Disaster Philanthropy

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Moved by the heart-wrenching suffering and damage caused by a natural or man-made disaster, individuals, foundations, and corporations all want […]

Philanthropic Advisory Services

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Whether you’re just getting started with your private foundation, or your foundation has been around for many years, you might […]

2017 Annual Report on Grantmaking

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The 2017 Foundation Source Report on Grantmaking (which can be downloaded by clicking the button below) provides an examination of […]

Discretionary Grantmaking: The Pros and Cons

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Foundations typically approach most grants as a team sport, debating their merits and deciding, collectively, whether they’re likely to achieve the foundation’s goals. However, in addition to granting as a group, some foundations give their board and/or family members a portion of funds to donate as individuals. Th is practice, called discretionary grantmaking, is legally permitted as long as the grants are consistent with the foundation’s charitable purpose, and there aren’t restrictions in the charter documents to prohibit it.

Foundation Source Results

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An online portal for communicating with grantees to monitor and evaluate the performance of the grants made to their organizations.

Pitfalls of Personal Pledges

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This paper provides helpful tips on how a foundation can avoid some of the potential pitfalls surrounding charitable pledges.