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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.
May 23rd, 2017
Hair is an integral part of black cultural expression, but it has little to do with educational development, says John H. Jackson, president and CEO of the Schott Foundation. His response, highlighted in recent media reports, was a sharp dressing-down of a charter school in Malden, Mass., that... More »
May 17th, 2017
Orlando C. Watkins, vice president for programs at the Boston Foundation, provides perspective on racism in Boston and a call to action. More »
May 16th, 2017
After years of fighting the previous administration’s efforts to limit the charitable deduction, many nonprofit sector leaders have shifted to embrace the idea of a universal deduction for all taxpayers as an incentive to boost charitable giving. As Republicans aim to simplify the tax code and... More »
May 9th, 2017
Source: Animal therapy
During the Council on Foundations’ annual conference last month, Sherece West-Scantlebury, president and CEO of Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation in Arkansas, urged participants to view this time in our history as an opportunity to step out of our comfort zones in grantmaking. More »
April 27th, 2017
Source: Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center
Economists consistently find that a well-educated workforce and a high-quality transportation system are among the bedrock elements upon which a prosperous state economy is built. Providing everyone with access to the education and training they need to reach their full potential boosts the... More »
April 25th, 2017
Source: Animal therapy
In the time since the 2016 U.S. presidential election, questions have been repeatedly asked about what is changing for foundations and their work in a different political context. How does this shift affect foundations and their areas of focus? Have new challenges or opportunities arisen? Should... More »
April 18th, 2017
Source: Inside Philanthropy
Asian Americans make up a relatively small percentage of the American population as a whole, but that percentage has been rising rapidly. Between the 2000 and 2010 censuses, the nation’s Asian American population rose by over 43 percent. Stereotypes of a “model minority” aside, this group is also... More »
April 18th, 2017
Source: Forbes
The extraordinary success of TOMS Shoes’ one-for-one business model has inspired throngs of socially conscious startups to follow in Myscoski’s footsteps. Here’s a look at five of them that appeared on Shark Tank, ABC’s hit business reality show. More »


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