Social-justice funding on upswing
Social-justice grantmaking is making a comeback, growing faster than overall giving from 2002 to 2006, a new study says.
Foundation giving inches up in 2008
Together, foundations awarded $45.6 billion in grants last year, not enough to keep up with inflation, and 2009 and 2010 likely will bring reductions, a new study says.
Crisis spurs $116 million in grants
As the recession rages on, U.S. foundations are stepping up, awarding grants to combat the mortgage crisis and provide needed food and shelter.
Funders urged to lead in tough economy: Part 3
With the economic crisis draining nonprofits’ coffers and hopes, foundations’ leadership ability may be almost as important as their dollars for the next few years, experts say.
U.S. funders face the downturn: Part 1
As the stock market hammers foundation assets, and foreclosures and job losses drive up demands on nonprofits, foundation leaders call on their peers to step up.
Bradford Smith to lead Foundation Center
The Foundation Center has tapped Bradford K. Smith, head of a Switzerland-based family foundation and a former Ford Foundation executive, to take over as president.