U.S. Foundation giving reaches an estimated $50.9 billion in 2012
News release Even through a period of unpredictability in the national and global economic and political environment, domestic foundation giving has continued to grow at a moderate pace. According to Key Facts on U.S. Foundations, the Foundation Center‘s new annual research study, […]
Grantseekers urged to be clear, candid
To have the best shot at foundation funding in this new and more austere environment, nonprofits must be honest and open about their needs, open to change, and skilled at telling their stories, experts say.
Foundations adapt to altered economy
With the economy still convulsing three years after its collapse, some foundations are turning their recession-response strategies into permanent ways of doing business, while continuing to look for promising new strategies.
Wallace aims to ‘harvest’ know-how
The Wallace Foundation aims to make progress on the issues it cares about by combining its funding with efforts to fill knowledge gaps and share what it learns.
Foundation recovery likely slow
Foundation assets were hammered by the markets last year, and while giving is likely to slow this year and next, funders remain committed to the nonprofit sector and the people it serves.
Winston-Salem Foundation regrouping
With the value of its endowment falling, the Winston-Salem Foundation has trimmed expenses and the share of assets it pays out each year in grants.
Funders urged to keep giving
Grantmakers for Effective Organizations is encouraging funders to hold grantmaking steady, provide unrestricted funding, cut costs where possible and get creative in the assistance they provide.
Charlotte funder aims to hold grants steady
Although its assets and gifts are down dramatically, Foundation for the Carolinas hopes to award $100 million in grants this year, about the same it paid out in 2008.
Mountain funder launches recession campaign
As it cuts back on grantmaking, the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina has launched a $1 million campaign to address recession-related needs.
Corporate-foundation giving flat
With the recession battering corporate profits, giving by U.S. companies couldn’t keep up with inflation in 2008, and this year likely will be worse, a new study says.