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Grants by Private Foundations: Expenditure Responsibility

Posted on October 27, 2003

When a private foundation makes a grant to an organization that is not classified by the IRS as tax-exempt, it is required by law to ensure that the funds are spent for charitable purposes and not for private or political activities. Find FAQs, rules and sample policies to ensure your grants to “non-charities” are for charitable purposes. Review the complete… Read More

The Challenge Of Diversity

Posted on October 22, 2003 by Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation

Today we know that we are immeasurably better off for having extended the family, and have accomplished far more than we could have ever done. We need diversity not simply to reflect the movements we fund, but to understand them… Read More

Indicators of effectiveness: Understanding and improving foundation performance

Posted on October 30, 2002 by Center for Effective Philanthropy

This report describes current practices in foundation performance assessment and provides a framework for overall performance assessment, based on CEP’s research during the Foundation Performance Metrics Pilot Study. The Pilot Study included a survey of CEOs of the country’s largest foundations, a survey of grantees of 23 foundations, in-depth interviews with foundation CEOs and trustees, and analysis of publicly available… Read More

Foundation Management and Marriage

Posted on October 29, 2002 by Joseph Foote

This short profile of the Kunstadter Family Foundation describes how the husband-and-wife team of John and Geri Kunstadter managed to oversee the operations and grantmaking of the foundation for many years as a team… Read More

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