16, 2013 (subscription required)
    Now worth over $4 billion, the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust is dedicating the bulk of its resources to medical research and getting ready to figure out priorities as it anticipates the possibility of doubling in size.
  • Grant Makers Open Up About Failed Projects in Hopes Others Can Learn From Them
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, June 16, 2013 (subscription required)
    The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation is among a group of foundations profiled in this article on how funders are articulating and addressing failed projects and efforts.
  • Our Schools, Cut Off From the Web
    Source: The New York Times, June 16, 2013
    An op-ed on the need for all people to have access to a fast and open Internet by Ford Foundation President Luis Ubiñas.
  • Open Society Announces Fund to Support New Nonprofit Leaders
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, June 14, 2013
    Open Society Foundations has established a $2 million fund to help new nonprofit chief executives put their ideas to work quickly.
  • 2013 Black Male Achievement Fellows Announced
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, June 12, 2013
    The Open Society Foundations, in partnership with Echoing Green, have announced the 2013 class of Black Male Achievement Fellows.
  • Six Winners to Receive Help Setting Up Social Impact Bond Projects
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, June 12, 2013
    The Rockefeller Foundation and the Social Impact Bond Technical Assistance Lab at the Harvard Kennedy School have announced the six winners of a national competition to provide technical assistance to state and local governments looking to develop "pay-for-success" contracts using social impact bonds.
  • Continued discussion about the NSA Leaks
    Source: Charlie Rose, June 11, 2013
    Century Foundation Senior Fellow Barton Gellman is part of this panel discussion on Edward Snowden and the National Security Agency leaks.
  • Breadth, lack of checks distinguish NSA surveillance
    Source: The Rachel Maddow Show, June 10, 2013
    Century Foundation Senior Fellow Barton Gellman discussed his reporting on PRISM, the NSA’s data collection program that sweeps up information from major Internet sources.
  • Komen Cancels 2014 Fundraising Events in Seven Cities
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, June 7, 2013
    Susan G. Komen for the Cure has cancelled the Race for the Cure events due to economic uncertainty and competition from other nonprofits.
  • Impact Investing in the Middle East: What Next?
    Source: Stanford Social Innovation Review, June 6, 2013
    This analysis of MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region impact investing cites a recent research report from JP Morgan and the Global Impact Investment Network.
  • World Bank Looks to Leverage Partnerships With Foundations
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, June 2, 2013
    The World Bank is looking to increase the number of such partnerships — which include a recent effort with the Ford and Open Society foundations — to help reduce global poverty and boost incomes for the bottom 40 percent in developing countries by 2030.
  • The $2.7 Trillion Medical Bill
    Source: The New York Times, June 1, 2013
    The Commonwealth Fund’s recent report on health care spending in 13 industrialized nations helps demonstrate that the U.S. spends more on health care than any other country. (Fund President Dr. David Blumenthal is also quoted in this article.)
  • Red Cross gives $1.25M grant to Brooklyn Community Foundation
    Source: Brooklyn Daily Eagle, May 30, 2013
    The grant from the American Red Cross in Greater New York will support long-term recovery efforts for people affected by Superstorm Sandy.
  • RE.invest Initiative to Partner With Eight Cities to Develop Resilient Stormwater Systems
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, May 29, 2013
    The Rockefeller Foundation-funded initiative is a two-year effort to help municipalities rethink the way they design, plan, implement and finance infrastructure.
  • Teagle Foundation Awards More Than $1.5 Million
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, May 29, 2013
    Most of the eleven grants were awarded through the foundation's Larger Vision for Student Learning: Education for Civic and Moral Responsibility initiative.
  • Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program Releases Final Report
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, May 28, 2013
    The foundation’s $340 million graduate-level fellowship initiative has, over the past twelve years, helped more than 4300 social justice leaders from 22 countries advance their education and bring new knowledge and skills back to their home countries.
  • Nonprofit Community Health Clinics Receive $1.9 Million in Grants From Hartford Foundation
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, May 27, 2013
    The grants were awarded using funds from the Corporation for National and Community Service's Social Innovation Fund.
  • Scathing Report Highlights Forgotten Role of Community Colleges
    Source: MSNBC, May 26, 2013
    Century Foundation Trustee Melissa Harris-Perry and Senior Fellow Richard Kahlenberg discuss the findings from the foundation’s new report.
  • Donor Collaborations: Size Matters Less Than You Think
    Source: Stanford Social Innovation Review, May 24, 2013
    SeaChange Capital Partners’ John MacIntosh responds to a recent SSIR article on high stakes donor collaborations, using the New York Merger, Acquisition, and Collaboration Fund (NYMAC) as a case study.
  • How our community colleges are falling behind
    Source: The Washington Post, May 23, 2013
    The Century Foundation’s new report details the large socioeconomic, racial and funding divide between community colleges and elite institutions.
  • Though Enrolling More Poor Students, 2-Year Colleges Get Less of Federal Pie
    Source: The New York Times, May 22, 2013
    A review of the findings from The Century Foundation’s report on the nation’s community colleges.
  • To Be a True Practitioner of Democracy
    Source: The Huffington Post, May 22, 2013
    Carnegie Corporation of New York President Vartan Gregorian delivered this address to the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University’s class of 2013 on Sunday, May 19.
  • Morgan Stanley Pledges Additional $8 Million to Feeding America
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, May 21, 2013
    The new $8 million commitment is part of its continuing Fill the Plate initiative and an expansion of its employee volunteer arrangement with Feeding America.
  • Polling Group in Russia Says It May Close
    Source: The New York Times, May 20, 2013
    The country’s only independent polling agency has been accused under a new law of overtly political activity, due in part to a series of grants it has received from the MacArthur Foundation, the Ford Foundation and the Open Society Institute Foundation.
  • A Foundation Risks All of Its Endowment on Creating Jobs
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, May 19, 2013 (subscription required)
    As part of its effort to rethink its approach to fighting poverty, the F.B. Heron Foundation will fully invest its $274 million endowment in the next five years to advance its mission.
  • Young Wealthy Donors Bring Taste for Risk, Hands-On Involvement to Philanthropy
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, May 19, 2013 (subscription required)
    An op-ed by 21/64 Managing Director Sharna Goldseker and Michael Moody, the Frey Foundation Chair for Family Philanthropy at the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University.
  • Open Society Foundations Announces 2013 Soros Justice Fellows
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, May 15, 2013
    A mix of emerging and established social justice leaders, the fourteen fellows include investigative journalists, lawyers, grassroots organizers, policy advocates and scholars who will take on a range of reform issues that relate to broader OSF efforts to curb mass incarceration, eliminate harsh punishment and ensure justice system accountability in the United States.
  • Celebrating a Year of Progress on Expanded Learning Time
    Source: The Huffington Post, May 15, 2013
    An op-ed by Time to Succeed Coalition Co-Chair Chris Gabrieli and Ford Foundation President Luis Ubiñas.
  • Rockefeller Pledges $100-Million to Help 100 Cities Cope With Crises
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, May 14, 2013
    The 100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge was announced to mark the 100th year, to the day, that the Rockefeller Foundation was incorporated.
  • Rockefeller Foundation To Pump $97 Million Into African Digital Jobs
    Source: Forbes, May 13, 2013
    The pledge is part of the foundation’s ongoing initiative to create jobs for young Africans in the rapidly growing information and communications technology (ICT) enabled sectors in the continent.
  • 100 Years on, Rockefeller Foundation Still Busy
    Source: ABC News, May 12, 2013
    An examination of the foundation’s history and institutional approach as it celebrates its centennial.
  • Thousands participate in Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure
    Source: The Washington Post, May 11, 2013
    Attendance at the charity’s signature fundraising event did decline for the second consecutive year.
  • The Transformative Power of Philanthropy
    Source: The Huffington Post, May 9, 2013
    The fourth in a series of Rockefeller Foundation President Judith Rodin’s reflections on the unique strengths and enduring lessons of 100 years of strategic philanthropy.
  • New Programs Teach Collaboration, Not Finance and Fundraising
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, May 5, 2013 (subscription required)
    This examination of the “new breed” of leadership programs includes those supported by the American Express Foundation, the Bank of America Charitable Foundation and the Nathan Cummings Foundation.
  • Bloomberg Gives Sept. 11 Museum a $15 Million Loan
    Source: The New York Times, May 2, 2013
    Michael Bloomberg has personally lent the museum $15 million to help cover expenses until it opens a year from now. He is charging the lowest possible interest rate — less than 0.3 percent — so that the transaction would qualify under federal rules as a loan rather than a gift.
  • Philanthropy as Backer of Brains
    Source: The Huffington Post, May 2, 2013
    The third in a series of Rockefeller Foundation President Judith Rodin’s reflections on the unique strengths and enduring lessons of 100 years of strategic philanthropy.
  • Bloomberg Philanthropies Unveils Web Site and Priorities
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, April 30, 2013
    Bloomberg Philanthropies unveiled its first website, which provides detailed information about its areas of focus, a letter from Mayor Bloomberg and an annual report on the foundation’s activities.
  • Philanthropy Takes Fore as Bloomberg Exits N.Y. Mayoralty
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, April 30, 2013
    Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s approach to philanthropy and his giving priorities are examined as he prepares for his return to private life.
  • $15 Million Gift and New Name for Community College
    Source: The New York Times, April 29, 2013
    The Stella and Charles Guttman Foundation is giving $15 million to New Community College, one of the largest donations ever for a public two-year college. The foundation is giving an additional $10 million to increase graduation rates at all seven community colleges of the City University of New York.
  • Foundations Commit More Than $2-Billion to End Polio
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, April 25, 2013
    Bloomberg Philanthropies is among the foundations joining Bill and Melinda Gates in a new push to eradicate polio.
  • Philanthropy as Field Builder
    Source: The Huffington Post, April 25, 2013
    The second in a series of Rockefeller Foundation President Judith Rodin’s reflections on the unique strengths and enduring lessons of 100 years of strategic philanthropy.
  • Trinity Church Split on How to Manage $2 Billion Legacy of a Queen
    Source: The New York Times, April 24, 2013
    Parishioners of Trinity Wall Street disagree on the church’s current mission and direction and how it should use its assets.
  • African Philanthropy Forum to Promote Transformation of the Continent 'From Within'
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, April 22, 2013
    The Global Philanthropy Forum has announced the formation of the African Philanthropy Forum to support the expansion of strategic philanthropy on the African continent; the Tony Elumelu, MasterCard, Equity Group and Rockefeller foundations have pledged financial support to get the forum off the ground.
  • Ford’s Next Leader Needs Grass-Roots Experience and Entrepreneurial Spirit, Say Nonprofits
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, April 21, 2013 (subscription required)
    Several nonprofit leaders and experts weigh in on which qualities and experiences the successor to current Ford Foundation President Luis Ubiñas should possess.
  • Philanthropy Is the Go-To Partner for Risk
    Source: The Huffington Post, April 18, 2013
    The first in a series of Rockefeller Foundation President Judith Rodin’s reflections on the unique strengths and enduring lessons of 100 years of strategic philanthropy.
  • Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Announces Participants of 'Untraditional' Artist Residency Program
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, April 17, 2013
    The Doris Duke Building Demand for the Arts program supports partnerships between artists and organizations to create and pilot methods for reaching the public and developing individuals' interest in and access to the performing arts.
  • More Children in Greece Are Going Hungry
    Source: The New York Times, April 17, 2013
    The Stavros Niarchos Foundation's support of a school lunch program to help combat child hunger in Greece is mentioned in this article.
  • Small Nonprofit Newsroom Wins Pulitzer for Reporting
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, April 16, 2013
    InsideClimate News, a five-year-old nonprofit environmental journalism outlet supported in part by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting for its investigation of a pipeline oil spill in Michigan.
  • Ms. Foundation for Women Receives Bequest
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest (PND), April 16, 2013
    The nearly $2 million bequest from the estate of Margaret "Meg" Jacobs is the largest bequest in the organization's forty-year history.
  • President, Again, Attacks Charitable Deduction
    Source: The NonProfit Times, April 11, 2013
    This examination of President Obama’s federal budget proposal includes comments from Michael Peterson, President of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation.
  • Open Society Offers New Grants to Spur Charity Collaboration
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, April 8, 2013
    Teams of charities in eight U.S. cities are competing for long-term grants, through the Open Society Foundations' Open Places Initiative, that will be used to help improve opportunities for low-income people and minorities.
  • Donor-Advised-Fund Tool Sends Gifts Directly to Charities
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, April 9, 2013
    The DAF Direct widget, a simple application that can be placed on a nonprofit’s website, was created by Fidelity Charitable in collaboration with other donor-advised funds and 10 charities that have piloted the application.
  • Spending a Week on Food Stamps Taught Me a Lesson That Could Aid All Grant Makers
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, April 7, 2013
    An op-ed by Simon Greer, CEO of the Nathan Cummings Foundation.
  • Report About NYC’s Libraries Sparks New Proposal from Speaker Quinn
    Source: MetroFocus Thirteen, April 5, 2013
    The Center for an Urban Future’s report, which was funded by the Charles H. Revson Foundation, documented the important role that public libraries play in communities across New York City.
  • Council on Foundations Announces 2013 Philanthropy Awards
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, April 4, 2013
    Carnegie Corporation of New York President Vartan Gregorian is among the honorees, receiving CoF's Distinguished Service Award.
  • What It Means To Be A Philanthropist -- Gen Xers and Millennials Weigh In
    Source: Forbes, April 1, 2013
    21/64 Managing Director Sharna Goldseker and the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy’s Michael Moody discuss their recent report on the philanthropic vision of the next generation of donors.
  • Will Obamacare Increase Insurance Costs in New York State?
    Source: The Huffington Post, April 1, 2013
    An op-ed by James Knickman, President and CEO of the New York State Health Foundation.
  • Carnegie Corporation of New York Awards More Than $19.2 Million in Grants
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, March 29, 2013
    The 26 board-approved grants were made to organizations in the United States and around the world.
  • The Secret to More Effective Philanthropy: Funding the Unknown
    Source: Forbes, March 28, 2013
    An op-ed by Elizabeth Good Christopherson, President and CEO of the Rita Allen Foundation, in anticipation of the May 2013 Ashoka Future Forum in Washington, D.C.
  • 4 Foundations Recognized for Aiding the Needy and Minorities
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, March 26, 2013
    The NoVo Foundation, the Levi Strauss Foundation, the Woods Fund of Chicago and the California Community Foundation received the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy’s inaugural Impact Awards for creativity and leadership in giving.
  • Among Young Inheritors, an Urge to Redistribute
    Source: The New York Times, March 25, 2013
    This article on "trust-fund progressives" includes comments from Bessemer Trust Chief Fiduciary Counsel James L. Kronenberg.
  • Carnegie Corporation Commits $15 Million for Rethinking School Design
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, March 25, 2013
    This initial commitment to support district-based school design work uses the principles in a new Carnegie Corporation report as a starting point.
  • The Grantmaking Formula for the New Normal
    Source: Nonprofit Quarterly, March 25, 2013
    An op-ed by Douglas Bauer, Executive Director of the Clark Foundation.
  • Small Foundations Can Spur Big Changes: One Grant Maker Shows How
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, March 24, 2013 (subscription required)
    An op-ed by Emily Tow Jackson, Executive Director of the Tow Foundation.
  • A Look at the Competing House and Senate Budget Proposals
    March 19, 2013
    An analysis from the Peter G. Peterson Foundation.
  • The Met and Crystal Bridges to Share a Trumbull Portrait
    Source: The New York Times, March 14, 2013
    A portrait of Alexander Hamilton by John Trumbull, the celebrated Revolutionary War-era painter, has been given by its owner, Credit Suisse, to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Arkansas in a 50-50 partnership.
  • Providence Wins Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Cities Challenge
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, March 13, 2013
    The Providence Talks project, which will help low-income parents improve their kids’ language skills, secured the $5 million top prize for Providence, R.I., in Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Mayor’s Challenge.
  • Infusion Bolsters Nonprofit
    Source: The Wall Street Journal, March 11, 2013
    Community Preservation Corp., a 38-year-old nonprofit lender, has received a $250 million infusion of capital from Citigroup to revive the organization and allow it to refocus on its core mission of rehabilitating affordable housing in lower-income neighborhoods.
  • Ford Foundation President to Step Down
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, March 6, 2013
    President Luis Ubiñas has announced that he will leave his position in September of this year.
  • Ford Foundation’s President to Depart in September
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, March 6, 2013
    An examination of Luis Ubiñas' tenure as President.
  • Stepping Down
    March 2013
    A personal message from Luis Ubiñas, President of the Ford Foundation, on his upcoming departure.
  • Four charter schools will be launched under initiative started by Mayor Bloomberg
    Source: New York Post, March 5, 2013
    The state Education Department has received applications to open the schools as part of the mayor’s Young Men’s Initiative, which is funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Open Society Foundations.
  • Forget Spending Cuts, the U.S. Economy Really Needs a $2 Trillion Stimulus
    Source: The Fiscal Times, March 5, 2013
    This piece by Century Foundation Fellow Andrew Fieldhouse argues for more targeted stimulus spending instead of economic austerity.
  • Biggest Givers of 2012
    Source: Barron's, March 2, 2013
    Melissa Berman, President & CEO of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, is quoted in this analysis of 2012's top donors.
  • Anti-Polio Campaign Gets Big Cash Infusion
    Source: The Wall Street Journal, February 28, 2013
    Mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced a $100 million donation from Bloomberg Philanthropies to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, bolstering fellow philanthropist Bill Gates' support of GPEI.
  • Sequestering the Sector
    Source: Stanford Social Innovation Review Blog, February 28, 2013
    Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors President & CEO Melissa Berman discusses what the sequester could mean for the nonprofit sector.
  • What You Should Know About the Sequester
    February 28, 2013
    The Peter G. Peterson Foundation provides helpful facts on the March 1 sequestration process.
  • CECP Announces 2013 Excellence Awards in Corporate Philanthropy
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, February 26, 2013
    The Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy awarded its Chairman's Award to IBM for the Smarter Cities Challenge, a three-year, $50 million competitive grant program to make cities around the world smarter and more livable.
  • Sloan Foundation Announces 2013 Research Fellowships
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, February 22, 2013
    Awarded annually by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation since 1955, the 2013 class of fellows includes 126 researchers from 61 colleges and universities across the United States and Canada.
  • New York Life Awards $5 Million to September 11 Memorial, Museum
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, February 21, 2013
    The grant will support construction of an education center that will tell the story and honor the victims of the 1993 and 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.
  • The Role of Philanthropy and Advocacy in Healthcare Reform Implementation
    Source: Nonprofit Quarterly, February 21, 2013
    A report from Philanthropy New York’s “Money and Power in Post-Election America: Where Is Philanthropy?” conference's Health Reform breakout session.
  • Grantmakers Play an Important Role in Comprehensive Immigration Reform Efforts
    Source: WNYC News, February 20, 2013
    The Carnegie Corporation of New York’s Geri Mannion is quoted in this article examining the work of funders (including the Open Society Foundations and the Ford Foundation) supporting immigration reform.
  • Financial Know-How for Nonprofits Online
    Source: The Wall Street Journal, February 18, 2013
    The Wallace Foundation is launching the website strongnonprofits.org, which covers all facets of financial management, from budgeting to oversight to working with a board on financial accountability. The resources are designed to help charities become better providers of services and achieve long-term sustainability.
  • Laurie Tisch Illumination Fund Launches $15 Million Healthy Foods Initiative
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, February 15, 2013
    The five-year Healthy Food & Community Change initiative will work to improve access to healthy foods for people in low-income neighborhoods.
  • Relinquishing Purse Strings: Orlando Bagwell Leaves Ford Foundation’s JustFilms
    Source: The New York Times, February 15, 2013
    Mr. Bagwell, a director and producer of some of the most influential documentaries about the civil rights movement and the black American experience, will leave the foundation in June to make his own documentaries once again.
  • Philanthropy Must Do More to Influence Policy, Say Government Officials
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, February 13, 2013
    An in-depth profile of Philanthropy New York’s “Money and Power in Post-Election America: Where Is Philanthropy?” conference.
  • New York Community Trust Announces $4.5 Million in Grants
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, February 12, 2013
    The 45 grants, ranging from $35,000 to $800,000, include several to help communities affected by Hurricane Sandy and also address dating violence, the shortage of affordable housing, and health care.
  • Philanthropy 50—No. 39: Jon Stryker
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, February 10, 2013
    Mr. Stryker made the Chronicle’s list of the top 50 donors of 2012 with the $30.1 million he gave to the Arcus Foundation, which he founded 13 years ago.
  • Hartford Foundation Awards $1.35 Million to Gerontological Society of America
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, February 10, 2013
    The three-year grant will establish the Hartford/GSA National Center on Gerontological Social Work Excellence.
  • Family Foundations Prepare for the Next Generation
    Source: The New York Times, February 8, 2013
    Sharna Goldseker, Managing Director of 21/64, talks about the recent report produced by 21/64 and the Johnson Center for Philanthropy that looks at how younger generations feel about philanthropy.
  • Education Tech Nonprofit Launches with Gates, Carnegie Support
    Source: Nonprofit Quarterly, February 6, 2013
    The Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have provided startup funding for the new nonprofit, inBloom, which aims “to make personalized learning a reality for every U.S. student by improving the effectiveness, variety and affordability of education technology.”
  • With A.L.S. in Family, Chief at Bloomberg Joins Fight
    Source: The New York Times, February 6, 2013
    Bloomberg L.P. CEO Daniel Doctoroff is working with Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Carlyle Group Co-Founder David Rubenstein to put together a $25 million package of donations to support research to cure amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
  • Stavros Niarchos Foundation Announces $10.9 Million in Grants to Greek Organizations
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, February 5, 2013
    The organizations are working to ease the effects of the ongoing socioeconomic crisis in Greece.
  • Atlantic Philanthropies Awards $3.25 Million to Expand Children's Access to Health Coverage
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, February 1, 2013
    The grant to the National League of Cities will help increase children's access to health insurance.
  • Newman's Own channels money to broadcasters
    Source: Westport News, January 31, 2013
    Newman's Own Foundation has announced grants totaling $2.4 million to 13 public broadcasting stations and organizations.
