Foundation management

January 31, 2001 by admin
The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation was established in 1985 to provide supplemental instruction to promising young artists and financial assistance to visual artists of demonstrated talent. Today, the Foundation awards approximately $500,000 annually. Read More...
January 31, 2001 by admin
Filmmaker, painter, and composer Jerome Hill established the Jerome Foundation in 1964, and was active in its operation until his death in 1972. The Foundation makes grants to support the creation and production of new artistic works by emerging artists, and contributes to these artists' professional advancement. The Foundation states its "belief in the vigorous and distinctive voices of artists whose works challenge our thinking and add meaning to our lives. Read More...
January 31, 2001 by admin
This paper was originally given at the 1987 Conference on Private Philanthropy and the Social Good. It was brought to our attention by a GIA member, and is reprinted here with permission from Cambridge University Press and the estate of Michael Hooker. © 1987 Social Philosophy and Policy Foundation. Read More...
September 30, 2000 by admin
2000, 61 pages; published by the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, 250 Park Avenue, New York, New York 10177-0026, 212-551-9100. We've all seen them, or worse, even written them: proposals and papers that promise to empower targeted entities to promulgate comprehensive cutting edge paradigms and strategies through proactive collaborative linkages based on intensive learnings and extrapolations that impact at-risk populations through best practices. Read More...
September 30, 2000 by admin
National Arts Stabilization (NAS) offered the first course in its executive education program in 1997. Originally called Strategic Leadership in a Changing Environment, Strategy is a three-day seminar that, according to the NAS website, provides arts leaders with "a framework for understanding how to: - analyze the competitive environment, - identify alternative strategies, and - integrate mission and strategy." Read More...
May 31, 2000 by admin
1999, 23 pages. Final report of collaborative research project, Millennium Communications Group, Inc., 58 Salem Street, Andover, Massachusetts 01810. Although its main focus seems to be on exploring ways of expanding philanthropy among new donors, Philanthropy's Current and New Stakeholders: Building a Common Vision for an Expanded Future also offers some interesting — and disturbing — observations on how traditional philanthropy is viewed. Read More...
May 31, 2000 by admin
How can the arts promote positive social change? That's what the staff and board of the Kentucky Foundation for Women wanted to find out. We thought we knew. Or at least we thought we had a pretty good idea. After all, our mission is to promote positive social change through varied feminist expression in the arts, and we have been around for fifteen years. Read More...
May 31, 2000 by admin
A growing chorus of complaint has emerged about foundation giving in recent years. According to critics, foundations do not distribute enough in grant payments to justify their privileged position. On average, foundations pay out about 5.5 percent of their total assets each year and many critics believe that is just not enough. Read More...