In Milwaukee, it didn’t start with any grantmaker. The indispensable groundwork was laid by parents concerned about the education of their children.
Searching for isolated, but incredibly powerful voices of authentic experience with utopian progressivism, who can speak about its excesses with an authority that scholars and activists don’t possess.
Civil society should not be seen by experts, or funders, merely as a tool to solve social problems.
Introducing our new blog for independent analysis and commentary about philanthropy and giving.
Restoring a more patient philanthropy means backing away from the obsession with immediate policy and political outcomes.
A documentary that details the fight over the stewardship of a $25-billion art collection raises enduring questions of donor intent.
The world of policy can be murky, complex, unpredictable. Measuring outcomes in advocacy grantmaking is perhaps not only difficult, but also objectionable.
How many thousands of neglected, overlooked civic structures are strewn across the land?
American philanthropy is thoroughly, fundamentally elitist. In the Trump era, it will be tempted to pursue political activity that will only make that fact painfully apparent to the American people…