Foundations

Meghan Markle Partners With Nonprofits for 40x40 Women Mentorship Initiative
August 5, 2021 at 10:35 am

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex founded The Archewell Foundation to uplift and unite communities, and, in celebration of Meghan Markle’s milestone birthday yesterday, its latest endeavor will work with three nonprofits with a history of helping women or mobilizing volunteers...

Skechers Reaches $7M in Donations in Petco Love Partnership
July 29, 2021 at 12:48 pm

Since 2019, Skechers has donated a quarter from each BOBS from Skechers product sold in the U.S. and Canada to Petco Love, a nonprofit that helps to save the lives of dogs, cats and other pets in America’s shelters. The shoe brand announced last week that its efforts reached the $7 million mark...

Jeff Bezos and His Company Foundation Give Millions to Charity Ahead of Space Launch
July 19, 2021 at 12:01 pm

Jeff Bezos will donate $200 million to the Smithsonian—its largest donation since James Smithson’s founding gift in 1846. Meanwhile, a Bezos company foundation awarded $1 million grants to 19 nonprofits. All gifts were announced July 14–just six days ahead of Bezos’ trip to space aboard the New Shepard, which is scheduled to take its first trip with a crew that will include Bezos and three others on board tomorrow morning...

Kraft Heinz Company Foundation Commits $12 million to Rise Against Hunger
July 15, 2021 at 8:58 am

Extending a partnership that began in 2013, Kraft Heinz Company Foundation announced a major donation to an international hunger nonprofit organization to help alleviate world hunger. The $12 million donation will be dispensed over the next three years to support the Rise Against Hunger’s local food procurement efforts, sustainable agriculture projects, and packaging and distribution of meals...

‘Do Not Apply’: 5 Ways Around This Private Foundation Roadblock
August 22, 2019 at 11:25 am

The three dreaded words for grant officers, “Do not apply — DNA.” They appear on private foundation profiles more often these days than ever before. Most annoying is that the funder seems particularly aligned with your mission. “If I could only get close to them, I would know the perfect thing to say,” you tell your CEO.

Getting to Know Donor-Advised Funds
August 20, 2019 at 12:44 pm

Donor-advised funds are vital tools for donors. That’s especially true of those who are mid-range or major donors. Of course, that depends on the size and budget of the charity where they donate. It can take as little as $5,000 to open a donor-advised fund at Fidelity Charitable. Other companies, like Vanguard, open one for $25,000.

Foundation Reporting Study
March 13, 2018 at 11:07 am

The Born This Way Foundation is promoting kindness for the third-straight year with its #BeKind21 campaign. Named for Lady Gaga’s 2011 hit song, “Born This Way,” the foundation asks participants to practice an act of kindness each day for 21 days, culminating on the U.N. International Day of Peace. Today’s the kick off to #BeKind21! […]