With a Focus on Building Capacity, a Real Estate Winner Gives to Local Nonprofits

With a Focus on Building Capacity, a Real Estate Winner Gives to Local Nonprofits

Place-based givers often focus on building up ecosystems of strong nonprofits to address community needs. Marvin Ausherman is a great example, piloting a family foundation in Maryland that puts a big emphasis on organizational issues.

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How the Spruce Foundation Gets Millennials Interested in Local Philanthropy

How the Spruce Foundation Gets Millennials Interested in Local Philanthropy

Our society has lots of stereotypes about millennials, but “philanthropic” isn’t usually one of them. The Spruce Foundation aims to change that perception with a volunteer grantmaking team focused on youth in Philadelphia.

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This Famous Family Hotel Chain Foundation Makes the Washington, D.C., Area its Top Priority

This Famous Family Hotel Chain Foundation Makes the Washington, D.C., Area its Top Priority

Marriott may be one of the most globally recognizable names in the hospitality industry, but the J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation keeps most of its support in the D.C. metro area, funding local education and other causes.

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Soros in Baltimore: Lessons From 20 Years of Place-Based Giving

Soros in Baltimore: Lessons From 20 Years of Place-Based Giving

In the 1990s, George Soros set out to make a difference in a single U.S. city. He chose Baltimore, and today, the institute created by his foundation is still going strong, addressing entrenched urban problems. What are some takeaways?

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“We Roll-Up Our Sleeves.” What a Hands-On Giver is Doing to Foster Human Kindness and More

“We Roll-Up Our Sleeves.” What a Hands-On Giver is Doing to Foster Human Kindness and More

Evan J. Segal helped grow his family’s Pittsburgh-based manufacturing business, and now works as an angel investor. Like many philanthropists, he and his wife Tracy are keen to make a difference locally—and do more than just write checks.

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