Global human rights philanthropy topped $1.2 billion in 2010
Data-driven research demonstrates that human rights grantmaking seeks long-term change and has a special focus on supporting the efforts and livelihood of marginalized populations.
Foundation Source report presents findings about the 98% “super-majority” of U.S. private foundations in 2012
Foundation Source reports shows that increased grantmaking, strong investment returns, and contributions from living donors create a ‘new narrative’ about private foundation behavior.
Theory to practice: Churches weak on ‘charitable choice’
While the emergence of government funding for faith-based groups drew the interest of congregations in the mid 1990s, new research says few churches followed through by seeking state or federal grants.
Helping grantees survive in 2010
In the wake of the economic downturn, grantmakers must adjust to the ‘new normal’ in order to help nonprofits survive and emerge stronger in 2010.
Lawmakers to review state grants policies
A joint oversight committee will meet on Nov. 9 to hear the results of a review of state policies governing grants to nonprofits.
Foundation investment returns dive in 2008
U.S. foundations lost an average of 26 percent on their endowment investments in 2008, but almost half gave away more money last year than the year before, a new study says.
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.