The importance of that first grant

The story of conservative donor Paul Simpson shows how the initial grant to a project can make a big difference.

FORUMfor thoughts & opinions
What motivates people to give anonymously?

When Marxism masquerades as philanthropy

Our troubled concept of commitment

What motivates people to give anonymously?

New USDA opioid map leverages local efforts

from around the web

“A Better Society.” Explaining another big campus gift for philosophy. Are we on the cusp of a philosophy giving golden age? Donors remain steadfast in their support for the liberal artsread more

E.J. Dionne: Don’t let Trump era politics dumb you down. As Washington politics becomes increasingly rancid, a disheartened nation turns toward the many good things happening at the grass roots… read more

A large new philanthropic fund responds to coal country transitions. The Just Transition Fund sees itself as a philanthropic hybrid, both a grantmaker and nonprofit innovator… read more