After University of Missouri apparently neglected to follow the clear stipulations of a $5M gift to the business school, Hillsdale College sues to defend the donor’s intent.
Billionaire donor James Simons is an interesting example of active and engaged philanthropy: a mathematician actively involved in advancing research through his Institute.
Federal funding helps drive up the cost of higher education. A recent study helps to see where federal higher education dollars go, in order to inform how philanthropists might best support higher education.
Education grants tend to go primarily to liberals, with little diversity in goals—and little success in achieving those goals. The second in a two-part series.
The Annenberg Challenge didn’t work to improve public schools, and educational grantmaking continues to flounder when it’s too monolithic. The first in a two-part series.
Donors and colleges can learn a few things from this philanthropic kerfuffle.
The latest report from Congress’ Social Capital Project lays the foundation for strengthening families, communities, and civil society.
Philanthropists can help locally minded government officials by providing advice, evaluation, and using their own grantmaking to strengthen civil society.
People are giving the gift of time through “time-based currencies” that strengthen voluntarism and civil society.
Bond trader-turned-writer and photojournalist of the “down-and-out,” Arnade has insightful lessons to share with philanthropists who are serious about helping the poor.