The Hilton Legacy: Serving Humanity Worldwide

Posted on June 15, 2009 by Joseph Foote

This family remembrance celebrates the lives and achievements of Conrad and Barron Hilton and their gift to the world—the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. Our story explores the beliefs, goals, and passions that formed the inner lives of these remarkable men, and how these qualities live on in their charitable legacy… Read More

International Grantmaking: Family Giving Goes Global

Posted on October 30, 2006 by Darlene Siska

Geraldine Kunstadter is chairperson of the Albert Kunstadter Family Foundation, a small foundation based in New York City that started international giving in 1983. Its activity began after a Chinese architect and friend of Kunstadter’s introduced her to colleagues who were curious about American architecture during the Cold War, when China was cut off from the West. Kunstadter decided to gather discarded books about architecture from U.S. libraries for them. … Read More

The Future of Family Philanthropy

Posted on December 15, 2005 by Virginia M. Esposito, Katherine Fulton

What will family philanthropy look like in the year 2020? How will globalization, immigration, geographic dispersion, and the vast array of new web-based initiatives for giving continue to affect the how, why, who, when and where of family philanthropy? NCFP President Virginia Esposito and special guest Katherine Fulton from the Global Business Network had a wide-ranging, forward-looking conversation on the future… Read More

What Would it Take to Really Get Global Philanthropy Going?

Posted on December 21, 2004 by Alliance Magazine

How can more individuals be induced to give more substantially? How can the trickle of global giving be made into a flood? The discussion ranges over a wide area, taking in topics such as tax incentives, diaspora philanthropy and measurement. It considers both motivation for, and means of, giving. Among the things that emerge clearly are the feeling that givers,… Read More

Promoting Global Giving: an Overview

Posted on December 4, 2004 by Adele Simmons, Dan Nielsen

Global philanthropy, or global social investing, is expanding rapidly, a byproduct of the world’s increasingly mobile workforce, the explosion of wealth in the 1990s and improvements in telecommunications. This new group of investors is not found solely in the upper class of industrialised nations. In Brazil, India, the Philippines and Mexico, for example, individuals are increasingly contributing to social causes… Read More

World Summits and Conferences: Grantmaking on a Global Stage

Posted on November 18, 2004 by GrantCraft

Summits and world conferences can give grantees an important opportunity to contribute ideas to governments and international agencies – and to link with counterparts and kindred movements around the globe. This guide, drawing on grant maker experiences, looks at how funding in connection with a summit can advance grantees’ programmatic goals and help them get the most from a summit… Read More

Philanthropy Across Generations — Profile of the Flora Family Foundation

Posted on June 8, 2002 by Synergos Institute

One of the most frustrating aspects of foundation work is the frequency with which worthy causes have to be turned away, often for no other reason than that they don’t fit the foundation’s specific mandate. In just four years, though, the children and grandchildren of the late William Hewlett, co-founder of Hewlett-Packard Company, and his late wife, Flora, have created… Read More