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Using Donor-Advised Funds to Invest in Early-Stage Entrepreneurs

Alex Amouyel, executive director of Solve, and Casey van der Stricht, principal of Solve Innovation Future at MIT Solve, write why and how donors should use donor-advised funds (DAFs) to invest in...more

Philanthropic Venture Fund Celebrates Alumni Success

IU Philanthropic Venture Fund has recently announced its first successful exit from the fund's investment portfolio with the acquisition of Doxly. Doxly is an Indianapolis-based company led by...more

+Acumen - World-Classes to Drive Social Change

+Acumen, an initiative of Acumen, aims to provide anyone, anywhere the skills and community to drive social change. +Acumen is a global team composed of educators, innovators, entrepreneurs,...more

Can Philanthropy Become a True Partner with Native Americans?
Foundation: First Nations Development Institute, Northwest Area Foundation

Celebrating its 30th year anniversary this year, Native Americans in Philanthropy (NAP) has partnered with Candid to publish a new report, titled Investing in Native Communities: Philanthropic...more




Largest Foundation Support for Public Affairs and Society Benefit for 2012

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Rank
Foundation
Grants
Total Given
1
480
181,432,514
2
134
64,421,500
3
100
58,234,373
5
31
46,506,682

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Source: Foundation Stats (Foundation Center) / CC BY-NC-SA 4.0


Government Grants for Civic Engagement




USAID/Indonesia Improving Local Governance and Service Delivery
Indonesia USAID-Jakarta
The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to collect written information about an activity with the preliminary title of “Improving Local Governance and Service Delivery,” in...more
Posted On - 2019-09-15


BJA FY 19 Reducing Injury and Death of Missing Individuals with Dementia and Developmental Disabilities Program
Bureau of Justice Assistance
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is seeking applications for the Reducing Injury and Death of Missing Individuals with...more
Posted On - 2019-08-13




BJA FY 19 An Academic-based Training Initiative to Improve Police Responses for People with Mental Illness and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Bureau of Justice Assistance
This initiative focuses on developing academic-based, transdisciplinary crisis intervention training to educate, train, and prepare law enforcement officers so that they are equipped to appropriately...more
Posted On - 2019-08-05


Enhancing Students’ Understanding of their Rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Criminal Justice System through Mock Trials
Bureau of International Narcotics-Law Enforcement
The goal of this project is to improve secondary school students’ understanding and trust in the judicial system of Bosnia and Herzegovina through an experiential learning process. This...more
Posted On - 2019-07-30






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“Saving Seeds is a Political Act”


“Saving Seeds is a Political Act”

Vandana Shiva, a scientist and environmentalist known for her activism against GMOs, globalization, and patents on seeds and traditional foods, co-founded Navdanya.




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