  • With Latest $350 Million Gift to Johns Hopkins, Bloomberg Surpasses $1 Billion in Giving to Alma Mater
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, January 29, 2013
    The gift includes $250 million in support of a $1 billion effort to facilitate cross-disciplinary work across the university. Mayor Bloomberg, who earned his Bachelor's degree in Engineering from Johns Hopkins in 1964, made his first donation, a gift of $5, in 1965.
  • Russia's Real Friends in the West
    Source: The Moscow Times, January 27, 2013
    An op-ed by Deana Arsenian, Vice President for International Program and Program Director for Russia and Eurasia at the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
  • Salk Institute Receives $42 Million From Helmsley Charitable Trust to Create Research Center for Genomic Medicine
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, January 24, 2013
    The Helmsley Center for Genomic Medicine will enable scientists in a range of fields to explore how certain cellular pathways serve as lynchpins for chronic diseases, which could lead to new therapy targets.
  • Critics of State’s Campaign Finance Laws Seek Philanthropists’ Help
    Source: The New York Times, January 24, 2013
    Representatives from the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the Open Society Foundations attended a meeting organized by the Piper Fund to enlist support for changing New York’s campaign finance laws.
  • Re: “Health Care Drives Increase in Government Spending”
    Published by The New York Times, January 24, 2013
    New York State Health Foundation President and CEO James Knickman responds to a Times article on health care spending.
  • The Boom in Charitable Funds
    Source: The Wall Street Journal, January 23, 2013
    2012 was a record year for donor-advised charitable gift funds at Fidelity Investments and Vanguard Group.
  • Rockefeller Foundation Commits $3 Million to Help Cities Build Resilient Infrastructure Systems
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, January 22, 2013
    Nearly three months after Superstorm Sandy, the RE.invest Initiative will provide up to eight cities with seed funding and technical support to create new Community Investment Vehicles (CIVics) that can leverage hundreds of millions of dollars of private investment in local infrastructure projects.
  • Lessons learned from Sandy
    Source: MSNBC, January 14, 2013
    Rockefeller Foundation President Judith Rodin appears on Andrea Mitchell Reports to talk about the most crucial infrastructure changes New York should act upon in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.
  • Ford Foundation Awards $2.7 Million to Artspace for Creative Placemaking
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, January 14, 2013
    Minneapolis-based Artspace Projects, Inc. has announced a $2.7 million grant from the Ford Foundation in support of efforts designed to revitalize communities through the arts.
  • Morgan Stanley, Kresge Foundation, LISC Launch $100 Million Investment Fund For Health Care, Affordable Housing
    Source: CBS Detroit, January 14, 2013
    Called the Healthy Futures Fund, the project is in part a response to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the 20 million new health care consumers that the legislation is likely to create.
  • Kiva City Launches in Washington, D.C.
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, January 11, 2013
    Kiva, the Latino Economic Development Center and Capital One Bank have announced the launch of Kiva City D.C., a website that will provide small business owners in the greater Washington, D.C., area with access to crowdfunded microloans.
  • President Putin: Restore Openness to Nonprofit Involvement
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, January 11, 2013
    Deana Arsenian, Vice President for International Program and Program Director for Russia and Eurasia at the Carnegie Corporation of New York, writes an open letter to Russian president Vladimir Putin.
  • Why Do Democrats Want More Police in Schools?
    Source: The Nation, January 11, 2013
    An op-ed by Lori Bezahler, President of the Edward W. Hazen Foundation.
  • Building a More Resilient 21st Century Infrastructure
    Source: The Brian Lehrer Show, January 10, 2013
    Rockefeller Foundation President Judith Rodin sits for a three-part interview series about the NYS 2100 commission planning for long-term recovery from Superstorm Sandy.
  • As Use of Libraries Grows, Government Support Has Eroded
    Source: The New York Times, January 8, 2013
    Compared to 21 other major American library systems, New York City's three public library systems receive less government support even as their circulation and attendance have increased, according to a new study funded by the Charles H. Revson Foundation.
  • As Asian-Americans’ Numbers Grow, So Does Their Philanthropy
    Source: The New York Times, January 8, 2013
    The Korean American Community Foundation and its Executive Director Kyung Yoon are among the philanthropic organizations, nonprofit executives and individual donors profiled in this article.
  • Philanthropy As An Investment
    Source: Consuelo Mack WealthTrack, January 4, 2013
    On this episode of the weekly public television program, Clark Foundation Executive Director Doug Bauer and YMCA of Greater New York CEO Jack Lund share their advice on how to get the best return from charitable giving.
  • Media Development In The Developing World
    Source: Financial Advisor, January 4, 2013
    Since 1996, the Media Development Loan Fund has provided more than $120 million in loans and equity investments to media companies in 26 emerging market countries and independent news outlets in countries with a history of media oppression.
  • Carnegie Corporation of New York Awards Nearly $27 Million in Quarterly Grants
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, January 4, 2013
    The grants were awarded to organizations in the United States and around the world working in the areas of education, immigration and international affairs.
  • Big Banks Are Too Stingy, Says Watchdog
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, January 3, 2013
    The philanthropic track record at Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo is “lackluster,” according to a new report from the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy. Representatives of the banks disputed the report’s claims.
  • Irene Diamond Fund to Close With Final Grants Totaling $40 Million
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, December 31, 2012
    Established in 1994, the fund's grantmaking totaled nearly $286 million for the performing arts and culture, AIDS research, public health, human rights and civil society, and education. Diamond, who died in 2003, intended for the fund to spend down within ten years of her death.
  • 2013 Outlook Uncertain for Small Nonprofits, Brighter for Impact Investing
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, December 29, 2012
    Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors President and CEO Melissa Berman shared her thoughts on philanthropic trends for the upcoming year.
  • Modern Dance Groups to Get Hurricane Sandy Aid
    Source: The New York Times, December 25, 2012
    The Mertz Gilmore Foundation is providing $200,000 to help modern dance groups that suffered losses and damages due to Hurricane Sandy.
  • Foundation Seeks Focus on Business in 2013 Race
    Source: The New York Times, December 19, 2012
    The Rockefeller Foundation has announced a $100,000 grant for the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce to discover ways to compel the candidates in next year’s mayoral race to pay more attention to business issues.
  • Our Guides to Knowledge: Celebrating 'I Love My Librarian Award' Winners
    Source: The Huffington Post, December 19, 2012
    The Carnegie Corporation of New York spotlights the winners of the 2012 Carnegie Corporation/New York Times "I Love My Librarian" Award.
  • Chase Announces Winners of 2012 American Giving Awards
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, December 18, 2012
    JPMorgan Chase has announced the recipients of its second annual American Giving Awards, a televised celebrity tribute event that aired recently on NBC.
  • The Case for Higher Taxes
    Source: The Huffington Post, December 13, 2012
    A blog post by Rockefeller Brothers Fund President Stephen Heintz and Rev. Larry Snyder of Catholic Charities USA.
  • Initiative Launched to Improve Accountability of Climate Change Adaptation Finance
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, December 12, 2012
    The Rockefeller Foundation has announced the launch of a new initiative led by Oxfam, the Overseas Development Institute and the World Resources Institute to increase the transparency and accountability of climate finance adaptation programs.
  • TD Charitable Foundation Awards $2.5 Million for Affordable Housing
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, December 11, 2012
    Grants of $100,000 each were awarded through the foundation's seventh annual Housing for Everyone competition to nonprofits working to provide transitional housing and homeless shelters in the District of Columbia and twelve states where TD Bank conducts business.
  • In New Brand of Philanthropy, Nonprofits Invest in For-Profits
    Source: The New York Times, December 11, 2012
    This article on the rise of impact investing in the foundation world mentions two recent projects funded by Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs.
  • Penn students give out $100K in philanthropy class
    Source: The Wall Street Journal, December 11, 2012
    The University of Pennsylvania urban studies course on philanthropy and nonprofits is taught by Doug Bauer, Executive Director at The Clark Foundation, and Greg Goldman, Vice President of Development at the nonprofit Philadelphia Zoo.
  • Merck Foundation Ends Giving to Boy Scouts Over Gay Ban
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, December 11, 2012
    The foundation has cut off contributions to the Boy Scouts of America, citing the group’s policy barring acknowledged gays from its membership and staff.
  • Meet the Woman Tasked With Saving New York From the Next Sandy
    Source: The Atlantic, December 10, 2012
    Rockefeller Foundation President Dr. Judith Rodin describes the objectives of NYS 2100, the commission she co-chairs created by Governor Cuomo after what he described as the "wake-up call" issued by Hurricane Sandy.
  • How Nonprofits Can Use Data to Solve the World’s Problems
    Source: TIME, December 10, 2012
    Nancy Roob, President and CEO of the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation (which is one of several foundations awarding money to nonprofits that are using specific data points to measure impact), is quoted in this article.
  • Nonprofits Fear Donors Have Post-Sandy 'Ask' Fatigue
    Source: The Wall Street Journal, December 9, 2012
    Sheena Wright, President and CEO of the United Way of New York City, is quoted in this article.
  • Fiscal Talks Spur Charitable Giving
    Source: The Wall Street Journal, December 7, 2012
    Vanguard Charitable and Fidelity Charitable are both mentioned in this article on how the current uncertainty about the charitable tax deduction is spurring wealthy taxpayers and charities to maximize their donations before the end of 2012.
  • Our Democracy Is Only as Strong as Our Press
    Source: The Huffington Post, December 7, 2012
    A blog post by Vartan Gregorian, President of the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
  • 2012 Purpose Prize Winners Announced
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, December 6, 2012
    Funded by The Atlantic Philanthropies and the John Templeton Foundation, the Purpose Prize was created in 2005 as part of Encore.org's (formerly Civic Ventures) Encore Careers campaign, which aims to engage millions of baby boomers in second careers combining personal meaning, continued income and social impact.
  • White House Urges Nonprofits to Push for Higher Taxes on the Wealthy
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, December 6, 2012
    The New York Community Trust was one of many nonprofit organizations whose representatives were invited to the White House to discuss promoting increased taxes on the wealthy.
  • Ford Foundation to Support Longer School Year in 5 States
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, December 4, 2012
    The Ford Foundation and the National Center on Time & Learning will steer resources into the three-year pilot program that will add at least 300 hours to school calendars in Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York and Tennessee starting next year.
  • Storm Charity: 15% of What?
    Source: The New York Times, November 30, 2012
    This article mentions one of the first instances of cause marketing (a 1983 effort by American Express) and the recent Hurricane Sandy promotion by the Brooklyn restaurant Junior’s, which donated $5 of every pumpkin cheesecake it sold this fall to the Brooklyn Community Foundation.
  • Giving Tuesday Spurred 113% Spike In Number Of Donations
    Source: The Huffington Post, November 30, 2012
    The initiative, which was launched by the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation, urged charities, businesses, schools and religious and community groups to give back the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.
  • Mayor Bloomberg Announces $26 Million Loan Program for NYC Nonprofits
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, November 29, 2012
    Sponsored by the Ford Foundation, The New York Community Trust, the Robin Hood Foundation, Capital One Bank and the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City, the NYC Nonprofit Recovery Loan Program will provide interest-free loans ranging from $5,000 to $100,000 to nonprofits that have suffered severe losses and/or are operating in the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy.
  • Sandy’s Challenge for Grant Makers: Fix Water, Food, and Transit Systems
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, November 28, 2012
    Surdna Foundation President Phillip Henderson is one of the authors of this piece asking philanthropists to push for next-generation infrastructure changes that will make buildings more energy-efficient and improve the nation’s transit, water and food systems.
  • Not Your Average Tuesday
    Source: The Wall Street Journal, November 27, 2012
    This article focusing on Giving Tuesday includes quotes from Kathy Calvin, President of the United Nations Foundation, one of the initiative’s co-founders.
  • NY Life Gives $300K to Catalog for Giving NYC
    Source: New York Nonprofit Press, November 26, 2012
    The New York Life Foundation has awarded a three-year, $300,000 grant to The Catalog for Giving of New York City, which provides assistance to a group of small grassroots youth development organizations. The 12 organizations collectively serve approximately 5,000 youth from predominantly minority and disadvantaged communities throughout New York City.
  • Hurricane Sandy Relief Funds: Following the Money
    Source: NJ Spotlight, November 21, 2012
    This article on how Hurricane Sandy relief funds will be distributed in the short and long term includes quotes from Chris Daggett, President and CEO of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.
  • Carnegie Leader Calls for Presidential Commission to Guide Higher Education’s Future
    Source: The Chronicle of Higher Education, November 21, 2012 (subscription required)
    Carnegie Corporation of New York President Vartan Gregorian is working to build support for a new national commission of educators, business people and civic leaders to be convened by President Obama to work on the challenges facing higher education.
  • Sandy’s Lesson: Today’s Relief System Doesn’t Work for the Vulnerable
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, November 19, 2012
    An op-ed by Hugh Hogan, Executive Director of the North Star Fund.
  • Why the NoVo Foundation Invests in Girls and Women
    Source: Forbes, November 19, 2012
    An article by Jennifer Buffett, Co-Chair and President of the foundation.
  • Sloan Foundation Awards $3.2 Million for Study on Cognition's Lifetime Effects
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, November 17, 2012
    The University of Texas at Austin has announced a three-year, $3.2 million grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to enable sociologist Chandra Muller and economist Sandra Black to study the effects of cognition on health, mortality, education, and employment in high school and beyond.
  • Foundations to Help Artists After Hurricane Sandy
    Source: The New York Times, November 16, 2012
    The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation and the Lambent Foundation have teamed up to help artists and nonprofit arts organizations in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
  • Philanthropy needed to rebuild N.J. nonprofits after Hurricane Sandy
    Source: The Star-Ledger, November 16, 2012
    An op-ed by Chris Daggett, President and CEO of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and Hans Dekker, President of the Community Foundation of New Jersey.
  • Your money: The best ways to boost charitable donations
    Source: Reuters, November 16, 2012
    Arabella Advisors Managing Director Eric Kessler is quoted in this article, which also mentions Fidelity Charitable and the Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program.
  • NoVo Foundation Announces New Cohort of 'Movement Makers'
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, November 15, 2012
    The twenty "Movement Makers" have been selected to participate in the second round of the foundation's ten-year, $80 million Move to End Violence program.
  • Sharing Insights Into Smarter Cities
    Source: The Huffington Post, November 15, 2012
    A blog post by Stanley S. Litow, IBM's Vice President of Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs and President of IBM's International Foundation.
  • Campaign Begins to Help Legal Immigrants Become U.S. Citizens
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, November 15, 2012
    A group of more than 80 grantmakers, nonprofits and businesses (including the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Open Society Foundations) has created a network to help legal immigrants living in the United States become citizens.
  • Global Volunteerism Is Good For Business
    Source: The Atlantic, November 14, 2012
    An article by Stanley S. Litow, IBM's Vice President of Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs and President of IBM's International Foundation.
  • Charity’s Role in America, and Its Limits
    Source: The New York Times, November 13, 2012
    George Soros, Founder of the Open Society Foundations, is quoted in this article.
  • New York State Health Foundation Grant Helps Health Centers Win Federal Expansion Funds
    Source: Health Affairs, November 2012
    This article by the New York State Health Foundation's Senior Vice President David Sandman and Communications Director Maureen Cozine describes the Foundation's strategy for investing in community health centers; identifies key project activities, challenges and lessons; and highlights next steps for strengthening primary care in New York State.
  • Warhol Foundation Launches Art Liquidation With $17-Million Sale
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, November 13, 2012
    The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts raised more than $17 million in the first of a series of auctions aimed at selling off its entire stock of works by the late artist.
  • Foundations Are Searching for Ways to Fix an Ailing Political Process
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, November 11, 2012 (subscription required)
    The Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Ford Foundation, Open Society Foundations and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund are among a group of foundations trying to strengthen democratic institutions and engage more people in politics.
  • Getting Back More Than a Warm Feeling
    Source: The New York Times, November 8, 2012
    Rockefeller Foundation President Judith Rodin, Open Society Foundations President Christopher Stone, Bank of America Merrill Lynch's Andrew Sieg, TCC Group's Peter York, Goldman Sachs and Bloomberg Philanthropies are all included in this analysis of impact investing and social impact bonds. (Part of the Times' annual Giving section.)
  • In Veterans’ Aid, Growth Pains
    Source: The New York Times, November 8, 2012
    This examination of the rapid expansion in philanthropy for veterans and military families includes a quote from Colonel James McDonough (Ret.), Senior Fellow for Veterans Affairs at the New York State Health Foundation, and mentions initiatives from Goldman Sachs and The New York Community Trust. (Part of the Times' annual Giving section.)
  • In Pursuit of the Female Philanthropists
    Source: The New York Times, November 8, 2012
    Bank of America National Foundation Executive Claire M. Costello is quoted in this article on attracting women philanthropists. (Part of the Times' annual Giving section.)
  • Komen Foundation Struggles to Regain Wide Support
    Source: The New York Times, November 8, 2012
    An examination of the many public issues Susan G. Komen for the Cure has faced this year. (Part of the Times' annual Giving section.)
  • Specialty Funds Appeal to the Hands-On Donor
    Source: The New York Times, November 8, 2012
    This article on donor-advised funds includes information from Fidelity Charitable and its President, Sarah Libbey. (Part of the Times' annual Giving section.)
  • Volunteerism as a Core Competency
    Source: Bloomberg BusinessWeek, November 8, 2012
    IBM is ranked #1 on The Civic 50, a new scorecard on America’s community-minded companies produced by Bloomberg LP in partnership with the National Conference on Citizenship and Points of Light, two nonprofits promoting volunteerism (Citigroup, Aetna and Capital One are also in the top five).
  • Atlantic Philanthropies Gives $24-Million to Belfast University
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, November 7, 2012
    Queen’s University Belfast has received $24 million to develop a state-of-the-art center for experimental medicine in the Northern Ireland capital; the gift from the foundation is the largest ever to the institution.
  • Billion Dollar Givers: 23 Who Have Given Away $1 Billion Or More
    Source: Forbes, November 5, 2012
    This list of billion-dollar givers includes Open Society Foundations founder George Soros and Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
  • Bloomberg Philanthropies Aims to Spur Innovation in City Governments
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, November 5, 2012
    Bloomberg Philanthropies has announced the 20 finalists for a competition designed to spark innovation among U.S. cities; they will attend an “ideas camp” in New York later this month to share their ideas and help them take shape.
  • Learning From the Superstorm
    Source: The New York Times, November 2, 2012
    Dr. Judith Rodin, President of the Rockefeller Foundation, writes about resilience lessons we all can learn from Hurricane Sandy.
  • When the Transition Out of the Service Is Less Than Smooth
    Source: The New York Times, October 26, 2012
    A post by the New York State Health Foundation's James McDonough, Jr. on the Times' "At War" blog.
  • Most Donors Plan to Give as Much or More in 2012, Survey Finds
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, October 25, 2012
    Eighty-one percent of donors plan to contribute the same amount or more than in 2011, an annual survey by Fidelity Charitable finds—a larger percentage of donors who said their giving for the year would remain steady or grow than in both 2011 and 2010.
  • Impact Investing: A Growing Global Opportunity
    Source: The Huffington Post, October 23, 2012
    The Rockefeller Foundation's Margot Brandenburg and Kelly Teevan report on a meeting of investors, entrepreneurs, philanthropists and services providers in Sao Paulo to discuss what it will take to unlock more capital for impact investing in Brazil and across Latin America.
  • Cities of Service Awards Nearly $1 Million for High-Impact Volunteer Strategies
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, October 21, 2012
    Funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies, the grants will help 18 cities implement "impact volunteering" strategies that target community needs, leverage best practices and set clear goals and measures to gauge progress.
  • Going Beyond the Grant
    Source: Crain's Detroit Business (subscription required), October 21, 2012
    This article about impact investing initiatives in Detroit mentions the Rockefeller Foundation and discusses the work of the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Family Foundation (also quoting its Executive Director, Douglas Bitonti Stewart).
  • Social Impact Bonds Help Investors Bridge Philanthropy And Business Goals
    Source: The Huffington Post, October 18, 2012
    The Rockefeller Foundation and Goldman Sachs are both part of this examination of social investments and the growing field of social impact bonds.
  • Rockefeller Foundation Announces Winners of 2012 Jane Jacobs Medal
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest (PND), October 12, 2012
    Named for the late author and civic activist, the medals are awarded each year to individuals whose work challenges traditional assumptions and creates new ways of seeing and understanding New York City.
  • Ford Pledges $25-Million to End Child Marriage
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, October 10, 2012
    The Ford Foundation's new commitment to end marriages for girls under age 18 expands on their two years of work with Girls Not Brides, a coalition of more than 100 nonprofits trying to call attention to the issue.
  • Carnegie Corporation of New York Awards $30 Million in Fourth-Quarter Grants
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, October 5, 2012
    The grantees working in the United States and around the world include the University of Ghana, the Eurasia Foundation, the University of Chicago, Computers for Youth Foundation, the University of Texas at Austin, the Asia Foundation, the Research Foundation of the State University of New York, the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh and the Foundation Center.
  • Sheena Wright on "Good Day New York"
    October 4, 2012
    United Way of New York City's incoming President & CEO, Sheena Wright, is interviewed on Fox 5's "Good Day New York."
  • Arianna And Dr. Judith Rodin On 'Unlocking $100 Trillion Of Possibilities'
    Source: The Huffington Post, October 4, 2012
    Rockefeller Foundation President Dr. Judith Rodin and Huffington Post Media Group President and Editor-in-Chief Arianna Huffington discussed unlocking "$100 trillion of opportunities in for-profit markets" on CNBC's "Squawk Box."
  • Global Impact Investing Network Announces Partnership to Expand Reach of Impact Investing
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, October 4, 2012
    The Global Impact Investing Network has announced that it is partnering with the Omidyar Network, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the United States Agency for International Development to promote and enhance the emerging field of impact investing.
  • United Way Names New CEO
    Source: The Wall Street Journal, October 3, 2012
    Sheena Wright, President and CEO of the Abyssinian Development Corporation, will take the reins at the United Way of New York City in November.
