Advocacy and Public Policy

November 12, 2009 by Steve
Native America at the new Millennium is a Ford Foundation-funded collaboration by the Harvard Project, Native Nations Institute, and First Nations Development Institute that serves as a primer on contemporary American Indian affairs. NANM addresses topics as wide-ranging as tribal government, non-profit organizations, political activism, economic development, housing, welfare, health, arts, and media. Read More...
November 12, 2009 by Steve
First Nations Development Institute and Native Americans in Philanthropy convened a group of Native philanthropic leaders in Minneapolis/St. Paul on September 14 2005, to discuss how we can better support the development of Native foundations and Native philanthropy. The objective of this meeting was to provide insight and input into the design and implementation of a structure to support the further development of Native foundations and Native philanthropy through technical assistance, advocacy and research. Read More...
November 12, 2009 by Steve
The story of how the Boston Foundation became the first community foundation to develop and implement policy on exercising its proxy votes on investments to advance its mission. Posted courtesy of Stanford Social Innovation Review Download:    What Works (5.9Mb) Read More...
November 12, 2009 by Steve
This article demonstrates how the income tax break for charitable contributions effectively creates an inequitable federal subsidy of some charitable organizations over others, and proposes policy changes that would address this situation. Download:    Failure of Philanthropy (362Kb) Read More...
November 12, 2009 by Steve
"Learning and the Arts: Crossing Boundaries" was a meeting of 120 funding professionals in the arts, education, or children, youth and family programs of fifty foundations, that was organized by the Getty Trust, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. Together with a group of outstanding researchers, practitioners, and policymakers, they explored the value philanthropy can add to education and child development by integrating the arts into schools and non-school programs for children and youth. Read More...
November 12, 2009 by Steve
Independent Sector and the Foundation Center have partnered in developing this research, resulting in a quantitative study of social justice funding by 1,000 of the largest private and community foundations in the U.S. Read More...
April 30, 2009 by admin
2008, 33 pages. The Atlantic Philanthropies, 125 Park Avenue, 21st Floor, New York, NY, 10017, 212-916-7305, www.atlanticphilanthropies.org http://www.atlanticphilanthropies.org/content/download/6739/103341/file/ATLP_farmworkers_report.pdf Read More...
April 30, 2009 by admin
2008, 237 pages. Wiley, 10475 Crosspoint Boulevard, Indianapolis, IN, 46256, 877-762-2974, http://www.wiley.com Read More...
April 30, 2009 by admin
2008, 51 pages. SRI International, 333 Ravenswood Avenue, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, 650-859-2000, www.sri.com http://policyweb.sri.com/cep/publications/AnUnfinishedCanvasDistrictCapacityAndNewFunds.pdf Read More...
April 30, 2009 by admin
The headline and subhead above were not written by an arts grantmaker making a case to a board for the value of the arts in a foundation's portfolio or by an arts advocate speaking to a legislature about why the arts belong in a state budget. The headings come directly from The Guardian and Guardian Weekly of London, and Larry Elliott is The Guardian's economics editor. In the article that follows, Elliott refers to a new book, t by Richard Bronk of the London School of Economics and Political Science, published by Cambridge University Press. Read More...