Philanthropy Roundup: January 2020

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If you’re a philanthropist, your schedule might make it hard to keep up with the latest news, topics and emerging trends in the world of giving back.

That’s why we’re making it easier for you to stay current.

Our “Philanthropy Roundup” posts highlight stories – at the local and national level – that are valuable to our readers and will keep you up to date in the world of philanthropy. Check out the articles below.

Philanthropy Roundup

Public Space Philanthropy is Having a Moment

In the past few years, philanthropists have increased their charitable focus on urban public parks and other “placemaking” projects. Whether it’s a response to cities struggling with shrinking parks, recreation, and infrastructure budgets; or growing inequality in communities, donors are working closely with public officials and residents to turn dead space into thriving new ecosystems.

Are Community Foundations Living Up to Their Promise? A Conversation with Terry Mazany
Nonprofit Quarterly

Over the past 100 years, community foundations have grown to become significant changemakers in the communities where they exist. This article analyzes how their impact has evolved across the U.S. and why community foundations have a responsibility to serve both donors and residents to provide the greatest value to the community.

2019 Philanthropy Awards
Inside Philanthropy

The past decade has been the most dynamic period ever for U.S. philanthropy as a who’s who of billionaire donors have embarked on large-scale giving and the world of institutional grantmaking has also grown. The article highlights some of the most exciting stories and initiatives from the past year. 

The Biggest Philanthropic Gifts Of 2019

2019 was full of dozens of impactful gifts, from T. Denny Sanford’s transformational gift to National University to others across the U.S. This article tallies the biggest reported charitable gifts and pledges made in 2019 to come up with the ten largest. Take a look to see where Denny falls on this year’s list.

Face of Philanthropy: Nonprofits Whose Stories Touched Us in 2019
The Chronicle of Philanthropy

As we look ahead to 2020, the “Face of Philanthropy” feature at The Chronicle of Philanthropy reminds us about the power of philanthropy to change lives.

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