Foundation Guide

A Tour of Our Global Community of Giving

 Feed the World, Feed Your Mind – FreeRice

Feed the World, Feed Your Mind – FreeRice

Based at the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) headquarters in in Rome, Italy, the FreeRice non-profit website uses the concept of gamification to help end world hunger by literally delivering free rice to needy areas around the world. Not…

 5 Predicted Trends in Philanthropy for 2016

5 Predicted Trends in Philanthropy for 2016

Billionaires pledging to give away their fortunes within their lifetimes. The rise in crowd-funded charities. The use of social media, and ‘viral’ content to raise money for charities and trusts. 2015 was a year for giving back and giving big…

 Celebrity Fundraisers Today

Celebrity Fundraisers Today

The life of a celebrity may seem like a merry-go-round of parties, red carpet events and luxury home and vacations. Many celebrities though, use their fame, influence and star power to raise funds and awareness for charitable organizations and foundations…

 Give It All Away

Give It All Away

On December1, Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan, announced the birth of their first child with the news that they would be giving away 99% of their shares in Facebook during their lifetime, to charity. The couple…

 Building a Firm Foundation – Back to Basics

Building a Firm Foundation – Back to Basics

There is much written about popular foundations, the work they do and often the celebrity name behind the cause, but a foundation is more than a charity. It has a specific mandate and is regulated by the laws of the…