One way to help ensure that kids turn into thriving adults is to reduce their exposure to abusive situations. That logic of prevention is why the Houston Endowment has long been investing in a nonprofit called Childbuilders.
If you’re not tracking the explosion of giving by energy companies, you should be—especially if you raise money for STEM, higher ed, or workforce. Just look at this big give by Chevron in Appalachia.
This $4 million gift isn’t the biggest we’ve seen lately, but it’s a reminder of two important points: Energy companies are loaded right now, and the motives for healthcare giving are very personal.
There’s keen interest right now in connecting young people of color to the work world, and the Rockefeller Foundation is a big funder in this tough terrain. One of their strategies? Changing employer attitudes.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation is known for being laser-focused on improving the lives of children, so it makes sense that it backs efforts to promote adoption. And that’s a good thing, too, since it turns out that we still have a lot to learn about adoption. Much work needs to be done to dispel myths in this area and to strengthen programs that are giving kids permanency at every stage of childhood.
If you’ve ever lived in a gentrification zone, you can probably figure what the term “sustainable neighborhoods” means. These would be places where, among other things, low-income, elderly, and disabled folks aren’t bulldozed aside by development trends dictated strictly by market forces.
Weinberg is a major ally for groups that support low-income and vulnerable populations, including in the housing arena. We look at why the foundation backed a supportive housing project that opened earlier this year.