Joseph Foote

Contributing Editor, National Center for Family Philanthropy

Joseph Foote served for many years as a Contributing Editor of the National Center for Family Philanthropy, writes about public policy and philanthropy from his home on Cape Cod. His clients have included Presidential and Congressional studies, large grantmakers, and philanthropic organizations. He has written for the Council on Foundations, The Ford Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation, and Independent Sector, among others. He is a graduate of Williams College and the Harvard Law School.


Building on Your Best Hopes: from Vision to Action

Posted on October 24, 2002 by Joseph Foote

A family's journey toward faith-directed philanthropy can begin with a single step - a look at your own values, motives, and traditions. In this introductory essay to 'Faith and Family Philanthropy' Journal, Ambassador James A. Joseph suggests that inquiring about how compassionate values are developed helps us to better understand how our own values, our charitable impulse, developed… Read More