A group of Chicago foundations just announced the creation of a fund to assure that neighborhoods affected by the city’s 2016 Olympic plans will benefit from those plans and from the Games, if they actually come to Chicago. In the Nonprofiteer’s judgment that money and attention would be better spent opposing the city’s bid for the Games, though the Mayor wants them and few people or institutions in Chicago are willing to go up against the Mayor. But if foundations don’t have "F**k you" money, who does? And if independent voices won’t state the obvious–that Olympics routinely damage the cities they visit and that Chicago will be no exception–who will?
Foundation Friday: Root causes philanthropy, or mere symptom amelioration?