Curated from around the web

May 15, 2018

Under CEO Emmett Carson, who is now on paid leave, the Silicon Valley Community Foundation opened offices in San Francisco and New York, believing that the fund shouldn’t be bound geographically… read more


May 2, 2018

Rural communities may be left out of philanthropic funding for increased equity, but they’re precisely where equitable solutions are being created… read more


May 2, 2018

More turmoil at Silicon Valley Community Foundation as Chief HR official resigns… read more


April 30, 2018

Charles Murray on finding hope at the corner of Norman Rockwell and Google… read more


April 24, 2018

Big philanthropy is not investing in the deep South, but there are an increasing number of Southern place-based funders investing in their communities… read more


April 24, 2018

“People will look at Koch the way we look back on Olin and Ford, or Carnegie and Rockefeller,” and John D. Rockefeller “was hardly an uncontroversial figure”… read more


April 24, 2018

High-paying jobs go begging while high school grads line up for bachelor’s degrees… read more


April 12, 2018

Mark Zuckerberg says his company has a social mission. Here’s one way to prove it… read more


April 11, 2018

Can localism restore sanity to U.S. politics?… read more


April 11, 2018

Zuckerberg to create commission to study social media’s impact on democracy, funded by several major foundations of diverse political leanings, from the Hewlett Foundation to the Charles Koch Foundation… read more


April 9, 2018

Andrew Carnegie built 1,700 public libraries, but at least 47 towns refused the steel baron’s money. Mainly because they didn’t want to accept the terms of the gift: committing tax money to upkeep… read more


March 29, 2018

An interview with Martin Morse Wooster on his latest book on donor intent, How Great Philanthropists Failed and You Can Succeed at Protecting Your Legacyread more





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