Bill Clinton, at a wind farm in Panama’s Cocle province built with the Clinton Foundation’s support.
The foundation initially seemed well-suited for cleaning up Bill Clinton's legacy after the Monica Lewinsky scandal's ugliness. That's no longer true.
Jeff Bezos (right), now the world’s second-richest person, is charting a different course for his philanthropy than Bill Gates (left), the richest, and Warren Buffett (center), who has fallen to third place.
Amazon's founder turned to Twitter to crowdsource ideas for his charitable giving. This populist approach and his preference for short-term results set Jeff Bezos apart from other mega-donors.
As journalism loses its financial footing, it may need more support from foundations.
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Big cash infusions can give nonprofit journalism a much-needed boost. But the ailing news industry needs more consistent funding.
Tech billionaire Sean Parker and his wife Alexandra Lenas Parker are among today’s youngest and most ambitious donors.
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In 'The Givers,' author David Callahan warns that today's mega-rich philanthropists wield too much political clout. He may be exaggerating their power and lowballing the public's own strength.
Not if it’s self-dealing.
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Given Trump's substantial conflicts of interest, the foundation's admission of self-dealing should sound a warning to both the president-elect and voters as he takes the oath of office.
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To understand the Trump Foundation, reporters are following the money.
The Trump Foundation has received lots of scrutiny in recent months questioning how much the candidate gives, where the charity's money comes from and how it's used. Here's what we know so far.
Philanthropic foundations are unlike other charities and not-for-profit organisations.
The current lack of transparency in Australian philanthropy raises ethical questions. Far from being a solely private activity, philanthropy needs greater public accountability.
Australia is becoming more unequal. And Australia’s wealthiest people don’t seem to want to do anything about it.
There is a view that philanthropy from super-wealthy individuals, rather than government policy, will be the force that changes the world for the better. But this seems unlikely in Australia.