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March 07, 2017
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What’s So Special About 5%?

Most big foundations give little more than the law requires, a Chronicle analysis shows. Critics say they should do better.

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation was right on target. The Robert Wood Johnson and Kresge foundations also hit the mark smack on the nose, as did the Rockefeller and Charles Stewart Mott funds.

To keep money flowing from endowments to...

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