foundation giving

Oct 8, 2013

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, […]

Dec 6, 2011

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.

Dec 6, 2011

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.

Sep 14, 2010

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.

Sep 15, 2009

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.

Jun 2, 2009

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.

May 28, 2009

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.

May 26, 2009

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.

May 19, 2009

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.

May 18, 2009

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.