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.
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.
Triangle Community Foundation promotes O’Keefe
Lori O’Keefe succeeds Beverley Francis as director of philanthropic services at the Triangle Community Foundation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Program officers are the real grantmakers
It is a myth that foundation boards decide who gets funded and who does not.