RE: Philanthropy Blog

Posted Date: Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:00
Here’s proof you don’t need an endowment to have a significant and disruptive impact on your region’s philanthropic landscape.
Peter Panepento
Posted Date: Wed, 08/06/2014 - 11:06
You don’t need an excuse to tell a great story. You simply need a great story.
Posted Date: Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:19
Over the last two years, the City of Flint has been working on its first master plan since 1960. It serves as a blueprint for land use over the next 20 years.
Posted Date: Fri, 08/01/2014 - 13:39
Philanthropists who work with the Greater Houston Community Foundation (GHCF) get services that extend well beyond just the distribution of their charitable dollars.
Posted Date: Fri, 08/01/2014 - 12:00
oes it seem to you that we are hearing more about wildfires? There’s a reason: they are increasing in frequency and intensity and occurring over a longer period of months.
Posted Date: Thu, 07/31/2014 - 13:20
Guy David Gundlach’s story of philanthropy is unique. This is not your typical planned giving story involving a long relationship between a donor and a charitable organization resulting in an estate gift dedicated to a specific cause. It is the story of a businessman with global interests who left the vast majority of his entire estate, totaling nearly $150 million, to his hometown of Elkhart, Indiana through the community foundation.
Peter Panepento
Posted Date: Tue, 07/29/2014 - 15:03
I dare you to watch the video below and not smile. It’s ok – I’ll wait the three and a half minutes it will take you to watch it. Just click “play” and I’ll pick up this post when you’re done.
Posted Date: Thu, 07/24/2014 - 14:52
“You can do a lot with $1.” A simple but powerful phrase at the heart of GiVE 365, the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis’ dollar-a-day giving circle. Formed in 2010, GiVE 365 unites and informs emerging philanthropists to make a collective impact on Greater Memphis. Members donate $365 a year, pool their money with others, and vote on both an annual grant making theme and grant recipients.
Posted Date: Tue, 07/22/2014 - 09:45
Austin, Texas, is the top spot to be an entrepreneur, make movies, get fit, have a dog, and eat barbeque—but as recently as a decade ago we ranked near the bottom of per capita giving. While other Texas cities, like Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio, have a long history of philanthropy, ours was principally a university town and state capital. That is, until the 1990s when the limestone outcroppings west of downtown sprouted glass office buildings and became the “Silicon Hills.”
Posted Date: Thu, 07/17/2014 - 12:30
“Dream big.” That’s Ivye Allen’s philosophy when it comes to securing funding and support for local community efforts aimed at enhancing education, health care and other community needs. As President of the Foundation for the Mid South, Allen has employed that aspirational approach to help generate significant state and federal funding for a range of local programs and initiatives.

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