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May 21, 2015

Rosalie Sheehy Cates, The Giving Practice | How one Montana philanthropist became a local mission investor. more »

May 19, 2015

Jill Blair and Malka Kopell, The Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions | Much of our 20th century civic infrastructure emerged as a product of philanthropic investment: organizations and programs intended to advance equity, education and economic opportunity. We call upon philanthropy now, large and small, personal and institutional, to lead the rebuilding effort — to construct a 21st century civic infrastructure that leverages the resources we now have to solve the problems we still face. more »

May 18, 2015

Dan Brettler, Gordon McHenry, Jr. and David Wertheimer, Gates Foundation | There are many different crises that can catapult a family into homelessness: Loss of a job, domestic violence, accidents or serious illness, and inter-generational poverty – to name just a few. In addition, despite efforts to coordinate, past experiences in responding to homelessness have shown us that, although admirable, fragmented, non-integrated efforts to solve this problem by organizations and systems working independently and on their own have not stemmed the tide of this crisis. The good news is that we now know what works. more »

May 18, 2015

Eli Grossman and Gunner Scott, Pride Foundation | In two decades, Pride Foundation has awarded close to 1,500 scholarships, totaling nearly $4 million, to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) and allied students in the Pacific Northwest. This year, we received more than 770 applications and coordinated over 300 volunteer reviewers from our five-state region over a three-month period. We are pleased with the results, but could there be a more streamlined way to award our scholarships, while remaining fair, consistent, timely and even more accessible? more »

May 13, 2015

Sindhu Knotz, partner, The Giving Practice | We are excited to announce that we have added two positions to the Momentum Fellowship program. We are now hiring for a Regional Philanthropy Fellow at the Pride Foundation (Seattle) and an Investment Associate Fellow at the Meyer Memorial Trust (Portland, Ore.). Please spread the word to your networks — applications are due by June 3. more »