King Philanthropies Chronicle

Explore the ongoing story of our work to combat global poverty by multiplying the impact of the high-performing leaders and organizations.

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Announcing the King Climate Action Initiative (K-CAI)

With a $25 million gift from King Philanthropies, the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) at MIT launches an initiative to combat both climate change and poverty through scalable, evidence-based solutions.

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July 20, 2020

For Friends of the Children, Black Lives Matter Is More Than a “Moment”

Friends of the Children, a high-performing nonprofit that works with disadvantaged youth across the United States, has turned its statement of support for the Black community into a program of real-world change.

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July 1, 2020

Our Solidarity with the Black Community

King Philanthropies stands in solidarity with the Black community as we grieve the brutal killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and many other Black Americans.

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May 29, 2020

Turning Our Education Crisis Into Opportunity: Lessons From High-Performing Nonprofits

Two exceptional nonprofits, Pratham and CAMFED, are turning the Covid-19 crisis into an opportunity to improve service delivery and access to education for students in India and Africa.

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March 20, 2020

Fight by Focusing: As Coronavirus Spreads, Lessons from Last Mile Health

Even amid crises, high-performing nonprofits like Last Mile Health thrive by adhering to a clear, focused mission—and by resisting the temptation to be all things to all stakeholders.

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February 13, 2020

Pay-It-Forward Scaling: A Powerful New Approach Exemplified by CAMFED

Nonprofits today are under pressure to scale their impact by finding new sources of revenue and by expanding their pipeline of future leaders. CAMFED demonstrates the power of “pay-it-forward scaling” to achieve those goals.

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January 9, 2020

The Next Frontier: Leveraging the Nobel Prize to Shape the Future

Leaders from Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) discuss the pressing challenge of climate change, the opportunity to leverage digital data for social impact, and the importance of strong leadership.

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January 1, 2020

A Letter from Our Founders: Top 10 Themes of 2019

In their 2019 Founders’ Letter, Bob and Dottie King review key themes—from defining a bold strategic objective to addressing climate change—that reflect the work of King Philanthropies over the preceding year.

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December 9, 2019

2019 Nobel Prize Recipient, Abhijit Banerjee, Reflects on Leadership in the Social Sector

A Nobel laureate discusses his vision for alleviating global poverty, his hopes for the future of data-driven evaluation, his views on forming strong professional relationships, and his sources of personal inspiration.

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August 20, 2019

King Philanthropies Featured in New Case Study at the Stanford Graduate School of Business

A case study on King Philanthropies’ decision to expand King Essentials to India sheds light on the trade-offs that foundations face when they make funding choices that affect the lives of millions of people.

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