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What makes a foundation embrace big risks?

November 14, 2014

By at least one measure, the Kresge Foundation has made the biggest bet, among all national foundations, on the future of Detroit. The question is: What led them to accept the risk?

Out of the woods, but not out of the dark

November 10, 2014

A recent talk by the president of the Kresge Foundation sheds light on the path by which Detroit emerged from bankruptcy last Friday, and the pivotal role of philanthropy.

Philanthropy in extremis

October 29, 2014

Those who doubt foundations’ real appetite for risk make a strong case.

Events

Dec 02

Stephen Heintz

President

Rockefeller Brothers Fund

Jan 28

Chris Oechsli

President & CEO

Atlantic Philanthropies

 

Feb 11

Hilary Pennington
Vice President for the Programs on Education, Creativity and Free Expression
Ford Foundation

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