Echoing Green, which helped groups like City Year and the One Acre Fund get their start, awarded 55 fellowships, including one to the founder of the Urban Death Project.
Fundraisers hope the donation from billionaire businessman Ted Stanley will inspire others to consider giving to this much-neglected cause.
The grant maker will focus on developing healthy habits rather than individual problems like smoking.
$125,000 for Management
Among the 10 new grants posted today: $125,000 from the Heinz Endowments to Forbes Funds to provide management assistance to nonprofits. Search The Chronicle's database of more than 38,000 grants.
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.
A new survey shows that it’s lack of money and staff, not a paucity of knowledge or interest, that is holding nonprofits back.
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Concerns about cheating and the capacity of nonprofits to handle complicated projects are not getting enough attention, some say.