Philanthropic practice

March 26, 2020 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Arts philanthropy, while not leaving legacy gifts behind, is shifting toward "impact and engagement and making a difference,” says Anders Petterson, founder of ArtTactic and author of the report TEFAF Art Market Report: Art Patronage in the 21st Century, Barron's reports.

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March 11, 2020 by admin
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Grantmakers in the Arts is sharing resources and guidance on COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) and encouraging grantmakers to support their grantees by treating their funding flexibly in these difficult and rapidly shifting circumstances.

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February 14, 2020 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

James Hirschfeld, program officer at the Howard Gilman Foundation, emphasizes the importance of responsive grantmaking and how, as he says, at the Howard Gilman Foundation they "view financial statements as one way of identifying opportunities for impactful grants."

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January 27, 2020 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Philanthropists and collectors Bridgitt Evans and Charlotte Wagner have joined forces to support small cultural organizations “beyond the art world’s power centers,” as Artsy recently reported.

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January 27, 2020 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

A recent Chronicle of Philanthropy article reports that advocates say “foundations should rethink the way they measure success if they want to achieve progress.”

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January 17, 2020 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

In a recent blog post on Nonprofit AF, Vu Le calls for important interrogation of the philanthropic field’s learned practices and how "they constantly and unconsciously affect how we think about and do everything."

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January 16, 2020 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

A newly established philanthropy, The Lewis Prize for Music, which seeks to invest in music leaders to facilitate positive change and increase access to music education, just announced it awarded nearly $2 million to its inaugural class of awardees: leaders of music programs and organizations across the country that foster engaged citizens and support the holistic growth of young people.

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January 2, 2020 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

The Kenneth Rainin Foundation’s New & Experimental Works (NEW) Program, a grant program that provides project support to small and mid-size dance, theater, and multidisciplinary arts organizations that enable Bay Area artists to produce timely, visionary projects, has rethought its application process.

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January 2, 2020 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

"In a crisis, short-term efficiency can be a shock amplifier. Long-term efficiency comes from building resilient institutions," states Andrés Spokoiny, president of the Jewish Funders Network, in a recent article in Stanford Social Innovation Review.

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