Most community foundations in the U.S. focus on just one city, county or state, but the Community Foundation of the Virginias is an exception to this rule. Here’s a look at what CFV supports.
In 2017, the Healthcare Georgia Foundation launched an initiative to improve health and economic opportunity for residents of the state's underserved rural areas. Here's how it went, and what other funders can learn.
Matt and Lisa Allen derive their wealth from real estate behemoth Related Group. Their family has been donating to hospitals and universities for a while, but recently formalized their giving. Here’s an early look.
The Appalachian Community Fund is a progressive grantmaker with a regional social justice focus, specific interests, collaborative nature and accessible staff.
David Tepper, founder of Appaloosa Management, is worth $18.5 billion, and has a growing philanthropic footprint that spans New York and New Jersey, South Florida, and the Carolinas. Here are some key causes and grants.
The Baton Rouge Area Foundation is one of the larger community funders in the American South. Here are some things to know about this foundation’s local commitment to grants, scholarships, projects and nonprofit services.
As the oldest community foundation in Texas, the Dallas Foundation has built out an extensive grantmaking and partnership footprint across the region. President and CEO Matthew Randazzo walks us through its work.
Real estate billionaire Jorge Pérez, along with his wife Darlene and their children, are prominent philanthropists in the Sunshine State. Here’s how the family gives, and how the second generation is stepping up.
Serial entrepreneur Anthony Wood helped usher in the current dominance of streaming TV. Now, he’s also ramping up his philanthropy with a DAF-centric approach and interests across a range of causes.
The Alabama Power Foundation is a significant corporate funder in Alabama. Here are a few things to know about APF and how it gives to organizations in local communities.
Here’s how nonprofits can apply for a grant from the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation, based in Flowood, Mississippi.
Chuck and Margery Barancik were Florida-focused philanthropists who both passed away in 2019. However, the family foundation they created in 2014 lives on today. Here’s how this foundation gives locally in Florida.
NPN recently named Sage Crump director of its Department of Racial Justice and Movement Building, advancing social justice through arts and culture. She fills us in on the group’s work, her biggest influences, and more.
Backed by a unique combination of major foundations and unions, the Southern Workers Opportunity (SWO) Fund aims to strengthen workers’ rights in the South, with implications nationwide.
The First Horizon National Corporation created the First Horizon Foundation to give back to the communities where the company operates. Here's a look at what the foundation supports in Tennessee.
Upon their release, formerly incarcerated women face steep barriers. Founded by a restorative justice leader who served time herself, Operation Restoration channels philanthropic resources to provide assistance.
For over 30 years, the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee has been a leading community funder in its region. Here are six different ways it gives locally.
With a focus on Memphis and the state of Tennessee, here’s a look at how the Christian Community Foundation operates, what makes it unique and how local grantseekers can get its support.
The Jerry and Anita Zucker Family Foundation is a low-key grantmaker that prioritizes local causes. Here are a few important things to know about this foundation, which operates in North and South Carolina.
The leader of the sunsetting foundation, which was set up by her mother, Diana Blank, joined us for a rare interview. Hear about what she’s learned on the journey to spending it all.
Though the Southeast and Midwest have some of the nation’s highest incarceration rates, justice reform philanthropy lags. Guest authors Allana Jackson and Alexandra Williams make the case for more attention.
Staunchly progressive, Way to Win is an umbrella organization for both philanthropic and political funding. Its Sun Belt-focused strategy faces some headwinds as it seeks to galvanize voters ahead of the midterms.
We recently caught up with philanthropy and history scholar Tyrone McKinley Freeman, author of a new book about early black millionaire Madam C.J. Walker, who paved the way for Black philanthropy today.
The Judith Atkins Wall Foundation is a good funder to know if you run a nonprofit in North or South Carolina. Here’s an overview of the Wall Foundation’s local philanthropy.
In an effort to break the cycle of poverty, the Duke Endowment is making an ambitious investment in early childhood and place-based giving, with a focus on Guilford County, North Carolina.
Here are some details that stand out about the Waccamaw Community Foundation and what nonprofits in and around Murrells Inlet, South Carolina should know.
The Taylor Foundation of Newberry supports Newberry County, South Carolina and has broad interests there. Here are some things to keep in mind as you approach this Southeast funder.
South Arts netted a gift from MacKenzie Scott and recently announced a $6 million initiative funding BIPOC-led and -serving cultural organizations. We discuss the regrantor’s work with Vice President of Programs Joy Young.
In our latest Funder Spotlight, we look at the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, which supports conservation and arts and culture in the Chicago area and the Lowcountry of South Carolina.