Funding Research

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
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 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...
November 12, 2009 by Steve
This report provides the most comprehensive measurement to date of the size and scope of the U.S. family foundation community—the fastest growing segment of foundation philanthropy. It identifies the number of family foundations and their distribution by region and state, size, geographic focus, and decade of establishment; and includes analysis of staffing and public reporting by these funders. Read More...
November 11, 2009 by Steve
Arts Funding 2000, a study completed by The Foundation Center and commissioned by Grantmakers in the Arts, is the companion to Arts Funding III: An Update on Foundation Trends published in 1998. This second volume focuses issues and trends in grantmaking through the eyes of grantmakers themselves. Read More...
November 11, 2009 by Steve
The first half of the 1990s represented a period of instability in arts support. Dramatic cutbacks in federal funding and modest growth in giving from individual and corporate donors raised significant financial challenges for the arts community. Although they were but one part of a much larger funding mosaic, foundations represented a stable and growing source of funds. Read More...