Latino Equity Fund Names Evelyn Barahona as First Director 
May 27, 2021 at 9:23 am

The Latino Equity Fund (LEF), a unique partnership between local Latino leaders, The Boston Foundation (TBF), and Hispanics in Philanthropy, today announced that Evelyn Barahona will serve as the organization’s first director. Barahona will work alongside the LEF advisory committee to...

Addressing Race-Based Inequity, Part 1
July 7, 2020 at 12:37 pm

If the nonprofit industry wants to play a role in the supreme goal of achieving racial parity, we first need to look at ourselves.

Juneteenth: Celebrating Black Heritage
June 19, 2020 at 12:48 pm

Juneteenth celebrates the end of slavery in the U.S. The name is a combination of the words “June” and “nineteenth.”

Accidental Culture Change: The Awesome Power of Monthly Giving
March 27, 2017 at 8:30 am

Two decades ago, Human Rights Campaign introduced “Partners,” our new monthly giving program. But we did so much more than that—in large part, unknowingly. We didn’t just create a program. We embarked on a journey to create an organizational culture. A culture of sustained giving...

Turkey Revokes Mercy Corps' Registration to Operate
March 14, 2017 at 1:39 pm

Mercy Corps, a leading American charity that uses Turkey as a base to aid hundreds of thousands of civilians upended by the war in neighboring Syria, was forced to curtail its work last week after the Turkish government abruptly revoked its registration to operate. “Our hearts are broken by this turn of events, which comes…

Google Commits $11.5M to Racial Justice Efforts
March 3, 2017 at 10:12 am

Google’s charitable arm is pumping $11.5 million into 10 organizations fighting for racial justice. The largest of’s new grants, $5 million, will go to the Center for Policing Equity. It’s a think tank based in New York that’s working with police departments and communities to create a database that tracks police interactions with citizens…

Philanthropy Motivates Sedentary Kids to Exercise
February 8, 2017 at 8:51 am

When sedentary kids strap on this Fitbit-like wearable, they might start exercising—at least temporarily. But they'll work out harder and longer if they know that their activity is also helping someone else. The Kid Power band, developed by UNICEF, lets kids use exercise to "unlock" a donation of a food packet to a child in…

Kal Penn Raises Over $500K for Refugees After Being Told He Doesn’t 'Belong' in US
January 31, 2017 at 10:02 am

Actor and former White House staffer Kal Penn has raised more than $500,000 for Syrian refugees after a person left a message on one of his Instagram posts saying that he "[doesn't] belong in this country." Penn posted an image of the comment on Saturday accompanied with a link to a crowdfunding page. "To the…