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Scammers Posing As Kresge Foundation Reps...

Bogus messages purporting to be from The Kresge Foundation and asking for personal information have been circulating via email and social media. The Troy, Mich.-based foundation issued a warning yesterday that people have been posing online, in emails and social media, as “representatives” of The Kresge Foundation. Individuals are using the foundation’s name “without authorization […]

Russell Foundation Boosts Impact Investments...

The Russell Family Foundation (TRFF) has shifted impact investments in its portfolio from 7 percent to 76 percent over the past several years. Impact investments now comprise roughly $100 million of its $141-million endowment. During that time, 2013-2018, the portfolio outperformed its blended benchmark by 2.7 percent annualized (7.9 percent versus 5.2 percent annualized returns.) […]

Survey: Most Foundations Keep Funding Failures Under Wraps...

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. The Cambridge, Mass.-based Center For Effective Philanthropy (CEP) surveyed 119 CEOs of private and community foundations that give a minimum of $5 million a […]

WGBH Launches $175-Million Capital Campaign...

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. The launch of the public phase of the campaign last week […]

$22 Million In New Funding For Social Justice Groups...

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 […]

$150K Fellowships Up For Grabs...

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. The foundation awards three people up to $150,000 and 18 months to complete a project. The focus of the project should be climate crisis […]

Vermont Capacity Builders Join Forces...

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. The new operation will have offices in Marlboro and Burlington. Financial details were not disclosed. “The […]

2 Top Execs Leave Green Beret Foundation...

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 […]

Foundations Not Working Together...

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. Those are some of the findings within The Global Philanthropy Report, produced by researchers at Harvard Kennedy School’s Hauser Institute for Civil Society, with […]