Jul 15, 2013

Five tips for running an effective charitable foundation

Foundations should consider measurement, strategy, good governance and collaboration when looking to increase their effectiveness. Oftentimes, this involves focusing less on the altruistic side of giving and more on how to achieve impact.

Jul 2, 2008

Giving by Florida foundations grows

The number of foundations in Florida, and their combined assets and grants, all grew by at least 30 percent between 2001 and 2006, a new report says.

Jul 1, 2008

Triangle Community Foundation promotes O’Keefe

Lori O’Keefe succeeds Beverley Francis as director of philanthropic services at the Triangle Community Foundation.

Jun 13, 2008

Public-policy grantmaking

Incorporating public policy into grantmaking can be a powerful tool for achieving large-scale and lasting results, yet the few foundations that make policy grants are considered innovators.

May 12, 2008

Foundation giving grows despite weak economy

Grantmaking foundations in the U.S. gave $42.9 billion last year, up 10 percent in the face of a slowing economy, a new report says.

May 8, 2008

Charlotte foundation giving grows

Mecklenberg County funders made nearly 40 percent of all grants by North Carolina foundations, which gave over $1 billion in 2006, a new report says.

May 7, 2008

Foundations aid struggling families

As the economy continues to falter, almost all U.S. foundations are working in some way to help the families hardest hit, a new study says.

May 5, 2008

Corporate giving climbs

Continuing a long upward trend, giving by the nation’s corporate foundations jumped 7 percent to $4.4 billion last year, a new report says.

Apr 28, 2008

Triad funders give one-fourth of N.C. grants

Forsyth and Guilford counties were home to 467 foundations with nearly $3.6 billion in assets in fiscal 2006, a new report says.

Apr 7, 2008

Program officers are the real grantmakers

It is a myth that foundation boards decide who gets funded and who does not.