“Move Over Bill Gates, Everyday People Are Becoming Philanthropists, Too”
May 19, 2018
Philanthropy, classically defined as the love of humanity, certainly isn't exclusive to the ultra-wealthy.
Private initiatives for the public good are increasingly more popular and more impactful. Technological advances have made crowdfunding (raising small amounts of money from large groups of people) commonplace and younger generations consistently demonstrate committment to charitable giving in new ways: online, in social settings and with a focus on the outcomes.
Community foundations like The Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region play an important role in the democratization of philanthropy.
Read recent related article by Forbes correspondant Alyssa Wright, Move Over Bill Gates, Everyday People Are Becoming Philanthropists Too.
Read about The Community Foundation's giving circle by and for women: The Women and Girls Fund.
Read about our collective impact giving through, The Community Fund.