Foundation Center

Most Family Foundations Plan to Operate Forever, Study Finds
April 30, 2009

April 30, 2009, The Chronicle of Philanthropy — Few family foundations have plans to shut down after a certain period of time, preferring instead to exist in perpetuity, according to a survey released last week by the Foundation Center.

Close to Two-thirds of Foundations Expect to Reduce Their Grants in 2009
April 21, 2009

New York, NY, April 20, 2009 — Close to two-thirds of foundations responding to a new Foundation Center survey expect to reduce the number and/or the size of grants they award in 2009. According to Foundations Address the Impact of the Economic Crisis, organizations seeking new sources of support and recently established entities will be especially challenged in securing foundation funding. The report is based on 2009 survey responses of more than 1,200 U.S. foundations.

Everybody’s Doing It: Tips for Healthy Nonprofit Collaborations
March 6, 2009

Do you desire a beneficial partnership? Do you dream of having a partnership that will “get your organization’s name out there” in a good way? Are you looking to collaborate to increase your resources? If you answered yes to these questions, you are not alone.

Large Foundations Fall Short in Supporting Vulnerable Groups
March 4, 2009

The nation's largest foundations only gave $1 out of $3 to benefit the economically and socially disadvantaged, according to the Criteria for Philanthropy at Its Best: Benchmarks to Assess and Enhance Grantmaker Impact, released yesterday by the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy.

Foundations Announce Expectations for Future Giving in Light of Economic Conditions
March 4, 2009

A new Foundation Center research advisory, "Grantmakers Describe the Impact of the Economic Crisis on Their Giving," examines how foundations expect their 2009 giving to be affected by the economic downturn. The advisory looks at public statements made by more than one-third of the 100 largest U.S. foundations by giving and 35 other foundation and corporate funders that have described their plans, ranging from raising payout rates to reducing administrative costs to cutting programs altogether.

Foundation Center Releases Giving by Foundations in the National Capital Region
February 17, 2009

Foundations in the Washington metropolitan area granted nearly $186 million in 2006 to locally-focused organizations in Greater Washington, according to Giving by Foundations in the National Capital Region, a report released today by the Foundation Center, with support from the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation.

Foundation Funding Grew for Most Major Fields, Foundation Center Report Finds
February 5, 2009

Foundation support for eight of the 10 major subject areas rose in 2007, despite the first signs of an economic downturn in the latter half of the year, according to Foundation Giving Trends (2009 Edition), released today by the Foundation Center. The environment and animals field posted the fastest rise in funding, up 28.5 percent from the prior year — more than double the 13.2 percent rise in overall grant dollars.