Pride of Place: Sustaining a Family Commitment to Geography

The original motivations for a donor to have a place-based giving program are likely intuitive… What has been more elusive are the motivations for subsequent generations to continue to be loyal to place.

How has place-based family philanthropy evolved over time? Pride of Place: Sustaining a Family Commitment to Geography is a study of place-based foundations and funds. A place-based foundation or fund is committed—often exclusively—to a particular geographic region of the country.

Courtesy of the JF Maddox Foundation

Courtesy of the JF Maddox Foundation

Rather than look first to comparing the contrasting decisions—why a place or issue basis for giving—this study is designed to examine how family foundations and funds committed to place are sustaining (or not sustaining) that commitment over generations.

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Pride of Place (NCFP, 2019)

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This Content Collection features NCFP's report providing the first-ever in-depth look examining place-based, multi-generational family giving, along with a variety of other resources and case studies on place-based family philanthropy.

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