How has place-based family philanthropy evolved over time? Rather than look first to comparing the contrasting decisions—why a place or issue basis for giving—this study is designed to examine how family foundations and funds committed to place are sustaining (or not sustaining) that commitment over generations.
Generations Together is many things: a curriculum that could be followed step-by-step for a comprehensive learning experience, a collection of resources to tap when the time is right, or an ongoing source of inspiration and ideas. It was designed for giving families at every phase—whether you are just starting out or have been active for decades and generations.
Why Family Foundations Lose Their Way: A Founders' Guide to Long-Term Philanthropic Success discusses dangers and mistakes in establishing and running a family foundation.
African American family foundations have grown in number and in popularity, at least in part due to the fact that African Americans expressly prefer giving to organizations that are close to them and that aid their community.
Seven tips for running a successful family foundation by Advisor Perspectives.
A study in support of the pursuit of excellence assessment process by Susan Crites Price and Alice Buhl for the National Center for Family Philanthropy.
This study of family foundations in 2008 summarizes key findings regarding how many active family foundations are planning to spend down or exist in perpetuity (or have not yet made a decision), and examines their motivations and decision-making.