Category Archives: Family Philanthropy

Telling Your Story on Social Media: Family Funders Share Tips

Family foundations are a modest bunch. Most prefer operating quietly in the background, out of the limelight, away from any undue attention. What this means is that, many foundations—particularly those that keep their operations on the smaller side—have been slow … Continue reading

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The Philanthropy of a Smile: Teaching Kids to Be Generous

As a parent, you want to give your kids everything in the world, and at the same time, teach them to be caring, generous beings. So how do you switch their mindset from “Gimme!” to “Let’s Give”? Here’s an inspiring … Continue reading

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Learning to Read or Reading to Learn? Why Early Education Matters, and What Funders are Doing About It

Today we know more than ever about how young children develop and how important it is to support their learning from an early age. Brain research says that the first five years of life are critical and set the stage … Continue reading

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Putting Food in the Mouths of Others: Family Philanthropists Feed the Homeless

I have to admit: There’s something about it being 5 degrees outside that makes me feel, well, less than charitable. But this wasn’t the case for the 11 family philanthropists who dedicated one of their nights in New York to … Continue reading

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