Nonprofit Chronicles

Journalism about foundations, nonprofits and their impact

Big-time philanthropy is a peculiar enterprise – undemocratic, accountable to no one and slow to change. If you doubt it, consider the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust, Arizona’s largest private foundation. The trustees are paid $44,000 a year, more than the directors at the Ford or Rockefeller foundations, which are far bigger. They took control of …

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