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A Former Obama Policy Adviser Will Lead Alliance for Justice
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Johnson Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Schott Foundation for Public Education, Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Kimberlee Cornett is now director of its impact investment strategy, overseeing the $13.2 billion...more

Grants to Advance Global Human Rights Rise to US$3.7 Billion
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Foundation to Promote Open Society, California Endowment, Ford Foundation, Johnson Foundation

While the data is from 2018—largely to capture figures from U.S. foundations reported on annual tax filings—the authors point out its relevance...more

Akron Deputy Mayor James Hardy is leaving the city
Foundation: Johnson Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Even Horrigan said previously that Hardy could one day run for office. Not that a stint at Robert Wood Johnson, a well-known philanthropic...more

Major funding partner calls for UNC-Chapel Hill to grant tenure to Nikole Hannah-Jones
Foundation: Johnson Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

In the last two years alone, the foundation has given more than $9 million in grants to the school for everything from COVID-19 data collection to...more

Subject: $1 Billion for New Asian American Fund, Smoking as Social-Justice Issue, Big Effort to ...
Foundation: Johnson Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Marc took a closer look at why the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the nation's largest philanthropy dedicated solely to health, spent $10...more

Op-Ed: NJ's census counts highlight successful campaign
Foundation: Knight Foundation, PSEG Foundation, Hyde and Watson Foundation, Johnson Foundation, Peter and Carmen Lucia Buck Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, William Penn Foundation, Wells Fargo Foundation

The $9.5 million in state funds and millions more in philanthropic grants ensured that nonprofits and county and local governments had sufficient...more

UHV honors three faculty members with excellence awards
Foundation: Johnson Foundation

& Lillie A. Johnson Foundation. Those donations enable my research by giving me and students access to excellent lab equipment. And that will...more

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Senay Ataselim-Yilmaz, Chief Operating Officer, Turkish Philanthropy Funds, writes that philanthropy often solves the very problems that stems from market failure. Some social issues, however,  cannot be tackled by questioning the return on investment.

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