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When Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen first started teaching a philanthropy course at the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 2000, she quickly discovered she was a pioneer in the field. There were just a handful of case studies on the topic and few, if …

Robert Franke left La Crosse a $20 million gift. And it will start fueling local organizations by December.

The Robert and Eleanor Franke Charitable Foundation will give funds to the Diocese of La Crosse, Mayo Clinic Health System and selected nonprof…

Duke University trustee David M. Rubenstein will give $13.6 million to the Duke University Libraries in support of the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library, President Richard H. Brodhead announced Wednesday.

The donation is the large…

The Institute for Advanced Study, one of the world’s leading centers for theoretical research into fundamental aspects of the sciences and humanities, has received a $100 million unrestricted challenge grant from the Simons Foundation and the Charles…

The Motorola Solutions Foundation in Schaumburg, Illinois, has announced grants totaling $5.5 million to one hundred nonprofits working to provide science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education programs to students across the United States…

The Walton Family Foundation in Bentonville, Arkansas, has announced that during 2010 it awarded more than $71 million in support of environmental initiatives, with the majority of the grants going to organizations working to protect ocean and river sy…

An innovative approach to charity fundraising is being launched by WorldSpreads, and UK financial commentator and author Alpesh Patel to support The British Asian Trust. A unique spread betting platform for financial spread betting,’BATrustmarkets’ al…

Three schools at the University of North Texas will benefit from a $22-million gift from a Thai alumnus, the Fort Worth Star Telegram and the Houston Chronicle write.

The gift from Charn Uswachoke is the largest in the Denton, Texas, university’s hi…

Exactly two months after Rachel Beckwith’s ninth birthday, the fundraising campaign of the Bellevue girl who died in a traffic accident last month has raised more than $1 million to bring clean water to African villages.

There has been an outpouring o…

According to Mexico’s Center for Philanthropy, the percentage of the country’s gross domestic product dedicated to charity was 0.04 in a 2003 study, nearly 40 times lower than the United States. Colombia, Brazil, Argentina and other developing nati…