Shifting Power Dynamics in Philanthropy: The Chronicle of Philanthropy Article by The J.M. Kaplan Fund
The Chronicle of Philanthropy published "Leaders in Nonprofit Innovation Show How Power Dynamics in Philanthropy Are Shifting," an article written by our Chairman Peter Davidson and Executive Director Amy Freitag. This article illustrates how the J.M.K. Innovation Prize introduced vital new ideas and provided us with a deeper understanding of current philanthropic trends.
Grist featured the work of Michelle Shively at Rural Action, a member of the 2019 Innovation Prize awardee True Pigments, for turning the acidic run-off from Sunday Creek into iron oxide pigments.
Rachel Johnson-Farias of Esq. Apprentice was quoted in the New York Times article, "Apprenticeship a Growing Alternative to College (and Debt)."
Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project sent their staff to the U.S.-Mexico border to learn about the most recent changes to immigration policy and see the impacts first-hand. Learn more about their experience by listening to this episode of Slate's Amicus podcast and read about lessons learned on their website.
The J.M.K. Innovation Prize made it on to TechCrunch's list of organizations that support social impact startups.
The J.M. Kaplan Fund reports on innovation trends from 1.300+ submitted ideas and opens funder access to trove of proposals. Read the full press release here.
The New Yorker featured the case of Suny Rodriguez, an asylum seeker from Honduras who, with the help of ASAP, successfully sued the government for the abuses faced by her and her son while being held in family detention. Read about Suny's harrowing story - and the start of Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project - here.