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Released: 11/2013

United States International Grantmaking (USIG) is a project of the Council on Foundations in partnership with the International Center for Not-For-Profit Law. The USIG project facilitates effective and responsible international grantmaking by U.S. foundations.

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Released: 12/2013

This report, based on a 2013 survey by CEP, reports on foundations who make at least $5 million in grants annually and the CEOs’ attitudes and practices in relation to foundation impact.

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Released: 03/2014

To inform public debate about assisted housing policy and strengthen policy outcomes, Housing Assistance Matters highlights research and analysis about the need for and benefits of well-managed public and assisted housing.

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Funding Area: Housing/Shelter



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Released: 03/2007

A study of the continuing growth and powerful impact of giving circles and shared giving.

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Released: 08/2012

This report from the Center for Effective Philanthropy collects survey responses from more than 6,000 grantees about their experiences with foundations' social media. CEP found that the majority of foundations use social media tools in their work, but very few grantees use social media from their foundation funders or their funders’ staff; those that do find those resources less helpful than other communication resources for learning about the foundation.

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Released: 06/2010

The State of Metropolitan America is a signature effort of the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program that portrays the demographic and social trends shaping the nation’s essential economic and societal units—its large metropolitan areas—and discusses what they imply for public policies to secure prosperity for these places and their populations.

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Released: 10/2010

This paper from the Community Research Institute explores partnerships and collaboration from a foundation lens as philanthropy seeks to work together in new collaborative ways with each other, nonprofits/grantees, and additional partners across sectors in a rapidly changing context and landscape.

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Released: 01/2014

The Connected to Give report series offers important new insights on religion and American charitable giving, challenging assumptions about where religious donors make charitable contributions and offering comprehensive information about behaviors and motivations among religious and non-religious Americans.

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Released: 03/2019

Created by Public Sector Consultants and commissioned by CMF and the Michigan Nonprofit Association, this report details the extensive impact of the nonprofit sector and includes detailed data by county.

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