Research & Insights
Agriculture in Africa
A majority of the world’s most impoverished people are living in Sub-Saharan Africa, and a large portion of them are working as smallholder farmers. This report explores how to help a significant number of people living in extreme poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa by investing in agriculture.
We acknowledge that around the world, all people can face unique discrimination and bias. However, women as a whole have experienced gender prejudices on a systematic and institutional level throughout history. For this reason, we focus this report on addressing the disparities of equality in health, economic well-being, and physical safety outcomes among women around the globe.
News & Insights
Financing Underserved Entrepreneurs
By Brian Mastroianni Capital Access Lab—an initiative of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation—recently invested in five funds that are using alternative financing structures to support underserved entrepreneurs. It’s an approach to...read more
Low-cost ventilator evolves from BYU Capstone project to FDA-approved device for COVID-19
Eight years ago, a group of BYU engineering students started a project to create a neonatal ventilator for premature babies born in third-world countries. Today, several iterations later, that original idea has been reengineered as an affordable adult ventilator that just received FDA emergency authorization for use in hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic.read more
Choosing Between a Private Foundation vs. Donor-Advised Fund
By CARLOS DIAS JR., WEALTH ADVISER, Founder and President | Dias Wealth LLC With the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, you’ve read about how charitable planning can provide higher tax savings. But you may be asking yourself if you should set up a private foundation or...read more
Why Private Foundations Establish Complementary Donor Advised Fund Accounts
By Ken Nopar, VP-Senior Philanthropic Advisor, American Endowment Foundation (Source: American Endowment Foundation - This article originally appeared as "The Charitable Case for Opening a Donor Advised Fund" in PAM: Private Asset Management.) In recent years, many...read more