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...
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. ...
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 summers ago no doubt felt satisfied this week when they learned that the $100 million-plus raised from the challenge actually made a difference in the Lou Gehrig's disease struggle.
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.
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.
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 involved in.
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 support. We also know that tapping the knowledge and perspective of grantees and community members builds trust and helps shape more-effective solutions.
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