What Boards and Executives Need to Know: Foundations
Board members and staff of philanthropic institutions regularly reach out to CMF to learn more about the various types of grantmaking foundations. At the most basic level, these organizations provide philanthropic support to nonprofits, individuals and other entities through grants, scholarships and other charitable activities.
The “What Boards and Executives Need to Know” series of resources is designed to address questions of interest to board members and senior leaders of grantmaking organizations. These resources may be particularly useful for orientations, board trainings and general professional development and provide better understanding of key concepts that are necessary for the success of the governance and management of foundations in the field.