To Build Community Wealth, a Grantmaker Gets Behind Employee Ownership in a Big Way

To Build Community Wealth, a Grantmaker Gets Behind Employee Ownership in a Big Way

Amid a growing critique of how U.S. capitalism has concentrated wealth in ever-fewer hands, the Kendeda Fund is looking to move the idea of employee ownership from the margins to the mainstream and democratize the economy.

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"All of the Tools in Our Tool Belt." A Community Foundation Steps Up its Impact Investing

"All of the Tools in Our Tool Belt." A Community Foundation Steps Up its Impact Investing

The momentum behind impact investing is being further fueled by a growing sense of urgency among funders up against large-scale equity challenges in top metro areas. The San Francisco Foundation is the latest funder looking to bring more cash to the fight.

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Behind a $180 Million Corporate Pledge to Connect Youth with Opportunity Worldwide

Behind a $180 Million Corporate Pledge to Connect Youth with Opportunity Worldwide

A growing number of philanthropic initiatives are zeroing in on the many teenagers and young adults who aren’t engaged in either school or work. The latest effort, from a major financial products company, is addressing this vexing problem at a global level.

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Game Changer? Just Maybe. Why Gates' Move Into Anti-Poverty Work Is a Big Deal

Game Changer? Just Maybe. Why Gates' Move Into Anti-Poverty Work Is a Big Deal

In a major strategic shift, the Gates Foundation is investing in curbing poverty at home. While it’s starting relatively small, with a $158 million initiative, the move has big implications for the anti-poverty field.

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Is Gates Gearing Up for a Fight Against Poverty at Home?

Is Gates Gearing Up for a Fight Against Poverty at Home?

Do Bill and Melinda Gates, along with the foundation they command, really have either the bandwidth or appetite to take on a sprawling challenge that has long thwarted government and philanthropy alike? 

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