Time-Limited Foundations: Lessons from a CEO Peer Group

Since 2019, the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy been facilitating a peer learning group of CEOs of limited-life foundations. One of the themes that has emerged is that the fact of having an end date influences everything about how the foundation does its work. This guide distills the experiences of the peer learning group and seeks to provide practical and customizable support for donors, founders, and trustees looking to create their own path to having an impact through spending down their foundation