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Which Russian Oligarchs Have Been Major Donors in the United States?
The invasion of Ukraine has led to growing pressure from the international community on many fronts, including scrutiny of Russian billionaires who donate to Western institutions. Here’s a list of donors facing backlash.
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Ukraine Donations Go Further and Faster with Women’s Funds
Women and girls in Ukraine will face the brunt of the war’s consequences. In this guest post, leaders from two women’s funding networks encourage donors to provide powerful support through women’s funds.
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A Big Gift to Barnard College Highlights Need and Opportunity to Support Women in STEM
A $55 million donation to Barnard College, the largest in the school's history, will fund expansion of science facilities at the elite institution. Can Barnard’s success be replicated elsewhere to support women in STEM?
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IP Briefing: What's Going on With Philanthropy for Housing and Homelessness?
In IP's weekly briefings, we provide an overview of what's happening in a particular area of philanthropy. This week, we take a look at who is funding work on housing and homelessness. Here’s what you need to know.
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What a New Report on Wealthy Donors of Color Tells Us About the Changing Face of Philanthropy
Donors of Color Network, a collective that’s building power to win systemic change, recently released a report on high-net-worth BIPOC donors. Co-author Urvashi Vaid discusses key findings and what they mean for the sector.

To Address Sharp Disparities in Maternal Health, a Foundation Turns to Local Groups for Solutions
The Anthem Foundation is supporting efforts to reverse high rates of maternal mortality, particularly for women of color. The funder is backing several local programs and one national nonprofit to advance scalable solutions.

A Foundation Is Helping Museums Tackle Climate Change—and Drawing a Big Response
Last year, the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation launched an initiative to help museums adopt climate adaptation and mitigation strategies. The initial round drew enthusiastic interest, leading the funder to expand the program.
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A New Book on George Soros’ “Life in Full” Examines His Giving—and Impact on Philanthropy
A new book edited by Peter L.W. Osnos examines the many facets of the life of George Soros, including a chapter on his philanthropy written by Ford’s Darren Walker. It’s an insightful look at what makes Soros so unique as a donor.

Trans Communities Are Under Attack. Here’s How Philanthropy Must Respond
Legislatures across the nation are stripping away trans rights and legalizing discriminatory practices. Aldita Gallardo of the Fund for Trans Generations urges action, encouraging funders to listen to—and fund—trans communities.

Five Things to Know About MacKenzie Scott’s Latest Round of Gifts
The groundbreaking grantmaker left it to her latest grantees to publicize their gifts—or not. Since then, there’s been a steady stream of gift announcements, some of them massive. Here’s what you need to know.
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