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In New Brand of Philanthropy, Nonprofits Invest in For-Profits – NYT.com

  BY STEPHANIE STROM   IMPACT INVESTING A private school in Hyderabad, India, is financed by a company set up by Gray Ghost Ventures. When the W. K. Kellogg Foundation set aside $100 million in 2007 to invest in companies that could produce both social and financial benefits, it was considered revolutionary. Historically, major foundations had used …

Rebooting Philanthropy in Silicon Valley – NYT.com

Jim Wilson/The New York Times Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen, with her husband, Marc Andreessen, the Netscape co-founder, says that she was drawn to philanthropy because of her mother’s early death from cancer. By CLAIRE CAIN MILLER Published: December 17, 2011, PALO ALTO, Calif. LAURA ARRILLAGA and Marc Andreessen are practically a royal couple around here. But when they met, on a New …