October 12, 2017
Foundation Forms a Family Giving Circle to Teach Young People About Philanthropy
Participating families will put money into a common fund, and at the end of 12 weeks, after discussing community needs and how to effect change, they will choose a local nonprofit to support. Here’s how you can start a similar program.
October 04, 2017
Video: From $141 Million Lottery Winners to Grant Makers
Fifteen years ago, Carmen and Alcario Castellano won the lottery and started a family foundation. Hear how they are using their grant making to encourage nonprofits to build more diverse leaders and boards.
September 13, 2017
Jewish Community Groups Team Up to Draw Planned Gifts
The Harold Grinspoon Foundation provides coaching, training, and incentive grants to encourage nonprofits to seek long-term sustainability by pursuing legacy gifts together.
July 26, 2017
Opinion: How Foundations Can Balance Strategic Goals and Community Needs
Grant makers can maximize their impact by focusing most of their spending on a few key objectives, but there’s nothing wrong with setting aside some money to support local ideas and institutions.
June 06, 2017
How to Improve Your Odds for Winning Corporate Grants
It can be hard to get a foot in the door — but once you do, corporate foundations want to build lasting relationships, not just cut checks.