Philanthropic practice

October 15, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
A new report says a growing number of funders are responding to demands that they be more accountable, transparent, and collaborative through participatory grantmaking. Read More...
October 11, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
An interesting and critical eye on philanthropy can come from different perspectives and that is what “Liberate Philanthropy,” a blog series, published on Medium, precisely does. Read More...
October 2, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
The Rockefeller Foundation views impact investing as a core aspect of its strategy. Describing the concept as "investments made with the intention of generating both financial return and social and/or environmental impact," Saadia Madsbjerg, managing director of The Rockefeller Foundation, wrote: "We see traditional asset managers as bringing to the table something the traditional impact investing community has thus far lacked: scale." Read More...
September 17, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
In its 2017 annual report, the George Gund Foundation focuses on "arts as political activism," making the case for how the presence of artists as activists is more prominent than ever. Read More...
August 29, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
“The board meeting is not going well. (...) To the consternation of some board members, the executive director suggests that increasing staff diversity is a top priority.” One exasperated member says to the executive director, “You want to spend your time on that? We have so many more-pressing problems!” Read More...
August 27, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
In light of challenging times, Grant Oliphant, president of The Heinz Endowments, examines the role of the courageous leader and the power to make change happen within the philanthropic field and our own culture. Read More...
August 24, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
Stories can make us connect in unsuspected ways. A piece by the Stanford Social Innovation Review makes the case for the power of stories to make, prop up, and bring down systems. Read More...
August 10, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
Borealis Philanthropy launched the Racial Equity in Philanthropy (REP) Fund, a funding effort of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Ford Foundation. The inaugural round of grants totaling $14 million over three years will support 19 philanthropy-serving organizations committed to advancing racial equity within the sector through research, learning opportunities, and the dissemination of best practices, according to Philanthropy News Digest. Read More...
July 23, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts announced it will award $3.6 million to 42 cultural organizations as part of its spring 2018 grant cycle. Read More...
May 2, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
In partnership with 15 Massachusetts arts organizations, the Barr Foundation has announced a $30 million, six-year initiative to amplify the organizations’ leadership to nurture more culturally vibrant communities. Read More...