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Released: 10/2015

A report from the World Bank estimates that the percentage of people living in extreme poverty around the globe will fall below 10 percent by the end of 2015. The report, Ending Extreme Poverty and Sharing Prosperity: Progress and Policies, projects that the number of people living below an updated international poverty line of $1.90 a day will have fallen from 902 million, or 12.8 percent of the global population, in 2012 to 702 million, or 9.6 percent, this year.

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Released: 11/2015

Michigan residents are generous with their time, skills and resources, but with many new ways for charitable organizations to raise funds, it’s now more important than ever to make sound decisions when donating money and volunteering. Here are some helpful tips for making those choices:

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Released: 12/2015

Each year, the Johnson Center for Philanthropy estimates the total amount of charitable giving in Kent County ,Michigan, using multiple sources of data from the most recent year for which adequate data are available. The estimates given in this data brief are for the year 2013.

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Released: 09/2015

This report examines the FRIDA participatory grantmaking model for women’s philanthropy.

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Funding Area: Women and Girls



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Released: 12/2015

The Case Foundation identified five principles that go hand-in-hand with their definition of being fearless. Along with case studies and lessons learned, they form a powerful way of thinking about effective philanthropy and change-making—one that they think will be important in meeting the challenges that confront us.

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Released: 10/2015

Higher education is a crucial pathway to social and economic mobility. Yet many of the public universities that should be helping students move forward are instead failing to enroll enough low-income undergraduates. As a result, tens of thousands of young people are missing their first, critical step toward opportunity.

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Topic: Education
Funding Area: Higher Education



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Released: 07/2015

Advancing Human Rights explores grantmaking by issue, population, and regional focus. The 2015 edition of Advancing Human Rights: Update on Global Foundation Grantmaking analyzes $1.8 billion granted by 774 foundations in support of nearly 11,000 organizations worldwide.

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Released: 04/2015

Collaboration is integral to the work done by foundations and nonprofits. Software can bridge the distance and unite dispersed collaborators by making it easy to present, review, and comment on information.

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Released: 07/2015

Grantcraft explores some best practices around how women’s grassroots and advocacy movements are created in this infographic.

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Released: 04/2012

Program-related investments (“PRIs”) are powerful, versatile tools that foundations use to achieve their philanthropic goals alongside traditional grantmaking. Like grants, PRIs make inexpensive capital available to non-profit orfor-profit enterprises that are addressing social and environmental challenges. Unlike grants, PRIs are expected to be repaid, often with a modest, risk-adjusted rate of return.

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