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Sunday, July 04, 2021

The Declaration of Independence, written 245 years ago, inspired a revolution that helped birth a nation. The power of the Declaration’s “self-evident” truths also inspired global movements for human rights and democracy that remain powerful today, by declaring that all “are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” As we emerge from a tumultuous year—of pandemic, racial strife, and party polarization—it is worth returning to these fundamental truths, and to reflect on how they might help us heal and rebuild our incredibly diverse nation. This 4th of July weekend, a group of funders, thinkers, creators, and community leaders are launching the New Declaration campaign, which invites every community to join in reflection and creative expression. Our goal is to strengthen the foundations of our nation in advance of the Declaration’s 250th anniversary in 2026. READ MORE

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Disability is a relatively untapped area of investment for philanthropy, but one that offers promise of change and multiple avenues for donor impact.

COVID-19 has laid bare what the... READ MORE

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Since the whole country is thinking about infrastructure, I thought I would as well. It is not sexy, nobody likes to fund it, but just like our country’s infrastructure, if you let it go... READ MORE

Monday, June 14, 2021

The Baltimore Community Foundation promotes the success of Baltimore’s communities, its residents and particularly its young people by supporting effective public schools and... READ MORE

Tuesday, June 08, 2021

Findings from a new survey conducted by the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) show that U.S. nonprofits faced major challenges but fared better than expected in 2020, thanks to an infusion of philanthropic and government funding. However, the data reveal concerning disparities in the experiences of women leading nonprofits and of nonprofits serving certain communities of color. READ MORE


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