A "Wasted Opportunity?" Unpacking Michael Bloomberg's Mega-Gift to Johns Hopkins

A "Wasted Opportunity?" Unpacking Michael Bloomberg's Mega-Gift to Johns Hopkins

Bloomberg’s $1.8 billion gift to his alma mater has attracted a range of criticisms. We sort through which are fair and which aren’t—and how his detractors miss a central issue in the debate over higher ed and philanthropy.

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Game Changer? The Promise and Perils of Bloomberg’s Big New Climate Funding Push

Game Changer? The Promise and Perils of Bloomberg’s Big New Climate Funding Push

The billionaire’s $500 million Beyond Carbon initiative is a landmark in environmental philanthropy. But will it be a new kind of climate funding effort, out to shift power and follow the lead of groups on the ground? Or another top-down, technocratic effort?

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Truth Squad: Bloomberg's Latest Move to Fight Big Tobacco in the Global South

Truth Squad: Bloomberg's Latest Move to Fight Big Tobacco in the Global South

Tobacco’s biggest adversary has put up $20 million to start a global watchdog organization to push back against industry disinformation. Here’s how that fits into philanthropy’s broader fight against smoking.

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In Bloomberg's New Education Push, a High-Stakes Test of His Big Philanthropy

In Bloomberg's New Education Push, a High-Stakes Test of His Big Philanthropy

Michael Bloomberg is dramatically scaling up his giving toward education, an area that’s famously frustrated even the deepest-pocketed donors. Can Bloomberg succeed where others have failed?

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Blue Dots: A Big Philanthropic Bet Spotlights the Promise and Limits of Cities

Blue Dots: A Big Philanthropic Bet Spotlights the Promise and Limits of Cities

A new $200 million Bloomberg initiative will support cities to innovate and show national leadership in response to “Washington impotence.” But to what extent can they really lead the way?

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