This excerpt from NCFP’s Trends 2020 study shares data and analysis regarding various US family foundation giving trends, including adherence to founder intent, founder’s perspective on family dynamics, founder involvement, and much more. Founder Involvement Founders remain actively involved in most family foundations, yet this has declined somewhat since 2015, from 64% to 56%. Founder involvement is low among family foundations formed… Read More
The death of a foundation leader or senior family member is likely the most emotional change a foundation will undergo. Suddenly, or not so suddenly, family members and the board face grief and loss, and also an onslaught of financial, legal, and organizational issues. How can you plan ahead, as a foundation and as a family? And how can you… Read More
The David Rockefeller Fund charts its history with a fascinating look into the evolution of the family and its philanthropy. The Fund’s history reflects the fact that change is inevitable and necessary, but must be rooted in the values and legacy of the family. The family’s recognition of this positions them for long-term success, encouraging them to remain flexible and… Read More
NCFP board member and Fellow Kelly Nowlin spoke on a webinar hosted by Philanthropy Massachusetts and the Social Innovation Forum. Five generations after being established, the Surdna Foundation has been intentional about honoring founding vision and legacy, while remaining relevant to current needs and issues in society. In 2009, the family trustees took a bold step in naming social justice in… Read More
One of the greatest sources of joy and opportunity, anxiety and frustration for philanthropic families may be the transfer of wealth, responsibility and values from one generation to the next. … Read More
NCFP celebrated its 20th anniversary by sharing videos of unique stories from those in our network. This special compilation video shares perspectives from many of the dedicated family members and staff who are part of our international network and who think big each day about what’s possible when we join, empower, and celebrate the people and communities we serve… Read More
NCFP celebrated its 20th anniversary by sharing videos of unique stories from those in our network. In this video, Jennifer Mizrahi of the Mizrahi Family Charitable Fund describes how her family’s philanthropy makes sure that stakeholders are active participants with active voices in all aspects of their giving… Read More
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