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Values-Aligned Philanthropy: Foundations Resisting Hate and Extremism

October 4, 2021 | Council on Foundations
Values-Aligned Philanthropy is a Council on Foundations project, supported by the Gill Foundation, that digs into the issue of funding hate and extremism, documenting the problem and the response of the sector to date. This report was created to support foundations concerned about this issue. Read More
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Reimagining Capacity Building: Navigating Culture, Systems & Power

Strengthening nonprofit organizations is not just a nice-to-have but an essential part of our work as grantmakers to ensure that nonprofits have the resources they need to address today’s most pressing social concerns. Indeed, the vast majority of staffed foundations — 86 percent — do just that, invest in organizational strengthening in areas such as leadership, fundraising, evaluation, communications and Read More
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Why Am I Always Being Researched?

August 30, 2021 | Chicago Beyond
In this publication, Chicago Beyond offers “how” we can begin to level the playing field and reckon with unintended bias when it comes to research. This guidebook was created to help shift the power dynamic and the way community organizations, researchers, and funders uncover knowledge together. It is an equity-based approach to research that offers one way in which we Read More
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Innovating Place-Based Grantmaking: An Evaluation of the Annie E. Casey Foundation “Strategic Co-Investor” Approach

When the Annie E. Casey Foundation launched Family-Centered Community Change™ (FCCC) in 2012, the Foundation set out to make improvements to their approach to place-based grantmaking. The programmatic aim was to support local partnerships to help parents and children succeed together in what is known as a “two-generation approach.” Rather than creating something new, Casey joined existing partnerships—located in Buffalo, New Read More
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Investment Policy Statement Template

August 10, 2021 | J.P. Morgan
A template investment policy for adaptation and modification by the governing board of the institution in accordance with the particular needs and circumstances of the institution. Read More
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Values Proposition: How and Why We Transformed Our Investment Model to Align Our Capital With Our Mission

August 4, 2021 | Nathan Cummings Foundation
Mission-aligned investing presents a compelling opportunity for philanthropic organizations to reimagine how they use their financial resources to affect change. All of the institution’s capital is harmonized in service of its mission — a total-enterprise approach to impact. Yet, such an approach is relatively novel and still often met with skepticism or confusion. This report by the Nathan Cummings Foundation Read More