New York, August 27, 2009 — Private and community foundations awarded an additional $125 million in grant support for Gulf Coast hurricane recovery and rebuilding efforts between January 2007 and mid-2009, according to Giving in the Aftermath of the 2005 Gulf Coast Hurricanes: Profile of the Ongoing Foundation and Corporate Response (2007-2009), an update of the Center's earlier study. Since 2005, the Center has tracked nearly $1.3 billion in grants, program-related investments, and corporate in-kind gifts from foundations, corporations, and other institutional donors in response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Indianapolis, July 27, 2009 — Lumina Foundation for Education awarded grants totaling more than $18.3 million in the second quarter of 2009. These grants went to 25 organizations in 10 states and the District of Columbia.
New York, July 13, 2009 — The Foundation Center today unveiled Philanthropy In/SightTM, a one-of-a-kind data visualization platform designed for grantmakers, policymakers, researchers, or anyone seeking to understand the impact of philanthropy throughout the world.
New York, July 15, 2009 — After a number of years of declining faith in the efficacy of social justice philanthropy, grantmakers and practitioners alike are showing renewed optimism, according to Social Justice Grantmaking II, a benchmarking study released today by the Foundation Center that provides an in-depth look at current attitudes and giving patterns of social justice philanthropists.
July 15, 2009, The Chronicle of Philanthropy — Foundations are stepping up their advocacy efforts to help the poor and other disadvantaged people, according to a report released today by the Foundation Center.
New York, NY and San Francisco, June 23, 2009 — Foundation giving specifically targeted to benefit women and girls has surpassed the rate of overall foundation giving in recent years, and women's funds are a rapidly growing and influential force within philanthropy, according to a new report jointly released today by the Foundation Center and the Women's Funding Network.
FAIRFIELD, Conn., June 18, 2009 — Foundation Source, the nation’s leading provider of support services for private foundations, confirmed today that one out of every nine new private, non-operating foundations formed in the United States in the calendar year 2007 (the last year for which data is available) was formed on the Foundation Source platform. In determining its share of newly formed foundations, the company once again relied on data published in the Foundation Center’s annual report, Foundation Growth and Giving Estimates, which, in turn, is based on data published by the IRS.
New York, NY, June 1, 2009 — While quality education is a key part of the government's recent economic stimulus package, to survive and thrive in difficult economic times, many educational institutions must also gain support from private foundations. Throughout June, the Foundation Center is offering free events, classes, and online resources designed to help nonprofits and individuals alike become more effective grantseekers and find new funding prospects.
May 28, 2009, The Chronicle of Philanthropy — Community foundations increased their giving in 2008, bucking the belt tightening that swept nearly all quarters of the philanthropic world, according to a new report by the Foundation Center.
New York, NY, May 11, 2009 — Charitable giving by the nation's nearly 2,500 corporate foundations remained virtually unchanged in 2008, according to the Foundation Center's Key Facts on Corporate Foundations, an annual report on corporate foundation giving released today. Giving totaled an estimated $4.4 billion last year.