Commonfund Institute

Jul 18, 2016

7.18.16 US Nonprofit News

Staples and Boys & Girls Clubs of America are teaming up to help prevent summer learning loss for thousands of kids and teens, Schwab Charitable donated $1.2 billion in grants in 2016, Travels Foundation donated $1 million toward disaster response for Team Rubicon, and more

Aug 1, 2013

08.01.13: U.S. News Bits

C.R. England and partners present 600 student backpacks, About-Face joins Cellar Angels project, The Boston Foundation appoints board members, Commonfund Institute issues white paper, NYCVPF fund offers cash grant to study environmental issues, and more.

Jan 31, 2012

University endowments earn 19.2 percent

Endowments at U.S. colleges and universities earned an average of 19.2 percent on their investments in fiscal 2011, the second steep annual climb following two years of recession-induced declines, a new report says.

Dec 19, 2011

Higher-ed endowments earn 19.8 percent

Colleges and universities in the U.S. earned an average of 19.8 percent on their endowments in the fiscal year ended June 30, 2011, continuing a post-recession rebound that began in fiscal 2010, preliminary data from 284 schools show.

Oct 3, 2011

Costs to operate colleges on the rise

The inflation rate for colleges and universities rose to 2.3 percent in fiscal 2011, reversing a trend of falling prices over the last three years.

Jul 25, 2011

Nonprofit hospitals’ assets grow

While nonprofit hospitals posted their best two-year investment performance in almost a decade, returns were barely high enough to bring three-year numbers back into positive territory, a new report says.

May 25, 2011

Foundation investment returns slow down

Private and community foundations’ average investment returns slowed to 12.5 percent last year, and operating charities earned an average of 11.6 percent, a new study says.

Nov 10, 2010

Colleges see investment returns rise

In an early look at fiscal 2010, U.S. colleges and universities appear to have earned about 12.6 percent on their endowments, a new study says.

Aug 9, 2010

Returns rebound at nonprofit health-care groups

The average investment return of 18.8 percent for 2009 was a welcome turnaround from 2008 losses, but not enough to bring three-year returns into positive territory, a new report says.

Jul 1, 2010

Foundation returns spike

While foundations earned 21 percent on their investments in fiscal 2009, their endowments still are far from reaching pre-recession levels, a new report says.