Posts by National Center for Family Philanthropy

Susan Packard Orr Wonders: Dad, what were your goals for family involvement?

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on December 21, 2016

When you were at the table, we generally worked through consensus building, rarely actually taking a vote. Of course since you were there, we had no trouble coming to agreement. We knew whose vote counted!

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

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on December 1, 2016

Friends Focus highlights updates from members of our Friends of the Family network and their cutting edge work. This month features updates from Glenn Family Foundation, Bainum Family Foundation, The Leighty Foundation, Robins Foundation, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, Frey Foundation.

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

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on November 1, 2016

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; The Gawlicki Family Foundation; Bosa Properties Foundation; McKnight Foundation; and Aviv Foundation.

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

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on October 3, 2016

Friends Focus highlights updates from members of our Friends of the Family network and their cutting edge work. This month features updates from Packard Foundation; Communities Foundation of Texas; The Durfee Foundation; Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund; Bainum Family Foundation; The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation; S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation; and Bader Philanthropies.

I am Family Philanthropy: Maya Patel

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on September 13, 2016

Maya Patel, President of The Tarsadia Foundation, reflects on how philanthropy has brought her family closer together through a variety of domestic and international site visits and volunteer opportunities.

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

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on September 2, 2016

Friends Focus highlights updates from members of our Friends of the Family network and their cutting edge work. This month features updates from The Clowes Fund; Medina Foundation; The McKnight Foundation; The Robins Foundation; Bainum Family Foundation; and The Central Indiana Community Foundation.

Is there a database for donors to find great grants/nonprofits to fund?

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on August 4, 2016

Every year, our family foundation considers new causes and grantees to support. Since the foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals, the foundation staff would like to know if there is a database or another resource that captures great grantseeker requests for funding. To our knowledge there...

News and notes from NCFP's Friends of the Family network

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on August 1, 2016

Friends Focus highlights updates from members of our Friends of the Family network and their cutting edge work. This month features updates from Annie E. Casey Foundation; Heising-Simons Foundation; Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation; The Ruderman Foundation; Dyson Foundation; and Castellano Family Foundation.

News and notes from NCFP's Friends of the Family network

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on July 8, 2016

Friends Focus highlights updates from members of our Friends of the Family network and their cutting edge work. This month features updates from Heising-Simons Foundation; Dean & Margaret Lesher Foundation; The Lilly Endowment; The Ruderman Foundation; Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation; Philanthropy Northwest; First Peoples Worldwide; The William G. McGowan Fund; and Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund.

Should our foundation communicate externally that we are going to spend out?

Our foundation has made the decision to spend out in roughly 20 years. We have been transparent about this decision with current staff. Are there critical reasons not to communicate this externally at this point?  "I believe it is to your foundation’s benefit to be clear that you intend to spend out...

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