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The Unfunded List Library Articles

December 17, 2015

If you’ve listened to our Wine Grants podcast with Ryan Derfler, we recommend that you read his recent article published on LinkedIn, “Silicon Valley Not Taking Advice.” Derfler describes a fundamental disconnect between Silicon Valley philanthropists and the foundations and advisories they seek out for funding recommendations. Many of these philanthropists are finding this advice

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  • By: Dave Moss
  • December 17, 2015
December 2, 2015

  Gawker media – a publication known for habitually stepping over the line in its vitriol toward public figures – has been waging war on wealthy philanthropists over the past few months. First, they declared David Geffen “America’s Worst Philanthropist” in reaction to his donation of $100 million to UCLA to create a private school

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  • By: Dave Moss
  • December 2, 2015
November 30, 2015

We encourage everyone to check out this article from the New York Times. Major funders – such as the Ford and Rockefeller Foundations – are making new commitments to tackle the crucial social issues of our time, such as income inequality, criminal justice, and climate change. This represents a shift away from the traditional funding approach,

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  • By: Dave Moss
  • November 30, 2015
November 30, 2015

The following video is hilarious, and plays right into our cat-loving sensibilities. It also raises an important question, however, about how foundations choose to fund projects. Do we frequently prioritize fun ideas or vanity projects over something that provides genuine solutions to social problems? Food for thought while you are day-dreaming about the existence of an

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  • By: Dave Moss
  • November 30, 2015
October 20, 2015

CONTACT: Dave Moss, Unfunded List, 202-257-8870, [email protected] The Unfunded List – an organization that identifies and promotes great ideas that have not yet secured funding using a rigorous proposal evaluation process- began receiving submissions last month and will publish a list of the best unfunded grant proposals on December 1st, (Giving Tuesday) of this year. All

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  • By: Dave Moss
  • October 20, 2015