Back to top
Back to top

New Releases Roundup: September 2020

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Latest Releases From the FieldCheck out the latest releases from around the nonprofit sector featuring items from Alliance Magazine, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy, CFLeads, Commonfund, Council on Foundations, Dalberg, Funders’ Committee for Civic Participation, Filantropía Puerto Rico, Funders’ Committee for Civic Participation, Funders Concerned About AIDS, Grantmakers In Health, Leap Ambassadors Community, National Center for Family Philanthropy, Philanthropy California and Women's Philanthropy Institute. 

COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19, Generosity, and Gender: How Giving Changed During the Early Months of a Global Pandemic
Women's Philanthropy Institute 
The report explores this new, expansive form of generosity, underscoring a broader reimagining of philanthropy that was already underway prior to the pandemic. The report also looks at how COVID-19 affected individuals’ overall giving, uncovering key gender differences.

Member Resources

The State of AAPI Philanthropy Report
Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy
This report, which was developed in partnership with AAPI Data, examines the state of philanthropy among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the midst of a pandemic and reckoning for racial justice. The report uncovers key findings and outlines recommendations for advancing racial justice through an increased focus on AAPI communities.

CFLeads Create New Web Portal Resource for the Community Foundation Field
This dynamic web portal documents community foundations' momentum across three areas that are critical to achieving long-lasting impact around a variety of community issues: insisting on racial equity, amplifying community voice and influencing public policy & systems. These three areas have emerged from the community foundation field through our Igniting the Future of Community Foundations research project as a roadmap for effective impact.

2019 Council on Foundations – Commonfund Study of Investment of Endowments for Private and Community Foundations Report
Council on Foundations and Commonfund
The CCSF report is the field’s most comprehensive and authoritative study on investment and governance policies and practices. The 2019 CCSF studies 265 private and community foundations that represent $104.7 billion in assets.

Balancing Purpose, Payout, and Permanence: Strategy Guide
Council on Foundations & National Center for Family Philanthropy
This strategy guide invites foundations to reflect more deeply on how they choose to balance the four factors of Purpose, Conditions and Trends, Time Horizon, and Assets for Mission, especially in times of greater crisis or opportunity. It leaves the final decision to the foundation, without judgment for its payout amount, lifespan, or mission.

Shifting Practices, Sharing Power?: How the US Philanthropic Sector is Responding to the 2020 Crises
Dalberg, Council on Foundations & Philanthropy California
Dalberg Advisors, Philanthropy California, and the Council on Foundations surveyed more than 250 U.S. foundation leaders and conducted fourteen in-depth interviews to understand how the US philanthropic sector is responding the Covid-19 crises and public outcry against racism as part of what is likely the largest recorded social justice movement in US history.

Recovery After Maria, When? For Whom?
Filantropía Puerto Rico
Filantropía Puerto Rico (FiPR) convened a representative group of the organizations that have been actively working on managing the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Civic Engagement Typology
Funders’ Committee for Civic Participation
FCCP has produced a report to provide an introduction to the space and give greater context through a typology of the civic engagement ecosystem. The landscape is always growing and evolving, especially as evidenced by this summer’s powerful racial justice movement. Although the report predates these events, it can continue to serve as a flexible framework for understanding the existing infrastructure.

HIV Philanthropy for Black, Indigenous and People of Color Communities (2018)
Funders Concerned About AIDS
This infographic—distilled from FCAA’s most recent annual resource tracking report, Philanthropic Support to Address HIV/AIDS in 2018—provides a first deep-dive on HIV-related philanthropy addressing the needs of Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) communities in the United States.

Trauma and Resilience Funding Infographic
Grantmakers In Health
Health funders have identified trauma as an emerging issue of significant interest for continued learning and networking. To better understand how philanthropic organizations are supporting work related to trauma and resilience, GIH surveyed its Funding Partners in February 2020. The survey results have been compiled into a summary infographic that details primary focus areas, key strategies, and challenges and opportunities in the field.

Field Resources

Inside the World of Philanthropic Investments
Alliance Magazine
The philanthropic world is facing mounting challenges from the impacts of climate change to inequality, global pandemics and authoritarian populism increase. At the heart of sector debates is the question of how foundations use their resources. Learn more about this and more in this issue.

The Big Reset
Leap Ambassadors Community
The Big Reset was created to help you focus on what really matters at this important inflection point. Each of these resources is drawn from the insights of leaders in the field with decades of experience working with and learning from nonprofit organizations.