An indispensable guide from Alliance for Justice for foundations in explaining the various roles they can play in the advocacy process.
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The Grantmaking for Community Impact Project demonstrates the tremendous return on grant dollars invested in policy and civic engagement efforts of nonprofits through research conducted in New Mexico, North Carolina, Minnesota, Los Angeles County,
This study by the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University investigates how family foundations manage governance, decision making, and, especially, daily work activities when the number of local board members diminishes.
Federal officials presented the Opening Doors report to the Obama administration, detailing the nation's first comprehensive strategy to prevent and end homelessness.
This report describes a role for corporate involvement in solving social issues and addresses how corporations position themselves now to maximize their profitability and societal impact over the next decade.
Foundation-government collaborations seem to be on the rise as each sector looks to pool resources with new partners. How can grantmakers take advantage of the benefits while managing the risks of working on terrain that can be unfamiliar to all parties? The guide includes case studies, suggestions for finding changemakers in government, and advice on navigating roles and power dynamics. Government partners chime in with ideas for keeping things running smoothly.
Trends in Northwest Giving is Philanthropy Northwest's biennial report on organized philanthropy in our six state region. The 2010 edition analyzes over $1.3 billion in grants made to Northwest nonprofits in 2008.
This study examined capacity building resources available to nonprofit organizations in Washington State in 2009 and used an ecosystem framework to assess the strengths and gaps of a community's capacity. Full study.
Workplace racial inequity exists in America unless significant attention is paid to changing it.
This study was commissioned by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The Seattle Foundation and United Way of King County to identify potential roles for philanthropy in strengthening the resilience of Washington communities when confronted wit
Trends in Northwest Giving
Trends in Northwest Giving is Philanthropy Northwest's biennial report on organized philanthropy in our six-state region (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming). Our 2014 edition analyzes 24,013 grants to Northwest organizations from 245 funders in 2012, totaling $979,171,356.
Top Funders and Giving By Subject in Each State
In-depth information on foundation and corporate grantmaking in each Northwest state, along with a list of the top 10 funders in each state and detailed breakdowns of giving across issue areas.
Written by Daniel Kemmis and published this in collaboration with the Kettering Foundation, this monograph offers both an appreciative history and some probing questions grounded in current events. We believe that there is an intimate and vital connection between philanthropy’s aspirations to build a better society and the daily practice of democracy and civic engagement.
Produced in partnership with the D5 Coalition and the Seattle University Nonprofit Leadership Program, "Vision and Voice" is the product of a year of research and dialogue with northwest foundation leaders about issues of diversity, equity and inclusion in philanthropy. It includes findings from interviews with 23 regional foundation leaders and an in-depth exploration of a unique peer cohort we facilitated, consisting of 10 leaders who met on an ongoing basis to discuss and support each other in advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in their organizations.
Listening and Learning
"Listening and Learning" is a vehicle for sharing the knowledge created in our region. It draws on the work of our members, regional partners and convenings of grantmakers. Through this vehicle, we share best practices, trends and continuing questions. The Listening and Learning series collects and shares latest practices and knowledge.
Lessons for Philanthropy, Journey into Indian Country
Published in 2011 by Philanthropy Northwest, the report describes work in Indian country.
Grease and Glue, Philanthropy's Unique Opportunity to Strengthen Communities,
A snapshot of Philanthropy Northwest's work in building civic capacity and strengthening civil society.
Community Foundations as Capacity Builders
Philanthropy Northwest reports on 2010 grant program to Community Foundations.