Friends Focus highlights updates from members of our Friends of the Family network and their cutting edge work. This month we feature news about the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation, Inc.; the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund; the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation, Inc.; The David and Lucile Packard Foundation; the Surdna Foundation; the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation; and The Clowes Fund. Also included is our complete list of current NCFP Friends and Leadership Circle members.

Are you a current Friend or Leadership Circle member of the National Center and have an update or news about your foundation that you would like to share with Family Giving News readers? Please email us. Interested in learning more about Friends of the Family? Go here.

 

“Families funding change: How Social Justice Giving Honors Our Roots and Strengthens Communities” recognizes some of NCFP’s Friends of the Family as top social justice family funders"

The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy recently released its whitepaper, “Families Funding Change: How Social Justice Giving Honors Our Roots and Strengthens Communities.” This paper examines social justice philanthropy among family funders, why family funders might not be funding social justice work, and how family funders could be well-positioned to fund social justice work. From 2004-2012, top social justice family funders include the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation, Inc., Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund, Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation, Inc., The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and the Surdna Foundation, all long-time Friends of NCFP. To learn more about this new research, register for the special Family Philanthropy Webinar that NCFP is co-hosting with our colleagues from NCRP on November 12th.

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation announces 20th recipient of the Humanitarian Prize and unveils updated brand identity

On October 14th, The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation announced that Landesa, a Seattle-based land rights organization, had been named as the recipient of the Hilton Humanitarian Prize. Prize recipients receive $2 million in unrestricted funding, the largest humanitarian prize in the world.  Landesa will join the Hilton Prize coalition, which was recently created in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Hilton Prize. In addition, the Hilton Foundation have also recently updated their brand identity, including a new logo and website

 

The Packard Foundation’s Organizational Effectiveness and Philanthropy Program Supports Emerging Nonprofit Leaders

The Packard Foundation's Organizational Effectiveness Program aims to “increase the effectiveness of grantee organizations and networks, to enhance their capacity to meet the Foundation’s goals.” This has long been a mission for The Packard Foundation since David Packard began what was then called the Management Assistance Program in 1983. OEP is currently exploring ways to support and develop nonprofit leaders. Along with sharing their ideas on the Social Velocity blog, OEP has recently launched a cohort with Third Plateau Social Impact Strategies and master nonprofits coach Beth Kanter to support emerging leaders build their skills in the nonprofit field. You can find the new Playbook here. Additionally, OEP is supporting the Real Cost Project to support the education of funders and nonprofits about how to estimate and finance the “real costs” of nonprofit operations. You can find more about the long-term positive impacts from Packard OE Grants in a report by the Vallarta Institute.

NCFP Fellow and President of the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation featured on Foundation Source's Forward Thinking

Katherine Lorenz, NCFP Fellow and President of the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation, shares her journey in philanthropy on Foundation Source's Forward Thinking podcast. In this must-listen podcast, Katherine explains how starting a nonprofit helped to prepare her to lead the family's foundation. She also talks about her grandfather's legacy as a visionary thinker and his role as a Giving Pledge signator. 

 

The Clowes Fund elects new officers

The Clowes Fund, a family foundation based in Indianapolis founded in 1952, has elected the following officers for their board of directors: Jonathan J. Clowes, Cushing, Maine, President; Donna L. Wiley, Whately, Massachusetts, Vice President; Ben W. Blanton, Indianapolis, Indiana, Treasurer; Edith W. Clowes, Charlottesville, Virginia, Secretary; Alexander Wheeler Clowes, New York, New York, First Assistant Treasurer; William H. Marshall, Indianapolis, Indiana, Second Assistant Treasurer; and Elizabeth A. Casselman, Indianapolis, Indiana, Assistant Secretary. These officers will help to support the organization’s mission “to enhance the common good by encouraging organizations and projects that help to build a just and equitable society, create opportunities for initiative, foster creativity and the growth of knowledge, and promote appreciation of the natural environment.”

Current list of NCFP Friends and Leadership Circle members

We offer special thanks to our Friends of the Family and Leadership Circle funders who support and sustain the work of NCFP. Our Leadership Circle recognizes a special group of our most generous supporters. Our Friends offer continuing support for our work, ensuring that future generations of donor families can access the best possible resources for sound decision-making. For more information, please contact Maureen Esposito at 202.293.3276 or at maureen@ncfp.org

Leadership Circle:

