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Mission Investments at the Packard Foundation

Posted on December 2, 2015 by David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Since the Packard Foundation’s first PRI in 1980, its approach to mission investing has evolved dramatically. This report by Redstone Strategy Group documents key learnings from some of the Foundation’s more innovative, complex deals – experiences that pushed the Foundation beyond the land and facilities PRIs that typified its early mission investments. The report closes with some of the most… Read More

The Lia Fund: an Adventure in Philanthropy

Posted on September 5, 2014 by The Lia Fund

Randy Lia Weil made two highly unusual decisions about the $5 million she left to be donated after her death. The first was that she appointed 14 people she knew and trusted to select the organizations and individuals who would receive funding. Most of them were lifelong activists with decades of passionate dedication to environmental, cultural and social justice issues… Read More

Featured resources for grantmaking, impact, and best practices in disaster management

Posted on June 13, 2014 by Center for Disaster Philanthropy

The Center for Disaster Philanthropy offers a variety of resources for interested donors. Here, you will find best practices from the academic, NGO, and donor communities, each highlighted for its impact on effective giving. Here is a video from the leadership of the Center, followed by their featured resources for grantmaking, impact, and best practices in disaster management. Grantmaking Disaster… Read More

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