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Melinda French Gates's $1bn commitment to groups helping women and families breaks long lament that less than 2% of philanthropic giving goes there

French Gates has been a philanthropist for decades, as a co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 20 years ago and then, with the...

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Melinda French Gates is leaving the Gates Foundation 3 years after her divorce

“This is not a decision I came to lightly,” French Gates posted on the X platform on Monday.

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Oprah Winfrey and Dwayne Johnson donate more than $10m they pledged for Maui wildfire survivors

The Entertainment Industry Foundation, a longtime nonprofit that helps celebrities administer charitable work and that managed the distribution of the...

23.04.2024 20

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MacKenzie Scott’s game-changing philanthropy still mystifies nonprofits: ‘Her gifts are super generous, but unfortunately, they don’t provide long term sustainability’

"What they are saying with trust-based philanthropy is to offer support beyond a check," Indiana University's Pamela Wiepking says, "and that’s...

04.04.2024 10

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MacKenzie Scott continues post-divorce giving with another $640 million doled out to orgs that responded to an open call

Scott raised the size of her charitable gift and donated to 361 organizations instead of 250.

19.03.2024 10

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Ford family will raise at least $10M to set up permanent endowments for 10 Detroit nonprofits

The Children's Foundation will manage the nonprofits’ endowments and offer them guidance and technical support over two years.

19.03.2024 5

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Outgoing philanthropy exec says this era is like the 1920s, when 'A lot of people became fascists, and a lot of people became communists'

Larry Kramer, president of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, is leaving the organization for the London School of Economics.

20.12.2023 10

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation pledges $100 million to expand economic mobility work because too many people are stuck in their careers

The Gates Foundation is far from alone in this field, which has other large funders including philanthropist MacKenzie Scott and Blue Meridian...

07.12.2023 10

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George Soros' foundation will spend $50 million on increasing Gen Z, female civic engagement

Alex Soros, the billionaire investor's son now running the Open Society Foundations, said philanthropic support is sorely needed for women and young...

06.12.2023 10

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GivingTuesday donations were up slightly in 2023 at $3.1 billion, but in 'warning sign' 10% fewer people participated

Nonprofit organizations and industry groups have been warning that donations this year are down, which follows a drop in overall charitable...

30.11.2023 10

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Donating to nonprofits on GivingTuesday this year could have a bigger impact than usual

Nonprofits and industry groups say donations so far are down compared with previous years.

27.11.2023 5

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Jeff Bezos has now given nearly $640 million to support homeless families

The Bezos Day 1 Families Fund announced $117 million in new grants, part of a $2 billion commitment the Amazon founder made in 2018.

21.11.2023 9

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MacArthur 'genius grant' recipients include a hula master and poet—all of whom get $800,000 to spend on anything they want

The awards are given to individuals “of outstanding talent to pursue their own creative, intellectual, and professional inclinations,” according...

04.10.2023 2

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation just pledged $200 million to help save mothers and children during childbirth

Melinda French Gates, who says the issue is personal to her, introduced herself not just as the co-founder of the foundation but as a grandmother.

21.09.2023 2

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