  •          Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
  •          RGK Foundation
  •          David and Lucile Packard Foundation
  •          Lilly Endowment
  •          Meadows Foundation
  •          Walter and Elise Haas Fund
  •          Annenberg Foundation
  •          An Anonymous Donor
  •          S.D. Bechtel, Jr Foundation
  •          John M. Belk Educational Endowment
  •          C.E. and S. Foundation
  •          Arie and Ida Crown Memorial
  •          Arthur Vining Davis Foundations
  •          Dyson Foundation
  •          Max. M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation
  •          Flora Family Foundation
  •          Frey Foundation
  •          Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund
  •          Harman Foundation
  •          Hyde Family Foundations
  •          Dean & Margaret Lesher Foundation
  •          Mathile Family Foundation
  •          McKnight Foundation
  •          Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
  •          Nord Family Foundation
  •          William J. & Dorothy K. O'Neill Foundation
  •          Robins Foundation
  •          Roy A. Hunt Foundation
  •          Russell Family Foundation
  •          Seth Sprague Educational and Charitable Foundation
  •          Surdna Foundation
  •          Triad Foundation

Friends of the Family:

  •          Allen H. & Selma W. Berkman Charitable Trust
  •          Allyn Foundation
  •          Altec-Styslinger Foundation Inc.
  •          Amanater Social Ventures
  •          Anderson Valley Foundation
  •          Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies
  •          Ansara Family Fund
  •          Apex Foundation
  •          Aslan Foundation
  •          Bader Philanthropies
  •          Bainum Family Foundation
  •          Barnes Foundation
  •          Barry Foundation
  •          Ben & Maytee Fisch Foundation
  •          Berman Foundation
  •          Bernstein Family Foundation
  •          Bigglesworth Family Foundation
  •          Birk Family Foundation
  •          Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation
  •          Blumenthal Foundation
  •          Boone Family Foundation
  •          Borgen Family Foundation
  •          Brindle Foundation
  •          Brinson Foundation
  •          Burton Family Foundation
  •          Carlson Family Foundation
  •          Carol & James Collins Foundation
  •          Carolyn Foundation
  •          Castellano Family Foundation
  •          Cedar Tree Foundation
  •          Cemala Foundation
  •          Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation
  •          Chauncey and Marion D. McCormick Family Foundation
  •          CL Werner Foundation
  •          Colina Foundation
  •          Compton Foundation
  •          Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
  •          Couch Family Foundation
  •          Crevier Family Foundation
  •          Cricket Island Foundation
  •          CS Fund
  •          Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation
  •          The Dakota Foundation
  •          Dan and Merrie Boone Foundation
  •          David and Lura Lovell Foundation
  •          Davis Family Fund
  •          Deerbrook Charitable Trust
  •          Delaplaine Foundation
  •          Dexter F. and Dorothy H. Baker Foundation
  •          Dorrance Family Foundation
  •          Draper Family Foundation
  •          Duchossois Family Foundation
  •          Durfee Foundation
  •          Edward John Noble Foundation
  •          Evans Family Charitable Fund
  •          Ethel & W. George Kennedy Foundation
  •          Ferree Foundation
  •          Five Anonymous Donors
  •          Fleishhacker Foundation
  •          Fletcher Bay Foundation
  •          Florence & Laurence Spungen Family Foundation
  •          Fowler Family Foundation
  •          Frances Hollis Brain Foundation
  •          Francis Family Foundation
  •          Frank H. and Eva B. Buck Foundation
  •          Fred L. Emerson Foundation
  •          Fredman Family Foundation
  •          Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation
  •          Frist Foundation
  •          Fuller Foundation
  •          J.B. Fuqua Foundation
  •          Judy Family Foundation
  •          Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation
  •          George Foundation
  •          Gerald Oppenheimer Family Foundation
  •          Gilhousen Family Foundation
  •          Gobioff Foundation
  •          John & Marcia Goldman Foundation
  •          Graham C. Lount Family Foundation
  •          Grayce B. Kerr Foundation
  •          Grousemont Foundation
  •          Hackett Family Foundation
  •          Hardee Family Foundation
  •          Hatfield Family Foundation
  •          Hattie M. Strong Foundation
  •          Heising-Simons Foundation
  •          Hidden Leaf Foundation
  •          Hoffberger Family Philanthropies
  •          Homer A. and Mildred S. Scott Foundation
  •          Homestead Foundation
  •          Ippolito Charitable Foundation of Galveston
  •          Irene E. and George A. Davis Foundation
  •          Irving Harris Foundation
  •          Isambard Brunel Society of North America
  •          Island Foundation
  •          Jackson Foundation
  •          Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation
  •          Jacobs Family Foundation
  •          James R. and Anita Horne Jenkins Family Foundation
  •          Jean and Saul A. Mintz Foundation
  •          Jeffrey and Rita Adler Foundation
  •          Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation
  •          Joseph and Harvey Meyerhoff Family Charitable Funds
