Foundation investment returns dive in 2008
U.S. foundations lost an average of 26 percent on their endowment investments in 2008, but almost half gave away more money last year than the year before, a new study says.
Costs for colleges expected to rise
The inflation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is projected to be 2.8 percent for the fiscal year ending June 30, down from 5 percent last year, new data say.
Searching for grants in the recession
As foundation endowments shrink, experts say securing and retaining grants dollars may hinge on relationships and results.
Markets drive down health-care returns
While lackluster markets hurt returns for health-care groups last year, a greater dependence on alternative investment strategies tempered the drop, a new study says.
Costs rising for colleges
Rising prices for utilities and supplies drove up the overall cost of running U.S. colleges and universities last year, new data say.