The Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation is devoted to social and economic justice in the South. That translates, in part, to regional grants at the intersection of equity and the environment.
If you walk around the headquarters of most nonprofit offices today, the first phrase that comes to mind probably isn’t “high tech.” This Southwest Florida couple just donated $2.5 million to help change that.
For a long time, LGBTQ philanthropy largely skipped the South. That's starting to change, and these grants to grow pro-LGBTQ community foundations are one reason why.
We take a look at the charitable arm of the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival and where its funding has been landing lately in Tennessee.
Given that Michael Jordan has been a major global phenomenon for decades, it’s easy to forget how young he is still is. The 54-year-old billionaire is now turning to giving on a bigger level.
Community foundations are a huge part of North Carolina’s philanthropy scene, and part of their success is attributable to an effective affiliate network. We take a closer look.
This certainly isn’t one of the larger health funders in North Carolina, but with a three-county focus and two grant cycles per year, this is one local groups should know. Here's what it's been funding lately.
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.
Florida Atlantic University operates a public high school on its campus where students can earn dual high school and undergraduate degrees in four years—for free. Some donors believe it can be replicated nationally.
Publix Super Markets Charities, which is based in Lakeland, Florida, is addressing hunger in the local communities that it serves. We look at some recent grants.
In the aftermath of a disaster like Hurricane Harvey, donations often go to the wrong places and trail off even as the real work of recovery gets underway. This nonprofit wants to do things differently.
Small towns don't have the resources of larger cities and are often overlooked by big-name funders. Here's an example of a funder collaboration looking to change that.
One of the biggest campus gifts ever for the arts—to the University of Arkansas—has Alice Walton's fingerprints all over it. What's this ambitious Walmart heir up to?
It's hard to think of another top foundation CEO who has more dramatically remade the organization he or she leads. What has all this change added up to? And where's Knight going next?
Major foundations have a long history of shortchanging the American South. And when they do engage, they can be high-handed. We look at a push to change all that as advocacy efforts grow in the region.
Real estate companies aren’t the largest funders on the corporate philanthropy scene, but some of them do establish foundations. Here, we look at one real estate firm giving locally in Southwest Florida.
Four research teams are sharing $10.8 million from RWJF and a pool of Deepwater Horizon settlement money to explore complex factors that make up community resilience in the Gulf Coast region.
Here's the deal with Florida's Blue Cross-affiliated foundation and how you can get a piece of its millions—including for work on mental health.
The Hootie and the Blowfish Foundation recently gave a total of $90,000 to three charities in South Carolina. We look at how this foundation operates and the types of local causes it gravitates towards.
The region has been off the beaten philanthropy track. Until now. We take a look at the newly formed Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky and who's behind it.
Big changes are underway at a key progressive funder in North Carolina. We dig into the new direction and what it means for local grantseekers.
We catch up with some recent Duke Endowment news to see how the funder's local health grantmaking is unfolding and what else this funder is up to.
With alarm bells sounding, more HIV/AIDS funding in the South lately is coming from foundations that typically have a much more national and international focus. Here's an example.
Nearly half of the U.S. HIV population lives in the South—a region historically shortchanged by LGBT funders. That's been changing, though, and we talk to two national funders who've partnered here to step things up.
You'd think the shocking fact that 30 million U.S. adults can't read would draw the attention of loads of funders. But that's not the case. Which is why the Dollar General Literacy Foundation is so important.
The Walton Family Foundation is a major grantmaker for national and global environmental work, but this funder also has a big local presence in Arkansas, where it supports parks and greenspace.
One thing that’s made the Foundation for the Carolinas so successful is its ability to raise money. But it has also positioned itself as a civic leader with a wide array of involvements.
Surviving financial turmoil, Miami’s new Museum of Science is finally open, with $305 million in public and private funding. What are some of the takeaways from its traumatic creation?
The Lettie Pate Evans Foundation is an Atlanta-based foundations that accepts grant requests from local nonprofits in Georgia. Here are three things that grantseekers should know about this funder.
The Meridian-based Phil Hardin Foundation has a single goal: to improve education in Mississippi. This has been the focus from the beginning, but a few shifts caught our attention with this place-based funder.
Recent $8 million and $10 million rural church commitments are significant, not only because of the very specific denominational focus, but also because they're coming from one of the largest private foundations in the Southeast.