Posts tagged to 'Strategic Lifespan - Spending Up, Spending Down, Spending Out'

Why is MAVA winding down in 2022?

Posted by Lynda Mansson on July 24, 2018

One of the first questions people ask is why we are closing. The answer is both complex and simple: our founder planned it that way.

We’re Doubling Our Grant Budget; You Should, Too

Posted by Ellen Dorsey on July 12, 2018

Our democracy and our climate are in crisis. The nation’s activists and organizers are rising to meet this challenge with inventiveness and courage. It’s time for philanthropy to do the same.

5 Lessons I Am Taking With Me From NCFP

Posted by Rachel Ogorek on June 19, 2018

Did you know that students who read at their grade level entering fourth grade are four times more likely to graduate from high school. BUT, only one out of five of our nation’s fourth grade students from low-income families is reading at that grade level.

The Alabama Black Belt Foundation

Posted by The Alabama Black Belt Foundation on April 26, 2018

In 2011, Hunter Lewis, co-founder of global investment firm Cambridge Associates, was interested in purchasing land untouched by chemical herbicides and pesticides to use for an organic farming operation. Lewis found his oasis in the Black Belt of Alabama, which is named after its fertile black soil.

The Jacobs Family Foundation: Supporting Resident-Driven Community Ownership

Posted by Andrew Hapke on April 5, 2018

In a country where wealth is increasingly concentrated and the role of the government as a redistributive force is debated constantly, can we be an example of how individuals and families can redistribute their wealth in their own way?

Efficient Assumptions

Posted by Lenore Hanisch on February 5, 2018

In this piece, Lenore Hanisch explores how the assumptions we make about wealth, race, gender, and family can inhibit our ability to do the work we set out to do, including connecting with others who share our vision of resourcing positive change.

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