What Matters More, Tribe or Democracy?

As part of the Kettering Foundation’s ongoing research, our staff and allied organizations gather for monthly Dayton Days research sessions to reflect on the ideas guiding our work and to share new insights.

Connections 2020: The Work of Democratic Citizenship

As we began planning the 2020 issue of Connections, it seemed that the world was falling apart. By March, many around the world were sheltering in place and trying to sort through what work—and life—would look like in a new normal that has extended beyond weeks to become months. 

David Holwerk, 1947-2020

The Kettering Foundation is deeply saddened to share that David Holwerk, Kettering’s director of communications, died of a heart attack on November 23, at the age of 73, at his home in New Albany, Indiana.

Dartmouth Conference: Metropolitan Feofan of Kazan, 1947-2020

We have learned that one of the Russian principals in the Dartmouth Conference, Metropolitan Feofan of Kazan, has died. He has been part of the meetings since 2014. 

Webinar | Reimagining Democracy: How Philanthropy Can Support an Opportunity Society

This is the second free, online briefing inspired by a collection of new essays on the future of American democracy commissioned by the Kettering Foundation and the Knight Foundation.

Beyond the Facts: Public Journalism and Deliberative Democracy

In October 2020, we invited S. J. Min, associate professor of communication studies at Pace University, to share his work on the intertwined futures of democracy and journalism.

Democracy and Civic Life: What Is the Long Game for Philanthropy?

A new series of papers from the Kettering Foundation and the Knight Foundation.

Webinar | Reimagining Democracy: Philanthropy’s Long-Term Role

Register now to join the Chronicle of Philanthropy for a two-part discussion produced in partnership with the Kettering Foundation and the Knight Foundation to coincide with the publication of a collection of essays reflecting on American democracy. 

WATCH: NASPAA 2020 Panel Focuses on With the People

In October, a group of faculty members who have participated in KF research exchanges held a virtual roundtable presentation as part of the NASPAA (Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration) annual conference.

Hidden Common Ground: Mathews Publishes New Op-Ed in USA TODAY

Kettering Foundation president David Mathews authored an op-ed piece published October 20 on the website of USA TODAY. The article is tied to the conclusion of the Hidden Common Ground initiative, a collaboration by the USA TODAY Network, Public Agenda, National Issues Forums Institute, the America Amplified public radio collaborative, and Kettering.