Hayden Ludwig


Local philanthropy isn’t local for “citizens of the world”

Activist billionaires use community foundations to funnel even more money to their national and global causes.

Local philanthropy isn’t local for “citizens of the world”

Activist billionaires use community foundations to funnel even more money to their global and national causes.


Fiscal sponsorship, the Left, and beginning to explore reform

The “playing field” and potential proposals.

Big philanthropy is not America’s friend

The Silicon Valley Community Foundation is an example of an overlooked and outsized foundation throwing its weight around to influence politics.


Foundations must stop pretending get-out-the-vote support is charity

They should spend their tax-exempt dollars on real philanthropy, not helping their favorite politicians get elected.


dark money and donor-advised funds in philanthropy
Donor advised “dark money”?

It is often argued that donor-advised funds are a “dark money” ploy to funnel money without proper oversight—but are they really so nefarious?

When Marxism masquerades as philanthropy

A free society should honor and cultivate the notion that philanthropy is a matter of generosity rather than thinly veiled “reparations.”