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Explore the ongoing story of our work to catalyze solutions at the intersection of climate change and livelihoods.

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A Tribute to Bill Meehan

With great sadness, our King Philanthropies team mourns the passing of Bill Meehan.  Bill was a longtime friend and colleague who made significant contributions not only to our work at King Philanthropies, but to the social sector at large. He served on the KP board in its earliest days and was renowned for incisive analysis […]

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January 27, 2023

A Tribute to Bill Meehan

With great sadness, our King Philanthropies team mourns the passing of Bill Meehan.  Bill was a longtime friend and colleague who made significant contributions not only to our work at King Philanthropies, but to the social sector at large. He served on the KP board in its earliest days and was renowned for incisive analysis […]
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January 18, 2023

Announcing New Partnership with Switch Bioworks to Combat the Food Crisis in Africa

Amid record fertilizer prices, a new partnership between Switch Bioworks and King Philanthropies aims to feed a growing population while reducing agriculture's impact on climate and the environment.
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December 15, 2022

A Letter from Our Founders
2022: A Year of Focusing and Fortitude

2022 was a busy and productive year for King Philanthropies! In 2022, we decided to focus the majority of our work on catalyzing solutions at the intersection of climate change and extreme poverty. To underscore our commitment, we updated our mission statement and delineated seven programmatic priorities.
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November 1, 2022

Stanford University Recognizes Bob and Dottie King with the “Degree of Uncommon Citizen”

Bob and Dottie King, were recently accorded Stanford University’s most prestigious alumni award: the Degree of Uncommon Citizen. Only 31 other people have ever been honored with this award, which is given only when the president of Stanford deems it appropriate to recognize individuals whose service to the university is “rare and extraordinary.” The degree was […]
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October 5, 2022

Standing Together to Fight Hunger and Malnutrition

When world leaders gathered in Manhattan last month for the United Nations General Assembly they had many sobering issues to discuss: the ongoing pandemic; the war in Ukraine and its impact on global fuel and food supplies; expanding geopolitical divides; and the accelerating pace of climate change, which disproportionately affects those who did the least […]
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April 19, 2022

From Personal Tragedy to Powerful Impact: Social Entrepreneur Ross Mason and HINRI

Ross Mason founded HINRI to build the capacity of social entrepreneurs with big ideas. When he was left paralyzed after a biking accident, Mason turned tragedy into impact by working through HINRI to help strengthen social sector leaders and build new organizations to address society’s unmet needs.
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December 31, 2021

2021: What A Year!

As we reflect on the past year, we consider the unprecedented challenges our world faced. We grieve for the terrible suffering caused by Covid-19, climate change, and extreme poverty. At the same time, we rejoice over progress made in the face of these challenges, bits of joy, rays of hope. We continue to approach our work […]
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December 17, 2021

Food for Thought: Fighting Malnutrition to Unlock Human Potential

The recent Nutrition for Growth Summit—and the new philanthropic coalition Stronger Foundations for Nutrition—showcase exiting new momentum to solve one of the world's oldest and greatest challenges
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September 2, 2021

Adjust Fearlessly—Even When Things Are Going Well

The willingness to fearlessly adjust and improve–even at the top of your game–is as essential to great organizations and leaders as it is to great athletes. Part 6 of the Olympic Frame of Mind Series.
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