Philanthropic practice

September 19, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
An article in Forbes offers ideas on approaches a resource-constrained endowment or foundation could take to develop a sustainable investing program. Read More...
September 10, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
"As more and more cultural philanthropists face scrutiny over the sources of their wealth, the economic scaffolding supporting American museums is being tested, and artists are facing difficult questions about complicity in the system," details a recent article in Artsy. Read More...
September 6, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
Ford, Hewlett, MacArthur, Open Society, and Packard, five of America’s wealthiest foundations, pledge "to do more to help grantees pay for rent, decent wages, technology, and other overhead," The Chronicle of Philanthropy reported. Read More...
August 30, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
The Plough Foundation announced it will close down operations within the next four years, The Associated Press reported. The Memphis, Tennessee-based foundation informed in a news release, it will grant its remaining assets to local nonprofits. Read More...
August 30, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
Philanthropy New York is piloting a new leadership program for experienced program officers and directors tailored for those who have chosen to work in philanthropy to help bring about change and want to push themselves to be effective champions within their roles, as the initiative's webpage explains. Read More...
August 26, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
A pledge by Ethical Storytelling, a community of practitioners "engaging the messy yet beautiful conversation around storytelling in the social impact space," seeks to focus the lens on the “how,” not just the “what” of the stories we encounter in the work we do, writes Rachel Goble, co-curator of Ethical Storytelling, in a recent post published in the blog of the Center for Effective Philanthropy. Read More...
August 19, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
On July 1, the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, formerly the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, marked the official transition and launch of the new department. Read More...
August 11, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
Last year, six of the Walter & Elise Haas Fund’s arts grantees merged or were acquired, as Frances Phillips, program director of the Arts & the Creative Work Fund at the Walter & Elise Haas Fund, writes in a blog post. Phillips interviewed staff and board members at each of these organizations to learn what shaped their decisions and to ask what advice they have to offer others. Read More...
August 5, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
A consortium of four foundations — the Andrew W. Mellon, Ford, and MacArthur foundations and the J. Paul Getty Trust — recently announced the acquisition of a historic African-American photographic archive, pending court approval and the closing of the sale. Read More...
July 30, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
The New York City Cultural Agenda Fund in The New York Community Trust brought eight foundations together to improve advocacy and equity in the arts sector. Read More...