NPT Blog

2016 Election Keyed Changes At Small Philanthropies

December 13, 2018       NPT Staff       105       0

Leaders at one in four small foundations said the organization changed granting giving as a result of the 2016 elections, with more than half funding advocacy-related activities or increasing allocations to advocacy. Those decisions did not change with the 2018 mid-term elections.

Scammers Posing As Kresge Foundation Reps

November 30, 2018       Mark Hrywna       105       0

Bogus messages purporting to be from The Kresge Foundation and asking for personal information have been circulating via email and social media.

Russell Foundation Boosts Impact Investments

November 23, 2018       Mark Hrywna       105       0

The Russell Family Foundation (TRFF) has shifted impact investments in its portfolio from 7 percent to 76 percent over the past several years.

Survey: Most Foundations Keep Funding Failures Under Wraps

November 8, 2018       Mark Hrywna       105       0

More than 40 percent of foundation CEOs believe that their foundations are not investing enough time and money in developing a better understanding of their programs, according to survey released today.

WGBH Launches $175-Million Capital Campaign

November 5, 2018       Mark Hrywna       105       0

WGBH Educational Foundation launched what it describes as the largest-ever capital campaign for a public media organization. The “Campaign for WGBH: Leadership in the Digital Century,” is a five-year, $175-million campaign that the Boston, Mass.-based organization aims to complete by the end of 2020.

$22 Million In New Funding For Social Justice Groups

October 24, 2018       NPT Staff       105       0

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation in Chicago is adding $22 million in grants through its Safety and Justice Challenge, a national initiative to reduce over-incarceration by changing the way America thinks about and uses jails. The new funding will support 12 new cities and counties working to reduce incarceration and 13 sites already part of the growing national movement.

$150K Fellowships Up For Grabs

October 15, 2018       Paul Clolery & Mark Hrywna       105       0

The Nathan Cummings Foundation in New York City is accepting applications for the fifth cycle of its fellowship program. Applications are open through December 14 to anyone in the United States.

Vermont Capacity Builders Join Forces

October 12, 2018       NPT Staff       105       0

The Center for New Leadership (CNL) at Marlboro College in Marlboro, Vt., has merged with Common Good Vermont (CGV), based in Burlington, Vt. The deal was orchestrated and funded by the A.D. Henderson Foundation and the Vermont Community Foundation.

2 Top Execs Leave Green Beret Foundation

September 24, 2018       NPT Staff       105       0

The executive director and director of finance of The Green Beret Foundation have resigned effective immediately. The reason given by the organization, with operations in San Antonio, Texas and Fayetteville, N.C., is “ongoing evolution of the Green Beret Foundation, one that ensures it can continue to grow and develop programs promoting the health and wellness of Green Berets and their families.”

Foundations Not Working Together

September 4, 2018       The NonProfit Times       105       0

Foundations are young, concentrated in certain areas but growing elsewhere around the globe. They’re also relatively small despite well-known big names in the foundation world and yet most do not collaborate.