Jul 2, 2013

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.

May 29, 2013

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.

Jun 25, 2010

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.

Dec 29, 2009

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.

Oct 26, 2009

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.

Jun 25, 2009

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.

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.