Merck Foundation Launches Diabetes Care Initiative

The Merck Foundation has launched Bridging the Gap: Reducing Disparities in Diabetes Care, a five-year initiative to help improve diabetes care and health outcomes for vulnerable and underserved populations in the U.S. The initiative will bring $16 million over five years to eight clinics across the United States. The funding will help the grantees bring […]

‘Big Philanthropy’ Has an Equality Problem

One of the biggest obstacles to foundation grantmaking is the fact that most foundations’ demographics don’t match those of the people and organizations receiving their grants. In a recent article in The Guardian, Courtney Martin writes that philanthropic organizations like foundations seem to have a double standard when it comes to the donations they make. […]