Investing in parks and other nature amenities has become a growing part of place-based philanthropy in recent years. The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation is the latest funder to emerge in this space, and it has some seriously deep pockets.
Twelve foundations have come together in the Tri-State region to protect the Long Island Sound. Here’s what the funder collaborative cares about and how it has been awarding local environmental grants so far.
An expensive new arts center in an affluent and culturally saturated Manhattan neighborhood may seem like a tough sell for donors increasingly focused on issues like equity and socially engaged art. So why has The Shed raised staggering amounts of money?
While wealthy K-12 donors have often been accused of parachuting into complex education landscapes with preconceived reform ideas, the wife of a top hedge fund billionaire has worked very differently.
A new fund quarterbacked by a community foundation is aiming to close opportunity gaps from “cradle to career.” The initiative has a strong focus on building the capacity of local funders to have greater impact in a state with deep inequities.
When it comes to soup, Campbell’s is America’s most iconic name. But many soup fans don’t realize the company has a philanthropic foundation that’s deeply involved in the Tri-State Area’s nonprofit scene. Here’s how it operates.
Tech and finance winner Mark Gorton might be best known for launching Limewire. But for some two decades, he’s devoted his time and money to advocating for transportation alternatives in New York City and a “better way to live.”
The Long Island Community Foundation has been on the local grantmaking scene since 1978 and recently awarded its first round of grants for 2019. We take a look at where the money is going and the priorities of this local funder.
Johnson & Johnson’s long-time CEO, James Burke, established a grantmaking foundation with his wife that focuses on New Jersey. Here are a few details to know about the James E. and Diane W. Burke Foundation’s grantmaking.
Like many philanthropists, Charatan is laser-focused on the community where she made her fortune. We talk with her about how she thinks about her giving and which nonprofits draw support from the foundation she started with her partner Steven Holm.
Women are the fastest-growing segment of incarcerated people in America. And for those stuck in Gotham’s notorious island jail, the hardships can be extreme. The New York Women’s Foundation and its Justice Fund partners are trying to change that.
Radio pioneer Himan Brown left the bulk of his fortune to the Himan Brown Charitable Trust, a grantmaking entity that’s supported many nonprofits in New York City and beyond. But learning more about this foundation isn’t easy.
America’s senior citizen population is growing rapidly, but not too many funders focus the bulk of their giving on this potentially vulnerable group. Here is one funder dedicated to aging in New Jersey and New York.
The Elizabeth Carse Foundation has been assisting local nonprofits in Connecticut for decades. Here are a few things to know about how it operates and what organizations win support.
Beyond his career accomplishments, Bert Brodsky is active in philanthropy. Here are three things that New York nonprofits should know about how he and his wife Muriel give through their family foundation.
Although the media company Gannett Co. Inc. is now based in McLean, Virginia, its grantmaking foundation is still largely focused on the Northeastern region of the country, including places like North Jersey.
The Barnes Group Foundation has been supporting local groups in Connecticut and other location where it operates for nearly 75 years. We identify its key philanthropic avenues and initiatives, including a robust employee volunteer program.
Expanding access to healthy food is a surprisingly complex challenge that requires wrestling with deeply rooted inequities. The Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund recently took stock of five years of food-related grantmaking that achieved some notable gains.
Here’s a nationally focused foundation with a New York City-specific program that is looking for youth-serving grantees in the Bronx. What’s more it’s keen to help nonprofits improve how they operate to have more impact.
This media giant’s corporate funding arm will soon award approximately $2.5 million in 11 regions to support promising local programs addressing community challenges.
Richard and Susan Braddock back a wide array of causes, including business education. Braddock funds and participates in a program that mentors promising entrepreneurs, illustrating one way Wall Street donors can directly engage with grantees.
Boehringer Ingelheim and its BI Cares Foundation make a lot of grants in Connecticut, but also to researchers nationwide. What healthcare access, STEM, and research programs does this pharmaceutical giant back?
With an aging housing stock, lead paint poisoning is a bigger deal in the city of Syracuse than many other places around the country. Here’s how one local funder is trying to address the problem.
Only 7 percent of teachers have received bereavement training, despite the fact that about one in 15 kids will experience the death of a parent or sibling before reaching the age of 18. Here’s what one funder is doing to close the grief training gap.
Former Time magazine editor-in-chief Jason McManus and his wife Deborah run a foundation whose grantmaking touches areas like education and the arts. We hear about how the family’s philanthropy has evolved and the personal forces behind it.
The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving is the latest funder to embrace participatory grantmaking, starting an impressive suite of local funds to be controlled by committees of community members.
This is one of many New York City funders that maintains a low profile and sometimes leaves local grantseekers guessing. Here are three things to keep in mind if you approach the foundation for funding.
The Russell Berrie Foundation has been supporting its local New Jersey community since the 1980s. We look at a few recent and ongoing initiatives that show its strong local commitments, as well as how it operates.
A nonprofit that focuses on getting evidence-based techniques to teach reading in the hands of educators recently received a $9 million gift from the founder of American Girl. Here’s where the money’s going.
Women are now the fastest-growing population of incarcerated Americans. The New York Women’s Foundation, the latest funder to take on mass incarceration, has launched a Justice Fund focused on NYC’s women and girls.