Impact Vehicles & Structures

Leveraging the Right Medium to Achieve Your Goals

Always remember, form follows function.

Philanthropy takes many forms. Families have a wide range of options for what to give and how to give. The selection of a social impact vehicle is an important consideration in the pursuit of effective philanthropy.

Woman planning family philanthropy

Policy Central: Sample Policies and Practices

NCFP's Policy Central includes sample policies and practices in the areas of governance, grantmaking, family dynamics, engaging the next generation, investments, management, and staffing. New samples are added frequently, and are here when you need them!

Family Philanthropy and Donor-advised Funds

Families face choices when it comes to how to do their philanthropy. They give in different ways using different vehicles. Over the past 20 years an increasing number of donors and families are choosing donor-advised funds (or DAFs, for short) as the primary vehicle for meeting their philanthropic goals. This online guide is for donors and families considering donor-advised funds,

Philanthropic Families Partnering with Community Foundations

Community foundations can be a trusted resource and partner to philanthropic families. They help families solve practical issues such as geographic dispersion and can provide deeper support around issues such as community problem-solving and family succession planning. This NCFP Featured Search provides a range of examples of these partnerships. Know of other good resources to include here? Please let us

Strategic Lifespan and Limited Life Foundations

This NCFP Content Collection is aimed at new donors considering what strategic lifespan will best work for their foundation, as well as existing foundations that have already set a closing date, or any family or board contemplating the question.