  • Education Among Issues That Matter Most to High-Net-Worth Donors, Study Finds
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, October 3, 2012
    According to early findings from Bank of America's annual study of high-net-worth donors, education (60 percent), health care (45 percent), the economy (38 percent), and poverty (34 percent) were the social issues that mattered most to high-net-worth households.
  • The Future of Medicare
    Source: The Commonwealth Fund Blog, October 2, 2012
    This blog post is based on Commonwealth Fund President Karen Davis' oral testimony during the House of Representatives Democratic Steering and Policy Committee's "Forum on Saving Medicare for Seniors Today and in the Future" on October 2.
  • NY's Bloomberg aims to save mothers, children in Tanzania
    Source: Reuters, October 2, 2012
    The Bloomberg Philanthropies initiative (predicted to help 50,000 mothers and their children during the next three years) trains assistant medical officers and midwives in remote areas to perform life-saving procedures, including caesarean sections, and upgrades isolated health centers.
  • George Soros Urges Philanthropists To 'Invest In Efforts To Improve Achievement By African-American Boys And Men'
    Source: The Huffington Post, October 1, 2012
    A new report released by Soros' Open Society Foundations and the Foundation Center says that black men and boys in the United States do not have access to the structural supports and opportunities needed to thrive.
  • Philanthropists Weigh the Returns of Doing Good
    Source: The New York Times, September 28, 2012
    This article examining impact investing includes quotes from Melissa A. Berman, President and CEO of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.
  • The Global Good Challenge -- Engaging New Networks of Supporters on Global Issues
    Source: The Huffington Post, September 25, 2012
    Zaw Thet, Founder and Executive Chairman of Palindrome Advisors and a member of the United Nations Foundation's Global Entrepreneurs Council, talks about the foundation's new initiative for engaging global problems using digital technology and social media.
  • White House Hosts Innovation Forum for Philanthropists
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, September 21, 2012
    More than 150 leaders in philanthropy and finance, including Rockefeller Foundation President Judith Rodin, gathered at the White House for a private meeting on “innovation in philanthropy.”
  • How to Build a Successful Nonprofit That Supports Your Community
    Source: Forbes, September 20, 2012
    An interview with Charles Bronfman and Jeffrey Solomon (Chairman and President, respectively, of the Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies) about their new book The Art of Doing Good: Where Passion Meets Action.
  • Millennials Keen on Impact Investing
    Source: Institutional Investor, September 13, 2012
    This article focuses on the transfer of wealth from the baby boomer generation to Millennial inheritors and quotes Justin Rockefeller, a Trustee and member of the investment committee at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.
  • Bulk of Charitable Giving Not Earmarked for the Poor
    Source: The New York Times, September 8, 2012
    This examination of American (and New York) charitable giving includes quotes from Lorie A. Slutsky, CEO of The New York Community Trust.
  • Warhol Foundation Will Donate or Sell Its Whole Collection
    Source: The New York Times, September 5, 2012
    Beginning this fall, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts will disperse its entire collection of Warhols as it shifts almost exclusively into a grantmaking organization.
  • Local help from Newman's Own
    Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer, September 3, 2012
    An examination of the Newman's Own Foundation and its grantmaking in Pennsylvania.
  • Buffett Boosts Commitment to Children's Family Foundations
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, August 31, 2012
    On his 82nd birthday, billionaire investor Warren Buffett announced that he plans to increase his original pledge of shares of Berkshire Hathaway, the multinational conglomerate he controls, to the private foundations run by his children Susan, Howard and Peter (the Sherwood Foundation, the Howard G. Buffett Foundation and the Novo Foundation).
  • Foundations Commit to Supporting Job Creation Initiatives
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, August 31, 2012
    The Huffington Post has announced pledges totaling more than $150 million from media and philanthropic organizations, including the Ford and Rockefeller foundations, as part of its What Is Working initiative.
  • Most Powerful Women Philanthropists in 2012
    Source: Forbes, August 27, 2012
    Dr. Judith Rodin, President of The Rockefeller Foundation, is included in Forbes' list of 2012's most powerful female philanthropists.
  • Women Changing The World
    Source: Forbes, August 27, 2012
    Dina Habib Powell, Director of Global Corporate Engagement at Goldman Sachs, and Helen LaKelly Hunt, Founder and President of The Sister Fund, appear on lists made by prominent female leaders of "women who are key architects for change and empowering women around the world."
  • Center for Disaster Philanthropy Launches Under Ottenhoff
    Source: Nonprofit Quarterly, August 21, 2012
    The Center, a new nonprofit dedicated to helping donors leverage their resources throughout the life cycle of domestic and international disasters, is supported in part by Arabella Advisors.
  • 2 Reasons Grant Makers Should Race to Aid Immigrant Charities
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, August 15, 2012
    An op-ed by Walter Barrientos and Hugh Hogan of the North Star Fund.
  • Commemorating the ‘Greatest Philanthropist in History’
    Source: Bloomberg, August 10, 2012
    An examination of the life and legacy of Andrew Carnegie.
  • Average Is Over, Part II
    Source: The New York Times, August 7, 2012
    This op-ed discusses the evaluation of American education on a global scale and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Carnegie Corporation-funded International Student Assessment tool.
  • Philanthropist Wants to Be Rid of His Last $1.5 Billion
    Source: The New York Times, August 7, 2012
    A profile of Charles F. Feeney, Founder of The Atlantic Philanthropies.
  • Stavros Niarchos Foundation Announces $10.6 Million in Grants to Greek Organizations
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, August 6, 2012
    Representing the sixth installment of a €100 million grantmaking initiative designed to address mounting social needs in the country, grants were awarded to organizations working in the areas of social welfare, health and medicine, and arts and culture.
  • To Increase Learning Time, Some Schools Add Days to Academic Year
    Source: The New York Times, August 5, 2012
    As a growing group of education advocates calls for students to spend more time in school, both the Ford Foundation and the Wallace Foundation have made multimillion-dollar commitments to help nonprofits work with school districts to restructure the school day and year.
  • Making a Profit from Making a Difference
    Source: Financial Times, August 5, 2012 (registration required)
    This article on the growth of the impact investing industry talks about the Rockefeller Foundation's key contibutions to its origin.
  • Goldman to Invest in City Jail Program, Profiting if Recidivism Falls Sharply
    Source: The New York Times, August 2, 2012
    New York City will be the first city in the United States to test social impact bonds by allowing Goldman Sachs to invest nearly $10 million in a new four-year program intended to reduce the rate at which adolescent men incarcerated at Rikers Island reoffend after their release.
  • Election 2012: Proposals For Both Major Party Presidential Candidates
    Source: The NonProfit Times, August 1, 2012
    Rockefeller Brothers Fund President Stephen Heintz is among the nonprofit leaders with recommendations for the winner of the 2012 presidential election.
  • Ford Gives $500,000 to Augment Washington Post’s Reporting
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, July 27, 2012
    The Ford Foundation has announced that it is giving $500,000 to The Washington Post to help strengthen its reporting on government accountability. The grant is the second by Ford to a commercial newspaper, and the foundation says there will be a “handful” more to come.
  • Merck Company Foundation Launches $3 Million HIV Care Collaborative
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, July 24, 2012
    The foundation has announced a three-year initiative to support public health departments in Atlanta, Houston and Philadelphia working to improve access to care for people living with HIV.
  • 10 Companies That Gave Most Cash To Charity In 2011: Chronicle Of Philanthropy
    Source: The Huffington Post, July 24, 2012
    The Chronicle of Philanthropy's
    list of the 10 biggest corporate donors of 2011 includes Bank of America, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase & Company and Target.
  • Bank of America Tackles Women's Leadership in the Developing World
    Source: Forbes, July 23, 2012
    This interview with Candace Browning, Head of Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research, also focuses on their Global Ambassadors Program, a multiyear effort to invest in, support and mentor women leaders in developing countries.
  • School programs in L.A. to get $1.7 million in grants
    Source: Los Angeles Times, July 19, 2012
    The Ford Foundation and the California Community Foundation seek to expand learning time for disadvantaged students and give children in impoverished communities the same extracurricular learning activities of their wealthier peers.
  • Ford Foundation Launches $50 Million Initiative to Strengthen Global Human Rights Movement
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, July 19, 2012
    Announced on Nelson Mandela International Day—the South African leader's ninety-fourth birthday—the initiative is designed to bolster new and established human rights organizations in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • Making Good on the Family Name
    Source: The New York Times, July 18, 2012
    A profile of Alexander Soros, the son of Open Society Foundations founder George Soros.
  • Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Tiffany Foundation Fund Launch of New Parks Conservancy
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, July 18, 2012
    The Doris Duke Charitable and Tiffany & Co. foundations have announced challenge grants of $1 million each to the City Parks Foundation to launch the New York City Natural Areas Conservancy.
  • UNCF/Merck Science Initiative Announces Biosciences Scholarships, Fellowships
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, July 17, 2012
    Awards ranging from $25,000 to $92,000 will be awarded to promising undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral science students pursuing careers in engineering or biomedical research. In addition to financial support, students will receive hands-on training, institutional support, close mentoring, and networking opportunities. Now in its seventeenth year, the initiative aims to increase the number of African-American students in STEM disciplines.
  • Rockefeller Foundation Announces 2012 New York City Cultural Innovation Fund Winners
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, July 12, 2012
    The foundation has announced grants totaling nearly $3 million through its annual Cultural Innovation Fund to nonprofit organizations in New York City working to enrich the city's cultural life and help ensure the vitality of the city's creative sector.
  • Small foundations get edge by "back-office" outsourcing
    Source: Reuters, July 11, 2012
    The rapid growth of small private foundations has led to increased outsourcing of "back-office" operations to organizations like Arabella Advisors and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.
  • Carnegie Corporation of New York Awards $21.1 Million in Third-Quarter Grants
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, July 11, 2012
    The grants include support for the promotion of research excellence and retention of early- and mid-career scholars and scientists; training programs for military officers and policymakers; documenting and evaluating STEM learning studios; and training school leaders and redesigning school environments in a way that encourages more effective leadership.
  • The Billionaire Who Stopped Giving
    Source: CNBC, July 10, 2012
    Atlantic Philanthropies Founder Charles Feeney talks about the foundation's 30 anniversary and its upcoming spend down.
  • What Is Working: A Bipartisan Search for Solutions to the Jobs Crisis
    Source: The Huffington Post, July 9, 2012
    Arianna Huffington discusses her organization's new jobs initiative, created in partnership with, among others, the Ford Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation.
  • Aspen Institute Launches Forum for Community Solutions, Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, July 5, 2012
    Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates and Rockefeller foundations, and with additional support from the Knight and Annie E. Casey foundations, Bloomberg Philanthropies, and Nancy and Miles Rubin, the Forum for Community Solutions will highlight communities in which engaged citizens, practitioners and leaders are making significant progress in addressing local problems and sharing knowledge, tools and resources.
  • Investing in Education Is Key to America's Future Success
    Source: U.S. News & World Report, July 2, 2012
    An op-ed by Vartan Gregorian, President of the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
  • What Innovation Looks Like In 2012
    Source: Forbes, July 2, 2012
    On the cusp of the Rockefeller Foundation's centennial, President Judith Rodin explains what innovation means for the foundation in 2012.
  • Joan Dunlop, Advocate for Women’s Health Rights, Dies at 78
    Source: The New York Times, June 30, 2012
    During the span of her career, Dunlop worked for the Fund for the City of New York and on urban policy projects at the Ford Foundation, and served on the board of the Open Society Foundations and was Board Chair of its International Women's Program. (OSF President Emeritus Aryeh Neier
    also spoke about Dunlop's passing.)
  • Rockefeller Foundation Announces Winners of 2012 Innovation Challenges
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, June 27, 2012
    The 2012 Innovation Challenges invited people and organizations from around the globe to submit innovative ideas to solve pressing global challenges such as access to fresh water, food insecurity and rapid urbanization.
  • Let Education Reform Blossom in New York
    Source: The Huffington Post, June 20, 2012
    Richard R. Buery, President and CEO of The Children's Aid Society, and Nitzan Pelman, Executive Director of Citizen Schools New York, discuss the federal Supplemental Education Services (SES) program and how New York can put the funds allocated for that program to better use.
  • Meet The League Of Extraordinary Women: 60 Influencers Who Are Changing The World
    Source: Fast Company, June 18, 2012
    Fast Company's
    list includes Jennifer Buffett, President and Co-Chair of the NoVo Foundation; Kathy Calvin, CEO of the United Nations Foundation; Abigail Disney, Co-Founder and Co-President of the Daphne Foundation; and Dina Powell, President of the Goldman Sachs Foundation.
  • Don't ignore clients' giving ways
    Source: Reuters, June 13, 2012
    Financial advisers have been underestimating their clients' generosity and that has been bad for both parties, according to Fidelity Charitable's 2012 "Advice & Giving" research.
  • Bank of America Pledges $100-Million for Green Groups
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, June 13, 2012
    Bank of America has announced a 10-year, $50 billion goal for financing environmentally friendly energy programs, including $100 million in grants to organizations promoting low-carbon projects.
  • ‘The Scars of Stop-and-Frisk’
    Source: The New York Times, June 12, 2012
    Support for a short documentary on New York’s stop-and-frisk policy and its effect on one young man was provided by the Open Society Foundations.
  • How to Get Grants in a Down Economy
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, June 11, 2012
    Bank of America's Andrew Plepler and Surdna Foundation President Phillip Henderson were among those who spoke at the Fundraising Day in New York conference.
  • Stavros Niarchos Foundation Receives 2012 Athenagoras Human Rights Award
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, June 9, 2012
    To be presented to the foundation on October 20th, the award is given annually to an individual or organization that has consistently exemplified concern for the basic rights and religious freedom of all people by action, purpose and dedication.
  • Initiative Launched to Strengthen Families, Reduce Foster Care Placements
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, June 6, 2012
    Jointly launched by the Administration for Children and Families and the Robert Wood Johnson, Annie E. Casey and Edna McConnell Clark foundations, the initiative is modeled after the Corporation for Supportive Housing's Keeping Families Together program in New York City and will develop similar programs in five cities to be announced in the fall, providing families with a permanent home and the support they need to stay together.
  • Inspiring the Next Generation of Change Agents: Key Lessons from L.A.
    Source: RE: Philanthropy, June 6, 2012
    A blog post by Nakisha Lewis, Project Manager at the Schott Foundation for Public Education.
  • Top Education Official Tells New York to Keep Up Reforms
    Source: The New York Times, June 4, 2012
    A recap on the New York Times/WNYC SchoolBook blog of Philanthropy New York's 33rd Annual Meeting panel discussion with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, New York State Education Commissioner John B. King, Jr. and New York City Education Chancellor Dennis Walcott, moderated by WNYC Education Correspondent Beth Fertig.
  • Foundations help to reshape plight and images of Black males
    Source: The Louisiana Weekly, June 4, 2012
    This article examines several philanthropic initiatives to improve opportunities for African-American men and boys, including the Open Society Foundations' Campaign for Black Male Achievement (and includes several quotes from the Campaign's manager, Shawn Dove).
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Helmsley Charitable Trust Partner With Medtronic
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, June 4, 2012
    The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust have announced a joint initiative with Medtronic to accelerate the development of new glucose-sensing technology.
  • PBS NewsHour Receives $3.5 Million in General Support From Foundations
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, May 31, 2012
    The PBS NewsHourhas announced general support grants totaling more than $3.5 million from the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the MacArthur, Packard and Rockefeller foundations.
  • Nonprofits Talk Strategy in the Hudson Valley
    Source: The Wall Street Journal, May 30, 2012
    25 nonprofits from the region are gathering for the seventh annual Service Week and the Women Serving Women Summit to reflect on strategic planning and collaboration. The Dyson Foundation is sponsoring a portion of the retreat (and this article includes a quote from Dyson program officer Cecilia R. Stancell).
  • Richard W. Lyman, Ex-President of Stanford University, Dies at 88
    Source: The New York Times, May 30, 2012
    Lyman also served as President of the Rockefeller Foundation from 1980-1988.
  • Is Philanthropy Print Journalism's Last Hope?
    Source: The Atlantic, May 29, 2012
    An examination of the Ford Foundation's recent grant to the Los Angeles Times and what it might mean for the future of newspapers.
  • Ford Foundation Celebrates Fifty Years in East Africa, Awards $2 Million in Grants
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, May 25, 2012
    Throughout 2012, the foundation is highlighting its efforts and those of its grantees to deepen democracy, build greater inclusion and expand opportunity in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.
  • Newman's Own Foundation Will Award $30 Million in 2012 Grants
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, May 24, 2012
    The $30 million in grants awarded during 2012 will be the largest one-year total in the company's thirty-year history.
  • The American Express Foundation: An Inside Look with President Tim McClimon
    Source: Forbes, May 17, 2012
    In this interview, Rahim Kanani and McClimon discuss the company’s philanthropic gene since its founding, the issues they focus on today and why, broader trends in corporate social responsibility, leadership lessons and the importance of cross-sector collaboration to achieve change.
  • Ford Foundation Funds News Coverage
    Source: The Wall Street Journal, May 17, 2012
    The Ford Foundation has given a $1 million grant to the Los Angeles Times to expand the paper's news coverage in certain areas, its first grant to a major for-profit newspaper.
  • A Focus on Culture
    Source: Stanford Social Innovation Review, May 16, 2012
    Ford Foundation President Luis Ubiñas writes about how the foundation is engaging its global staff in building a shared culture of results.
  • Impact Investing: Will It Make a Difference?
    Source: U.S. News and World Report, May 11, 2012
    This examination of impact investing includes mentions of the F.B. Heron Foundation, Credit Suisse, J.P. Morgan Chase and UBS.
  • White House Seeks to Spur Innovative Spending by Foundations
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, May 10, 2012
    The Obama administration has proposed new rules designed to encourage foundations to spend money to promote the social good in ways other than grants, including low-interest loans, stock purchases in for-profit companies and other program-related investments.
  • Ford Foundation Gives $50-Million to Push for Longer School Days
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, May 10, 2012
    Calling efforts to extend school days “the beginnings of a national movement,” the foundation has announced it will put $50 million into efforts to push for additional learning time at schools in poor neighborhoods across the country.
  • Steering a Foundation as Rich as Rockefeller
    Source: The Wall Street Journal, May 1, 2012
    An interview with Judith Rodin, President of the Rockefeller Foundation.
  • With an Eye on the Court, Foundations Help States Adopt Health Law
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, April 29, 2012 (subscription required)
    The Nathan Cummings Foundation and The Atlantic Philanthropies are among several foundations working to support both the Affordable Care Act and a fund dedicated to helping states put it into effect.
  • Judith Rodin, Rockefeller Foundation CEO: 'Culture Eats Strategy for Lunch'
    Source: Forbes, April 23, 2012
    Dr. Rodin discusses the Rockefeller Foundation’s upcoming 100-year anniversary and the evolution of the philanthropic sector, the role of innovation in achieving human progress and more.
  • Giving-Pledge Members Now Number 81
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, April 19, 2012
    The newest members to commit to the Giving Pledge include Edgar M. Bronfman, President of the Samuel Bronfman Foundation.
  • The 100 Best Corporate Citizens
    Source: Forbes, April 18, 2012
    Several Philanthropy New York members appeared on CR Magazine’s annual list of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens, including IBM at number 2.
  • Carnegie philanthropy awards coming to Scotland
    Source: BBC News, April 13, 2012
    The Carnegie Corporation of New York's Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy ceremony will return to the Scottish Parliament in October 2013 in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Carnegie UK Trust.
  • Hungry Kids Can't Keep an Empire State of Mind
    Source: The Huffington Post, April 10, 2012
    An op-ed by United Way of New York City President and CEO Gordon Campbell.
  • Rockefeller Foundation Seeks Ideas to Help Solve Challenges
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, April 9, 2012
    The foundation has announced the launch of a new online effort to find innovative ideas with the potential to create long-term solutions to ongoing global challenges. The second in a series of annual Innovation Challenges, this year's competition (part of Rockefeller's centennial initiative) will focus on enhanced data practices, irrigation efficiencies, and farming revitalization.
  • Foundation Files Reveal Insights on Culture
    Source: The New York Times, April 8, 2012
    Thousands of the Ford Foundation's records, films, oral histories, and unpublished reports have been opened to researchers at the Rockefeller Archive Center in Sleepy Hollow, N.Y., where they will now be housed.
  • Signature Theatre Will Get $10 Million From Irene Diamond Fund
    Source: Bloomberg, April 5, 2012
    The 21-year-old New York theater company will name its largest theater for Diamond, who died in 2003 and was the widow of New York real estate developer Aaron Diamond.
  • Soros Philanthropy: the Next Generation
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, April 5, 2012
    Alexander Soros, son of the billionaire philanthropist George Soros and a board member at Bend the Arc and the Open Society Foundations, has announced that he is establishing his own foundation to support organizations that promote social justice and human rights.
  • Nonprofit Finance Fund State Of The Sector 2012: A System Under Pressure
    Source: Fast Company, April 2, 2012
    This article on NFF's fourth annual survey of nonprofits nationwide includes comments from Kerry Sullivan, President of the Bank of America Charitable Foundation (one of the survey's funders).
  • Rauschenberg’s foundation could outspend Warhol’s
    Source: The Art Newspaper, March 28, 2012
    Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Executive Director Christy MacLear talks about the foundation's plans to increase the scale of its operations dramatically over the next 15 years, becoming one of the largest grantmaking organizations for the visual arts in the U.S.
  • Ford Foundation Follows Its Charter
    Source: The Wall Street Journal, March 26, 2012
    The Ford Foundation's Marta L. Tellado responds on the foundation's behalf to a March 10th op-ed by Adam Meyerson, President of The Philanthropy Roundtable.
  • Rockefeller Foundation, Institute for the Future to Launch Interactive Gaming Effort to Identify New Solutions to Global Problems
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, March 23, 2012
    On April 3rd, the foundation and the Institute for the Future will invite gamers from all walks of life to join them on the Catalysts for Change platform to help identify new solutions to global poverty.
