Charities are increasingly reliant on larger donations from a smaller number of high net-worth donors.
Unchecked, private foundations can become blocks of concentrated unaccountable power with considerable clout in shaping our laws and culture.
Concentrated Giving by Wealthy Donors along with Falling Donations by Non-Wealthy Pose Risks to Independent Sector and Civil Society
Top-Heavy Philanthropy in an Age of Extreme Inequality
A scion of one of America's top fortunes has just exposed our "charitable-industrial complex."
Monumental gifts to museums are coinciding with the erosion of arts programs at the nation's public schools.
Not all plutocrats scheme in the shadows like the rabidly right-wing Koch brothers. We need to learn how to recognize plutocracy's more subtle putches. The best primer? The battle over education's future.
He has public opinion on his side.
How can a civilized nation afford to hand the heirs of the super-rich billions of dollars tax-free and not afford to keep teachers in classrooms?
A tribute to the great philanthropist Stewart Mott.