Philanthropy News Blog

A roundup of philanthropic news.

This Week in Philanthropy: October 3 – October 9

The New Forbes 400 Philanthropy Score: Measuring Billionaires’ Generosity

For the first time, Forbes 400 members are ranked not just on their total wealth and on how self-made they are, but also on their generosity. Members of this elite club have been scored on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the most philanthropic.

Full article text is available via Forbes, 10/03/2018

The Calculating Philanthropy of Silicon Valley

How giving in America is changing under the growing influence of tech donors

Full article text is available via Philanthropy Round Table, 10/03/2018

Hospital Merger will Shift Power to Dallas

The proposed Memorial Hermann Health System merger with Dallas-based Baylor, Scott & White would shift control of one of the state’s largest health case system systems to Dallas and might eventually lead to local hospital closings in a region that already has a surplus of local hospital beds, analysts said.

Full article text is available via Houston Chronicle, 10/04/2018

Philanthropy Infrastructure Groups Drew $1.9 Billion in Support, Study Says

From 2004 through 2015, foundations directed $1.9 billion to grantees that support the work of nonprofits and the practice of philanthropy. But in recent years the growth of funding in that area lagged far behind the increase in total foundation giving, according to a study released today.

Full article text is available via The Chronicle of Philanthropy, 10/08/2018

How Philanthropy and Social Giving Are Evolving (Right in Front of Our Eyes)

It’s the evolution of social giving, and it’s being driven by technology. Facebook’s donation platform is one example.

Full article text is available via Inc., 10/08/2018

“A Moral Requirement.” The Making of a Big Gift to a State School in the Midwest

Our most recent installment of regional higher ed philanthropy comes to us from East Lansing, Michigan, where New York-based real estate developer Edward Minskoff gave his alma mater, Michigan State University (MSU) $30 million to complete the construction of a pavilion at the Eli Broad College of Business.

Full article text is available via Inside Philanthropy, 10/08/2018

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