For this report on foundation board governance, The Center for Effective Philanthropy surveyed the CEOs of 64 independent foundations in the United States making $10 million or more in grants annually.
When every child has the opportunity to meet his or her full potential, we strengthen families, our communities, and the nation’s economic future.
The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), in partnership with the Carsey School of Public Policy, published Scaling U.S. Community Investing: The Investor-Product Interface, an in-depth landscape study of the U.S. Community Investing (USCI) field. The full report includes a detailed analysis of the major types of USCI products, parameters that different investors use to evaluate investment opportunities, and the barriers and opportunities to increasing investment. Scaling U.S. Community Investing explores the gaps in the investor-product interface to identify opportunities to encourage greater capital flows into the market and, hence, drive scale. The report highlights a need for better alignment of risk and return expectations, investment term, and liquidity between investors and investees, and identifies two priority recommendations for achieving scale. The study was produced with support from the Ford Foundation and the MacArthur Foundation.
Philanthropy — individual, collective or institutional — is a complex blending of mission, money and governance. For our first 38 years, Philanthropy Northwest primarily focused on the “mission” aspect of philanthropy.
What comes after “strategic...?” If you said, “planning,” you’re not alone. And for many leaders of community foundations, especially small ones who don’t have the time or money for a big process, anxiety is the feeling that follows. If that’s the case, this guide is for you.
How do low-income communities learn to advance economically and build wealth? Low-income communities and communities of color, in challenging structural economic and social inequality, have historically grappled with tensions inherent to development. This report, authored by Keane Bhatt and Steve Dubb, draws on case studies of 11 different community economic development initiatives from across the United States to highlight a diverse set of powerful answers to these critical questions.
The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, housed at Ohio State University, works to deepen understanding of the causes of — and solutions to — racial and ethnic disparities worldwide an