  • American Express, National Trust for Historic Preservation Award $3 Million to New York City Sites
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, March 16, 2012
    New York City will be this year's location for Partners in Preservation, a community-based initiative to raise awareness of the importance of historic sites. Grants will be awarded to support the preservation of the city's historic buildings, icons, and landmarks. The grassroots effort aims to enlist the aid of all New Yorkers and anyone who loves the city to vote online for the projects most important to them.
  • Carnegie Corporation of New York Awards $14.85 Million in Grants
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, March 14, 2012
    The 17 grants were awarded through the foundation's international, national, and external affairs programs.
  • Defining Success at The Samuel Bronfman Foundation
    Source: eJewish Philanthropy, March 13, 2012
    An op-ed by Dana Raucher, Executive Director of the foundation.
  • Sustainable Banks Outperform 'Big' Banks, Report Finds
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, March 9, 2012
    Between 2007 and 2010, values-based banks, which base their decisions first and foremost on the needs of people and the environment, outperformed many of the world's largest and most influential banks, a new report commissioned by the Global Alliance for Banking on Values (with support from the Rockefeller Foundation) finds.
  • When LINsanity Comes to Philanthropy
    Source: RE: Philanthropy, March 9, 2012
    Nathan Cummings Foundation President and CEO Simon Greer talks about how philanthropy may benefit by taking risks on the unconventional.
  • Rockefeller Foundation Awards $1 Million for Impact Investing
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, March 2, 2012
    The foundation has announced a $1 million grant to InSight at Pacific Community Ventures and the Initiative for Responsible Investment at Harvard University for continuing their policy efforts on behalf of investing for both financial return and positive social and environmental impact.
  • How Institutional Philanthropy Can Support the Occupy Movement
    Source: Nonprofit Quarterly, March 1, 2012
    This article examines the nascent Occupy Philanthropy movement, which is calling on institutional funders to provide financial support to the Occupy Wall Street movement. Among those signing a letter on behalf of Occupy Philanthropy are the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation, the Funding Exchange, and the Third Wave Foundation.
  • Seeing is Believing
    Source: RE: Philanthropy, March 1, 2012
    Judy Tenzer, Vice President of the Department of Corporate Social Responsibility at American Express, talks to the Council on Foundations's blog about American Express's funding of historic preservation.
  • Paul Newman’s philanthropy lives on through his business
    Source: The Salt Lake Tribune, February 29, 2012
    This article examines recent philanthropic giving by Newman’s Own and includes quotes from CEO Robert Forrester.
  • Rockefeller U. Gets $15-Million Helmsley Gift to Tackle Digestive Illness
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, February 29, 2012
    The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust's contribution will aid Rockefeller University's study of cancers, infections, and other conditions related to digestive disorders.
  • A Billion + Change Raises $1.6 Billion in Volunteer Services From Businesses
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, February 28, 2012
    At an event hosted by Morgan Stanley, A Billion + Change, a national campaign to mobilize skills-based and pro bono volunteer services, announced pledges worth an estimated $1.6 billion from seventy-eight companies to nonprofit organizations nationwide. (The commitments include an effort by volunteers at Pfizer to help improve access to healthcare services globally.)
  • Grant Making to Gay Causes Exceeds $750-Million
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, February 22, 2012
    According to a new report from Funders for LGBTQ Issues, the Arcus and Gill foundations have given more money to gay causes than any other grantmaker. (The Ford Foundation is also mentioned in the article.)
  • Carnegie Corporation Announces $1.5 Million From CA Technologies to Support 100Kin10 Initiative
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, February 22, 2012
    100Kin10 is a multi-sector initiative developed by Carnegie in collaboration with Opportunity Equation to prepare, deploy, and support 100,000 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) teachers over the next decade. The pledge brings to $24 million the amount committed to the initiative by fifteen donors, including Carnegie and J.P. Morgan Chase.
  • Stavros Niarchos Foundation Announces Sixteen Grants to Assist Greek Organizations
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, February 16, 2012
    Part of a previously announced initiative by the foundation, the grants (totaling $12.1 million) are to sixteen organizations working to alleviate the worsening consequences of the ongoing socioeconomic crisis in Greece.
  • Harlem's New Horizon Church of New York has mobilized to battle diabetes in the community
    Source: New York Daily News, February 16, 2012
    The church's Faith Fights Diabetes program was created through a partnership between the New York State Health Foundation and the Institute for Leadership.
  • Health Care Cost: Small Fixes Won't Cut It
    Source: The Huffington Post, February 9, 2012
    New York State Health Foundation President & CEO James R. Knickman writes about the need for even larger changes in disease management, care coordination, and payment reform.
  • Obama SuperPAC Push: What It Might Mean in NYC
    Source: WNYC's It's A Free Country, February 7, 2012
    Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors President Melissa Berman added her thoughts to this article on what effect unlimited SuperPAC fundraising may have on donations to charitable causes.
  • Obama Announces Education Initiatives at White House Science Fair
    Source: The New York Times, February 7, 2012
    In this year's federal budget request, President Obama will seek to dedicate $80 million for the Education Department to a $100 million competition—more than $20 million will come from corporations and foundations led by the Carnegie Corporation—to support programs to prepare teachers in science, technology, engineering, and math, including programs allowing students to simultaneously earn a degree in their subject and a teaching certificate.
  • As Tensions Over Wealth Gap Rise, the Rich Are Giving More
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, February 6, 2012
    Melissa Berman, President of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, participates in this analysis of the charitable giving of wealthy donors in 2011.
  • The Philanthropy 50
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, February 6, 2012
    The Chronicle's special section on the 50 biggest donors of 2011, a list that includes George Soros, Founder of the Open Society Foundations, and Jon L. Stryker, President and Founder of the Arcus Foundation.
  • Fidelity Charitable Reports Record Contributions, Grants to Nonprofits
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, January 25, 2012
    Fidelity Charitable, the nation's largest door-advised fund program, has announced that incoming contributions reached an all-time high of nearly $2.9 billion in 2011, up 81 percent from the $1.6 billion it received in 2010.
  • As Greek Financial Crisis Deepens, Niarchos Foundation Pledges $130 Million
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, January 24, 2012
    The Stavros Niarchos Foundation has announced a three-year $130 million commitment to help ease the adverse effects of the deepening socioeconomic crisis in Greece.
  • Five JustFilm Winners to Premiere at Sundance
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, January 23, 2012
    The Ford Foundation has announced that five independent films which received a total of $2 million in support through the foundation's JustFilms initiative, a five-year, $50 million effort to support independently made documentaries, are having their world premieres at this year's Sundance Film Festival.
  • Chase Awards $2 Million for Affordable Housing Preservation Projects
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, January 22, 2012
    The Northern California Community Loan Fund has announced a $2 million grant from JPMorgan Chase to help provide loans to nonprofit agencies in support of large-scale affordable housing preservation projects in the greater San Francisco Bay Area and Central Valley communities.
  • White House Council for Community Solutions Launches Initiative to Train, Support Disconnected Youth
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, January 20, 2012
    The White House Council for Community Solutions and a coalition of nonprofit and private-sector partners (including Gap Inc.) have announced the launch of a hundred-day initiative to encourage Americans to go "All In" for disconnected youth. In addition, United Way Worldwide will host a series of "Community Conversations" with local United Ways in thirty cities and regions to foster collaboration between local organizations and businesses interested in providing support to young adults.
  • Arcus Foundation Awards $23 Million to Kalamazoo College for Social Justice Leadership
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, January 19, 2012
    The Kalamazoo College in Michigan has announced a $23 million grant, the largest in the university's history, from the Arcus Foundation to endow the work of its Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership (ACSJL).
  • No Global Consensus on Nuclear Materials Security, Index Finds
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, January 16, 2012
    According to a study funded in part by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, while governments recognize the urgency of better securing weapons-grade nuclear materials against theft, there is neither global consensus about security practices nor a system to hold countries accountable, increase transparency, and benchmark progress.
  • Global Health Organizations Urge U.S. Government to Focus on Frontline Health Workers
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, January 12, 2012
    A new coalition of fifteen global health organizations has issued a report calling for strategic investment in frontline health workers in the developing world. Eight corporate partners (including the Merck Company Foundation) have agreed to coordinate with the coalition to increase the number and capacity of trained health workers in developing countries.
  • Target Executive Elected to Head National-Service Board
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, January 9, 2012
    The board of the Corporation for National and Community Service has elected Laysha L. Ward, President of Community Relations for Target, as its new chair.
  • Haiti Earthquake Relief, Two Years Later: an Update
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, January 9, 2012 (subscription required)
    This look at how various charities used their donations to provide services after the disaster includes the work of the United Nations Foundation.
  • Soros to Open Office in Myanmar
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, January 6, 2012
    Open Society Foundations founder George Soros has announced plans to open an office in Myanmar to support his philanthropic efforts there.
  • 10 Donors to Watch in 2012
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, January 3, 2012
    The Chronicle's list includes Simon Greer, Christopher Oechsli, and Christopher Stone, the new leaders of the Nathan Cummings Foundation, The Atlantic Philanthropies, and the Open Society Foundations, respectively.
  • Nonprofit teaches high-tech skills in the developing world
    Source: Los Angeles Times, January 2, 2012
    This article about Digital Divide Data, a nonprofit that trains disadvantaged workers in the developing world, cites research from the Rockefeller Foundation, whose Africa office supports Digital Divide Data.
  • Weinberg Foundation Commits Additional $5 Million to Scholarship Program
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, December 29, 2011
    The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation has announced a five-year, $5 million grant in support of a scholarship program managed by the Center for Jewish Education, an agency of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore.
  • Carnegie Corporation Awards $5 Million to New York City Public Library Systems
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, December 28, 2011
    The grant, which boosts the amount that Carnegie has provided to approximately $15 million over the past fourteen years, will be used to expand services and resources across New York City's three public library systems: New York, Queens, and Brooklyn.
  • BNY Mellon Announces $10.9 Million in Grants
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, December 26, 2011
    Made through the bank's Powering Potential giving program, the grants were awarded to nonprofits in Pittsburgh and New York working to provide food, clothing, energy and housing assistance, and job training and skills development.
  • Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors Announces $6 Million in Grants to Ten States
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, December 26, 2011
    The grants, awarded through the Core to College program, are to states working to align their K-12 and postsecondary education systems to the Common Core State Standards.
  • Say Yes to Education Expands Efforts in Western New York
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, December 23, 2011
    Say Yes to Education has announced a $15 million commitment to newly launched Say Yes Buffalo; in addition, the organization received a three-year, $4.2 million grant from the Wallace Foundation in support of its first city-wide initiative, Say Yes Syracuse.
  • Safe Space in Jamaica to expand services for LGBT youth in southeast Queens
    Source: New York Daily News, December 22, 2011
    A one-year grant of $120,000 from The New York Community Trust, which has helped fund Safe Space NYC for decades, will help the nonprofit add two new full-time staff members and expand its clinical services for LGBT youth.
  • Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Awards $4.4 Million for Sickle Cell Research
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, December 20, 2011
    Awarded through the foundation's medical research program, the grants are the product of a 2011 competition for the Doris Duke Innovations in Clinical Research Award (ICRA), which invited proposals for cutting-edge clinical research on sickle cell anemia. Nine projects will each receive $486,000 over three years.
  • Donor Steps Forward
    Source: The Wall Street Journal, December 20, 2011
    The Atlantic Philanthropies confirmed its $350 million gift to Cornell University, the largest ever in the school's history, which strengthened Cornell's winning proposal to build a new applied-sciences university campus on Roosevelt Island.
  • Cornell Alumnus Is Behind $350 Million Gift to Build Science School in City
    Source: The New York Times, December 19, 2011
    The gift will be made as part of The Atlantic Philanthropies' longstanding Founding Chairman program, a series of grants proposed by its Founder, Charles F. Feeney.
  • Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Announces $1.5 Million in Grants
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, December 19, 2011
    The grants are to nine institutions working to provide high school students from minorities underrepresented in medicine the opportunity to participate in health-related research.
  • Wallace, Open Society Foundations Partner on School-Day Expansion Initiative
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, December 16, 2011
    The After-School Corporation (TASC) has announced grants totaling $11.5 million, including $8.5 million from the Open Society Foundations and the Wallace Foundation, to help expand its ExpandED Schools initiative. (The New York Life and Robert Sterling Clark foundations have also provided support for the expansion.)
  • National Environmental Education Foundation Receives $3 Million From Toyota
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, December 15, 2011
    The grant, awarded as part of the Obama administration's America's Great Outdoors Initiative, is to improve the capacity of community-based organizations working to preserve parks and other public lands.
  • Five Ways to Ensure That Your Strategy Falls Short
    Source: Stanford Social Innovation Review, December 15, 2011
    In this blog post, TCC Group's Anne Sherman and Paul Connolly discuss why strategies matter and how foundation and nonprofit leaders can avoid common pitfalls.
  • Carnegie Corporation Awards $1 Million to African Doctoral Academy
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, December 13, 2011
    The capacity-building grant to the African Doctoral Academy will support its efforts to extend high-quality training and support to current and prospective doctoral students. (The ADA has received additional support for the initiative from the Ford Foundation.)
  • Making Change
    Source: Ms. Magazine, Fall 2011
    A profile of Anika Rahman, CEO and President of the Ms. Foundation for Women.
  • Controlling trillions, women drive charitable giving
    Source: Reuters, December 12, 2011
    Three out of four individuals in households with incomes of $200,000 or more report women are either the sole decision maker or equal partner in directing their family’s philanthropy, according to a new Bank of America Merrill Lynch survey.
  • #PhilChat Recap: Philanthropy’s Role in Advancing Global Well-Being
    Source: RE: Philanthropy, December 12, 2011
    Participants joined Rob Garris of the Rockefeller Foundation, representatives from the U.S. State Department and the United Nations Development Programme, and other global philanthropy leaders to discuss philanthropy’s role in advancing global well-being during a special Twitter Chat hosted by the Rockefeller Foundation, the Council on Foundations, and The Chronicle of Philanthropy.
  • William T. Grant Foundation Awards $2.5 Million for Youth Health, Social Research
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, December 12, 2011
    The foundation has announced six grants totaling more than $2.5 million to support researchers and organizations working to understand and improve the environments in which at-risk youth spend time.
  • NY Life Announces $360K Grant for College Advisers
    Source: New York Nonprofit Press, December 9, 2011
    The New York Life Foundation has announced a three-year, $360,000 grant to the National College Advising Corps. The grant will help the Advising Corps increase the number of at-risk students applying to college through the use of college advisers in underserved high schools.
  • Weinberg Foundation Unveils Baltimore Public Schools Library Project
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, December 6, 2011
    The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation has announced the launch of a $3.78 million multiyear, multi-sector project designed to leverage existing public funding to equip select Baltimore public schools with new or renovated libraries.
  • TD Charitable Foundation Awards $2.5 Million for Affordable Housing
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, December 4, 2011
    The twenty-five grants, awarded through the foundation's sixth annual Housing for Everyone competition, were made to organizations working in the areas of new unit creation, energy efficiency, and capacity building.
  • Target Launches $5 Million Giving Competition With 'Ellen DeGeneres Show'
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, December 3, 2011
    Target will distribute $5 million in grants to elementary and secondary schools recommended by viewers of the Ellen DeGeneres Show.
  • Stavros Niarchos Foundation Awards $2 Million to Ease Effects of Greek Debt Crisis
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, December 3, 2011
    With Greek poverty levels rising alongside a growing homelessness problem and a rapid increase in the number of people receiving food assistance and other material aid, the foundation aims to maximize its impact by focusing on projects that complement rather than replace the work of private- and public-sector organizations.
  • Should Philanthropies Operate Like Businesses?
    Source: The Wall Street Journal, November 28, 2011
    Charles R. Bronfman and Jeffrey R. Solomon, Chairman and President, respectively, of the Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies, argue in favor of businesslike thinking for philanthropic organizations.
  • Before You Join That Board...
    Source: The Wall Street Journal, November 28, 2011
    This article on what to consider before joining a nonprofit's board mentions the United Way's nonprofit board training program.
  • New York Life Awards $300K to Youth Development Institute
    Source: New York Nonprofit Press, November 22, 2011
    The New York Life Foundation has announced a two-year, $300,000 grant to the Youth Development Institute (YDI) to support the expansion of the Ladders to Leadership Program for middle school youth attending afterschool programs at nine sites throughout New York City. (Marlyn Torres, Assistant Vice President of the foundation, is also quoted in the article.)
  • Great Way For Boomers to Prepare for Nonprofit Work
    Source: Forbes, November 22, 2011
    This article on Civic Ventures' Encore Fellowships initiative also mentions a research project from Civic Ventures and the MetLife Foundation.
  • $45M 'revitalization' under way at Duke Farms in Hillsborough
    Source: Somerset Messenger-Gazette , November 21, 2011
    An in-depth examination of the 2,700-acre property in New Jersey that Doris Duke's father created at the turn of the 20th century.
  • Carnegie Corporation Announces Third-Quarter Grants
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, November 20, 2011
    The Carnegie Corporation of New York has announced forty grants totaling more than $34 million to organizations in the United States and around the world working in a wide range of areas, including international development, education reform, and the arts.
  • Real debt solution must 'go long'
    Source: Politico, November 18, 2011
    An op-ed from Peter G. Peterson on the Congressional supercommittee and long-term fiscal management.
  • How Leona Helmsley Is Revolutionizing Health Care in the Midwest
    Source: TIME, November 17, 2011
    This article describes The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust's efforts to bring high-quality healthcare to sparsely populated areas. (Jim O'Sullivan, Director at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, which helped the Helmsley Trust with this work, is also quoted.)
  • White House and Nonprofits Start Leadership Effort
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, November 16, 2011
    The White House and a coalition of nonprofits plan to start a new effort to improve the quality and diversity of nonprofit leaders following a daylong program in Washington; among the initiative's sponsors are American Express and the Rudin Family Foundations.
  • A Case Study in Strategic Philanthropy
    Source: Harvard Business Review, November 14, 2011
    This HBR Blog Network post offers an evaluation of Bank of America's successful Neighborhood Builders program, which provides grants and leadership training to managers of "high-potential" nonprofit organizations in the communities where the bank does business.
  • New York Life Foundation Announces $750,000 for Childhood Bereavement Providers
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest (PND), November 13, 2011
    The foundation has announced grants totaling $750,000 to twenty-two bereavement providers nationwide working to assist children who have had at least one parent die. (New York Life Foundation President Chris Park is also quoted in the article.)
  • Luce Foundation Announces Grants to Commemorate Seventy-Fifth Anniversary
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest (PND), November 11, 2011
    In celebration of its seventy-fifth anniversary, the Henry Luce Foundation has announced a special grantmaking initiative designed to foster innovation in its areas of interest.
  • Minnesota Council on Foundations Releases 2010 Grantmaker Rankings
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, November 9, 2011
    The top grantmaker in the state by grants awarded was the Target Foundation and corporation at $131.2 million.
  • Two Educators Receive 2011 Carnegie Corporation Academic Leadership Awards
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest (PND), November 7, 2011
    Freeman A. Hrabowski III, President of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and Eduardo J. Padrón, President of Miami Dade College will each receive $500,000 to use in support of academic initiatives at their respective institutions.
  • 2011 Purpose Prize Winners Announced
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest (PND), November 4, 2011
    Funded by The Atlantic Philanthropies and the John Templeton Foundation, the Purpose Prize, created in 2005 as part of Civic Ventures' Encore Careers campaign, recognizes social entrepreneurs age 60 and older who are combining their passion and experience to help address tough social challenges in their communities and around the world.
  • JDRF, Helmsley Charitable Trust Form Collaboration to Accelerate Innovative Type 1 Diabetes Research
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest (PND), November 3, 2011
    The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, two of the largest private funders of type 1 (T1D) diabetes programs, have announced a formal collaboration to accelerate the pace of diabetes research and deliver better treatments, devices, and diagnostics for improving the lives of people with type 1 diabetes.
  • Evolution of Philanthropy: Giving Your Products Away
    Source: TriplePundit, November 3, 2011
    This article taks about IBM's Smarter Cities Challenge, a three-year, 100-city, $50 million grant program to help cities solve vexing problems through data analysis.
  • ‘Hyperpartisanship’ Dominates Concerns of Nonprofit Leaders
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, November 1, 2011
    Melissa Bradley of the Tides Foundation and Darren Walker of the Ford Foundation were among those who weighed in on the current failure of politicians to reach agreement at Independent Sector's annual meeting.
  • Donors Weigh the Ideals of Meaningful Giving
    Source: The New York Times, November 1, 2011
    This examination of the current debate about how philanthropists give (from the Times' annual Giving section) talks about, among other projects, an "impact investing" program supported by the Rockefeller Foundation.
  • Tax Rules Allow an Array of Givers to Be More Generous
    Source: The New York Times, November 1, 2011
    This article on tax-efficient philanthropy from the Times' annual Giving section features comments from Jeremiah W. Doyle IV, a Senior Vice President of the Bank of New York Mellon.
  • Chase Announces Fall 2011 Community Giving Program on Facebook
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, October 31, 2011
    JPMorgan Chase has announced that it will launch the fourth round of its popular community giving program on Facebook on November 8th. (The article also includes a quote from JPMorgan Chase Foundation President Kimberly Davis.)
  • Philanthropist gives Whitney $10 million
    Source: Crain's New York Business (subscription required), October 23, 2011
    Laurie Tisch's gift will be used to build an education wing in the museum's new building in the Meatpacking District. (The article also mentions the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund's recent grant to the New York Says Thank You Foundation.)
  • Backing Arts With Benefits
    Source: The Wall Street Journal, October 20, 2011
    The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation's President and CEO, Ed Henry, and Program Director for the Arts, Ben Cameron, talk about the The Doris Duke Performing Artists Initiative, the foundation's $50 million plan to give 200 individual artists in jazz, theater, and contemporary dance a reliable temporary income and a retirement incentive.
