Community Foundations Family Philanthropy Network

About this collection: NCFP’s Community Foundations Family Philanthropy Network supports the special roles community foundations play with philanthropic families as a trusted resource and partner. Included here is a complete collection of Spark Session webinar replays, issue briefs, and other resources that have been created as part of this network.

Curated By: Tony Macklin
Curated By: Katie Scott
Curated By: Jason Born
Sponsored By: Lilly Endowment

NCFP’s Community Foundations Family Philanthropy Network supports the special roles community foundations play with philanthropic families as a trusted resource and partner. A National Advisory Committee, chaired by Alicia Philipp, President of the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, provides strategic guidance. This Featured Search provides a compilation of key resources coming out of this thriving peer network.

Included here is a complete collection of Spark Session webinar replays, issue briefs, and other resources that have been created as part of this network. Please note that all community foundation subscribers also have access to our Community Foundations Online Toolbox including a wide variety of sample donor materials, next gen engagement plans, business plans, job descriptions, and other tools and templates created by the network’s subscribing community foundations. For additional information and to receive access to the Toolbox, contact a member of the NCFP programs team at programs@ncfp.org.

An Introduction to the Community Foundation Family Philanthropy Network

Spark Sessions

May 25, 2017

Community Foundation Spark Session: Serving Families Who Use Multiple Philanthropic Tools

Philanthropic families are increasingly using multiple tools and strategies to achieve their goals for social impact. Creative examples from NCFP’s network include:  a private foundation with funds at multiple community foundations, a donor-advised fund and impact investing portfolio, establishing a family foundation and a 501(C)(4) nonprofit or Political Action …

Co-Branded Issue Briefs

Managing Family Dynamics: A Primer for Community Foundation Staff and Donor Families

Passages Issue Briefs
Family members marry, divorce, remarry, form domestic partnerships, and, in many cases, move far away from the family home. Siblings may have long established patterns of competitiveness, feelings of fairness, or other sibling rivalry issues. Parents and children may have values that differ significantly. Communication may break down. In turn, …

Engaging the Next Generation: A Primer for Community Foundation Staff and Donor Families

Passages Issue Briefs
Donor-advised funds are more than just a smart and flexible vehicle for charitable giving. These funds also provide an opportunity to teach children and grandchildren valuable lessons about giving and financial responsibility — and offer a chance to create a philanthropic legacy that spans generations.. This Passages Issue Brief provides advice …

Case Studies and Family Donor Stories

Opportunity of a Lifetime 2.0: Multigenerational Family Philanthropy

Passages Issue Briefs
More than ever before, giving families are working to involve multiple generations in their philanthropy. According to the National Center for Family Philanthropy’s Trends in Family Philanthropy Study, nearly 3 in 5 U.S. family foundations engage younger family members in the foundation — and more than 40 percent say they expect to …

Knowledge Philanthropy: Engaging Donors in Community Needs

Article
The Calgary Foundation understands the importance of our 3 key roles: donor stewardship, effective grantmaker, community leader…but what’s our why? What do we believe? After sixty years of serving philanthropy for the benefit of community, we’ve learned our knowledge of community issues and needs represents the distinct value …

Igniting the Spark: YOUTHadelphia, A program of The Philadelphia Foundation

Impact Story
In 2006, The Philadelphia Foundation established YOUTHadelphia to build youth leadership skills by empowering teens to give back to their community. YOUTHadelphia is a unique youth philanthropy model, with a defined focus on mentoring among the cohort of youth, centered around the fact that newer youth are mentored by returning youth …

Igniting the Spark: The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta

Impact Story
In 2001, The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta launched the Center for Family Philanthropy. The focus of the Center was two-fold: (1) to provide a higher level of services to philanthropists with donor advised funds of $250,000 or more, or a planned gift of $1M or more; and (2) to engage donors with families …

Igniting the Spark: Foundation for Metrowest

Impact Story
The Foundation for MetroWest, based in Natick, Massachusetts, has been committed to educating the next generation of community leaders through the Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) program since 1997. In that time, over 900 youth from MetroWest communities have funded nearly $700,000 in grants that support youth. This case study describes their history of …

Igniting the Spark: Greater Worcester Community Foundation

Impact Story
As a way to support the voice of youth in the community and engage donors, the Great Worcester Community Foundation adopted the Youth for Community Involvement (YCI) Program in 1999. YCI provides an opportunity for youth from schools across the area to build skills in leadership and philanthropy. The foundation set …