The Chronicle of Philanthropy | Giving http://philanthropy.com/section/Giving/257/ Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:06:23 EDT <![CDATA[Philanthropist Wants Americans to See a Different Side of Iran: Its Art and Poetry]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145713/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Philanthropist-Wants-Americans/145713/ Bita Daryabari, the Silicon Valley philanthropist, is directing millions toward promoting Persian arts and culture.

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Mon, 07 Apr 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Nonprofit Chiefs Ranked by 'Fortune’ as World Leaders]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145731/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Nonprofit-Chiefs-Ranked-by/145731/ Among those included in a list topped by Pope Francis are Wendy Kopp of Teach for America and Eric Greitens, founder of the Mission Continues, a group that helps veterans.

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Mon, 07 Apr 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Calif. Home for the Elderly Gets $15-Million From Clients' Daughter]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145703/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Calif-Home-for-the-Elderly/145703/ Joyce Eisenberg-Keefer, a real-estate executive, wanted to inspire others to give and to show her gratitude for care her parents received.

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Mon, 07 Apr 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[An Eclectic Donor Gives Time and Money to Helping Immigrants]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145715/ http://philanthropy.com/article/An-Eclectic-Donor-Gives-Time/145715/ Bita Daryabari found success in Silicon Valley, but her Iranian roots inspired her to help women in the Middle East and to start a social-services charity for immigrants to America.

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Mon, 07 Apr 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A Hilton Heir Upholds His Grandfather’s Goal: Help People in Dire Need]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145745/ http://philanthropy.com/article/A-Hilton-Heir-Upholds-His/145745/ In 30 years at the charity his grandfather founded, Steven Hilton has overseen enormous growth in its assets and grant-making programs, especially overseas aid.

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Mon, 07 Apr 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Philanthropy’s Results Movement Dealt a Blow]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145691/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Philanthropy-s-Results/145691/ When the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation ended grants for efforts to get donors to act more like data-driven investors, it divided the world of philanthropy: those who want more attention to results and those who want more focus on long-term gains.

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Thu, 03 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Foundation Group Expands to Reach More Donors]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145581/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Foundation-Group-Expands-to/145581/ The Association of Small Foundations is changing its name to Exponent Philanthropy and expanding its membership to include people who create donor-advised funds and others.

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Thu, 27 Mar 2014 07:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A New Guide Helps Foundations Become More Transparent]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145543/ http://philanthropy.com/article/A-New-Guide-Helps-Foundations/145543/ Online grants databases and shared feedback from grantees make it easy for charities to learn more about foundations and help improve the quality of applicants.

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Tue, 25 Mar 2014 10:12:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bill Gates Asks Why 'Technocrats' Are Not Fixing U.S. Safety Next]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145419/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Bill-Gates-Asks-Why/145419/ It's time to redesign programs that help the poor, says the philanthropist, who fears today's system is "totally gameable."

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Sun, 23 Mar 2014 19:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Some Foundations Get Savvier About Aid to War Veterans]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145435/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Some-Foundations-Get-Savvier/145435/ But navigating the thousands of groups is challenging, in part because of a lack of research on what works and because too many projects are ineffective.

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Sun, 23 Mar 2014 19:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Foundations Support More Local Groups Working in Tandem]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145423/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Foundations-Support-More-Local/145423/ Some foundations are bucking the trend of working on a single issue and instead enlisting community coalitions to focus on pressing problems.

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Sun, 23 Mar 2014 19:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA['Collective Impact' to Solve Problems Gets New Attention]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145441/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Collective-Impact-to-Solve/145441/ Foundation leaders at the annual conference of Grantmakers for Effective Organizations focused on ways government, schools, businesses, and nonprofits can work together on a shared vision.

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Sun, 23 Mar 2014 19:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Push Ideas That Work: Advice for Grant Seekers]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145421/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Push-Ideas-That-Work-Advice/145421/ Foundations are looking for nonprofits that can make social services more cost-effective and efficient.

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Sun, 23 Mar 2014 19:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Dubuque Community Fund’s Example of Involving Locals Is Blueprint for Others]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145433/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Dubuque-Community-Fund-s/145433/ Project ideas solicited from citizens groups were so creative that the community foundation plans to reach out regularly in setting its agenda.

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Sun, 23 Mar 2014 19:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Google CEO Larry Page Gave $177-Million to Charity Last Month]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145525/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Google-CEO-Larry-Page-Gave/145525/ Despite his claim that he would rather give to entrepreneur Elon Musk than to charity, the Google CEO made a $177-million gift to a nonprofit, according to SEC records.

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Fri, 21 Mar 2014 17:36:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Financier Promises to Give Away Most of His Wealth]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145201/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Financier-Promises-to-Give/145201/ Daniel D'Aniello, co-founder of the Carlyle Group, gave $20-million to the American Enterprise Institute and is exploring where else he wants to make his mark in philanthropy.

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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Money Will Spur Studies on Community Funds]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145249/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Money-Will-Spur-Studies-on/145249/ A $600,000 grant is designed to help understand why some community funds are "go-to" places and others have not flourished.

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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Science Studies Get a Big Boost]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145205/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Science-Studies-Get-a-Big/145205/ Grant makers hope to interest girls and minorities in new paths and to jump-start the economy by promoting better instruction in math, technology, and education.

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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A Native-Alaskan Program Builds Engineers on Their Own Turf]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145247/ http://philanthropy.com/article/A-Native-Alaskan-Program/145247/ Foundations are pouring money into a program that seeks to overcome barriers, like a lack of physics and math courses.

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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Donors Collaborate to Build Teaching Ranks]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145179/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Donors-Collaborate-to-Build/145179/ Companies and foundations have poured at least $175-million into science and math programs, much of it to increase the number of instructors and improve how they teach.

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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Supporting Science and Math Studies: a Sampling of Recent Grants]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145255/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Supporting-ScienceMath/145255/ Science museums, youth programs, and many other organizations are benefiting from a growing emphasis on improving how American students are trained.

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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 01:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[New Effort Seeks to Drum Up Money to Spread Proven Programs]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/144873/ http://philanthropy.com/article/New-Effort-Seeks-to-Drum-Up/144873/ The Scaling Marketplace makes it easy for foundations to collaborate to contribute large sums so high-performing charities can expand their programs.

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Mon, 24 Feb 2014 08:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[MacArthur Prize Winners Use Data, Communications, and Technology Creatively]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/144835/ http://philanthropy.com/article/MacArthur-Prize-Winners-Use/144835/ The foundation is honoring seven organizations today with $1-million grants for their "outsized impact in bringing about social change."

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Thu, 20 Feb 2014 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[President Asks Foundations to Aid Early Education and Young Minority Men]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/144609/ http://philanthropy.com/article/President-Asks-Foundations-to/144609/ Charity leaders say they are awaiting guidance from the White House on how to support causes the president mentioned in his State of the Union address.

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Sun, 09 Feb 2014 19:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Foundations Support Deal to Save Artworks in Detroit]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/144565/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Foundations-Support-Deal-to/144565/ As 10 foundations agree to help Detroit reduce its indebtedness, some observers say supporting pension-fund obligations sets a risky precedent.

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Sun, 09 Feb 2014 19:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Signers of the Giving Pledge Don’t Steer Much to Today’s Needs]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/144567/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Signers-of-the-Giving-Pledge/144567/ Melinda Gates says the pledge has inspired people to give more and earlier, but some observers want more concrete information about results.

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Sun, 09 Feb 2014 19:00:00 EST