  • An In-depth Interview on International Development with Kathy Calvin, CEO of the UN Foundation
    Source: Forbes, October 20, 2011
    Ms. Calvin discusses the United Nations system in modern times, new and emerging trends in international development, President Obama’s engagement with the U.N. since taking office, and both current and future efforts of the UN Foundation.
  • What Really Counts: Measuring RoI
    Source: RE: Philanthropy, October 19, 2011
    In this blog post, Caroline Roan, President of the Pfizer Foundation and Vice President of Corporate Responsibility, and Atiya Weiss, Senior Manager of Corporate Responsibility, describe how they use return on investment (RoI) evaluation at their organization.
  • Arts Funding Does Not Reflect Nation's Diversity, Report Finds
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest (PND), October 12, 2011
    A new report from the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy argues that foundation funding for the arts benefits a mostly wealthy, white audience, with only a small percentage going to groups that serve poorer, more ethnically diverse communities. Maurine Knighton, Director of the Arts and Culture program at the Nathan Cummings Foundation, also shares her thoughts.
  • 'Occupy Wall Street' protests test left's determination
    Source: USA Today, October 11, 2011
    North Star Fund Executive Director Hugh Hogan is quoted in this analysis of the Occupy Wall Street movement.
  • Study: Worst hospitals treat larger share of poor
    Source: The Associated Press, October 5, 2011
    New research funded by The Commonwealth Fund shows that the nation's worst hospitals treat twice the proportion of elderly black patients and poor patients than the best hospitals, and their patients are more likely to die of heart attacks and pneumonia.
  • Soros Giving $27.4 Million to Village Project
    Source: The New York Times, October 3, 2011
    The donation from the founder and chairman of the Open Society Foundations will aid development in targeted villages across rural Africa.
  • A Grant Maker Helps Incubate Innovation in the Arts
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy (registration required), October 2, 2011
    Ben Cameron of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation talks about programs at his foundation designed to help arts groups rethink how they operate.
  • Foundations & Social Media
    Source: Storify, October 1, 2011
    Philanthropy New York's program "Good Grantmaking: What's Social Media Got to do With It?" featured a Twitter chat with several grantmakers, including the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the Brooklyn Community Foundation, the IDP Foundation, and the Ms. Foundation for Women.
  • Social Good Summit: Digital Philanthropy Grows Up
    Source: MediaShift, September 27, 2011
    This article provides highlights from the second Social Good Summit, presented by Mashable, 92nd Street Y, and the United Nations Foundation for "the most innovative technologists, influential minds, and passionate activists [to come together] to unlock the potential of new media and technology to make the world a better place."
  • A 'Flip' Chat With...Gara LaMarche, Senior Fellow, NYU Wagner School of Public Service
    Source: PhilanTopic, September 19, 2011
    Mr. LaMarche shared some of his thoughts immediately after moderating the Philanthropy New York program "Balancing Civil Rights & National Security: A Debate Led by Gara LaMarche."
  • Consortium Views Arts as Engines of Recovery
    Source: The New York Times, September 14, 2011
    A consortium of foundations, corporations, and federal agencies—including the Ford Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, Bank of America, Citibank, Deutsche Bank, Chase, MetLife, and Morgan Stanley—will use artistic and cultural enterprises to anchor and support development in 34 projects around the country, from a struggling city block in Detroit to a vacant school in East Harlem. (Ford Foundation President Luis Ubiñas is also quoted in the article.)
  • A Century of Philanthropy: Carnegie Corporation of New York
    Source: American Libraries, September 13, 2011
    An examination of the corporation's history and work on the occasion of its centennial.
  • What Health Care Can Learn From Auto Repair
    Source: The Huffington Post, September 12, 2011
    An op-ed by James R. Knickman, President & CEO of the New York State Health Foundation.
  • A Story of Remembrance and Resiliency More Than Ten Years in the Making
    Source: RE: Philanthropy, September 11, 2011
    Lorie Slutsky, President of The New York Community Trust, shares her thoughts on the 10th year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
  • Ten Years Later: Vartan Gregorian, President, Carnegie Corporation of New York
    Source: PhilanTopic, September 10, 2011
    PhilanTopic continues its series of interviews with philanthropic executives and thought leaders about the meaning and impact of 9/11.
  • Ten Years Later: A Q&A With Lorie A. Slutsky, President, New York Community Trust
    Source: PhilanTopic, September 8, 2011
    PhilanTopic continues its series of interviews with philanthropic executives and thought leaders about the meaning and impact of 9/11.
  • American Express Foundation President on Service, Local Communities and Leadership
    Source: The Huffington Post, September 8, 2011
    Aaron Hurst's interview with Tim McClimon, President of the American Express Foundation.
  • Ten Years Later: A Q&A With Gordon J. Campbell, President/CEO, United Way of New York City
    Source: PhilanTopic, September 7, 2011
    Gordon Campbell shares his thoughts on 9/11 and what has and hasn't changed in the ten years since the attacks.
  • Mogul Using $100 Million in Race to Cure Daughter Lures Novartis
    Source: Bloomberg Markets Magazine, September 7, 2011
    This article on the role that philanthropy plays in advancing medical research includes several quotes from James O’Sullivan, Director of Foundation Services for Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.
  • Balancing the Humanistic and Technocratic in Philanthropy
    Source: Tactical Philanthropy, September 7, 2011
    A guest post by Paul Connolly, Chief Client Services Officer at TCC Group. (The Edna McConnell Clark, Ford, NoVo, Rockefeller Brothers, and Wallace foundations are also mentioned.)
  • Wallace Foundation Launches $75 Million 'Principal Pipeline' Initiative
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest, August 24, 2011
    The foundation's five-year initiative is designed to help six urban school districts develop qualified principals and determine whether the investment improves student achievement, especially in high-need schools.
  • Reporting Brooklyn: Beyond the Style Section
    Source: RE: Philanthropy, August 24, 2011
    In this post on the Council on Foundations' blog, Marilyn Gelber, President of the Brooklyn Community Foundation, talks about BCF's upcoming journalistic partnership with CityLimits.org, the Brooklyn Bureau.
  • Philanthropy: How the major financial institutions are helping
    Source: Reuters Money, August 22, 2011
    This blog post examines philanthropic services at prominent financial institutions, including Bank of America, Morgan Stanley, and UBS.
  • Philanthropy Gains Eager Followers in B-Schools
    Source: Bloomberg Businessweek, August 17, 2011
    This article about the increasing number of MBA and undergraduate courses on philanthropy also examines the Strategic Philanthropy class taught at Columbia Business School by Melissa Berman, President and CEO of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.
  • Rockefeller Foundation to Spread Millions
    Source: The Wall Street Journal, August 12, 2011
    The foundation announced the winners of its 2011 New York City Cultural Innovation Fund competition.
  • Rockefeller Foundation, Partners Launch Initiative on Role of Philanthropy in International Development
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest (PND), August 10, 2011
    The Bellagio Initiative will bring together respected thinkers in the fields of philanthropy and international development to consider key issues likely to shape the future well-being of humanity and identify new opportunities for joint action by philanthropic and development organizations.
  • Union to launch education program for at-risk students
    Source: Tulsa World, August 9, 2011
    The program, aimed at breaking down economic and social barriers to a quality education, will be funded in part by a grant from the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation.
  • Making Medical Donations Work
    Source: The New York Times, August 9, 2011
    This post on the Times' Opinionator blog about the right ways to donate surplus medical equipment and supplies to poor countries also talks about initiatives from The Atlantic Philanthropies to improve healthcare in Vietnam.
  • FINS: Citi To Hire 500 Military Veterans
    Source: The Wall Street Journal, August 5, 2011
    Citigroup already employs at least 1,500 people who identify themselves as former soldiers and sailors, 150 of whom joined the firm this year. Most of the upcoming hires will work in operations and technology roles, according to an internal memo by CEO Vikram Pandit.
  • Mayor Bloomberg Announces Young Men's Initiative [Video]
    Source: NY1, August 4, 2011
    The Young Men’s Initiative, a comprehensive effort to tackle the broad disparities slowing the advancement of black and Latino young men, will receive $30 million from the Campaign for Black Male Achievement at the Open Society Foundations. George Soros, Founder and Chairman of OSF, also speaks during this press conference, and Mayor Bloomberg thanks Ana Oliveira, President & CEO of The New York Women’s Foundation, whose work led to the creation of the initiative.
  • Report: Gates Foundation gave away $2.5B in 2010
    Source: ABC News, August 3, 2011
    The foundation also used the services of the Center for Effective Philanthropy to track grantee feedback, as does The Wallace Foundation; Gates Foundation CEO Jeff Raikes mentioned Wallace as an organization his foundation wants to emulate in this regard. (Wallace's Lucas Held and Edward Pauly also share their thoughts.)
  • New York Teams Up With IBM to Reboot a High School
    Source: The Wall Street Journal, August 1, 2011
    This fall, New York City will open P-Tech, a unique six-year high school where students can earn a diploma and an associate's degree in a computer-science-related field and a chance for a job with IBM; the new school was in large part created by the IBM International Foundation.
  • Innovation from the Bottom Up
    Source: The New York Times, July 28, 2011
    This post on the Times' Dot Earth blog talks about an “innovation forum” held by the Rockefeller Foundation to explore ways to sustain cities and access to water and food as human numbers increase in the coming decades. (The post also includes several portions of foundation president Judith Rodin's speech from the meeting.)
  • Study Finds Medicare Drug Plan Reduces Health Spending
    Source: The New York Times, July 27, 2011
    The study discussed in this post on the Times' Prescriptions blog was supported in part by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
  • The New York City culture club
    Source: Crain's New York Business, July 24, 2011
    This compilation of some of the most important private donors to New York City's arts and cultural institutions features Tim McClimon and the American Express Foundation; Jeff Barker and Bank of America; Mayor Bloomberg and Bloomberg LP; Alessandra DiGiusto and Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation; Luis Ubiñas and the Ford Foundation; Shelby White and the Leon Levy Foundation; Don Randel and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; David Rockefeller; Target; and Laurie Tisch.
  • Fidelity Charitable Reports Record-Breaking Contributions and Grants
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest (PND), July 24, 2011
    The nation's largest donor-advised fund program has announced record-high contribution volumes and grants awarded for the first six months of 2011.
  • $1.1 million in grants will go to charities aiding families after spill
    Source: The Times-Picayune, July 20, 2011
    The beginnings of the $20 million Fund for Gulf Communities, which an anonymous donor established through Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors to help Gulf Coast communities affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, is making its way to southeast Louisiana through the Greater New Orleans Foundation. (RPA President and CEO Melissa A. Berman is also quoted in the article.)
  • Foundation’s $2.3M in Grants Support Needed Brooklyn Projects
    Source: Brooklyn Daily Eagle, July 19, 2011
    Marilyn Gelber, President of the Brooklyn Community Foundation, talks about BCF's first round of 2011 grants—totaling $2.3 million to 118 nonprofits.
  • Dodge Foundation Announces $4.4 Million in Grants
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest (PND), July 18, 2011
    The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation has announced grants to more than a hundred nonprofit organizations (working in the areas of education, the environment, media, and arts and culture) in six states and the District of Columbia.
  • Atlantic Philanthropies Awards $15 Million to Cornell University
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest (PND), July 15, 2011
    The three-year grant will support financial aid for students in the university's Cornell Tradition scholarship program.
  • Bank of America Charitable Foundation Awards $1 Million for Summer Nonprofit Internships
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest (PND), July 13, 2011
    Grants awarded through BofA's Student Leaders program will support paid summer internships for high school students at nonprofits in forty-five cities across the United States and London.
  • Wallace Foundation Awards $2.7 Million for Urban Summer Learning Efforts
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest (PND), July 7, 2011
    The grants will help six school districts strengthen their summer learning programs and study the effects of "summer learning loss."
  • UN Foundation, Lutheran World Relief, Lutheran Church and Missouri Synod Announce $45 Million Campaign to Fight Malaria
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest (PND), July 6, 2011
    The Lutheran Malaria Initiative aims to drive resources to African communities where the three organizations currently work in order to advance the global goal of ending deaths from malaria by 2015.
  • Fund Launched to Support New Math and Science Teachers for Public Schools
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest (PND), July 5, 2011
    A group of twenty-eight corporations and educational institutions (including the Carnegie Corporation of New York) announced the launch (during the Clinton Global Initiative's CGI America conference) of a $20 million initiative to help prepare 100,000 new math and science teachers over the next decade.
  • 'Freedom From Fear’ Awards Show Grant Making at Its Best
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, June 30, 2011
    Pablo Eisenberg examines the “Freedom From Fear” awards, created by Geraldine Mannion of the Carnegie Corporation of New York and Taryn Higashi of Unbound Philanthropy (and formerly of the Ford Foundation).
  • Well-heeled visitors smile on Snug Harbor Cultural Center
    Source: Staten Island Advance, June 29, 2011
    This article discusses the second program in Philanthropy New York’s New York Adventures series, a visit to Snug Harbor presented with the Staten Island Foundation. (Carol Schlitt of the Open Society Foundations, Betsy Dubovsky and Allan Weissglass of the Staten Island Foundation, and Roderick Jenkins of The New York Community Trust are also quoted.)
  • The Glass Filing Cabinet: What the Packard Foundation is Learning about Learning in Public
    Source: Transparency Talk, June 28, 2011
    In this post for the Foundation Center's Glasspockets blog, Paul Connolly, Senior Vice President of TCC Group, discusses the process through which the Packard Foundation is sharing early research findings and encouraging input from the field.
  • Barr, Ford Foundations Award $1.5 Million for Massachusetts Great Neighborhoods Initiative
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest (PND), June 28, 2011
    The Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance has announced grants totaling $1.5 million from the Barr and Ford foundations for a community planning initiative that aims to mitigate the effects of climate change and reduce the carbon footprint of several Massachusetts communities.
  • Hess gives $1 million to flood relief
    Source: The Bismarck Tribune, June 28, 2011
    The Hess Corporation announced it has donated $750,000 to the Minot Area Community Foundation and $250,000 to the North Dakota Community Foundation; Hess also has offered a matching gift program for employees who wish to make a personal contribution to the relief organizations as well as the Mid-Dakota chapter of the American Red Cross.
  • Couple Aids Parkinson's Research
    Source: The Wall Street Journal, June 22, 2011
    Lawrence E. Golub, President of Golub Capital, and his wife Karen Finerman, President and CEO of Metropolitan Capital Advisors, are giving $500,000 to the New York Stem Cell Foundation to establish the Golub Stem Cell Initiative for Parkinson's Disease.
  • Rise in giving signals economic rebound
    Source: The Washington Post, June 20, 2011
    This article about the recent Giving USA report on the increase in last year's charitable giving includes quotes from Eric Kessler, Managing Director of Arabella Philanthropic Investment Advisors.
  • IBM v Carnegie Corporation: The centenarians square up
    Source: The Economist, June 9, 2011
    Both IBM and the Carnegie Corporation of New York will turn 100 this month; this article asks which organization has "done more" for society.
  • Foundations Sign Their Own Giving Pledge
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, June 8, 2011
    More than 60 foundations (including several Philanthropy New York members) have signed Philanthropy’s Promise, a pledge to channel a majority of their grant money to needy people as well as to advocacy efforts and projects that encourage citizens to get involved in their communities.
  • Citigroup, Citi Foundation Announce $25 Million Research Initiative
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest (PND), June 6, 2011
    The five-year initiative will support research on issues affecting the global economy and the future of financial innovation.
  • President of Atlantic Philanthropies Announces Resignation
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, June 3, 2011
    Gara LaMarche, President of The Atlantic Philanthropies since 2007, plans to step down on September 1st.
  • One for the Books: Retired Lawyer's Gift of Literacy
    Source: The Wall Street Journal, June 2, 2011
    Burt Freeman and his My Own Book program are profiled as the Journal's Donor of the Day.
  • Gulf Coast Community Foundation awarded $4 million
    Source: The Sun Herald, June 1, 2011
    Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors has awarded a $4 million grant to the Gulf Coast Community Foundation for community aid in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
  • Chase Announces Winners of Spring 2011 Community Giving Program
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest (PND), May 31, 2011
    JPMorgan Chase has announced the names of the small and local charities that will receive grants totaling more than $5 million through its Community Giving Program on Facebook.
  • Deficit Plans Show Wide Political Gap
    Source: The Wall Street Journal, May 26, 2011
    The six think tanks asked by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation to find ways to address the nation’s deficit revealed their plans on May 25th.
  • U.S. Billionaire’s Debt Crusade Finally Center Stage
    Source: Reuters, May 24, 2011
    An examination of Peter G. Peterson and the work of his foundation to address the national debt.
  • In Free Market, Seeds of Africa's Food Solution
    Source: The New York Times, May 22, 2011
    This article discusses in part the work of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), set up in 2006 by the Rockefeller Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which is working to help distribute better seeds to African farmers.
  • NoVo Foundation Establishes $80 Million Initiative to End Violence Against Women and Girls
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest (PND), May 20, 2011
    Over ten years, the Move to End Violence initiative will engage more than a hundred individuals and organizations in a two-year cohort experience, establishing a national network to lead the effort to end violence against women and girls.
  • How We Would Cut America’s Debt
    Source: The Washington Post, May 20, 2011
    With U.S. debt projected to grow more than 275 percent by 2035, the Peter G. Peterson Foundation asked six think tanks to find ways to address the nation’s long-term budget challenges; the details from the plans that will be unveiled at a fiscal summit the foundation is hosting on May 25th.
  • Serving the Military Families Who Serve New York State
    The Huffington Post, May 18, 2011
    An op-ed by James R. Knickman, President & CEO of the New York State Health Foundation.
  • Timothy Wirth on leadership: A conversation with the UN Foundation president and former U.S. representative
    Source: The Washington Post, May 18, 2011
    This interview appears on the Post's "The Federal Coach" blog.
  • Citi Foundation, NeighborWorks America Launch Expanded Financial Capability Program
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest (PND), May 18, 2011
    NeighborWorks America has announced a two-year, $5 million collaboration with the Citi Foundation to expand and strengthen its financial capability programs for low- and moderate-income Americans.
  • $60 Million Gift to Bolster Bard College’s Global Work
    Source: The New York Times, May 16, 2011
    The gift from the Open Society Foundations will help the college bring its disparate programs under a new umbrella, the Bard College Center for Civic Engagement, and assure their continuing operation and growth.
  • A Car Company and a Conservation Group Groom Innovative Leaders
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, May 15, 2011 (subscription required)
    Toyota and Audubon have created a program to support environmental projects as well as to train and develop the next generation of environmental leaders. A $20-million grant—the largest ever made by Toyota or received by Audubon—will support the program through 2013.
  • Acquisition helps philanthropy consulting firm expand research capacity
    Source: The Washington Post, May 15, 2011
    Arabella Advisors has acquired a San Francisco-based analytics company to help it meet growing demand from foundations for quantitative evidence to assess the social impact of their programs.
  • America’s Most Polarizing Big Donor Looks Back—and Ahead to His Legacy
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, May 15, 2011 (subscription required)
    A profile of George Soros, Founder and Chairman of the Open Society Foundations.
  • A Report Card on Transportation Spending
    Source: The New York Times, May 11, 2011
    A study released by the Pew Center on the States and the Rockefeller Foundation examines how states account for billions of dollars spent annually on transportation and found that most are not tracking how their investments are performing in six important areas, among them mitigating the effects of transportation on the environment.
  • Head of George Soros’s Philanthropy Network Plans to Retire
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, May 9, 2011
    Aryeh Neier, a veteran international human-rights advocate who for 18 years has led what is now called the Open Society Foundations, plans to step down as President in April 2012.
  • Chase Announces Latest Winners of Community Giving Program
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest (PND), May 9, 2011
    JPMorgan Chase has announced the names of the one hundred charities that will advance to the second round of the 2011 Chase Community Giving Program. The charities, each of which will receive a $25,000 grant for making it to the next round of the competition, span twenty-seven states and Washington, D.C., and represent a range of causes. All are eligible for the grand prize of $500,000.
  • Ford Foundation Gives $100,000 Awards to 12 Social-Change Leaders
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, May 4, 2011
    To mark its 75th anniversary, the foundation announced that it is giving $100,000 apiece to a dozen people working in new and creative ways to tackle some of the world’s most persistent social problems.
  • Gates, Ford, Kellogg Families Target Food to Ease Unrest
    Source: Bloomberg, May 3, 2011
    Foundations supported by Bill Gates and the Ford, Kellogg, and Walton families (with additional support from the Rockefeller Foundation) are combining to relieve stresses on the food supply that are pushing prices higher and adding to unrest around the globe.
  • Bank of America Charitable Foundation Awards $2 Million to NeighborWorks America
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest (PND), April 30, 2011
    The $2 million grant from the foundation will support various initiatives, including affordable homeownership and training for local nonprofit organizations.
  • New York Community Trust Awards $1.3 Million for HIV/AIDS Prevention, Testing Initiatives
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest (PND), April 27, 2011
    The grants will go to twenty-six organizations working to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS and improve care for those with the disease.
  • Aetna’s $1M backs four care R&D studies
    Source: Hartford Business Journal, April 20, 2011
    The Aetna Foundation is dispensing $250,000 each to four U.S. hospitals and medical schools to underwrite their R&D into improving future delivery of health care to children, the needy and the chronically diseased.
  • Making the Moral Case for Change
    Source: The Huffington Post, April 18, 2011
    An op-ed by Gara LaMarche, President and CEO of The Atlantic Philanthropies.
  • New York Community Trust Announces $4.7 Million in Grants
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest (PND), April 16, 2011
    The Trust has announced grants totaling $4.7 million to thirty-seven nonprofit organizations working in a broad range of program areas, including healthy eating, nonprofit services, the arts, education, health, the environment, and special needs programs.
  • Why Aren’t Foundation Boards More Diverse?
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, April 12, 2011
    This report from the Council on Foundations' annual meeting includes a quote from Charlynn Goins, Chairman of the Board at The New York Community Trust.
  • Using Military Technique to Learn From Mistakes
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, April 11, 2011 (subscription required)
    This report focuses on a presentation by Edward Pauly, Director of Research and Evaluation at The Wallace Foundation, from a session held at the Council on Foundations annual meeting.
