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Taking Purposeful Steps to See Results

Twenty-eight years ago, Patrick (Pat) DeMoon, co-founder of the Kara Foundation in Las Vegas, thought philanthropy was little more than writing a check and waiting for a warm and fuzzy thank Read Story

Passion With Purpose

At the Bigglesworth Family Foundation in San Francisco, legal services have been a passion and priority since day one. “Legal services provide the best tool to reduce poverty, and everyone Read Story

Trust Your Heart and Take a Chance

The Union Benevolent Association (UBA) was founded in 1831 to assist the suffering poor of Philadelphia during an unusually harsh winter. It offered money, medicine, food, clothing, and counseling to Read Story

Making the Early Grant, and Often the First

John Richardson never considered himself an environmentalist. Yet he spent earlier decades traveling for the United Nations, investigating some of the world’s most complex humanitarian relief operations. He has seen Read Story

Powerful Personal Connections

Amy Liebman Rapp is no stranger to loss. “As a teen, I saw firsthand how loss affects families—how the loss of one person can cause a whole family to fall Read Story

Nimble Champions for Children

On a balmy Monday afternoon in May, Denise Mayotte sat in her office anticipating good news. “It’s a big day here in Minnesota, because our legislature is due to wrap Read Story

Want Change? Bring Changemakers to the Table

You could say that Ann Lovell has centered her philanthropic career around collaborating and convening people. It’s the act of coming together with others—and supporting others to do the same—that Read Story

Relationships That Run Deep

Sasha Rabsey woke up unusually early on a Tuesday morning when her dog barked out of the blue. Still bleary-eyed, she logged onto email to check in with her grant Read Story