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Share news about your grant making initiatives! AGM Grant Making Members are working on a variety of diverse causes including education, environment, healthcare and immigration (to name just a few). We want to promote your efforts and best practices. Help us spread your good works, event announcements and news items by emailing Gail Pinkham.
August 23rd, 2016
Source: The Center for Effective Philanthorpy
A few weeks ago I shared some reflections on the recent annual conference put on by the organization that I lead, the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers. More »
August 11th, 2016
Source: AGM Member News
The Hyams Foundation is proud to partner with grantees in Boston and Chelsea in the pursuit of social justice and lived equality for all. One of the important racial justice issue areas the Foundation focuses on is expanding fair wages and benefits. Here are three efforts our grantees have been... More »
August 11th, 2016
Source: Stanford Social Innovation Review
Research shows that grantmakers that are more connected to their grantees—those that have an ear to the ground—are more likely to provide the support that nonprofits need to be successful; they are five times as likely to offer capacity-building support and two times as likely to offer multiyear... More »
August 1st, 2016
Source: Crain's Detroit Business
Reports that the Ice Bucket Challenge helped fund the discovery of a gene that could lead to a treatment for ALS serve as a reminder that when it comes to charitable giving, a little progress can go a long way. Millions of people who allowed buckets of icy water to be dumped on their heads two... More »
August 1st, 2016
Source: AGM Member News
The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation (Foundation) is pleased to release an evaluation of year one of its Fostering Effective Integration of Behavioral Health and Primary Care in Massachusetts grant program. More »
August 1st, 2016
Source: AGM Member News
The Tufts Health Plan Foundation announced community investments of more than $1.8 million. Focused on systems and best practices, these grants reflect the Foundation’s commitment to supporting innovative approaches to improving health and wellness in diverse communities. More »
July 19th, 2016
Source: Inside Philanthropy
The other day, we ran a story about the Science Philanthropy Alliance, which was formed after federal budget cuts—enacted through the mindless meat cleaver of sequestration—left researchers in the lurch as the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation pulled back funding... More »
July 5th, 2016
Source: Business Wire
National Philanthropic Trust (NPT), the nation’s largest independent, national donor-advised fund administrator, has identified record-setting philanthropic trends in the just-released “Giving USA 2016: Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2015.” “The four percent increase in giving... More »

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