Community Foundation

Community Foundation

November 12, 2009 by Steve
This report presents key findings from a study of large foundations' giving to Native American causes and concerns. It addresses the real dollar value of grantmaking from 1989-2002, top donors and top recipients, and the general purposes to which grants are targeted. The pamphlet concludes with a discussion of what the data imply (and in particular, what action they ought to motivate) for foundations, Native-serving nonprofits, and tribal governments. Read More...
November 12, 2009 by Steve
This brief article offers a concise and practical look at the important difference between "outcomes" and "impact" in measuring the effectiveness of grants and programs, and provides information on designing evaluation methods and what measures to best apply. Posted courtesy of the Stanford Social Innovation Review. Download:    On the Frontlines (312Kb) 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
This book features profiles of 18 family foundations and giving groups that have developed unique or noteworthy programs of arts giving, reflecting the values and character of the donors in a variety of ways. Interviews with principals and trustees from each foundation provide further insights to how these programs were developed and realized. 90 pages, perfect bound ISBN 0-9705157-4-X Read More...
November 12, 2009 by Steve
This Field Resource Book profiles nine foundations that provide general operating support to arts organizations. The featured foundations reflect geographic and institutional diversity, as well as myriad grantmaking approaches. The chapters are the result of research and interviews with senior staff at each of the nine foundations. Each chapter includes six sections: 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...
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...