Philanthropic practice

June 30, 2002 by admin
"The arts enrich society in so many ways. They are a civilizing force — as essential over time as adequate housing or a cleaner environment or other compelling causes. Art is surely the grandest expression of our creativity and is our most lasting legacy. People are transient. But art is forever.” - John H. Bryan If “the past is prologue” then the history of Sara Lee Corporation bears telling. It is a testament to corporate leadership over the years and the impact of Sara Lee's CEOs, past and present, not only on a company, but on the city of Chicago. Read More...
June 30, 2002 by admin
The Allen Foundation for the Arts is one of six foundations that make up the Paul G. Allen Foundations, a family of foundations established by Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul G. Allen. The other Allen foundations focus on medical research, health and human services, forest protection, virtual education, and most recently, music. Read More...
June 30, 2002 by admin
The Rhode Island Foundation, founded in 1916, is one of the oldest and largest community foundations in the United States. It is also one of a small number of statewide community foundations. In 2000, the Foundation's assets exceeded $400 million. RIF's grantmaking areas are children & families, economic/community development, education, and arts. The arts grantmaking area has several program foci. Read More...
June 30, 2002 by admin
“Artists should accept the same test as do other professionals: if your trade or business is consistently not making a profit, then it’s a question of expediency. Is it expedient for an artist to continue in a profession that shows no profit, or, in fact, a loss on his or her income tax return?”  — IRS representative as guest speaker at a festival of the arts Read More...
April 30, 2002 by admin
2001, 345 pages. The MIT Press. Read More...
April 30, 2002 by admin
"Anonymous Was a Woman" is a brilliant name for a grant program focused on supporting individual women artists. The phrase is taken from A Room of One's Own, Virginia Woolf's classic statement of the challenges facing females seeking to create art. With these four words, Woolf succinctly and powerfully evoked the centuries long struggle of women to gain recognition as artists. Yet there is much more to this innovative grant program than its thought-provoking name. Read More...
April 30, 2002 by admin
As a company built on creative expression, Hallmark Cards has maintained a longstanding commitment to supporting the arts. Hallmark's charitable contributions come from the profits of Hallmark Cards, Inc., and from the Hallmark Corporate Foundation, an endowed foundation funded solely by Hallmark Cards. During the year 2000, arts and culture philanthropy totaled $2,173,897 or 23 percent of the company's overall charitable program. Read More...
April 30, 2002 by admin
Meetings are big business. Or, in other words, talk is not cheap. An economic impact study by Deloitte & Touche LLP demonstrated that conventions, expositions, and meetings generated $82 billion in total direct spending in 1994, supporting 1.57 million jobs.1 Meetings of associations and membership organizations, as opposed to corporate-sponsored events, account for the lion's share of this spending (68 percent). Many of these associations serve the arts and culture. Read More...
April 30, 2002 by admin
A New Framework for Building Participation in the Arts Kevin F. McCarthy and Kimberly Jinnett, RAND, 2001, 112 pages, 310-451-7002, order@rand.org. Another research report lands on your desk. Do you make time to read it, or does it add to a growing pile of things-to-read-someday? Read More...
August 31, 2001 by admin
2001, 204 pages, $18.95. ECW Press, Toronto, Canada, 416-213-1919, ext 199, Read More...