  •          Joseph S. Bruno Charitable Foundation
  •          John & Editha Kapoor Charitable Foundation
  •          Katherine W. Dumke & E.R. Dumke, Jr. Foundation
  •          Kay Family Foundation
  •          Harris and Eliza Kempner Fund
  •          Kite Foundation
  •          Kohlberg Foundation
  •          Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund
  •          Lawrence Welk Family Foundation
  •          Lawson-Valentine Foundation
  •          Legacy Works Foundation
  •          Leonetti/O'Connell Family Foundation
  •          Howard and Irene Levine Family Foundation
  •          Lift a Life Foundation
  •          Lipscomb Family Foundation
  •          Little Family Foundation
  •          Louis & Anne Abrons Foundation
  •          Love Meyer Family Foundation
  •          Ludwick Family Foundation
  •          Lumpkin Family Foundation
  •          M.B. and Edna Zale Foundation
  •          Madaha Fund of HRK Foundation
  •          J.F. Maddox Foundation
  •          Marion I. & Henry J. Knott Foundation
  •          MARK Foundation
  •          Martha-Ellen Tye Foundation
  •          Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation
  •          McCarthy Family Foundation
  •          McKinney Family Foundation
  •          McNeely Foundation
  •          Medina Foundation
  •          Mercy Works Foundation
  •          Michael and Gillian Goodrich Foundation
  •          Morgan Family Foundation
  •          Mr. David Rockefeller
  •          Muirfield Foundation
  •          Murad Family Foundation
  •          Murphy Family Foundation
  •          Nibs & Edna Allen Foundation
  •          Nichols Foundation
  •          Nick Simons Foundation
  •          Nimick Forbesway Foundation
  •          Nordblom Family Foundation
  •          Overbrook Foundation
  •          Owsley Brown Charitable Foundation
  •          Patricia D. & William B. Smullin Foundation
  •          Patrick and Aimee Butler Family Foundation
  •          Patrina Foundation
  •          Paul and Phyllis Fireman Charitable Foundation
  •          Paul M. Angell Family Foundation
  •          Pierce Family Foundation
  •          Pilgrim Foundation
  •          Pilot House Associates
  •          Quixote Foundation
  •          R. Howard Dobbs, Jr. Foundation
  •          Ralph E. Ogden Foundation
  •          Rasmuson Foundation
  •          Ray & Kay Eckstein Charitable Foundation
  •          Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation
  •          Richard Brooke Foundation
  •          Richard H. Driehaus Foundation
  •          Ross Foundation
  •          Rossi Family Foundation
  •          Roth Family Foundation
  •          Roy & Patricia Disney Family Foundation
  •          Ruderman Family Foundation
  •          Ruth Mott Foundation
  •          Sam & Lottie Friedland Charitable Foundation
  •          Sampson Family Foundation
  •          Samuel Rubin Foundation
  •          Sand Hill Foundation
  •          Satterberg Foundation
  •          Sauer Children's Renew Foundation
  •          Schooler Family Foundation
  •          Self Family Foundation
  •          Siragusa Foundation
  •          Snave Foundation
  •          Sobrato Family Foundation
  •          Springs Close Foundation
  •          Stocker Foundation
  •          George B. Storer Foundation
  •          Stuart Foundation
  •          Stuart Family Foundation
  •          Sybil H. Smith Charitable Trust
  •          Tarsadia Foundation
  •          Tauck Foundation
  •          The Annie E. Casey Foundation
  •          The Buck Family Foundation
  •          The Celia Lipton Farris and Victor W. Farris Foundation
  •          The Clowes Fund
  •          The Daniel Foundation of Alabama
  •          The Dresher Foundation
  •          The Eric & Jane Nord Family Fund
  •          The Fine Foundation
  •          The Greehey Family Foundation
  •          The Hamilton Foundation
  •          The Harvey L. Miller Family Foundation
  •          The Hastings Foundation
  •          The Hershey Foundation
  •          The Hoglund Foundation
  •          The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation
  •          The Jay & Rose Phillips Family Foundation of Minnesota
  •          The Looper Foundation
  •          The Moniker Foundation
  •          The Mortimer Levitt Foundation
  •          The Orfalea Foundation
  •          The Peck Foundation
  •          The Robert G. Cabell III and Maude Morgan Cabell Foundation
  •          The Seaver Institute
  •          The Tow Foundation
  •          The Wilbur and Hilda Glenn Family Foundation
  •          Thompson Charitable Foundation
  •          Thomson Family Foundation
  •          Tracy Family Foundation
  •          Mike and Mary Terry Family Foundation
  •          TriMix Foundation
  •          Ueberroth Family Foundation
  •          Volgenau Foundation
  •          W. Clement & Jessie V. Stone Foundation
  •          W. James Samford, Jr. Foundation
  •          W. O’Neil Foundation
  •          Walker Foundation
  •          Walter S. Johnson Foundation
  •          Wardle Foundation
  •          Weaver Foundation
  •          Weissberg Foundation
  •          Wesik Family Foundation
  •          WHH Foundation
  •          William Bingham Foundation
  •          William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund
  •          William and Charlene Glikbarg Foundation
  •          William G. McGowan Charitable Fund
  •          Williams Family Foundation of Georgia
  •          Woodard Family Foundation
  •          Wyncote Foundation
  •          Wyomissing Foundation
  •          Zarrow Families Foundation
  •          Ziegler Family Foundation
  •          Zilber Family Foundation