Philanthropy Roundup: March 2019

Philanthropy Roundup
Arlan Hamilton (right) founded Backstage Capital, a venture capital fund that invests in new companies led by underrepresented founders.

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

“Aging is Living.” The Couple Working on Several Fronts to Confront a Graying America
Inside Philanthropy
The over-65 population is the fastest-growing demographic in America, according to the United States Census Bureau. To better support this population change, Gary and Mary West, who are partners with The San Diego Age-Friendly Communities Program, are pursuing community-, state- and national-level change through their foundation, research institute and policy center.

The Crisis of Youth Mental Health
Stanford Social Innovation Review
Children and adolescents confront a mental health treatment gap in which many who need help do not get it. According to the article, one in five children in the United States has a diagnosable mental health condition yet access to care is limited. Philanthropy can help fill this gap by investing in new models of delivering care.

The ‘Intersectional’ Gender Lens in Philanthropy and Impact Investing
In honor of Women’s History Month, Forbes is publishing a series of stories about women in philanthropy. This first article focuses on charitable giving and how gender intersects with other identities such as race, sexuality and age among philanthropists.

San Diego Foundation Names New President and CEO
San Diego Business Journal
The San Diego Foundation Board of Governors has selected Mark Stuart as president and CEO. Stuart was chosen following a year-long national search that drew more than 1,000 candidates. He joins The San Diego Foundation after most recently serving as Chief Development & Membership Officer of San Diego Zoo Global.

Corporate Giving Is on the Rise
Wealth Management
Across the United States, companies of all sizes increasingly recognize the importance of philanthropic community engagement. In 2017, those companies donated more than $20 billion to charitable causes. These businesses are using philanthropy not only to “do the right thing” but also to enhance the engagement of investors, employees and customers—all of which accrue to the bottom line.