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Share news about your grant making initiatives! AGM Grant Making Members are working on a variety of diverse causes including education, environment, healthcare and immigration (to name just a few). We want to promote your efforts and best practices. Help us spread your good works, event announcements and news items by emailing Gail Pinkham.
August 27th, 2018
Source: TechCrunch
For the average working American, this world of concierge giving is out of reach, both in check size, and the army of consultants, lawyers and PR strategists that come with it. It seems that in order to do good, you must first do well. Very well. Bright Funds is looking to change that. More »
August 15th, 2018
Source: Inside Philanthropy
In 2016, the Ford Foundation set out on an experiment—give $1 billion to social justice nonprofits, with all funds going to a combination of general operating support and organizational strengthening.   More »
August 14th, 2018
Source: Foundation Center
A new report released today by the Council on Foundations and Foundation Center reveals that global giving by U.S. foundations increased by 29% from 2011 to 2015, reaching an all-time high of $9.3 billion in 2015.  With mounting challenges that transcend national boundaries, it’s increasingly... More »
July 23rd, 2018
Source: Investment News
Research has long showed that women are more philanthropic than men: They are more generous with their giving and they donate to more causes than men. Now, as philanthropic women grow in wealth and number — partly because they tend to live longer and are thus expected to inherit a growing share of... More »
July 23rd, 2018
Source: Inside Philanthropy
One of the latest gifts from the Ballmer Group was a $20 million grant to Youth Advocate Programs, a nonprofit that matches kids and young adults with paid mentors in their communities as an alternative to time in juvenile detention or other institutions. More »
June 20th, 2018
Source: AGM Member News
Funders Seeking Solutions on Helping Families Separated at the Border and Immigration (updated June 20, 2018) For funders seeking organizations assisting families separated at the border and other issues related to immigrant communities, AGM has compiled a list of resources.    More »
June 20th, 2018
Source: United Philanthropy Forum
Over the past several days I have become increasingly horrified as sunlight has shone on the Trump administration’s decision to strictly enforce a cold and heartless “zero tolerance” policy—a policy of its own making—to rip apart thousands of children and their parents—including hundreds who are... More »
June 14th, 2018
Source: The Center for Effective Philanthropy
In it, the authors suggest that organizations need to do more than just educate the public about a cause; they need to employ strategic communication methods to help people relate to the cause and move them to action. More »

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