Other publications

Other publications

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...
November 12, 2009 by Steve
Documents the growth in number, giving, and assets of all active U.S. foundations from 1975 through 2003. June 2005 / 100 pp. Available online from The Foundation Center. Read More...
November 12, 2009 by Steve
Provides a first look at estimates of foundation giving for 2004 and final statistics on actual giving and assets for 2003. It also presents new top 100 foundation lists. April 2005 / 13 pp. Available online from The Foundation Center. Read More...
November 12, 2009 by Steve
Examines 2003 grantmaking patterns of a sample of more than 1,000 larger U.S. foundations, and compares current giving priorities with trends since 1990. February 2005 / 86 pp. Available online from The Foundation Center. Read More...
November 12, 2009 by Steve
Prepared in cooperation with the Council on Foundations as an update to the 2000 International Grantmaking II study, this report examines perspectives on the post-9/11 funding climate and the current outlook for the field based on a 2004 survey of more than 60 leading U.S. international grantmakers. Read More...
November 12, 2009 by Steve
Editor Dennis R. Young offers practical guidelines to help nonprofit managers maximize the effectiveness of their valuable resources. Nonprofit leaders must advance their mission while balancing the agendas of trustees, funders, government, and staff. Here, expert authors explore the core operating decisions that face all organizations and provide solutions that work for nonprofits of any size. Read More...
November 12, 2009 by Steve
Investing in Capacity Building: A Guide to High-Impact Approaches Improving management practices—the most challenging aspect of capacity building—is essential to increasing the impact of a nonprofit's limited resources. Author Barbara Blumenthal helps grantmakers and consultants design better methods of helping nonprofits, while showing nonprofit managers how to get more effective support. Read More...
November 12, 2009 by Steve
Author Paul Firstenberg challenges grantmakers to proactively assist their grantee's management in maximizing the nonprofit's social impact, showing grantseekers how potential funders increasingly emphasize organizational capacity building. Read More...
November 12, 2009 by Steve
Author James Joseph has traveled the world interviewing men and women who contribute to the public good. In The Charitable Impulse, he explores the varied impulses that motivate philanthropists in different cultures. The Foundation Center, September 1989, 210 pp. Available online from The Foundation Center. Read More...