Invesment Policy Statement (Rockefeller Brothers Fund)

Posted on May 15, 2016 by Rockefeller Brothers Fund

The purpose of this policy is to guide the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (“the Fund”) Board of Trustees, Investment Committee, and Outsourced Chief Investment Office (Perella Weinberg Partners) in effectively and prudently managing, monitoring, and evaluating the Fund's investment portfolio. The investment portfolio consists of all funds managed by the Investment Committee… Read More

Impact Investing: Frameworks for Families

Posted on January 24, 2016 by The Impact

This primer provides family enterprises with clear explanations of the “why,” “how,” and “what” of impact investing, while illuminating the diversity of the impact investing marketplace as it exists today, and providing families with a basic understanding of how they can start making more impact investments more effectively… Read More

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

Essentials of Impact Investing: a Guide for Small-Staffed Foundations

Posted on November 20, 2015 by Arabella Advisors

Impact investing has the potential to enable every foundation, regardless of size, to pursue its philanthropic mission more effectively. It can help individual donors, families, foundations with few or no staff, and all sorts of giving entities put more and different types of capital to work for social good. Even better, it can deliver philanthropic impact alongside financial returns—which can enable reinvestment of those funds in… Read More

In Times of Growth: Planning for an Influx of Assets

Posted on October 9, 2015 by Elaine Gast Fawcett

An influx of assets is a powerful transition point in your philanthropy. With rising resources comes the budding potential to do more of what you’re already doing—or, perhaps, try something new. Either way, additional resources will often provide your foundation with new options for making a difference according to your foundation’s mission… Read More

Spending Policy (David and Lucile Packard Foundation)

Posted on June 10, 2015 by David and Lucile Packard Foundation

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation aims to be a long-term, though not necessarily a perpetual institution. Currently it is the intention of the Foundation to exist as a strong foundation working toward important goals in its program areas of interest through at least 2060, representing approximately the lifespan of David and Lucile Packard’s grandchildren. The Foundation is structuring its… Read More

Mission Investing: Overcoming Resistance and Getting Started

Posted on October 9, 2014 by John Hawkins, Melanie Audette, Tomer Inbar, Tony Wells

How can you engage your board in a thoughtful conversation about the options and added benefits of the mission investing approach? What are some of the best ways to get started with mission investing, and how do family foundations, especially those with limited staff capacity, manage these new strategies to better leverage their philanthropic assets and mission?… Read More

Investment Policy Statement (Hattie M. Strong Foundation)

Posted on July 29, 2014

The purpose of this Investment Policy Statement is to: Document and formalize Hattie M. Strong Foundation investment philosophy, portfolio goals, expectations, objectives and guidelines; Set forth specific process and asset allocation targets for managing the portfolio to achieve the Foundation’s goals; Establish rebalancing guidelines to manage portfolio risk; Facilitate effective communication between investment professionals and the Foundation’s governing board; Comply… Read More

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