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Released: 10/2012

Drawing on eight years of grants data and twenty years of history, this report describes important trends in foundation funding for black men and boys. It also describes innovative philanthropic efforts in the field. While disparities faced by black males remain staggering, new partnerships and initiatives based on an assets-based approach and institutional supports may be on the cusp of turning the tide.

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Resource Type: Report



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Released: 09/2014

Sustain Arts is a collaborative effort to connect knowledge and networks, building the collective capacity of the cultural sector, one region at a time. Sustain Arts/SE Michigan is the realization of that endeavor, serving the Detroit-metro area, including Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw, and Wayne counties. The result is Sustain Arts/SE Michigan: A Portrait of the Cultural Ecosystem. This regional key learnings report is available in full and as a visual summary.

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Resource Type: Report
Funding Area: Arts and Culture



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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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Resource Type: Report
Funding Area: Education



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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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Resource Type: Report
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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Resource Type: Fact Sheet



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Released: 01/2008

How do you figure out how much to give? Whether you wrestle with this question yourself or are helping other givers, the Bolder Giving Workbook offers unique perspectives and step-by-step guidance. Enjoy articles, exercises, and stories from amazing givers.

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Resource Type: Best PracticeTools



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