Echoing Green, which helped groups like City Year get their start, awarded 55 fellowships, including one to the founder of the Urban Death Project.
Catch up on trends in fundraising in a conversation recorded at the 2014 Fundraising Day in New York last month.
2014 Corporate Giving Survey
Silicon Valley companies LinkedIn and VMware find a new recruiting tool in letting employees distribute thousands to charities.
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Fundraisers hope the donation from billionaire businessman Ted Stanley will inspire others to consider giving to this much-neglected cause.
$225,000 for Arts Education
Among the 10 new grants posted today: $225,000 from the George Gund Foundation to the Cleveland Metropolitan School District to provide arts education and facilitate partnerships with local arts and culture groups. Search The Chronicle's database of more than 38,000 grants.
People of color account for no more than 16 percent of staff at conservation and preservation organizations, including government agencies.
The anonymous pledge is part of a $1-billion drive for the Knight Cancer Institute.
The amount groups are spending has changed little in the past year, according to a study of 781 organizations.
Small foundations and wealthy individuals increasingly are having an outsize role in philanthropy and social change.
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Only a small number of groups have raised more than a few thousand dollars through the social network.