Independent Foundation

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Released: 02/2005

This report looks at the composition and function of boards of directors in foundations formed from health care conversions, as well as how the foundations manage the investment of their assets.

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Released: 12/2010

This guide is designed to help foundations consider how more diverse and inclusive practices might advance their mission by making their work more effective and more reflective of communities served.

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Released: 08/2008

A focus on racial equity can increase your effectiveness at every stage of the grant making process. Explores how a racial equity lens can help you scan your field or community, cultivate new leaders, encourage creative approaches, and nourish change inside your own foundation from Grantcraft. This guide was developed in partnership with the Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity.

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Released: 05/2010

The purpose of this case study is to share with other foundations some of the benefits and lessons learned thus far by the Foellinger Foundation as grantees have implemented an unconventional type of grant.

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Released: 09/2014

The 2013 study of Private Foundation investments provided by Commonfund and the Council on Foundations.

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Released: 10/2014

This resource compiles all available session materials from CMF's 42nd Annual Conference.

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Released: 12/2013

From 2004 to 2012, Third Sector New England and clusters of nonprofit organizations joined in a unique grant program designed to further social change through united effort. In Funding Learning Networks for Community Impact readers will learn lessons from eight years of grantmaking in the area of nonprofit networking and explore the design of the CBF program where nonprofits planned, learned, and built relationships that enabled them to work together to achieve common goals.

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Released: 01/2015

Low income students are now a majority of the schoolchildren attending the nation’s public schools, according to this research bulletin. The latest data collected from the states by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), show that 51 percent of the students across the nation’s public schools were low income in 2013.

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Topic: Education



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Released: 09/2013

Nonprofit organizations face a long list of challenges that starts with fundraising and can include everything from meeting increasing demands for services to utilizing technology most effectively. Who do they turn to for assistance as they grapple with these issues? One source of assistance and support can be foundations, which have a vested interest in nonprofits’ success—and the resources to help.

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Released: 01/2015

Counted as part of a foundation’s 5 percent distribution requirement, Program Related Investments (PRIs) can effectively recycle grant dollars, grow the endowment to provide additional grant monies for future projects, and provide a foundation’s grantees with significant unrestricted resources. In this 3-minute video produced by the Impact Finance Center, learn how this tool is helping leading foundations amplify their impact.

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