Video Materials. The following videos provide background information about the Sandler Foundation and its approach to philanthropy:
- GiveSmart.org interviews with Herb Sandler about philanthropy (November 2012)
- Video about Herb and Marion Sandler produced by UCSF (May 2010)
Press Releases and Media Coverage. Press releases and related items that reference the Sandler Foundation’s work include the following:
- UCSF Receives Transformative Gift for Neuroscience Research and Care from Sandler Foundation (May 24, 2012)
- Sandler Foundation Supports Professional Learning for Higher Levels of Learning for All Students Through Implementation of Common Core State Standards and Readiness for New Assessments (August 23, 2011)
- UCSF Grant Program Encourages Breakthrough Biomedical Research (November 2, 2009)
- Standards for Safe Credit Cards (March 31, 2009)
- More Than $2MM in Gifts Go To Johns Hopkins Patient Safety (October 21, 2008)
- New Non-Profit Investigative News Organization to be Led by Paul Steiger (October 15, 2007)
- Challenge Grant Will Bolster Human Rights Cause (December 16, 2004)
Articles Referencing the Sandler Foundation. Some work of the Foundation has been referenced in external publications, including the following:
- A May 2012 article in The Atlantic, entitled “In Praise of ProPublica” describes the history and success of ProPublica, an investigative newsroom launched in 2007 with support of the Sandler Foundation.
- A March 2008 article in the New York Times Magazine, entitled “Self-Made Philanthropists”, gives some background about the Foundation’s philosophy and approach to grantmaking.
- A 2011 book, “Give Smart: Philanthropy that Gets Results”, by Thomas J. Tierney and Joel L. Fleishman, includes background information about the Sandler Foundation’s role in creating ProPublica. The Bridgespan Group’s Give Smart initiative and website also includes a Case Study on ProPublica.
- An article by Steven Teles and Mark Schmitt in the Summer 2011 edition of the Stanford Social Innovation Review, entitled “The Elusive Craft of Evaluating Advocacy”, references the Sandler Foundation’s role in evaluating advocates rather than just individual acts of advocacy.