Regardless of the other motivations behind starting a foundation—creating a vehicle for working together as a family, building a legacy, reducing taxes—grantmaking is likely your main goal and is the heart of your work. Families willingly jump through all the legal, financial and administrative hoops necessary to establish a foundation so they can use their resources to make a difference in the world. It can bring your family true joy.
In this section, you will find articles and resources on strategic grantmaking, taking risks and learning from mistakes, considering general operating support and other strategies. For a wide variety of additional resources on this topic, current NCFP Friends are invited to login to NCFP's Family Philanthropy Online Knowledge Center.