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How microfunding is feeding the creative economy

Erika Hess showed up at Voltage Coffee & Art in Kendall Square last spring with an idea: she wanted to combine art and activism to teach people about urban gardening. But first, she needed funding.
Hacking philanthropy
By LIZ PELLY  |  November 11, 2011

Only the awesome need apply

What if Eli and Edythe Broad, two important financial backers of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard in Cambridge, had gone batshit crazy back in the early '00s and decided to go in a different direction with their philanthropy?
Free Money Dept.
By IAN SANDS  |  July 24, 2009