When it comes to giving away his fortune, Michael R. Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York City, says he seeks causes others may have overlooked and ways to test new ideas.
The foundation led by the family that built Walmart has spent more than $1 billion on some of the fastest-growing, and most divisive, trends in education.
Researching a charity does not guarantee your money will end up doing what you want it to. Some organizations, though, are working toward more transparency.
Philanthropic organizations known for lending a helping hand are funneling millions of dollars into the nation’s major national parks.
Former Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll failed to report thousands of dollars she earned from a veterans’ charity that was accused of running an illegal gambling operation, documents show.
The Knight Foundation plans to give money to the PBS series “How We Got to Now” to create a site aimed at encouraging idea-sharing among civic leaders, urban planners, designers and others.
The Fresh Air Fund camping program gave one Bronx boy the outdoor activities he couldn’t find in his neighborhood park. Readers can help others like him this summer.
The awards to 24 recipients are intended to finance partnerships of local education agencies and employers.
The fire and police departments faced some heat at an unexpected location: a charity hockey game where the two teams traded blows.