Will Jeff Bezos' Billions for Montessori-Inspired Schools Help Early Childhood Education?
The Amazon founder pledged $2 billion to support struggling families and develop a preschool network–but he still hasn't presented concrete plans.
Residents of Politically Divided Counties Give Less to Charity
New research finds higher levels of philanthropy in ideologically homogeneous areas.
Silicon Valley Is the Best and Worst Thing That Ever Happened to Art
When tech workers are considered the true “creative class,” artists don’t appear to win.
A Discussion About Local Grantmaking in Silicon Valley
The Silicon Valley Community Foundation responds to a story from Pacific Standard partner site Capital & Main.
Silicon Valley: Wealth Redistribution, One-Percent Style
The charities that keep on ... taking?
The 30 Top Thinkers Under 30: Felix Ruano, 19, Economics
For the month of April we're profiling the individuals who made our inaugural list of the 30 top thinkers under 30, the young men and women we predict will have a serious impact on the social, political, and economic issues we cover every day here at Pacific Standard.
Why Won't the Red Cross Tell Us How It Spent Donations After Sandy?
Donors gave $312 million after the storm, but it’s not clear where exactly the money went.
Humanitarian Aid: Moving the Dialogue Toward Prevention
Studies of international aid back up the old expression that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Continental’s Charitable Donations May Be In Departure Lounge
Continental and United’s proposed merger entails a relocation of Continental’s headquarters to Chicago. Houstonians (rightfully) fear that this means a relocation of charitable contributions, too.
The Oxymoron of ‘Business Ethics’ Proves Its Worth
Among financial services firms, those who ranked near the bottom on ethics scoreboards are near the top in the tsunami of financial crisis headlines.