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Released: 02/2015

Paul Shoemaker of Social Venture Partners Seattle shares his thoughts in this essay published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review on funders can create breakthrough social change through their philanthropic practices.

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Released: 02/2015

With support from Marts & Lundy, the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy developed this report to help inform the nonprofit sector. Nonprofit leaders and staff can use the information within The Philanthropy Outlook to guide decision making about future budgeting, staffing, fundraising, programming, and general nonprofit development, as well as for board reports, general nonprofit reports, and research on philanthropic giving trends.

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Released: 02/2015

For over a decade, the Schott Foundation’s efforts to collect and publish national data on the four-year graduation rates for Black males compared to other sub-groups has been to highlight how the persistent systemic disparity in opportunity creates a climate and perception of a population who is less valued.

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Funding Area: Education



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Released: 11/2014

The 2014 U.S. Trust Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy examines the giving patterns, priorities and attitudes of America’s wealthiest households for the year 2013. This latest research study is the fifth in this series of studies, and was once again written and researched by the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy in partnership with U.S. Trust.

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Released: 12/2014

The 2013 Tracking Report: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Grantmaking by U.S. Foundations explores the scope and character of foundation funding for LGBTQ issues in the calendar year 2013. This 12th annual edition of the tracking report captures data on 4,152 grants awarded by 342 foundations, making this the most comprehensive assessment of LGBTQ funding available.

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Funding Area: LGBTQ



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Released: 05/2009

The purpose of this report is to share lessons learned from piloting a Racial Justice Grantmaking Assessment developed by the Applied Research Center (ARC) and the Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity (PRE) with two different foundations — the Consumer Health Foundation, a private foundation in Washington, DC; and the Barr Foundation, a family foundation in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Released: 01/2013

While there are benefits to strategic philanthropy, organizations should beware of taking the trend too far.

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Released: 12/2014

New Rules on Costs, Reimbursement of Nonprofits Finalized. Governments at all levels – local, state, and federal – that hire nonprofits to deliver services are now required to reimburse nonprofits for the reasonable indirect costs (sometimes called “overhead” or “administrative” costs) they incur on behalf of governments when federal dollars are part of the funding stream.

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What will happen to a donor's fund should the foundation cease to exist? Should our Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws include a specific reference to dissolution?
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Can and should a donor advised fund be used to provide support for mission trips?
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Funding Area: Religion



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