October 08, 2015
Goldman Sachs will reap financial gains for funding a Utah program that showed positive results in keeping kids out of special education. It is the first time a U.S. social-impact bond has paid off for the investor, The New York Times writes.
October 07, 2015
The new Human Needs Index will track demand for food, clothing, housing, energy, and more to help nonprofits and policy makers implement long-term solutions.
October 02, 2015
With a favorable ruling from the Supreme Court on gay marriage, activists are setting their sites on transgender issues, fighting discrimination in places like Uganda, and getting more financial support.
September 29, 2015
One winner of the $625,000 stipend, Alex Truesdell, makes special tools and furniture for children with disabilities. Another founded a university in Ghana.
September 21, 2015
Setting itself apart from other successful tech start-ups that have gone public or sold for millions, Kickstarter is reincorporating as a public-benefit corporation as a way to ensure that the company's mission will not be compromised by its profits, The New York Times reports.
September 15, 2015
The Strong Families Fund, spearheaded by the Kresge and Robert Wood Johnson foundations, Goldman Sachs, and KeyBank, aims to support quality affordable housing and better access to social services for low-income families, reports the Associated Press.
September 15, 2015
The retail giant is ending its signature education-focused giving program and shifting its philanthropic focus to health and wellness efforts, such as promoting good nutrition and active lifestyles, writes the Star Tribune.
September 11, 2015
The free online publication is for foundations and individual donors looking to achieve social good as well as financial returns from their investments.
September 08, 2015
Veteran journalist Dale Russakoff discusses what philanthropists should know about the billionaire Facebook founder’s well-intentioned push to transform the Newark, N.J.'s troubled school system.