Posts by National Center for Family Philanthropy

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...

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

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on June 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 The Collins Foundation; The Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation; Tow Foundation; C.S. Mott Foundation; Island Foundation; and The Rasmuson Foundation.

National Center for Family Philanthropy names four new members to board of directors

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on May 24, 2016

The National Center for Family Philanthropy (NCFP) is pleased to announce the addition of four new members to its Board of Directors.

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

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on March 31, 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 Council on Foundation's Distinguished Service Awards; Surdna Foundation; Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation; Greater Houston Community Foundation; John M. Belk Endowment; C.S. Mott Foundation, Annie E. Casey Foundation; and Ruderman Family Foundation.

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

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on March 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 William J. and Dorothy K. O’Neill Foundation; The George Family Foundation; The Barr Foundation; The McKnight Foundation; and The Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund.

Adding non-family board members: Q&A with Penelope McPhee of the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation

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

When the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation added four non-family members to its board, it wanted to bring new perspectives into its meetings, while also promoting the integrity and values of the family and the foundation.

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