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Charities news and analysis from The Nation
February 2, 2022
Will the Gates Foundation’s Board Ever Hold Bill Accountable?
Though described as “strong independent voices,” the new board members all have financial ties to the Gates Foundation.
October 6, 2021
The Gates Foundation Avoids a Reckoning on Race and Power
Can philanthropy decolonize? Only if wealthy donors grapple with the difference between giving away money and actually sharing power.
June 25, 2021
Warren Buffett Moves to Distance Himself From Bill Gates
The Oracle of Omaha just resigned from the Gates Foundation. But he’s still on the hook for billions in future donations to the troubled charity.
June 7, 2021
Despite the Headlines, the Gates Foundation Has Evaded Scrutiny
Allegations of financial misconduct against Michael Larson, who manages the foundation’s money as well as a portion of Bill and Melinda’s personal wealth, should prompt a closer look.
October 22, 2020
The Disabled Community Doesn’t Want Your Pity
Why former telethon participants are protesting the return of the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s most famous fundraising effort.
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March 27, 2020
12 Coronavirus Funds That Will Help the Most Vulnerable
The stimulus package won’t reach everyone who needs help right now.
Shirley Ngozi Nwangwa
March 17, 2020
Bill Gates Gives to the Rich (Including Himself)
His renowned charitable activities seem to serve mainly private interests, namely his own.
September 11, 2019
The Perils of Billionaire Philanthropy
The ultra-rich are using philanthropic vehicles to shield their wealth—it’s time Congress acted.
June 18, 2019
Corporate Wolves in Academic Sheepskins, or, a Billionaire’s Raid on the University of Tulsa
This sordid tale of crony capitalism under the guise of public philanthropy is another chapter in the corporatization of higher ed.
April 30, 2019
Billionaires Can Rebuild the Past, but Their Wealth Can’t Fix the Future
To save the environment and curb climate change, we need to transform the economy that allows for billionaires to exist in the first place.