Knowledge Center | Book Chapter

Establishing Clear Goals and Working with the Community: Rockefeller Preserve Collaboration

February 17, 2001 | Kim Robinson
The Rockefeller State Park Preserve is a scenic slice of undeveloped land on the banks of the Hudson River. Its woodlands, meadows, lake, and streams are laced with a unique system of carriage roads and superb views of the Hudson River. As one of the last remaining undeveloped tracts in lower Westchester County, the Preserve supports an abundance of wildlife Read More
Knowledge Center | Book Chapter

Emerging, Controversial Issue Attracts Cross Generational Sponsors

February 17, 2001 | Kim Robinson
Genetically modified foods are made from crops and other organisms that are engineered at the genetic level to contain traits from unrelated organisms. New types of plants are made by cutting, joining, and transferring genes between unrelated species, seeking to create foods with new traits, such as being more resistant to freezing temperatures, less dependent on chemical pesticides, or remaining Read More
Knowledge Center | Book Chapter

Developing a model for institutional shareholder responsiveness

February 17, 2001 | Kim Robinson
Corporations are growing in importance in terms of their impact on the lives of people while, at the same time, other institutions are exerting less influence. In order to harness this force for the social good, and to move toward sustainable social and economic systems, it is crucial to improve the responsiveness of corporations to their various stakeholders. Read More
Knowledge Center | Book Chapter

Common Characteristics and Lessons Learned

February 17, 2001 | Kim Robinson
Ten years after launching its first funder collaboration, The Philanthropic Collaborative has tackled and solved many problems faced by new collaborative endeavors. Several key approaches which contributed to these accomplishments are described in this section. Read More
Knowledge Center | Article

Family Foundation Feud

Twenty years ago, Anita's parents set up the Hamfield Family Foundation to support worthy institutions in their hometown. They and their accountant became the foundation's trustees and Anita agreed to act as their primary program officer. Although the foundation's stated mission allowed for a broad charitable program, she developed a program strategy focusing on arts and culture. Read More
Knowledge Center | Report

The Five Percent Minimum Payout Requirement

December 1, 2000 | Council on Foundations
The purpose behind the minimum payout requirement is to prevent foundations from simply receiving gifts, investing the assets and never spending any funds on charitable purposes. This report, developed by the Council on Foundations, describes the payout requirement, how to calculate payout, penalties for violating the rule, and other details relating to this important requirement for private foundations. Read More
Knowledge Center | Report

Philanthropy for the Wise Donor-Investor: a Primer for Families on Strategic Giving

October 31, 2000 | Ellen Remmer
Philanthropy is fundamentally an expression of values. For it to be rewarding, we believe it should reflect the interests and passions of family members.At the same time, it should be strategic and effective. Combining these goals successfully requires careful planning, a proven process crafted for each family’s specific needs, and commitment to long-term personal involvement. Read More
Knowledge Center | Report

Family Foundations: a Profile of Funders and Trends (Executive Summary)

October 28, 2000 | Steven Lawrence
This report provides the most comprehensive analysis available on family foundations in the U.S. This executive summary documents the size and scope of the family foundation community and examines the giving trends of a sample of larger family foundations, along with a brief comparison of giving patterns by family foundation size. Read More
Knowledge Center | Book Chapter

Families Like Involvement in Grantmaking – at Levels Right for Them

October 28, 2000 | Family Office Exchange
Grantmaking is at the heart of the matter for many families involved in philanthropy. Grantmaking through a donor-advised fund offers a convenient, no-hassle approach to giving that can involve just the donor couple, the couple and their children, or the extended family, as this chapter from ‘Family Philanthropy and Donor-Advised Funds’ describes. Read More