Big Foundations Replenish Coffers Gutted by Recession
New pet causes include telemedicine and fracking — yes, fracking.
7 Billionaires Pledge Half Their Wealth to Charity
Groupon CEO Eric Lefkofsky and a top hotel executive are among the latest crop of Giving Pledgers.
U.S. Foundations Gave $51B in 2012
U.S. private and community foundations’ grantmaking in 2012 reached an estimated $50.9 billion, according to the Foundation Center’s new annual study.
Program-Related Investing Has Yet to Attract Foundations
Program-related investments can help foundations achieve their charitable goals while generating financial returns, but U.S. foundations have been slow to adopt their use.
Most Big U.S. Foundations Paid Out 5% or More in 2007–2009: Report
A companion study found that the chief factor affecting a foundation’s expense level was whether it employed paid staff. Both reports were funded by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.
15 Mega-Foundations Commit to Philanthropic Transparency
The foundations, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, have formally agreed to release their grant information in a consistent, open and frequent manner.
11 U.S. Donors Join Buffett/Gates ‘Giving Pledge’
Eleven more wealthy U.S. families have committed to give half of their wealth to charitable causes, the Giving Pledge announced last week.
New Foundation Center Tool Tracks ‘Giving Pledge’ Donors
A new tool on Foundation Center's website monitors Giving Pledgers' activities as part of its 2020 strategic plan to encourage greater transparency in philanthropy.
After Inflation, Foundations Gave Less in 2011
Giving by U.S. foundations lost ground to inflation in 2011 even as total giving increased by 2.2% to an estimated $46.9 billion, according to a study released Thursday by the Foundation Center.
Crowdfunding Enters the Charitable Giving Tool Kit
Nonprofit organizations and other charitable groups focused on worthy causes are always on the lookout for new ways to raise funds. Crowdfunding, an offshoot of crowdsourcing, is gaining traction as a tool for nonprofits and philanthropists.