  • Peter G. Peterson’s Last Anti-Debt Crusade
    Source: The New York Times, April 8, 2011
    A portrait of the founder of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation.
  • Time to Tackle One of the World's Deadliest Killers: Cookstove Smoke
    Source: The Huffington Post, April 7, 2011
    An op-ed by Timothy Wirth, President of the United Nations Foundation.
  • Edna McConnell Clark Foundation Commits $42 Million in Social Innovation Fund Grants
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest (PND), April 5, 2011
    The $42 million investment will be made over three years to nine nonprofit organizations working to transform the life trajectories of the country's most economically disadvantaged youth.
  • Open Society Foundations Awards $8 Million to Help Families Work Toward Self-Sufficiency
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest (PND), April 5, 2011
    Abt Associates in Bethesda, Maryland, has announced an $8 million grant from the Foundations to support its efforts to identify effective models for helping low-income, low-skilled people become economically self-sufficient.
  • Foundations Must Conquer Myths in Order to Lead on Diversity Issues
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, April 3, 2011 (subscription required)
    An op-ed by Stephen Heintz, President of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund; Robert Ross, M.D., President & CEO of The California Endowment; and Sterling Speirn, President and CEO of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
  • Chase Commits Additional $25 Million for Facebook Giving Program
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest (PND), April 1, 2011
    JPMorgan Chase has announced that it will commit an additional $25 million to the online giving program that invites Facebook users to help the bank determine which nonprofits should receive its philanthropic dollars.
  • Giving Strategically, When the Government Can’t Help
    Source: The New York Times, April 1, 2011
    This article on strategic philanthropy includes quotes from Lorie Slutsky, President of The New York Community Trust, and Melissa Berman, President of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.
  • Ford Foundation Awards $1.5 Million to Greater New Orleans Foundation
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest (PND), April 1, 2011
    The grant will support the Greater New Orleans Foundation's work to connect low-income people to affordable housing, good jobs, and transportation.
  • Carnegie Corporation Announces $3.15 Million in Nuclear Nonproliferation Grants
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest (PND), March 30, 2011
    The eight grants, awarded as part of the corporation's nuclear security program, are to organizations working to mitigate nuclear threats associated with the expansion of nuclear power and proliferation of fissile materials.
  • Managing Generation Gaps in Philanthropic Learning
    Source: LearnPhilanthropy.net, March 28, 2011
    An interview with Sharna Goldseker, Vice President of The Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies.
  • NYC Green Cart Cookbook Has Recipes From Celeb Chefs and More
    Source: NBC New York.com, March 25, 2011
    This post on NBC's Go Healthy New York blog talks about The New York City Green Cart Cookbook, the NYC Green Cart program, and the support of both by The Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund.
  • Colicchio, Samuelsson Help Laurie Tisch’s Charity Cookbook
    Source: Bloomberg, March 16, 2011
    The Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund has expanded on the $1.5 million in seed money given to New York’s Green Cart program with a cookbook tied to the initiative’s efforts to bring more fruits and vegetables to lower-income neighborhoods.
  • Vegetable Bread Soup Recipe
    Source: Good Day New York, WNYW/Fox 5, March 16, 2011
    In this video, Laurie M. Tisch and Bill Telepan of Telepan Restaurant demonstrate a recipe from The New York City Green Cart Cookbook.
  • Free Passes: A Museum Salute to the Military
    Source: The New York Times, March 16, 2011
    Blue Star Museums, a program started last year that offers free admission to museums for all active-duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day, is run jointly by the National Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star Families, an organization that supports military families and increases awareness of the challenges of military life. The program was recently awarded a $100,000 grant from MetLife to support outreach and education efforts.
  • Donors' Group Awards $835,000 to Help Reform NYC Public Schools
    Source: The New York Community Trust, March 16, 2011
    The Donors’ Education Collaborative in The New York Community Trust, a group of funders committed to making the City’s public schools work for all its children, announced a new round of grants for systematic improvement of teaching effectiveness and college/career readiness.
  • Goldman, State Dept. team up to help women
    Source: The Washington Post, March 12, 2011
    A woman in a developing country running her own small business can face any number of obstacles. Goldman Sachs and the State Department are teaming up to offer classes on the basics of business management to help these women drive economic growth in their communities.
  • IBM Announces Smarter Cities Challenge Grant Recipients
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest (PND), March 11, 2011
    Twenty-four cities will receive the inaugural Smarter Cities Challenge grants, which will provide each city with IBM technology and services valued at $400,000.
  • Advancing public-private innovation: Talking with the Rockefeller Foundation's Judith Rodin
    Source: The Washington Post, March 9, 2011
    Tom Fox, Director of the Partnership for Public Service's Center for Government Leadership, interviews Dr. Rodin for the Post blog "The Federal Coach."
  • Bank of America Donates $1.5 Million for Hunger Relief
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest (PND), March 3, 2011
    Bank of America's donation to Feeding America and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America was made through its newly established Gift for Opportunity fund.
  • Could IBM’s Watson Computer Aid the Work of Nonprofits?
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, February 24, 2011
    Stanley S. Litow, President of the IBM International Foundation, speaks about his plan for how Watson might be able to improve how governments and nonprofits provide services.
  • Atlantic Philanthropies Founder Commits to Giving Pledge
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest (PND), February 23, 2011
    Charles F. Feeney has signed on to the campaign launched last year by Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates.
  • As Social Needs Mount, How Can Philanthropy Best Alleviate Homelessness?
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, February 20, 2011 (subscription required)
    An op-ed by Lukas Haynes, Vice President of the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, and Lynn Lewis, Executive Director of Picture the Homeless.
  • As Oscar Approaches: New Momentum for Documentary Films
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, February 20, 2011
    In this op-ed, Vincent Stehle mentions the Ford Foundation's new five-year, $50 million effort to help create and distribute documentary films and focuses on The Principal Story, a documentary financed by the Wallace Foundation.
  • Ford Foundation Conference Sheds Light on Internet Freedom
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, February 18, 2011
    The foundation hosted a daylong conference called Wired for Change, an event that put together an A-list of social-change makers and celebrities. (The use of social media in organizing the recent protests in the Middle East, and the key role that it can play in giving voice to those who do not have access to traditional media, was repeatedly cited during the event.)
  • Rockefeller Foundation Sees Social-Change Dividend
    Source: The Wall Street Journal, February 15, 2011
    The Nonprofit Finance Fund has received a grant from the foundation for a number of projects that will help bring the social impact bond concept to the U.S. (Managing Director Antony Bugg-Levine discusses Rockefeller's support of this emerging philanthropic model.)
  • Rockefeller Foundation survey: Americans rank transportation needs high but don't want to pay the costs
    Source: The Washington Post, February 14, 2011
    78 percent of those surveyed say private investors should be tapped to rebuild the country's aging infrastructure. (Nicholas Turner, Managing Director at the foundation, talks about the survey's results.)
  • New York Community Trust Announces Nearly $4 Million in First-Quarter Grants
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest (PND), February 12, 2011
    The grants were made to thirty nonprofit organizations; their work includes overhauling the treatment of young offenders, helping to improve mass transit, strengthening restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions, and monitoring how disabled children are faring in public schools.
  • Powering Green Efforts
    Source: The Wall Street Journal, February 10, 2011
    The North Star Fund has announced $3.4 million in grants as part of an $8 million initiative to create environmentally sustainable neighborhoods in Woodside, Sunnyside, and Long Island City, NY. (Hugh Hogan, Executive Director of the Fund, is also interviewed.)
  • For Federal Programs, a Taste of Market Discipline
    Source: The New York Times, February 8, 2011
    This article focuses on the new idea of social impact bonds—a nonprofit group named Social Finance, one of the first practitioners, is funded in part by the Rockefeller Foundation. (Antony Bugg-Levine, Managing Director at the foundation, also discusses the project.)
  • Foundations Should Offer Thoughtful Support to Struggling Charities
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, February 6, 2011 (subscription required)
    An op-ed by Douglas B. Bauer, Executive Director of The Clark Foundation.
  • The Philanthropy 50—No. 1: George Soros
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, February 6, 2011
    Mr. Soros, Chairman of Soros Fund Management and the Founder of the Open Society Foundations, tops this annual list of America’s biggest donors.
  • Judith Rodin, President of the Rockefeller Foundation, on the Evolution and Promise of Social Innovation
    Source: The Huffington Post, February 6, 2011
    This interview with Dr. Rodin is conducted by Rahim Kanani, Editor-in-Chief of World Affairs Commentary.
  • $55 million and a quest for success in West Charlotte
    Source: Charlotte Observer, January 31, 2011
    Project LIFT, a 5-year philanthropic effort to support and transform schools in West Charlotte, NC received a $10 million pledge from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation.
  • Chase Awards $25 Million to Help Spur Small Business Lending
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest (PND), January 31, 2011
    JPMorgan Chase has announced grants totaling $25 million to five Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) to help spur small business lending and job creation.
  • The legacy of a personal label
    Source: Financial Times, January 31, 2011 (registration required)
    This article focuses on the Newman’s Own Foundation.
  • Taking a Stand on Sexual Violence
    Source: The Wall Street Journal, January 27, 2011
    The Frank and Ruth E. Caruso Foundation and its President, Lisa Turngren, are profiled as the Journal's Donor of the Day. (Ms. Turngren also talks about her relationship with Philanthropy New York.)
  • Veterans, Like Active Duty Troops, Are Hesitant to Seek Mental Health Care
    Source: The New York Times, January 26, 2011
    This article discusses a study funded by the New York State Health Foundation and quotes Jim Knickman, the foundation's President and CEO.
  • Wall Street philanthropy picks up, but not for all
    Source: Reuters, January 24, 2011
    This article on the status of giving from the financial industry includes quotes from United Way of New York City President and CEO Gordon Campbell and Chris Page, Senior Vice President at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.
  • Peterson Foundation Makes $1.2 Million in Grants for Debt-Reduction Proposals
    Source: The Wall Street Journal, January 20, 2011
    Six different groups have received $200,000 grants from the Peter G. Peterson Foundation for proposals aimed at tackling the country’s fiscal problems, which will be unveiled as part of a fiscal summit later this year. (Mr. Peterson is also quoted in the article.)
  • A Newly Powerful Grant-Making Force: Artist-Endowed Foundations
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, January 19, 2011
    This article examining private foundations endowed by visual artists focuses in part on The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
  • Ford Foundation to Put Up $50 Million for Documentaries
    Source: The New York Times, January 18, 2011
    The foundation’s program, called JustFilms, will support documentary filmmakers through partnerships with organizations like the Sundance Institute; partnerships with other Ford Foundation grantmaking programs; and also through an open application process. (Luis A. Ubiñas, President of the foundation, and Orlando Bagwell, Director of the initiative, are quoted in the article.)
  • “The sleeping giant of philanthropy”
    Source: The Art Newspaper, January 10, 2011
    This analysis of artist-endowed foundations discusses, among others, the Jerome Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and the Joan Mitchell Foundation.
  • New York Life Foundation to Boost Giving in 2011
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest (PND), January 8, 2011
    The foundation has announced that it will increase its charitable giving by 15 percent, to $12.9 million, in 2011. (Chris Park, the President of the foundation, is also quoted in this article.)
  • Special Operations Warrior Foundation Receives $1 Million From Goldman Sachs
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest (PND), January 8, 2011
    The donation, awarded through the Goldman Sachs Gives donor-advised fund, will help support the families of fallen and wounded special operations personnel.
  • NatureBridge Receives $4 Million From Google
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest (PND), January 6, 2011
    San Francisco-based NatureBridge, an education partner of the National Park Service, has announced a three-year, $4 million grant from the Google Charitable Giving Fund at the Tides Foundation to expand its environmental education program.
  • Companies Promote Health and Brands, Making Playgrounds
    Source: The New York Times, December 27, 2010
    This article on the trend of corporate-financed playgrounds for children mentions the MetLife Foundation and quotes President and CEO A. Dennis White.
  • Carnegie Corporation Announces Fourth-Quarter Grants
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest (PND), December 20, 2010
    The Carnegie Corporation of New York has announced twenty-two grants totaling more than $22.2 million to organizations working in the United States and around the world.
  • Newsmakers: Jennifer Buffett
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest (PND), December 20, 2010
    Ms. Buffett, the President and Co-Chair of the NoVo Foundation, is interviewed by Michael Seltzer, Philanthropic Advisor and Trustee at EMPower.
  • MetLife Foundation awards $3 million for creation of GED program
    Source: The Daily Tell, December 15, 2010
    The grant will be awarded to the American Council on Education for the purpose of developing a national GED testing program.
  • Opinion: Here's some philanthropy advice for Mark Zuckerberg
    Source: San Jose Mercury News, December 13, 2010
    Phil Buchanan, President of the Center for Effective Philanthropy, and Stephen Heintz, President of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, offer some advice to Mr. Zuckerberg and the new class of major philanthropists.
  • Warhol Foundation threatens to cut Smithsonian funding over censored video
    Source: The Washington Post, December 13, 2010
    The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts demanded that the Smithsonian restore the video, which was removed after criticism from Capitol Hill and conservative groups, or the foundation would not fund future projects.
  • Foundation Says It’s Ending Smithsonian Support
    Source: The New York Times, December 13, 2010
    The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts is threatening to stop its financial support of Smithsonian exhibitions if the institution does not restore a work of art that was removed from a current show.
  • Bank of America to Match Charitable Giving of Customers to Meet Critical Community Needs
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest (PND), December 12, 2010
    Bank of America has announced the launch of the Gift for Opportunity fund, a nationwide program of the Bank of America Charitable Foundation that will provide a corporate match for customers' charitable giving.
  • Goldman to Donate $20 Million to Nonprofits
    Source: The Wall Street Journal, December 9, 2010
    The donation from Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is to a network of nonprofit organizations that provides job training and family assistance to wounded veterans.
  • Couple's Trust Provides Grants for Young Artists
    Source: The Wall Street Journal, December 6, 2010
    This entry in WSJ's Donor of the Day series focuses on Edward and Sally Van Lier and the charitable fund the couple set up with The New York Community Trust. (Kerry McCarthy, Program Officer for Arts and Historic Preservation at The Trust, is also quoted in the article.)
  • Newman’s Own Gives Matching Grant to PBS
    Source: The New York Times, December 1, 2010
    In a post on its Media Decoder blog, the Times reports that PBS and nine of its local stations will benefit from a $2.2 million challenge grant from the Newman’s Own Foundation.
  • Attention: Deficit
    Source: The New York Times, November 26, 2010
    An interview with Peter G. Peterson, Founder and Chairman of the eponymous foundation.
  • Fictional candidate focus of ads against US debt
    Source: The Washington Post, November 10, 2010
    A $6 million campaign by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation aims to promote bipartisan solutions to the federal fiscal crisis.
  • Nike Harnesses ‘Girl Effect’ Again
    Source: The New York Times, November 10, 2010
    With an effort known as the Girl Effect, the Nike Foundation—supported by Nike and the NoVo Foundation—is trying to raise up adolescent girls in poverty-plagued, developing regions of the world. (Part of the Times' annual Giving section.)
  • Foundations With a Limited Life
    Source: The New York Times, November 10, 2010
    This piece on limited-lifespan foundations talks about Charles Feeney, The Atlantic Philanthropies, John Hunting, and the Beldon Fund. (Part of the Times' annual Giving section.)
  • Giving a Gift and Getting a Return
    Source: The New York Times, November 10, 2010
    This analysis of charitable gift annuities includes quotes from Paul Horrocks, Vice President of the New York Life Insurance Company, and Don Greene, National Philanthropic Product Executive for Bank of America Merrill Lynch. (Part of the Times' annual Giving section.)
  • IBM Launches $50 Million Smarter Cities Challenge
    Source: Fast Company, November 9, 2010
    The Smarter Cities Challenge is a grant program that will dole out $50 million worth of technology and services to 100 cities around the world. The program will give $250,000 to $400,000 worth of services to each city selected through the competitive grant process.
  • BNY Mellon Launches $6 Million Global Workforce Development Initiative Targeting Vulnerable Youth
    Source: SmartMoney, November 8, 2010
    As part of the global initiative, BNY Mellon will collaborate with leading public and nonprofit agencies in the United States, United Kingdom, and Asia to enhance education, job training, and career development opportunities.
  • Paul Newman's legacy lives on with $300 million charitable milestone
    Source: USA Today, November 4, 2010
    Newman's Own, which gives all after-tax profits to charity, announced it has surpassed $300 million in charitable donations since its founding in 1982.
  • Bank of America Charitable Foundation Awards $2 Million for International Forest Conservation Projects
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest (PND), November 4, 2010
    The foundation has announced two grants totaling $2 million to The Nature Conservancy to support new approaches to land management in China and forest conservation efforts in Brazil and Indonesia.
  • Rockefeller Foundation Pledges $1.5 Million for Climate-Smart Agriculture
    Source: The Ecosystem Marketplace, November 3, 2010
    The foundation announced several commitments at the Global Conference on Food Security, Agriculture, and Climate Change at The Hague, The Netherlands.
  • A Philanthropy Coach Talks About Wise Giving
    Source: The New York Times, October 20, 2010
    In this recent conversation, Lisa Philp, Global Head of Philanthropic Services at J. P. Morgan Private Bank, offered advice and insights to people hoping to achieve as much as possible through wise giving.
  • Video: Why IBM Gives to Good Causes
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, October 20, 2010
    Stanley S. Litow, IBM's Vice President for Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs, explains why his company's philanthropic efforts are a part of its larger business strategy.
  • A Third of Donors Plan to Give Less This Quarter, Survey Finds
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, October 20, 2010
    The poll of 603 people who intend to give at least $200 this year found that 55 percent said they would give the same amount as in past years, while only 8 percent of respondents said they plan to give more. (The survey was supported by the Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund.)
  • With Grant, NPR to Step Up State Government Reporting
    Source: The New York Times, October 17, 2010
    NPR has received a $1.8 million grant from the Open Society Foundations to begin a project that is intended to add at least 100 journalists at NPR member radio stations in all 50 states over the next three years. The reporters, editors, and analysts will cover state governments and how their actions affect people.
  • Living Cities Working Group Launches $150 Million Sustainable Communities Effort
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest (PND), October 15, 2010
    Living Cities, a consortium of major foundations and financial institutions (including the Ford, Surdna, and Rockefeller foundations), has announced that its Investors for Sustainable Communities working group will coordinate up to $150 million in investments to build stronger communities grounded in more resilient regional economies.
  • BofA foundation to give $1 million to education charities
    Source: The Charlotte Observer, October 11, 2010
    The $1 million from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation includes $200,000 each to Teach for America and Freedom School Partners, a summer enrichment program for at-risk kids. This marks the first time the bank's philanthropic Neighborhood Excellence Initiative has focused all its money on helping with a single charitable cause, officials said.
  • Rockefeller Foundation opens wallet for arts
    Source: Crain's New York Business, October 6, 2010
    The foundation has bestowed $3 million among some 18 local New York City cultural organizations (the winners of Rockefeller's 2010 New York City Cultural Innovation Fund competition) to help them compensate for falloffs in donations during the recession.
  • Bank of America Issues Grants for Microloans
    Source: The Wall Street Journal, October 6, 2010
    The 40 grants, totaling more than $3.7 million, have been made to nonprofit organizations that lend to small and rural businesses. The funds are paving the way for Community Development Financial Institutions to access roughly $27.5 million in federal microloan programs and other lending capital.
  • National Consumer Organization Expands its Commitment to Quality Long-Term Care Through New Three-Year Project
    Source: CNBC, September 29, 2010
    The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care has announced the launch of a major project—Consumers for Quality Care, No Matter Where—funded through a three-year grant by The Atlantic Philanthropies.
  • Spurred by NY, 10 cities launch volunteer programs
    Source: The Wall Street Journal, September 29, 2010
    On the one-year anniversary of the Cities of Service coalition, ten cities are launching their own service programs this month, with a range of initiatives geared toward solving local issues. These cities were recipients of the first round of Cities of Service Leadership Grants, funded by the Rockefeller Foundation.
  • Carnegie Corporation Awards $18.3 Million in Third-Quarter Grants
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest (PND), September 28, 2010
    The 20 grants have been awarded to organizations working in the United States and around the world.
  • Target shifts focus of giving to literacy
    Source: The Star Tribune, September 24, 2010
    The retailer will refocus the bulk of its 5 percent donation program around a single issue—education—and direct $500 million over the next five years primarily to support efforts to get kids reading by the third grade.
  • Who Gets Genetic Testing for Cancer?
    Source: The Wall Street Journal, September 20, 2010
    This post on WSJ's Health Blog describes Aetna's study of whether women the most at risk for breast and ovarian cancer are being genetically screened for the diseases and includes a quote from Anne Beal, President of the Aetna Foundation.
  • Small, Focused New York Foundation Should Serve as Grant-Making Model
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, September 19, 2010 (subscription required)
    This op-ed focuses on the accomplishments of the New York Foundation and includes a quote from its Executive Director, Maria Mottola.
  • Social Impact Exchange Receives $1.8 Million From Robert Wood Johnson, Rockefeller Foundations
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest (PND), September 16, 2010
    The grants will support the continuing development of a growth capital marketplace to connect philanthropists and investors with nonprofits eager to scale proven programs. (Rockefeller Foundation President Judith Rodin is also quoted in the article.)
  • New York Life Foundation Announces $2.5 Million in Grants
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest (PND), September 7, 2010
    The grants will support nine New York City nonprofits working to provide safe havens, mentoring resources, and educational support to local youth. (Chris Park, the President of the Foundation, is also quoted in the article.)
  • CMU symposium to focus on creating positive social change
    Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 7, 2010
    Cheryl Dorsey, the President of Echoing Green, was the keynote speaker at the third annual Solutions for Society symposium at Carnegie Mellon University. The event aims to educate and inspire people about the power of individual innovation to create social change.
  • Soros to Donate $100 Million to Rights Group
    Source: The New York Times, September 6, 2010
    George Soros and the Open Society Foundations are giving $100 million to Human Rights Watch to expand the organization’s work globally.
  • Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America Receives $10 Million From Helmsley Trust
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest (PND), September 1, 2010
    The $10 million is in the form of two grants from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to support inflammatory bowel disease research.
  • Mickey Mouse, the estate tax and me
    Source: USA Today, August 31, 2010
    An op-ed by Abigail E. Disney, Co-Founder and President of the Daphne Foundation.
  • Major Online Fund-Raising Drive for Social-Justice Groups in New Orleans
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, August 27, 2010
    On the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the Open Society Foundations is teaming up with MoveOn and ColorOfChange.org to raise money for social-justice organizations in New Orleans.
  • Our Blue-Collar Great Depression
    Source: The Wall Street Journal, August 25, 2010
    An op-ed by Janice Nittoli, Associate Vice President of the Rockefeller Foundation, on the needs of blue-collar workers during the current economic crisis.
  • Foundation Funds Study of Indoor Environments
    Source: The Wall Street Journal, August 23, 2010
    The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation was featured as WSJ's “Donor of the Day.”
  • How To Give Like Gates, Buffett & Peterson
    Source: Forbes, August 20, 2010
    The recent signees to The Giving Pledge (including Peter G. Peterson) have inspired a new newspaper ad created by The New York Community Trust. (Ani Hurwitz, The Trust's Director of Communications, is also quoted in the article.)
  • Leaders of 2 Foundations Reflect on the Process of Giving It All Away
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, August 11, 2010
    In an interview with The Chronicle, Arthur Fried, Chairman of Avi Chai, and Gara LaMarche, President of The Atlantic Philanthropies, spoke about the planned shutdown of both their foundations and the independent reports they commissioned to examine their efforts.
  • Philanthropy becoming new status symbol for wealthy
    Source: Reuters, August 11, 2010
    This article examining The Giving Pledge and other philanthropic efforts from wealthy donors includes comments from Melissa Berman, President and CEO of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.
  • N.Y. Governor Signs Into Law Limits on Charitable Deductions
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, August 10, 2010
    Abigail E. Disney, Co-Founder and President of the Daphne Foundation, shares her thoughts on the change to charitable deductions for those earning $10 million or more a year in New York State.
  • William T. Grant Foundation Awards $3.4 Million
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest (PND), August 8, 2010
    The grants have been made to nine researchers working on projects related to understanding and improving public education, medical policy, and situational environments for vulnerable youth. (Foundation President Robert C. Granger is also quoted in the article.)
  • Companies donate employees' time, service instead of cash
    Source: USA Today, August 8, 2010
    This article on the growing trend of corporations donating their employees' time, advice, and service in lieu of cash includes information about programs at Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, Target, and IBM, and quotes Stanley Litow, IBM's Vice President of Corporate Citizenship.
  • Buffett: Charity pledges coming in
    Source: Omaha World-Herald, August 5, 2010
    This article on the increasing number of wealthy donors signing up for The Giving Pledge includes excerpts from the pledge letter of Peter G. Peterson.
  • The estate tax mistake
    Source: The Boston Globe, July 30, 2010
    This op-ed features a quote from Abigail E. Disney, Co-Founder and President of the Daphne Foundation.
  • Bank of America Commits $10M in Small-Business Grants
    Source: The Wall Street Journal, July 29, 2010
    The grants to nonprofit organizations that lend to small and rural businesses could lead to as much as $100 million in low-cost, long-term capital for small business microloans. (A program to help small businesses launched by J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. is also mentioned in the article.)
  • Ford Foundation Commits $85-Million to Improve Environment While Aiding Rural Economies Around the World
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, July 28, 2010
    The grants, which will be spent over five years, advance a fresh approach to managing forests and other vast tracts of land, based on a recognition that such areas are home to hundreds of millions of people who often do not have a voice in how the lands are preserved.
  • Soros Group Boosts Arts
    Source: The Wall Street Journal, July 21, 2010
    This article examines the Open Society Institute's plan to award $11 million in unrestricted gifts to small and midsize performing-arts nonprofits throughout the five boroughs.
  • Clark Foundation Awards $2 Million to Nonprofit Finance Fund to Support Struggling New York City Nonprofits
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest (PND), July 15, 2010
    The $2 million program-related investment will establish a working capital loan fund for grantees of the foundation that are struggling financially. (The foundation's Executive Director, Doug Bauer, is also quoted in the article.)
  • Targeting Costs of Health Care
    Source: The Wall Street Journal, July 8, 2010
    The New York State Health Foundation was featured as WSJ's “Donor of the Day.”
  • Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors Receives $3.7 Million to Support Effective Philanthropy
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest (PND), July 8, 2010
    The three-year grant (from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) is for launching a program designed to arm emerging donors with the knowledge to become effective philanthropists.
  • NY plan to cut wealth tax break worries charities
    Source: Reuters, July 7, 2010
    New York State lawmakers have proposed cutting the tax break on charitable giving for people earning more than $10 million a year from 50 percent to 25 percent; Melissa Berman, President and CEO of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, and Gillian Howell, Head of Private Philanthropy for Bank of America Merrill Lynch, are among those commenting on the plan.
  • Cities of Service Coalition Awards Second Round of Grants to Boost Volunteerism
    Source: Philanthropy News Digest (PND), July 1, 2010
    Funded by the Rockefeller Foundation and Bloomberg Philanthropies, the grants will enable the cities to hire chief service officers, who will work within the mayor's office to convene strategic committees of service experts, conduct assessments of existing service levels, and identify collaborative partnerships to deepen the effects of local volunteerism.
  • Brooklyn nonprofits get a windfall
    Source: Crain's New York Business, June 28, 2010
    The Brooklyn Community Foundation has announced its first round of grants, totaling $2.5 million, which is being made to more than 170 nonprofits throughout the borough to fund initiatives in five fields of interest: arts for all, caring neighbors, community development, education and youth achievement, and green communities.
  • Philanthropy and Government: at Times a Bumpy Partnership
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, June 21, 2010
    This article on the ways philanthropy and the federal government are still improving their relationship with each other quotes Nancy Roob, President of the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation.
  • For the Gates-Buffett Challenge to Work, It Takes More Than Money
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, June 18, 2010
    The story of Peter and Jennifer Buffett's NoVo Foundation (and the lessons learned during its formation) is at the center of this opinion piece.
  • How Can Foundations Demystify Their Work?
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, June 15, 2010
    An op-ed by Marta L. Tellado, Vice President for Communications at the Ford Foundation.
  • Helmsley Trust donates to Israel
    Source: The Jerusalem Post, June 11, 2010
    The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust has just announced that over $10 million in grants from their estate will be donated to three prominent Israeli institutions.
  • Carnegie Corporation of New York Awards $25 Million in Grants
    Source: PND (Philanthropy News Digest), June 9, 2010
    The Carnegie Corporation of New York has announced thirty-three grants totaling nearly $25.2 million to organizations working in the United States and around the world.
  • Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors Receives $9.5 Million From Gates Foundation
    Source: PND (Philanthropy News Digest), June 9, 2010
    The three-year grant will be used to launch a program that will work with financial institutions in five countries to create savings accounts that are affordable for poor families and profitable for banks over the long term.
  • Organization Gives Donors a Firsthand Look at Oil Spill’s Consequences in Effort to Raise Funds
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, June 3, 2010
    This article speaks about the fundraising and grantmaking efforts of the Gulf Coast Fund for Community Renewal and Ecological Health in the wake of the BP oil spill disaster. The Fund is a special project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.
  • Philanthropic Response to Gulf Oil Disaster: Is It Enough?
    Source: onPhilanthropy, June 1, 2010
    This piece on the different reactions so far to the spilll disaster mentions the Gulf Coast Fund for Community Renewal and Ecological Health, a special project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.
  • Nearly $50-Million From Foundations Added to White House Social Innovation Fund
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, May 27, 2010
    The White House has announced that grantmakers have pledged almost $50 million to support the Social Innovation Fund, with five grantmakers—including the Open Society Institute's Special Fund for Poverty Alleviation—pledging a total of $45 million over two years.
  • Coalition of Grant Makers Pledges $5-Million to Broaden Impact of Federal Social Innovation Fund
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, May 26, 2010
    A coalition of more than 20 grantmakers that have pledged nearly $5 million over three years to help broaden the impact of the Social Innovation Fund includes large foundations like The Atlantic Philanthropies along with venture-philanthropy groups.
  • NeighborWorks America Receives $1 Million Grant from The Rockefeller Foundation for Nonprofit Housing Counseling and Foreclosure Prevention
    Source: BusinessWire, May 25, 2010
    The grant will help to strengthen and supplement nonprofit housing counseling capacity and increase their efficiency and ability to help homeowners avoid foreclosure.
  • Families’ Every Fuss, Archived and Analyzed
    Source: The New York Times, May 22, 2010
    This article examines a three-year study during which nearly every moment in the lives of 32 families was videotaped; the project was financed by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
  • Vietnam, US still in conflict over Agent Orange
    Source: The Associated Press, May 22, 2010
    This article on the continuing controversy over the use of Agent Orange during the Vietnam War mentions the work of a coalition of nonprofit groups led by the Ford Foundation.
  • Tisch Furthers Mission to Fight Childhood Obesity
    Source: The Wall Street Journal, May 20, 2010
    A profile of the recent work of Laurie Tisch and the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund.
  • Ford Foundation to invest $200M nationwide for economic growth
    Source: Detroit Free Press, May 18, 2010
    The Ford Foundation plans to spend $200 million over five years to invest in key infrastructure and housing projects across the nation that will help metropolitan areas grow economically.
  • An impending national transformation
    Source: Politico, May 9th, 2010
    This op-ed co-authored by Judith Rodin, President of the Rockefeller Foundation, focuses on the significant demographic shifts in the United States and the possible critical implications for policy and progress throughout this upcoming decade.
  • Citigroup teams up with Bethesda group to boost small business lending
    Source: The Washington Post, Wednesday, May 5, 2010
    Citigroup is teaming up with two organizations to start a $200 million lending program for small businesses in low-to-moderate income communities across the country.
  • A strategy for charitable giving makes donations go further
    Source: Alliance Magazine, May 1, 2010
    Antony Bugg-Levine, Managing Director at the Rockefeller Foundation, discusses its Impact Investing initiative.
  • Foundations See "Moment of Opportunity" to Improve Schools
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, April 29, 2010
    Twelve foundations—including the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Ford Foundation, and The Wallace Foundation—have announced that they plan to spend $506 million this year on grants designed to bolster a new $650 million federal grant program to expand innovative school-improvement projects.
  • Clinton Announces Initiatives to Benefit Women
    Source: Voice of America, April 28, 2010
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has outlined several new initiatives to empower women around the world, some of which will be funded by the Rockefeller Foundation. (The foundation's president, Judith Rodin, is also quoted in the article.)
  • Why Foundations of All Kinds Should Promote Internet Access
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, April 4, 2010
    In this op-ed, Luis A. Ubiñas, President of the Ford Foundation, explains why it is critical for everyone to have high-speed access to an neutral and open Internet and why the foundation is investing $50 million over the next five years in this cause. (Subscription is required to read this article.)
  • Grants Nurture Arts Spaces and Housing
    Source: The New York Times, April 4, 2010
    As part of an effort to increase the impact of its giving, the Ford Foundation has announced a plan to dedicate $100 million to the development of arts spaces nationwide over the next decade. The foundation's president, Luis A. Ubiñas, also shared his thoughts on the initiative.
  • Interview - Geraldine Kunstadter
    Source: Alliance Magazine, April 1, 2010
    Ms. Kunstadter, the Chairman and President of the Albert Kunstadter Family Foundation, discusses her foundation's work and voices her displeasure with the current state of philanthropy.
  • City Will Stop Paying the Poor for Good Behavior
    Source: The New York Times, March 30, 2010
    This article about an unusual and much-heralded program that gave poor families cash to encourage good behavior and self-sufficiency includes quotes from Margot Brandenburg, an Associate Director of the Rockefeller Foundation, the primary source of financing for the project.
  • Health care law becomes personal for Dallas-area families
    Source: The Dallas Morning News, March 29, 2010
    In September 2009, The News profiled five families with challenging health insurance needs and asked the Commonwealth Fund to analyze how the new federal healthcare legislation would affect them. Sara Collins, Vice President of the Affordable Health Insurance program at the Fund, took on that task.
  • Former N.J. governor candidate Chris Daggett is named Dodge Foundation CEO
    Source: The Star-Ledger, March 29, 2010
    A report on Mr. Daggett's new appointment as President and CEO of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.
  • Sizing up Obamacare
    Source: Crain's New York Business, March 28, 2010
    James Knickman, the President and CEO of the New York State Health Foundation, offers his thoughts on the national healthcare reform bill.
  • N.Y.C. foundations and philanthropists must realize that the iPad era demands a new partnership
    Source: New York Daily News, March 26, 2010
    This op-ed by Julie Sandorf, President of the Charles H. Revson Foundation, challenges New York City philanthropists to improve public libraries and support free access to digital information for everyone.
  • What Lessons Do President Obama’s Gifts Offers to Donors?
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, March 21, 2010
    This analysis of how President Obama has chosen to donate the $1.4 million that came with his Nobel Peace Prize was written by Melissa Berman, President and CEO of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors. (Subscription is required to read this article.)
  • Philanthropy in the Form of a Fat Cash Prize
    Source: The New York Times, March 19, 2010
    This article on the increase in the creation of cash prizes by philanthropists includes discussions with Lisa Philp, the Global Head of Philanthropic Services at J. P. Morgan Bank, and Melissa Berman, President and CEO of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.
  • Not Your Parents’ Philanthropy
    Source: The Wall Street Journal, March 8, 2010
    This article on the WSJ Financial Adviser blog discusses the next generation of donors and young philanthropists with Charles Bronfman and Jeffrey Solomon, the Chairman and President, respectively, of The Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies.
  • Bumpy ride for US corporate giving amid recession
    Source: Reuters, March 5, 2010
    This article about the mixed results for corporate giving in 2009 and predictions for 2010 includes discussions with Kerry Sullivan, President of the Bank of America Foundation, and Dennis White, President and CEO of the MetLife Foundation.
  • Donors Pick St. Jude’s, Komen As Most Respected
    Source: The NonProfit Times, March 4, 2010
    According to the results of the new Harris Interactive EquiTrend annual brand equity poll, Susan G. Komen for the Cure is the second most trusted nonprofit organization in America; is ranked number one in brand equity; and is the nonprofit to which people are the most likely to donate.
  • Pa. joins a push to boost college graduation
    Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 3, 2010
    This article on the Complete College America national initiative names the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Ford Foundation as two of the project's funders.
  • Maximum Impact
    Source: The Wall Street Journal Europe, February 28, 2010
    Judith Rodin, President of the Rockefeller Foundation, is one of eight prominent philanthropists and charity executives asked how they would spend $10 billion to achieve the biggest and longest-lasting impact on the world's problems.
  • The Cost of Doing Nothing on Health Care
    Source: The New York Times, February 26, 2010
    Karen Davis, President of the Commonwealth Fund, is quoted in this article on the potential future of the healthcare system.
  • Morgan Stanley’s Mack, Clooney Help Charities Beat Recession
    Source: Bloomberg, February 24, 2010
    With the U.S. in a severe economic slump, nonprofit groups must work harder to raise money and find new ways to reach patrons. While some are focusing on wealthy executives and celebrities, others are utilizing social network sites such as Facebook to reach a younger audience. (Melissa Berman, Chief Executive Officer of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, is quoted in this article.)
  • Foundation-Financed Office in Liberia Seeks to Build and Guide Philanthropic Efforts
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, February 21, 2010
    This article about the Liberian Philanthropy Secretariat, a government office created to coordinate philanthropic efforts in the fledgling democracy and funded in part by the Daphne Foundation and the NoVo Foundation, discusses the project and its work with Yvonne L. Moore, Executive Director of the Daphne Foundation. (Subscription is required to read this article.)
  • Weathering the Economic Storm Amid a Shifting Health Care Landscape
    Source: The Huffington Post, February 18, 2010
    James R. Knickman, President and CEO of the New York State Health Foundation, writes about the ways New York healthcare organizations can weather the economic crisis.
  • Drowning in Debt: What the Nation's Budget Woes Mean for You
    Source: ABC News, February 17, 2010
    American political and economic leaders have sounded the alarm for years about the federal government's fiscal health. But now the problem of mounting national debt is worse than it ever has been before—with potentially dire consequences for taxpayers, according to a report by the nonpartisan Peterson-Pew Commission on Budget Reform. (One of the Commission's partners is the Peter G. Peterson Foundation; David M. Walker, President and CEO of the foundation, is also quoted in this article.)
  • Target Facebook Fans Direct $1 Million to Five Nonprofits
    Source: PND (Philanthropy News Digest), February 17, 2010
    The Target Corporation has announced grants totaling $1 million to five nonprofits through its Super Love Sender campaign.
  • Budget Cuts May Cause Statewide Health Care Money Trouble
    Source: NY1.com, February 16, 2010
    David Sandman, Vice President of the New York State Health Foundation, appeared in a segment on NY1 to discuss St. Vincent's Hospital Manhattan's current financial situation.
  • Helping Nonprofits Raise Money Like Goldman Does
    Source: BusinessWeek, February 11, 2010
    This article focuses on Charles Harris, a former investment banker at Goldman Sachs, and the nonprofit firm he co-founded, SeaChange Capital Partners.
  • Two Charities Start Fund to Help Haitians in New York
    Source; The New York Times, February 10, 2010
    The Brooklyn Community Foundation and the United Way of New York City have announced the start of the NYC Haitian Community Hope and Healing Fund. The fund will issue grants to local nonprofit groups that help Haitians with a variety of services, including immigration assistance, literacy, and other educational programs, employment training, and grief counseling.
  • Up Close With Diana Williams
    Source: WABC, February 7, 2010
    David Sandman, Vice President of the New York State Health Foundation, appeared on this news program to discuss St. Vincent's Hospital Manhattan's current financial situation and potential solutions.
  • Target Launches $1 Million Contest for Charities
    Source: PND (Philanthropy News Digest). February 4, 2010
    Piggybacking on Valentine's Day and Super Bowl XLIV, the Target Corporation has announced a $1 million giving campaign through the social networking site Facebook to fund educational programming.
  • A New York Volunteer Effort Will Soon Spread to 10 Cities
    Source: The New York Times, January 17, 2010
    Judith Rodin, President of the Rockefeller Foundation, is quoted in this article on the Cities of Service initiative, which is supported by Rockefeller grants.
  • New Budget, Old Problems
    Source: The the Huffington Post, January 12, 2010
    James R. Knickman, President and CEO of the New York State Health Foundation, has written a column about New York State’s budget cuts and what they mean for the health sector.
  • Ford invests $80 million in U.S. workers
    Source: Philanthropy Journal, January 8, 2010
    Over the next five years, the Ford Foundation will invest $80 million to make it easier for American workers and their families to keep their jobs, and access benefits should they become unemployed. Luis Ubiñas, President of the foundation, is also quoted in the article.
  • Fund-raising galas give way to personal appeals
    Source: The Boston Globe, December 6, 2009
    This article on the new fundraising strategies of Jewish nonprofits in the wake of the Madoff scandal includes a quote from Charles Bronfman, Chairman of the Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies.
  • Ford Foundation to Assist Public Benefit Programs
    Source: The New York Times, December 2, 2009
    The Ford Foundation has committed $80 million to strengthen public programs and policies aimed at helping the unemployed and low-wage workers. The foundation's Director of Quality Employment, Helen Neuborne, was quoted in the story.
  • Giving: Tough Times, Tough Choices
    Source: The Wall Street Journal, December 2, 2009
    Both donors and the charities they give to are facing tough fiscal decisions; this article offers some suggestions on making them. (Lorie Slutsky, President and Chief Executive Officer of The New York Community Trust, is also quoted in the article.)
  • A Survey Shows Pain of Recession for Artists
    Source: The New York Times, November 23, 2009
    A major new survey of American artists and how they are weathering the economic downturn has found that slightly more than half experienced a drop in income from 2008 to 2009. (The survey was paid for in part by the Ford Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.)
  • CNN Reports on New Discoveries by the Census of Marine Life
    Source: CNN, November 21, 2009
    Ian Poiner of the Census of Marine Life talks with CNN about discovering several new species. The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is a founding sponsor of the Census.
  • Answers About Community Philanthropy
    Source: The New York Times, November 18-20, 2009
    Lorie A. Slutsky, President of The New York Community Trust, answered readers' questions on community philanthropy and the value of many different approaches to charitable giving.

    Part I: November 18th
    Part II: November 19th
    Part III: November 20th
  • Are Metrics Blinding Our Perception?
    Source: The New York Times, November 20, 2009
    This article on the so-called current "Age of Metrics" quotes Antony Bugg-Levine, a Managing Director of the Rockefeller Foundation.
  • The New York Times 2009 Giving Section
    November 2009
    Several articles in this edition of the Times' annual section on philanthropy and charitable giving discuss and quote Philanthropy New York members, including The Atlantic Philanthropies; the Ford Foundation; Susan G. Komen for the Cure; the Target Corporation; UJA-Federation of New York; Cheryl L. Dorsey, President of Echoing Green; and Jane D. Schwartz, Executive Director of the Paul Rapoport Foundation.
  • Philanthropy Thrives, Even With Reduced Resources
    Source: The New York Times, November 14, 2009
    This article on how foundations and philanthropists are managing their giving in the face of diminished resources features quotes from Charles Bronfman, Founder of the Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies; Melissa Berman, President of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisers; and Donald and Barbara Jonas, Founders of the Jonas Center for Excellence in Nursing.
  • Foundation Leaders Enjoy Access to White House
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, November 9, 2009
    A list of visitors to the White House and the adjacent offices of the executive branch during the first six months of President Obama’s term includes Gara LaMarche, President of The Atlantic Philanthropies (quoted in the article); Luis Ubiñas, President of the Ford Foundation; Judith Rodin, President of the Rockefeller Foundation; and Darren Walker, Rockefeller’s Vice President for Foundation Initiatives.
