Lessons from the Flint Water Crisis: An Interview with Mott Foundation’s Ridgway White

Posted by Robert G. Ottenhoff and Ridgway White on February 21, 2019

The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation’s decisive role in working to alleviate the Flint water crisis serves as a model of foundation leadership after a catastrophic event. Though Flint’s disaster was man-made, there are lessons in rapid response, collaboration and visionary grantmaking that are relevant to funders of all types of disasters.

Family Philanthropy in China

Posted by China Global Philanthropy Institute on February 18, 2019

After 40 years of rapid economic growth in the “Reform and Opening Up” era, China now has the second-highest tally of millionaires in the world. These newly wealthy individuals seek to carry on their legacy and to promote social values through family philanthropy.

Going for Broke: How Foundations Sunset, and the Reasons It’s Becoming Popular

Posted by Joanne Florino on February 13, 2019

How and why do foundations sunset? "Going for Broke" discusses the journeys of multiple foundations that have made the decision to spend down.

Family Fund Empowers Three Generations of Giving

Posted by Akron Community Foundation on February 4, 2019

The Akron Community Foundation writes about the success of a donor-advised fund and its ability to facilitate multigenerational giving.

News and Notes from NCFP's Friends of the Family Network

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on January 31, 2019

Friends Focus highlights updates from members of our Friends of the Family network and their cutting edge work. This month features updates from Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund; Walton Family Foundation; Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation; David and Lucile Packard Foundation; Andrus Family Fund; McKnight Foundation; and the Oregon Community Foundation.

Giving In The New Year: A Novel Approach To Sharing Power

Posted by Lisa Ranghelli on January 28, 2019

Lisa Ranghelli of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy argues that confronting the role of power in perpetuating disparities leads to true progress in health, housing, education, criminal justice and every other major societal issue.

Generations of Giving: Spotlighting Our Family Philanthropy Initiative

Posted by Virginia Gentilcore on January 24, 2019

The Bainum Foundation's Family Philanthropy Initiative is an example of how to engage multiple generations in giving.

Census 2020: Your Family Foundation Needs to Engage

Posted by Maggie Osborn on January 18, 2019

Maggie Osborn of United Philanthropy Forum gives practical advice about how foundations can approach Census 2020.

Looking Ahead to 2019

Posted by Katherine Lorenz on January 15, 2019

National Center for Family Philanthropy Board Chair Katherine Lorenz shares our exciting plans for 2019.

NCFP Transition – News Release and Highlights

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on January 10, 2019

Virginia Esposito, founder and president of the National Center for Family Philanthropy, will transition to a new role as Senior Fellow at the end of 2019, NCFP announced today. Ms. Esposito has led the philanthropy nonprofit organization since its creation in 1997.

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