Pablo Eisenberg is a leading scholar and advocate for greater accountability and commitment by philanthropy in the United States to the poor, people of color and social justice issues.

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Foundation Trustee Fees: Use and Abuse

Posted on October 29, 2003 by Channapha Khamvongsa, Christine Ahn, Pablo Eisenberg

Many foundations pay trustees for their board service, and trustee fees count as part of the mandated 5 percent annual payout for foundations. This report examines the 990-PF reports of 238 foundations in order to study the rationale behind and necessity of trustee fees. It recommends limitations on trustee fees and modifications to the 990-PF form, and provides detailed data… Read More

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