Comprising twenty-five honorees in each of four categories — foundations, corporations, nonprofits, and individuals — the list is based on both financial contributions and a "love of humankind, a desire to promote the welfare of others, and creative approaches to advancing the cause of social justice."
Foundations on the inaugural list include the Annie E. Casey, Brooklyn Community, Mott, Children’s Investment Fund, Hilton, East Bay Community, Eddie C. and C. Sylvia Brown Family, Ford, LeBron James Family, Loveland, MacArthur, Nathan Cummings, Open Society, POISE, Reliance, Robert Wood Johnson, and Why Not foundations. Nonprofits on the list include Black Girls Code, Congreso de Latinos Unidos, Feeding America, Philabundance, and PolicyLink, while corporations on the list include Etsy, Google, and the WNBA. And individuals on the list include Ayesha and Stephen Curry, Edgar Villanueva, Greta Thunberg, MacKenzie Scott, and Rihanna.
"In this incredibly challenging moment, Philanthropy 100 attempts to celebrate individuals and organizations who are paving the way to a brighter future," said Philanthropy Unbound founder, principal, and managing director Renée Joslyn. "In order to solve the problems before us, we will need innovative thinking and new approaches driven by entrepreneurial insight, creativity and altruistic concern for human welfare. The individuals and organizations on this list are leading the way."
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