Philanthropy Archives - State of the Planet

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How Philanthropic Organizations Can Do More to Support Racial Equity

Black communities and organizations receive blatantly low philanthropic funding. To fix this, foundations must examine their values and the populations they serve.

by |June 11, 2020
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How Philanthropic Organizations are Addressing Coronavirus Around the World

The repercussions of COVID-19 are being felt around the world. A variety of forms of philanthropy have surfaced in response.

by |May 7, 2020
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The Role of Philanthropy During the Coronavirus Pandemic

In an effective democratic society, philanthropy should complement and expand on government action and resources.

by |March 24, 2020

How Private Philanthropies Can Maximize Their Impacts

In his new book, Philanthropy and Society, research scholar David Maurrasse highlights strategic and inclusive tactics that help philanthropic institutions to more effectively serve their communities.

by |February 25, 2020

2020 Spring Internship With David Maurrasse

Are you a Columbia or Barnard student seeking an internship for spring 2020? Apply now to intern with Dr. David Maurrasse, researching philanthropic initiatives and strategic partnerships.

by |December 3, 2019
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Research Assistant Opening

The Earth Institute is seeking a research assistant to work with Dr. David Maurrasse. Research will focus on how partnerships involving various stakeholders across sectors (government, higher education, health care, philanthropy, the private sector, community organizations, and others) are addressing critical social concerns.

by |June 2, 2017

Philanthropy and Inequality

In the field of philanthropy, foundations have been confronted with how to address structural racism and various forms of systemic inequities. How can foundations play a greater role in reducing racial disparities, promoting criminal justice reform, and tackling any range of manifestations of inequality?

by |April 12, 2016