Who Are America’s Most—and Least—Generous Young Billionaires?

Who Are America’s Most—and Least—Generous Young Billionaires?

How are America’s wealthiest young people stacking up when it comes to giving? We drill into the philanthropy records of the 13 billionaires who rank among the richest 400 Americans and find a mixed picture.

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A Closer Look at CZI’s Growing Push for Equity in Silicon Valley Communities

A Closer Look at CZI’s Growing Push for Equity in Silicon Valley Communities

As philanthropists, Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan have been best known for their big ambitions around biomedical research and education. But they’ve also been major donors in their home region, with CZI moving grants to dozens of local groups.

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Unusual Suspects: Two Big Funders Move Off the Beaten Path to Boost Community Development

Unusual Suspects: Two Big Funders Move Off the Beaten Path to Boost Community Development

More anti-poverty funders are looking beyond major cities to struggling rural communities. The latest example of grantmakers casting a wider net is the Communities Thrive Challenge, from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and Rockefeller Foundation.

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The Bold and the Bland: Taking Stock of Chan and Zuckerberg’s Philanthropic Vision

The Bold and the Bland: Taking Stock of Chan and Zuckerberg’s Philanthropic Vision

Two years after the founding of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, there's a lot to like about the couple's giving, including their risky push into advocacy. Less appealing is their embrace of an uncritical techno-optimism.

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What's Interesting About the Latest K-12 Move by Chan Zuckerberg

What's Interesting About the Latest K-12 Move by Chan Zuckerberg

In another sign that community-focused approaches to K-12 philanthropy are gaining steam, Silicon Valley's most prominent new education funder is teaming up with Ford to promote student-centered learning.

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Second Look: Was That Newark School Reform Effort Really Such a Failure?

Second Look: Was That Newark School Reform Effort Really Such a Failure?

Mention "Newark" in some nonprofit circles and everyone knows what you mean: a case study of bungled top-down philanthropy. Now, a new study finds that the initiative actually had some positive results. 

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Big Tech Money and the Tricky Business of Policy Influence

Big Tech Money and the Tricky Business of Policy Influence

Tech leaders like Mark Zuckerberg face real constraints on what kind of advocacy efforts they can back as philanthropists. They could also run out of patience for plodding work filled with frustration.  

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Zuck and Chan's Biohub is Picking Up Funds, and Sounding More Like Silicon Valley

Zuck and Chan's Biohub is Picking Up Funds, and Sounding More Like Silicon Valley

With Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg’s science initiative landing another $20 million from Reid Hoffman, we look at the possible pitfalls of an approach that draws heavily from the tech world. 

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