Real Talk on the Real Deal of Unrestricted Funding

While a handful of notable institutional moves toward unrestricted funding have cropped up lately, it is still the case that most funding continues to be program restricted. Here’s a short video where TWI’s own core grantees and funder partners provide “real talk” on what unrestricted funding allows and inspires them and their organizations to do.

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A Mismatch Between Need and Affluence

This article was first published in The Chronicle of Philanthropy, we thought it would be a good one to share. 
American communities with high standards of living often have low charitable giving rates, a new Chronicle analysis finds.
Text by Rebecca Koenig and visuals by Meredith Myers
In a state with a moderate standard of living, Collin County, …   Read more

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The San Francisco Foundation Makes $34 Million Investment in Oakland

Yesterday The San Francisco Foundation announced a multi-million dollar investment in Oakland that includes several 3 year commitments. We are happy to herald these kinds of big moves, particularly in a beloved city like Oakland where the wealth gap increases in alarming proportion. We look forward to learnings that will inevitably come from this initiative.
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Celebrating Women Who Collaborate

AAPIP just unveiled 25 Leaders in Action and TWI is pleased to see that two of our extraordinary grantee partners are being honored this year.
What strikes me about both Rajasvini Bhansali and Dana Kawaoka-Chen is that they are the kind of leaders who lead shoulder to shoulder with many others.  Their facilitative leadership makes respect, collaboration, and kindness …   Read more

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