If you want to get a sense of what's happening across New York's nonprofit community, along with what issues are hot at a given moment, NYCT's regular grantmaking announcements are a good place to look.
Connecticut has a long-standing tradition of philanthropy and no shortage of local wealthy donors. Lots of giving power in the state is harnessed by community foundations. Here's a look.
Financier Chris Flowers and his wife Anne have zeroed in on challenges far away in southern Africa and close to home in Harlem. What's the connection? And how does the J.C. Flowers Foundation operate?
The play movement recently scored a big investment from a relatively new billion-dollar foundation. This isn't the only deep-pocketed funder that backing a drive to expand play opportunities for low-income kids.
Don't believe the rap that mega-donors now see L.A. as the innovative arts mecca and New York as the calcified city of yesteryear. A major gift to The Shed—by a billionaire Angeleno, no less—suggests otherwise.
With around 900 charitable funds under management and assets hovering around $350 million, this 90-year-old foundation has a broad reach. We take a closer look.
A competition through NYU's Tandon School of Engineering seeks to debut some of the most promising technologies to support the future of New York City. Who's providing the funding?
In a move that may signal greater Big Apple philanthropy down the line, Lyft has announced a new community grants program to support local nonprofits with $1,000 in ride credits every month.
Pro-charter foundations and billionaires have spent many millions to influence education policy in the state. But a group of a funders with a very different agenda is also active in backing advocacy efforts.
She's a key player at one of the biggest anti-poverty funders in the country, which focuses laser-like on the nation's largest city. Amy Houston talks about Robin Hood's approach and more.
Philanthropic funding for people with disabilities is often focused on basic needs and setting adults up with accessible jobs. But in New York, there’s an effort kicking off that goes a bit further.
New York Community Trust has engaged in quite a bit of grantmaking over the past year in response to Trump administration policies. But what about all its other longstanding priorities?
In the past, Enterprise has stood out for its disaster relief funding, but its latest effort in New York is all about building capacity. We look at an affordable housing public-private partnership and who's receiving its grants in NYC.
To learn more about how the Fund for Public Schools works and where its grant money is going in New York City, we spoke to Executive Director Sarah Geisenheimer, who’s finishing up with her second year at the helm.
While other U.S. cities have been getting the biggest JPMorgan Chase grants lately, this funder is also involved in trying to catalyze economic activity in Brooklyn and the South Bronx.
When Wall Streeters turn to philanthropy, education is often their top cause. We talk with Steve Klinsky about how he was first drawn into giving for K-12 and why he's now turning his attention to the student debt crisis.
A national movement called OpenNotes is trying to make it easier for patients and caregivers to access clinical notes written by healthcare providers. NYSHealth is the first state health funder to back it.
The New York Community Trust stands out lately for its unwavering support for immigrant rights. But there are a lot of different gears turning within this community foundation.
The nation's top donor-advised fund, which made a staggering 849,000 grants in 2016, has crunched its data to analyze what giving looks like in different regions of the U.S. It's worth paying attention.
Mini-grants, which are often in the range of $250 to $2,500, have an important place in institutional philanthropy, even though you don't hear much about them.
There are a number of law firm foundations that are worth watching closely, especially in New York City and Boston. Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation is one of them. Where do its grants go?
The Walton Family Foundation is acting on research that finds that students do better when their classmates come from a range of economic backgrounds. And it's working with some unusual partners.
As you might suspect, there's a robust world of Jewish giving circles. We look at the organization that's bringing them together and helping them up their game.
Surdna is known for its national funding, but it's based in New York City, so we got to wondering where its grant money ends up in its home region.
Grantmaking that puts community residents in the driver's seat keeps popping up. Here's how a New York funder is trying to be more responsive—and why.
Libraries tend to have a hard time attracting major private support. But in the wake of another big recent library gift, it looks like more funders grasp how giving to libraries can advance their varied goals.
Conventional wisdom suggests national funders are stepping away from "legacy" institutions in favor of nimbler, more socially focused upstarts. Recent news out of New York shows otherwise.
Robin Hood's training program for New York nonprofits is now entering it's second year. What's this effort all about? And which organizations can get in on it?
A grants competition to support local branches of the New York Public Library drew an impressive 24,000 suggestions for how funders might distribute $20,000 grants.
While there's growing research on the effectiveness of after-school and extended learning programs, this isn't an area that attracts a ton of funder attention. We look at one foundation on the case.