On the second anniversary of #MeToo, hundreds of thousands of rape kits remain untested and uninvestigated in the U.S. Who’s working to address this backlog, locally and nationally? And what funders are behind this effort?
A $10 million, multi-funder initiative that launched this summer seeks to cultivate gender justice through cultural change. It’s part of a broader movement that focuses on the day-to-day stories of people experiencing gender oppression.
Both a prominent Hollywood showrunner and a medical doctor, Neal Baer has had a varied philanthropic journey. We recently sat down with him to talk about his giving, and the deeply personal forces behind his priorities.
The Wynn name literally looms above Las Vegas and billionaire Wynn Resorts co-founder Elaine Wynn is one of America’s richest women. Now, well into her 70s, she is stepping up her giving through a foundation that works in several areas.
NBA superstar Stephen Curry and his wife Ayesha offer a case study of the new philanthropic energy in professional sports. Tapping serious wealth, they’re turning to giving early and also thinking strategically about collaboration and scale.
CARE’s ambitious initiative to boost women in agriculture in developing countries, backed by the PepsiCo Foundation, is based on an unproven theory of change. It’s the latest example of a funder making a big, risky bet on the potential of gender equity.
Over three decades into his career as an arts patron, Herb Alpert has carved out a unique, prescient, and often contrarian brand of giving. We check in with the acclaimed musician and record producer on his recent big donation and what lies ahead.
The producer of the wildly successful broadway hit “Hamilton” and his partner recently launched a foundation. Driven by worries about climate change and deforestation, they’re backing work by scientists to clone “Champion Trees.”
Don Buchwald built a career as a longtime agent in show business, and is best known for representing Howard Stern. He and his wife are also active philanthropists. Here are a few things to know about how their giving.
Star NFL quarterback Russell Wilson has emerged as a philanthropist in recent years with a focus on expanding the horizons of youth, and is now steering his foundation with his wife, singer Ciara. What’s next for the young celebrity couple’s giving?
The real estate heiress and former reading teacher Ann Friedman had a dream to open a museum of language in D.C., and it’s now under construction. Friedman tells us how this project emerged and who—besides herself—is putting up the money.
Negative perceptions around mental illness and a lack of quality mental healthcare are major problems in black communities. Taraji P. Henson, an acclaimed actress with family experience in this realm, recently launched a foundation to take on these issues.
Even as some wonder about the sustainability of nonprofit news, plenty of money keeps flowing to leading outlets. A good example is InsideClimate News, which recently pulled in a high-profile $1 million grant. Where does the rest of its funding come from?