Due to a 'once-in-a-century crisis,' five big foundations are spending more of their assets on grants than usual. Some are issuing bonds to finance their extra support for nonprofits.
A historian connects the $100 billion reportedly at the church's disposal with the rocky start Mormons got in finance in the 1830s.
Overall, the growth in giving to public higher ed institutions isn't compensating for a reduction in funding by the states.
Harvesting gains from digital money by giving some of it away can be better for donors than the nonprofits they support.
Investor Bill Miller's $75 million gift to the Johns Hopkins philosophy department clashes with conventional wisdom regarding the value studying the humanities today.
Colleges and universities boast US$547 billion in endowment assets, yet only a handful of elite schools would be taxed under the proposal.
Trump's budget would eliminate the National Endowment for the Humanities, breaking a tradition of funding humanities scholarship that goes back to the nation's founding.
State support for public research universities declined by 28 percent between 2003 and 2013. So, why does it matter?
A bill before Congress is proposing colleges and universities with endowments of at least $1 billion spend 25 percent of the money on financial aid. What is the proposal missing?