The head of the Ford Foundation discusses his philosophy of philanthropy, proximity and social justice, including the role faith communities and their leaders should play.
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The biggest names are not always the best choices when it comes to a successful grant application. Look locally and talk to the people who know your community and what works in your context.
Carol Edwards, second from left, whose mother was one of the people whose medical debt was forgiven by a coalition of Chicago churches, worships at Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago. At far left is Monica Brown Moss, first lady of Trinity UCC. Photo by Dawn R. Stephens, Trinity UCC
By fundraising and buying the medical debt of strangers, a group of Chicago congregations and the nonprofit RIP Medical Debt bring relief during the holiday season.
It is logical to think that water will fix or bring health to dry land. But the conditions of the water and the land determine whether it will bring nourishment or ruin. Unsplash / Red Charlie
Before submitting a grant proposal, consider whether it is the right grant for the right organization at the right time, writes Leadership Education’s managing director of grants.
Edgar Villanueva, vice president of programs and advocacy at the Schott Foundation for Public Education, uses the indigenous idea of "money as medicine" as a guide to dismantling colonialism. Photo courtesy of Edgar Villaneuva
With over 15 years engaging in “social justice philanthropy,” an author and member of the Lumbee Tribe encourages faith communities to revitalize the ways that they approach money, wealth and philanthropy.
Juanita James, president and CEO of Fairfield County's Community Foundation in Norwalk, Connecticut.
A foundation in Connecticut brings people together across the public, private and nonprofit sectors to close the “opportunity gap,” says the president and CEO.
Being born in South Africa, growing up in segregated St. Louis and going to divinity school have all influenced the Ford Foundation executive vice president for program, who works to combat inequality.
In her lifetime, Margaret A. Cargill gave away money anonymously and spontaneously. In this interview, Christy Morse, CEO of the Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies, talks about carrying on her legacy.
Bill and Melinda Gates meet a mother and child in Mapinga, Tanzania.
Photo by Frederic Courbet (PRNewsFoto/Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation)
In reading the annual Gates letter, a theologian wonders: Is there a way to acknowledge the pessimists’ accurate rendering of reality and still retain an optimistic rendering of the future?
Philanthropy has an enormous capacity to foster and sustain experiments, to take risks and try things that others can’t without a guarantee of success, says the president of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.