Yvon Chouinard’s gift is unusual due to its structure but is also part of a trend. Many billionaires and large foundations are now funding these causes.
While the overwhelming majority of charities are legitimate, looking into a charity before supporting it can help you avoid supporting scams and make better-informed decisions.
These donors can experience an emotional release by channeling their feelings into something they consider positive.
The median amount of cash bail is $10,000 – an immense sum for people living in poverty. Bail funds, unlike bail bondsmen, don’t charge high fees.
Some of the largest donations made in 2021 went to donor-advised funds, financial accounts known as DAFs.
These nonprofits help with abortion access, but on average they don’t cover all costs, researchers have found.
More than 350 billionaires have signed on so far.
A global team of researchers analyzed 34 studies of unconditional cash-transfer programs administered in low- and middle-income countries.
This growing trend aims to shift some of the power funders typically wield to the groups getting their money.
The kind of giving known as Zakat can include everything from donating to nonprofits to smiling at strangers.
The approximately $12 billion she’s given away in the past two years has shattered conventions, explains a philanthropy historian.
Far more people are dying of hunger around the world than in Europe’s new war.
Give with your head, not just your heart, advises a scholar who has studied donations made after disasters and other crises.
US museums have sought to improve their diversity, equity and inclusion for decades, but progress has been slow.
Three scholars weigh in regarding the priorities of these wealthy American donors, who gave less to social service and racial justice groups than in the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As decentralized autonomous organizations with philanthropic aims begin to form, it’s unclear whether they can operate without breaking IRS rules.
Fans of the late actress are calling on Americans to donate $5 or more to animal charities on Jan. 17, 2022, which would have been Betty White’s 100th birthday.
Big donors need to balance their ambitions to address injustices with the constraints on power that democracy requires.
The informality and the speed can be helpful in emergencies. But it’s hard to make sure that money raised in a hurry is used in accordance with what donors expect.
Giving away stock that has soared and that the donor has owned for at least a year makes the biggest dent in what share the IRS takes.