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These charity leaders teamed up to fundraise on March 3, 2022, for refugees fleeing Ukraine. Stefan Rousseau/PA Images via Getty Images

How to responsibly donate to Ukrainian causes

Give with your head, not just your heart, advises a scholar who has studied donations made after disasters and other crises.
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his ex-wife, Melinda French Gates, gave their foundation $15 billion right before their divorce became final. Ludovic Marin/AFP via Getty ImagesLudovic Marin/AFP via Getty Images

The 50 biggest US donors gave or pledged nearly $28 billion in 2021 – Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates account for $15 billion of that total

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.
Participants warm up at Federation Square ahead of the 5k Run Melbourne event in 2018. AAP Image/Penny Stephens

Australian charities are struggling with the loss of fun runs and other ‘fitness philanthropy’ events

Australians love mass sporting events and raising money for charity. Under COVID, these activities have taken a major blow.
CEO Warren Buffett was surrounded by press and fans when he arrived at Berkshire Hathaway’s 2019 annual shareholders meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, in May 2019. Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images

Why Warren Buffett is a model for his billionaire peers

The investor has already given half of his $100 billion fortune to charity and he has pledged to disburse nearly all of the rest.
Staff members wear gloves, face shields and gowns as they hand out meals at lunchtime at the Shepherds of Good Hope soup kitchen in Ottawa in 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

How to ensure your charity donations truly help your local community

Canadians should consider place-based giving, or donating ‘at home,’ through local community foundations that are well-positioned to navigate and bolster the post-pandemic recovery.
Prominently placing fresh produce can encourage healthier choices. Brianna Soukup/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images

Giving food pantry clients choices – and gently nudging them toward nutritious foods – can lead to healthier diets

Behavioral economics, long employed in grocery stores to guide customers to certain products, could be employed by food banks and pantries to encourage healthier choices.
The Jewish Museum’s Purim Ball at the Park Avenue Armory in 2015 in New York City. Andrew Toth/Getty Images

How New York’s 19th-century Jews turned Purim into an American party

In the 19th century, Purim became an occasion to hold fancy dress parties, the proceeds from which were given to charities. These parties helped American Jews gain a standing among the elite.
Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Scott, seen here before they divorced in 2019, were the top two U.S. charitable donors the following year. Jorg Carstensen/dpa/AFP via Getty Images

What the $25 billion the biggest US donors gave in 2020 says about high-dollar charity today

While support for social services and historically black colleges and universities rose sharply, these donors spent a tiny fraction of what the government distributed to people who needed help.
U.S. reliance on food assistance is rising during the coronavirus pandemic as more people grapple with economic hardship. Spencer Platt/Getty Images

What is food insecurity?

A food policy researcher helps make sense of the lexicon of US food policy terms, and explains how they relate to racial justice.

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