  • Ford Foundation gives $100 million to reform urban high schools
    Source: The Los Angeles Times, November 5, 2009
    The Ford Foundation's new seven-year initiative, which focuses on seven cities, is among the largest philanthropic efforts aimed at improving education in the United States. (Luis Ubiñas, the foundation's President, is also quoted in the article.)
  • Bank of America to give $20M in grants to nonprofits
    Source: The Washington Post, October 27, 2009
    Bank of America has announced $20 million in grants to nonprofits across the country, including $400,000 to two organizations in the Washington area.
  • America's Best Leaders 2009
    Source: U.S. News & World Report, October 2009
    This list of honorees, selected by a committee of academic, government, business, community, and nonprofit leaders convened by the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, includes Judith Rodin, President of the Rockefeller Foundation, and Cheryl Dorsey, President of Echoing Green.
  • A Brooklyn of Wealth and Needs Gets a Major Charity All Its Own
    Source: The New York Times, September 28, 2009
    This article on the Independence Community Foundation's change in name (to the Brooklyn Community Foundation) and tax status (so it can raise money rather than solely rely on income from its endowment) includes quotes from Marilyn Gelber, President of BCF; Lorie A. Slutsky, President of The New York Community Trust; and Ronna D. Brown, President of Philanthropy New York.
  • 17 Mayors From Across The Country Launch Cities Of Service To Mobilize Millions More Americans In A New Era Of Service
    September 10, 2009
    Mayor Bloomberg and 16 other mayors across the United States, with support from the Rockefeller Foundation, have launched the "Cities of Service" coalition to recruit volunteers for public service.
  • Bank of America promises to keep giving
    Source: The Boston Globe, September 9, 2009
    Kerry H. Sullivan, the new President of Bank of America’s national charitable foundation, said the bank will continue to commit the same amount of money to civic and social endeavors this year, despite the recession and credit crisis that have slammed the financial sector.
  • Nonprofits' Outlook After A Year Of Living Dangerously
    Source: City Limits, August 31, 2009
    This article on the state of the New York City nonprofit sector during the economic downturn also examines recent funding initiatives by the Staten Island Foundation, the New York Foundation, and The New York Community Trust.
  • Public "scared" of overtaxing system
    Source: The Washington Times, August 11, 2009
    David M. Walker, President and CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation (and a former Comptroller General of the United States), discusses the increasing concerns of several Americans about the budget deficit, the national debt, and the potential cost of the Obama administration's healthcare reforms.
  • Soros Gives To Match Federal Funds for New York Needy
    Source: Wall Street Journal, August 10, 2009
    George Soros, Chairman of the Open Society Institute, has announced a $35 million gift to needy schoolchildren in New York, enabling the state to receive $140 million in federal matching funds. Mr. Soros' donation and the matching government funds will provide 850,000 children currently receiving public assistance and food stamps in New York State with $200 each for back-to-school supplies and other necessities. (Eric Kessler, Founder of Arabella Philanthropic Investment Advisors, is also quoted in the article.)
  • De Luca on Mayoral Arrests
    Source: Maplewood Patch, July 23, 2009
    Victor De Luca, Mayor of the township of Maplewood, NJ (and President of the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation), reacts to the arrests of his counterparts in Hoboken and Secaucus.
  • Managing Endowments in a Crisis
    Source: Yale School of Management, July 21, 2009
    Numerous Yale SOM graduates have become leaders in the field of endowment management, and on April 17, 2009, four alumnae, including Ellen Shuman, Vice President and CIO for the Carnegie Corporation of New York, returned to campus to discuss their experiences guiding endowments through tumultuous times.
  • Economy Forces Two Big Foundations to Make Staff Reductions
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, July 17, 2009
    Philanthropy continues to feel the effects of the economic recession as the W.K. Kellogg Foundation said it is offering buyouts to 40 percent of its staff members, while the Ford Foundation announced that almost 11 percent of its employees have left after accepting a voluntary severance package. (This article also contains an audio clip of Luis A. Ubiñas, President of the Ford Foundation.)
  • Innovation Is the Key to Smarter Schools—And the Budget Crises Might Spur It
    Source: Education Week, July 7, 2009 (subscription required)
    Stanley S. Litow, Vice President of Corporate Community Relations at the IBM Corporation, asks readers how to stimulate (especially in the wake of the funding for education in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act) the kind of reform and transformation that will lead to smarter schools and prepare students to become leaders in the global economy.
  • Rockefeller Pledges $100-Million to Improve Health Care Abroad
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, July 1, 2009
    The Rockefeller Foundation has pledged $100 million over five years to help impoverished nations build better healthcare systems. The project, called "Transforming Health Systems," represents a new approach for large foundations, which have previously focused more on fighting specific diseases rather than bolstering whole health systems.
  • The Changing Role of Foundations
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, June 11, 2009
    This Live Discussion (part of the Chronicle's Financial Management in Tough Times series) examines how foundations can handle difficult situations and circumstances during the economic crisis. (Ben Cameron, Program Director for the Arts at the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, is one of the panelists.)
  • Nonprofits gird for long battle
    Source: Crain's New York Business, June 7, 2009
    This article on the increasing struggles of New York City nonprofits during the economic downturn quotes Melissa Berman, President and CEO of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.
  • Charities Loosening Strings on Arts Grants
    Source: The New York Times, June 3, 2009
    This article on foundations becoming more flexible with their grants as the demand for their aid increases spotlights the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
  • Environmental Foundation Expires, as It Always Wanted
    Source: The New York Times, May 28, 2009
    The Beldon Fund has completed its ten-year mission and officially closes on May 31, 2009, having spent about $120 million strengthening environmental organizations in five states and increasing awareness of the impact that environmental degradation has on human health. (The article includes quotes from Beldon founder John Hunting and Executive Director Anita Nager, and Gara LaMarche, President and CEO of The Atlantic Philanthropies.)
  • "Trust Deficit" Erupts After Madoff Investment Scandal
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, May 6, 2009
    In a session billed as "CSI for foundations," speakers at the Council on Foundations' Annual Conference in Atlanta (including Jeffrey R. Solomon, President of the Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies, and Melissa Berman, President of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors) dissected the Bernard Madoff investment scandal.
  • Foreclosure Crisis Presents Role for Local and Regional Grant Makers
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, May 4, 2009
    The home-foreclosure crisis represents a huge and complicated challenge for the United States, but local and regional grantmakers of even modest size can make a big dent in the search for solutions, said speakers at the Council on Foundations' 2009 Annual Conference.
  • Foundation Backs Foreclosures Project
    Source: The Wall Street Journal, May 1, 2009
    The Ford Foundation plans to pump $50 million into a new nonprofit venture that will help municipalities buy foreclosed homes from financial institutions, in an effort to stem property-value declines plaguing U.S. neighborhoods.
  • NYRAG Changes Name to Philanthropy New York
    Source: New York Nonprofit Press, April 17, 2009
  • New Leader Overhauls Ford Foundation
    Source: The New York Times, April 13, 2009
    A profile of the changes made at the Ford Foundation by their President, Luis A. Ubiñas.
  • Tough Times Require Change Throughout Philanthropy
    Original Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, April 9, 2009
    Gara LaMarche, President and CEO of The Atlantic Philanthropies, discusses how the economic crisis is an opportunity for foundations and nonprofits to change they way they operate.
  • Foundations Oppose Call to Target Grants
    Source: The Wall Street Journal, March 23, 2009
    This article on the controversy generated by a report released by the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy mentions The Atlantic Philanthropies and includes a quote from Lori Bezahler, President of the Edward W. Hazen Foundation.
  • $125 Million Is Pledged to Big Medical Center
    Source: The New York Times, March 13, 2009
    This article focuses on a recent gift made by The Atlantic Philanthropies and includes a discussion with its founder, Charles F. Feeney.
  • Overdue Shot In Arm For Science
    Source: The New York Post, March 10, 2009
    An editorial by Daylon James, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow at the New York Stem Cell Foundation, on President Obama’s order to lift the ban on federal funding for stem cell research.
  • The Martha Stewart Show: Stem Cell Research
    March 4, 2009
    Susan Solomon, President of the New York Stem Cell Foundation, appears on this recent episode of The Martha Stewart Show.
  • Internal Gadfly Tries Other Side
    Source: The Washington Post, February 24, 2009
    An article about David M. Walker, President and CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation.
  • U.S. Charities Resisting Recession, But Hardships Ahead
    Source: Reuters, February 5, 2009
    The UJA-Federation of New York is mentioned in this article on how nonprofits and foundations are faring amid the current economic crisis.
  • America's foundations step up aid in downturn
    Source: The Associated Press, January 28, 2009
    This article examines the responses of several grantmakers (including the Ford Foundation) to the economic downturn.
  • Inside Jersey: David Grant
    Source: The Star-Ledger, January 27, 2009
    A profile of David Grant, President and CEO of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.
  • When Donors Can't Keep Their Pledges
    Source: The Wall Street Journal, January 27, 2009
    This article, which advises donors on the best ways to proceed when circumstances force them to reconsider their grants, includes suggestions from Doug Bauer, Senior Vice President of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.
  • How the Madoff mess hits women
    Source: Salon.com, January 7, 2009
    This posting on Salon.com's Broadsheet blog about the impact of the Bernard L. Madoff case on funding for progressive women's causes talks about the many initiatives supported by the Picower Foundation and the JEHT Foundation.
  • A giving recession?
    Source: The Economist, January 6, 2009
    This article recaps a Jan. 4th Philanthropy New York Collaborative program at New York’s 92nd Street Y featuring Paul Brest, President of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and Vartan Gregorian, President of the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
  • Foundations help nonprofits hurt in Madoff affair
    Source: Forbes.com, January 6, 2009
    This article about foundations and donors stepping in to help nonprofits affected by the Bernard L. Madoff case focuses on Open Society Institute and The Atlantic Philanthropies.
  • After Madoff, Donors Grow Wary of Giving
    Source: The Wall Street Journal, December 23, 2008
    This article on donor concerns and evaluating nonprofits quotes Melissa Berman, President of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.
  • Foundation That Relied on Madoff Fund Closes
    Source: The New York Times, December 19, 2008
    This article discusses the closure of the Picower Foundation in the wake of the Bernard L. Madoff scandal and also refers to the JEHT Foundation and the Starr Foundation. (The Starr Foundation is linked to the financial difficulties of A.I.G., not the Madoff case.)
  • As Madoff Scandal Wipes Out Charities and Foundations, SEC Admits it Missed Repeated Warnings on Historic $50B Financial Fraud
    Source: Democracy Now!, December 17, 2008
    The transcript of an interview on the Bernard L. Madoff case with Robert Crane, President of the JEHT Foundation.
  • Madoff Scandal Forces JEHT Foundation’s Closure
    Source: The New York Times, December 15, 2008
    A posting on the Times' DealBook business blog about the closure of the JEHT Foundation.
  • Wall St. Fraud Leaves Charities Reeling
    Source: The New York Times, December 15, 2008
    An article on the Bernard L. Madoff scandal's effect on the philanthropic community, including the JEHT Foundation and the UJA-Federation of New York.
  • Next-Gen Givers
    Source: Barron's, December 1, 2008
    This article on the emergence of a new generation of philanthropists features conversations with Melissa Berman, President and CEO of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, and Eric Kessler, Founder of Arabella Philanthropic Investment Advisors.
  • JPMorgan Chase to match WaMu's 2008 philanthropy
    Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer, December 1, 2008
    JPMorgan Chase & Co., which acquired Washington Mutual in September 2008, intends to match WaMu's 2008 giving in Washington state in 2009. Kimberly Davis, President of the JPMorgan Chase Foundation, is also quoted in the article.
  • Feeling Pinched, Some U.S. Philanthropists Give More
    Source: BusinessWeek, November 25, 2008
    This article, which examines a variety of responses from American philanthropists in the wake of the economic downturn, focuses in part on Peter G. Peterson and his foundation.
  • A Tarnished Capitalism Still Serves Philanthropy
    Source: The New York Times, November 11, 2008
    This article on philanthrocapitalism and “philanthropic leverage” mentions the Peter G. Peterson Foundation. (Part of the Times annual Giving section.)
  • As Women’s Incomes Rise, So Do Their Donations
    Source: The New York Times, November 10, 2008
    This article on women as a rising force in charitable giving mentions Helen LaKelly Hunt, Founder and President of The Sister Fund; mentions the New York Women’s Foundation; and quotes Abigail E. Disney, Ph.D., Co-Founder and President of the Daphne Foundation. (Part of the Times annual Giving section.)
  • In Philadelphia, Grants Nurture New Theater
    Source: The New York Times, November 10, 2008
    An article discussing philanthropic funding for the arts in Philadelphia cites an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation study. (Part of the Times annual Giving section.)
  • Want a Business Plan? Log on for Free Advice
    Source: The New York Times, November 10, 2008
    This article about the Bridgespan Group (which offers management consulting services to philanthropic and nonprofit organizations) and its new website mentions two of the site’s funders, The Atlantic Philanthropies and the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation. (Part of the Times annual Giving section.)
  • A Matchmaker Finds Patrons for Artists’ Work
    Source: The New York Times, November 10, 2008
    This article about United States Artists, a nonprofit in Los Angeles that brings donors and artists together, mentions two of its funders, the Ford Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation. (Part of the Times annual Giving section.)
  • Ensuring That Gifts Go Where They’re Needed
    Source: The New York Times, November 10, 2008
    An article about the effective use of philanthropic funds, which includes discussions with Lisa Philp, Head of Philanthropic Services at JP Morgan Private Bank, and George Soros, Founder and Chairman of the Open Society Institute. (Part of the Times annual Giving section.)
  • In Crisis, Remote Access
    Source: The New York Times, November 10, 2008
    This article about NetHope, a collaboration of nonprofit organizations and technology companies working to improve humanitarian aid around the world, mentions one of its funders, the Rockefeller Foundation. (Part of the Times annual Giving section.)
  • When Charity at Home Begins Abroad
    Source: The New York Times, November 10, 2008
    Toyota’s history of philanthropic giving is the focus of this article. (Part of the Times annual Giving section.)
  • Bracing for Lean Times Ahead
    Source: The New York Times, November 10, 2008
    This article speculates on the current economy's effect on philanthropic giving and interviews several sector leaders, including Carnegie Corporation President Vartan Gregorian. (Part of the Times annual Giving section.)
  • Some Philanthropists Are No Longer Content to Work Quietly
    Source: The New York Times, November 6, 2008
    The Atlantic Philanthropies, the Open Society Institute, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and the Peter G. Peterson Foundation are mentioned in a New York Times article that discusses the ways that foundations are becoming more involved in advocacy work.
  • Amid turmoil, corporations to maintain giving in 2009
    Source: Financial Week, November 4, 2008
    This article interviews spokespeople from several of the nation's largest corporate giving programs, including The Bank of America Foundation.
  • New U.S. Economy Can Tackle Economic, Energy, and Climate Crises
    Source: Miami Herald, October 22, 2008
    Michael Northrop, Director of the Sustainable Development program at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, illustrates how the deepening economic crisis presents a prime opportunity for American cities to generate jobs and rebuild a new economy based on low-carbon, clean energy.
  • Wall Street Meltdown Will Hit Charities When Cash Is Most Needed
    Source: NonProfit Times, October 15, 2008
    Doug Bauer, Senior Vice President at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, discusses the “triple whammy” that will affect nonprofits as a result of the historic collapses of some of the nation’s oldest financial service firms.
  • In Tight Times, Many Nonprofits Feel the Pinch as Contributions Dwindle
    Source: The New York Times, October 6, 2008
    The New York Community Trust is mentioned in a New York Times article that discusses the economic downturn’s effect on nonprofits, and their President, Lorie A. Slutsky, is quoted.
  • Benefit Season: What Goes On Behind a Scene
    Source: The New York Times, October 3, 2008
    The New York Women’s Foundation is the subject of an article in The New York Times about the difficulties of putting on benefits in light of the economic crisis, and their President, Ana Oliveira, is quoted.
  • More Money Being Donated to Foreign Charities
    Source: Investment News, September 28, 2008
    Arabella Philanthropic Investment Advisors is mentioned in an Investment News article about funding foreign charities, and Eric Kessler, their Principal and Managing Director, is quoted.
  • Climate-Change Program Gets New Funds and Home
    Source: The New York Times, September 25, 2008
    The Rockefeller Foundation is the subject of a New York Times article about a program they fund that helps poor countries reduce their vulnerability to natural disaster.
  • Recession-Fighting Ideas for Philanthropy
    Source: The NonProfit Times, August 2008
    An article in The NonProfit Times on how the recession might impact philanthropy mentions the Rockefeller Foundation.
  • Dangerously in Debt?
    Source: The Wall Street Journal, August 20, 2008
    An article on a new documentary film, I.O.U.S.A, in The Wall Street Journal mentions Peter G. Peterson, Chairman of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation.
  • $70 Million Effort Seeks New Safety Net for Workers
    Source: The New York Times, July 31, 2008
    This Times article focuses on the Rockefeller Foundation’s new initiative to aid American workers.
  • MBAs lift non-profit sector
    Source: Financial Times, July 28, 2008
    Echoing Green is mentioned in a Financial Times article that discusses professionals in the nonprofit sector pursuing MBAs, and their VP of Strategy, Lara Galinsky, is quoted.
  • Looking at the Dropout Issue
    Source: The Washington Post, June 30, 2008
    A Washington Post article on school dropout rates mentions The Atlantic Philanthropies.
  • Peterson Foundation Targets "Free-Lunch" Mentality
    Source: ABCNews.com, June 25, 2008
    The newly formed Peter G. Peterson Foundation announces its grantmaking focus: financial deficits, entitlements, healthcare costs, education, energy consumption, and nuclear proliferation.
  • Hearst grants awarded to Symphony, other nonprofits
    Source: San Francisco Chronicle, June 20, 2008
    The San Francisco Chronicle ran an article about the William Randolph Hearst Foundation.
  • The year of giving generously
    Source: Financial Times, June 14, 2008
    American Express and JPMorgan Chase are cited in an article in the Financial Times.
  • Philanthropy Has Seen Better Days
    Source: BusinessWeek, June 13, 2008
    Credit Suisse, the JPMorgan Chase Foundation, the American Express Foundation, and United Way are mentioned in a BusinessWeek article about the struggling economy’s impact on philanthropy.
  • Bloomberg to Give Out $60 Million
    Source: The New York Times, June 13, 2008
    A New York Times article mentions the Carnegie Corporation in an article about Mayor Bloomberg’s donation of $60 million.
  • Donor-advised fund growth boosts Triangle, N.C. community foundations
    Source: Triangle Business Journal, June 13, 2008
    An article on donor-advised funds in the Triangle Business Journal mentions the Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund.
  • $2 million donation to fund credit counseling center
    Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, June 12, 2008
    The Ford Foundation is mentioned in an article about a credit counseling center in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
  • Growing Opportunity: How Charities Can Tap Donor-Advised Funds
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, May 29, 2008
    Gay Young, the Director of Donor Relations for The New York Community Trust (and a new Philanthropy New York Board member!) is mentioned in an article on donor-advised funds.
  • Leaving Hard Time Behind
    Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, May 15, 2008
    Emily Tow Jackson, Executive Director of the Tow Foundation, is quoted in an article about the Tow Foundation’s (and others’) efforts to change the juvenile justice system.
  • The Perils of Philanthrocapitalism
    Source: The Wall Street Journal, May 13, 2008
    An interview with Michael Edwards, a Director of Governance and Civil Society at the Ford Foundation, about his new book, Just Another Emperor? The Myths and Realities of Philanthrocapitalism.
  • Best Practices in Disaster Grantmaking: Lessons From the Gulf Coast
    Source: PhilanTopic (a blog service of Philanthropy News Digest), April 18, 2008
    Story on Philanthropy New York's latest report, Best Practices in Disaster Grantmaking: Lessons from the Gulf Coast.
  • Public Firms Face Host of Social and Environmental Concerns
    Source: Chicago Tribune, April 17, 2008
    Highlights an annual guide co-published by Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors on trends in shareholder proposals.
  • Charities Seek Donors to Replace Wall Street
    Source: New York Times, April 12, 2008
    Mentions the UJA-Federation of New York in an article about how changes in the stock market may impact philanthropy.
  • Philanthropy & Co.: The Benevolent Bottom Line
    Source: MSNBC.com, April 11, 2008
    Story on corporate philanthropy focuses on Doug Bauer of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.
  • Philanthropy and Global Warming
    Source: PhilanTopic (a blog service of Philanthropy News Digest), April 8, 2008
    Covers a presentation made by Lucas Haynes, Vice President of the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, on combating global warming.
  • Foundations: A Few Good Reasons …
    Source: Alliance Magazine, April 2008
    Opinion piece on the value of foundations mentioned the Ford Foundation and Rockefeller Foundation.
  • Darren Walker: Man with a Mission [PDF]
    Source: Arcus Foundation Newsletter, Spring 2008
    Interview with Darren Walker, Vice President for Foundation Initiatives at the Rockefeller Foundation.
  • Ambulance Corps’ Wheels Are Grinding, Not Greased
    Source: The New York Times, March 27, 2008
    Mentions the Independence Community Foundation's assistance to the Bedford-Stuyvesant Volunteer Ambulance Corps, including a quote from the foundation Executive Director Marilyn Gelber.
  • Training Meets Philanthropy at IBM
    Source: International Herald Tribune, March 26, 2008
    Describes an IBM program that sends employees to Ghana, Turkey, and Vietnam to help local businesses and entrepreneurs strengthen skills and operations.
  • Wikipedia Gets $3 Million Sloane Foundation Grant
    Source: Washington Post, March 25, 2008
    Highlights the Alfred P. Sloane Foundation's grants to the Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit group that runs Wikipedia.
  • Healthy Options On Way
    Source: Daily News, March 18, 2008
    Mentions the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund in an editorial about a new law authorizing 1,000 pushcart vendors that sell fresh produce city-wide.
  • Foundation, Not City, to Fund Review Toxic School Site
    Source: The Bronx Beat, February 29, 2008
    Focuses on the Mertz Gilmore Foundation's funding for an independent review of the plans to cleanup toxic school sites.