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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.

Audience: Family Foundation

This research documents how 15 nonprofit organizations in Los Angeles County and their allies leveraged foundation grants to secure nearly $91 of benefit for every dollar spent for Los Angeles citizens.

Audience: Family Foundation
Topic: Public Policy

Sample job descriptions for positions at Family Foundations.

Audience: Family Foundation
A sample document detailing the core values of the Betty and Davis Fitzgerald Foundation including restrictions on participation on nonprofit/grantee boards.
Resource for top officers who sign the Form 990-PF to understand the important safeguards they should undertake before signing the tax return.
Audience: Family Foundation
Topic: Finance
This tool for unstaffed foundations includes an accountability self-assessment and a legal checklist. It is divided into nine topic sections, each of which is divided into three levels, which can help foundations tailor the tool to meet their specific interests and needs. Also included are an Excel spreadsheet to help tabulate responses, an extensive accountability resource list, and a glossary of key words and concepts used in the tool.
Audience: Family Foundation
Topic: Governance
Amid the growing public scrutiny of philanthropy in recent years, legislators, the media and the general public are taking a closer look at foundations’ administrative expenses. This article offers some guidance to help foundations manage, benchmark and report their administrative expenses in ways that can effectively demonstrate and ensure they are spending their dollars wisely to fulfill the public trust.
Audience: Family Foundation
This publication outlines the law and factors related to conflict of interest and includes examples of situations that foundations regularly encounter.
Topic: Governance

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