Family Philanthropy

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Released: 06/2011

This guide shows how individuals and family foundations can improve the lives of vulnerable children and families.

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Released: 05/2012

This report discusses dangers and mistakes to avoid in establishing and running a family foundation.

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Released: 04/2009

This study explores how family foundations are making decisions related to spending down or existing in perpetuity.

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Released: 02/2014

This resource helps emerging philanthropists consider important questions about giving strategies. 

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Released: 01/2015

A collection of sample documents for Family Foundations

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Released: 03/2017

This report uses interviews with leaders of 11 limited life foundations to highlight considerations for spending down and lessons to be learned.

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Released: 07/2019

How has place-based family philanthropy evolved over time? This resource is a study of place-based foundations and funds.

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Released: 10/2019

Trends 2020 provides an update to NCFP’s 2015 Trends in Family Philanthropy Study, and includes new information on trends in areas such as transparency and community engagement, founder involvement, strategic lifespan, and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in family philanthropy.

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Released: 11/2020

This report overviews how the events of 2020 have altered the pace, method, and effectiveness of donor response.

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Released: 09/2018

This article discusses the pursuit of diversity, equity and inclusion within a family foundation context.

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